NEW JERSEY -- Real estate website Niche.com has released its 2017 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey with Delbarton School in Morristown at the top of the list.

Among schools in Morris County, Villa Walsh ranked 3rd, Academy of St. Elizabeth ranked 17th, Morris Catholic ranked 19th and Pope John XXIII ranked 24th among the Top 25 schools on the list.

Niche.com's 2017 Best Catholic High Schools ranking is based on analysis of data from the Department of Education, test scores, and reviews from students and parents (Niche users). Data is also collected from schools directly. The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of the following statistics:

  • Composite SAT/ACT Score --  Average SAT/ACT composite score (normalized to the same scale), as reported by Niche users from this school. 30.0%
  • Top Colleges Score -- Average score of colleges that students are most interested in or go on to attend, based on Niche Best Colleges ranking. (Self-reported by Niche users) 25.0%
  • College Enrollment-- Percentage of seniors who go on to four-year colleges. (source: National Center for Education Statistics) 15.0%
  • Culture & Diversity Grade -- Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents. 10.0%
  • Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience -- Survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of students and parents. (Self-reported by Niche users) 10.0%
  • Student-Teacher Ratio -- Ratio of students to full-time teachers. (source: National Center for Education Statistics) 10.0%

Niche.com's Top 25 list of the 2017 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey:

  1. Delbarton School, Morristown, NJ
  2. Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ
  3. Villa Walsh Academy, Morristown, NJ
  4. Oak Knoll, Summit, NJ
  5. Oratory Preparatory School, Summit, NJ
  6. Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ
  7. Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange, NJ
  8. Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, NJ
  9. Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung, NJ
  10. Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ
  11. Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, NJ
  12. St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ
  13. St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, NJ
  14. Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, NJ
  15. Don Bosco Prep High School, Ramsey, NJ
  16. Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township, NJ
  17. Academy of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
  18. Lacordaire Academy, Secondary School, Upper Montclair, NJ
  19. Morris Catholic High School, Denville, NJ
  20. Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains, NJ
  21. St. Augustine Preparatory School, Richland, NJ
  22. Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, NJ
  23. Mount St. Dominic Academy, Caldwell, NJ
  24. Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta, NJ
  25. Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ