MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The results are in and Middletown is in the top rankings of schools in Monmouth County. In fact, they are ranked 6th overall. 

Niche is a data analytics company from Pennsylvania that, according to the company, 'combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best schools, companies, and neighborhoods.'

Niche provides grades on a number of issue on the website. Included in the grades are academics, teachers, sports, food, diversity and more. According to the website,  Academics is based on state assessment proficiency, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses on academics from students and parents. A weighting of 60.0% applies. Culture & Diversity is based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents. It receives a 10.0% weighting.

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Parent/Student Surveys on overall experience is another metric where responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of students and parents from the school. 

Other assessments Niche.com reports to readers are a Teachers Grade based on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results, and survey responses on teachers from students and parents. Clubs & Activities are graded is based on expenses per student and survey responses on clubs and activities from students and parents. The Health & Safety grade is based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents. A Resources & Facilities grade is based on expenses per student, staffing, and survey responses on facilities from students and parents and the Sports grade is based on the number of sports, participation, and survey responses on athletics and athletic facilities from students and parents. You can visit the site HERE