LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the school search platform Niche.com published its 2021 ranking of Best Public High Schools earlier this week, Livingston High School (LHS) emerged as the No. 2 school in Essex County and No. 19 in the state.
In Essex County, Millburn High School was ranked as the No. 1 public high school, followed by Montclair High School at No. 3 and Glenn Ridge High School at No. 4. Newark Academy in Livingston was the top-ranked school overall in Essex County.
Niche.com gave Livingston an overall grade of A+ as well as individual grades of A+ in academics, an A+ for its teachers, an A+ for its clubs and activities, an A+ for college prep, A+ for health and safety, A+ for administration, A+ for resources and facilities, A for food and B+ for diversity.
With 1,907 students in grades 9-12, LHS has a student-teacher ratio of 11:1, a 97 percent graduation rate and an average SAT score of 1,330 among its students. Also, according to state test scores, 56 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 78 percent in reading.
According to Niche.com, schools are ranked based on a “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.”