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Niche Ranks David Brearley as 162 on 2017 "Best Public High Schools in New Jersey" list

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David Brearley was ranked No. 162 on Niche's 2017 "Best Public High Schools in New Jersey" list Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
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KENILWORTH, NJ- Niche, an online ranking system for towns, cities, schools and more has ranked David Brearley High School as No. 162 on its 2017 “Best Public High Schools in New Jersey” list. There were 405 public high schools ranked.

The website awarded the school a B+ overall ranking, with a B- for academics, B for teachers, B for college readiness, A- for clubs and activities, A for administration, and an A- for sports. The full report can be read here.

The website reads, “The Niche 2017 K-12 Rankings are based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. Because we have the most comprehensive data in the industry, we're able to provide a more comprehensive suite of rankings across all school types.”

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The Kenilworth Public School District was ranked No. 4 out of 242 schools for the safest school district in New Jersey, No. 84 out of 242 schools for the best places to teach in New Jersey, and No. 84 out of 239 schools for the most diverse school districts in New Jersey.

The town of Kenilworth was given a B rating, with a B+ for public schools, C+ for housing, B for jobs, B for crime and safety, and a C for cost of living. The full report card for the town can be read here.

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