LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston High School’s student body boasts published writers, commissioned artists, professional researchers, applauded performers, world-ranked robotics teams, future business leaders, and world-class athletes.

The school itself has been listed among the nation’s Blue Ribbon schools, and the state’s Reward Schools, a designation by the New Jerset Department of Education, reserved for schools that have demonstrated a level of high overall performance.

And each spring, LHS ranks among the best high schools in America, according to lists published by national magazines.

This week, it received its report card from Inside Jersey, a magazine produced by Advance Publications that ranked the performance of every public high school in New Jersey. Livingston High School earned the top grade, an 'A.'

“We’re always proud to see ourselves on top of any list,” said Livingston High School Principal Mark Stern, who said the latest ranking is a continuation of the academic excellence the school strives for.

The scores given by Inside Jersey compared results during a four-year period, looking for trends in student achievement. The ratings cull data from the New Jersey Department of Education, which reported the High School Proficiency Assessment results for language arts and math tests among the general student population. Inside Jersey also added SAT scores for each school and weighted them. Livingston’s mean SAT scores are significantly above national and state averages.

LHS was ranked No. 2 in Essex County.