Education

Millburn Schools Ranked Fifth in State by NJ Monthly

4b170996eda27869e08f_2014_09_web.jpg
4b170996eda27869e08f_2014_09_web.jpg

MORRISTOWN, NJ —New Jersey Monthly has announced the results of its 2014 survey of the state’s Top Public High Schools, and Millburn ranks number five.

Morris County and Bergen County dominate the top of the list, with five schools each in the Top 20. The new #1 school is Chatham High School, which climbed from number 20 in the previous ranking, published in September 2012.

Monmouth County has three schools in the Top 20; Essex County and Somerset County have two each. Two South Jersey schools (one in Camden County and one in Burlington County) made the Top 20. (See list below.)

Sign Up for E-News

A list of the Top 100 public high schools appears in the September issue of New Jersey Monthly, which will be available on newsstands August 26. A complete list of all 339 schools rated by the magazine will be published September 2 at www.njmonthly.com.

New Jersey Monthly publishes its list of the best high schools in New Jersey every other year. The rankings are compiled by Leflein Associates, an independent research company in Ringwood, New Jersey, and are based on data for the 2012-2013 school year reported by the schools to the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE). Among the factors taken into consideration are student/teacher ratio; student results on the SAT, HSPA and AP or IB tests; and graduation rates.

In keeping with changes in data provided by the DOE, this year’s rankings include two new factors. The SAT performance score for each school is based on the percentage of students scoring 1,550 or better on the annual tests, a benchmark the DOE says is “associated with a high likelihood of college success.” Also, the Student Outcomes score includes “post-secondary enrollment,” a calculation of the percentage of students enrolled in a two- or four-year college at least 16 months after high school graduation.

“We specifically added these new data points to our scoring system to help identify the high schools that are doing the best job in preparing their students for success at the college level,” says New Jersey Monthly editor Ken Schlager.

New Jersey Monthly also ranked the state’s Top Vocational High Schools. The list reflects the emergence of a new generation of vocational schools that focus on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and are attracting many of the state’s brightest students. The #1 vocational school is Middlesex County’s Academy for Science, Mathematics & Engineering Technologies in Edison. Additionally, five tech-oriented Monmouth County vocational schools finished in the Top 10 of the chart.

The September issue of New Jersey Monthly also examines the Garden State’s readiness for the new Common Core-aligned PARCC tests. In a spirited debate, the magazine also presents the case for and against the current school reform movement. And there’s an in-depth look at the new generation of high-tech, high-performing vocational schools.

New Jersey Monthly is the Garden State’s largest general-interest magazine. Founded in 1976, it is based Morristown and has reporters throughout the state.

NEW JERSEY’S TOP 20 PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS, 2014

1.     Chatham High School (Morris County)

2.     Haddonfield Memorial High School (Camden County)

3.     Northern Highlands Regional High School (Bergen County)

4.     West Morris Mendham High School (Morris County)

5.     Millburn High School (Morris County)

6.     New Providence High School (Union County) *

7.     Pascack Hills High School (Bergen County)

8.     Glen Rock High School (Bergen County)

9.     Marlboro High School (Monmouth County)

10.  Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (Monmouth County)

11.  West Morris Central High School (Morris County)

12.  Holmdel High School (Monmouth County)

13.  Ridge High School (Somerset County)

14.  Moorestown High School (Burlington County)

15.  Bernards High School (Somerset County)

16.  Livingston High School (Essex County)

17.  Tenafly High School (Bergen County)

18.  Cresskill High School (Bergen County)

19.  Mountain Lakes High School (Morris County)

20.  Kinnelon High School (Morris County)

* New Providence High School ranked Number 1 in the previous chart, published in September 2012.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township

June 30, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and ...

Millburn Police Issue Multiple Summons Based on Outstanding Warrants

July 17, 2018

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan stopped a 2014 Honda Accord on Millburn/Vauxhall for speeding. The investigation led to the arrest of 22 year old Lyes Yakoubi of Jersey City on an outstanding traffic warrant out of West Windsor. Mr. Yakoubi was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso observed a 2007 Acura MDX on ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

GRAMMY Award-Winning Chanticleer Returns to Summit for Encore

July 22, 2018

Lightning is about to strike twice in Summit, New Jersey, as Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocalists Chanticleer close out the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ fourth season on July 28 at 8:00 pm. The performance was not part of the original schedule for the season and has been billed as a surprise encore.

Celebrating 40 years this season, Chanticleer is a vocal tour ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Hold "Summer Splash 2018" Open House Event on Saturday, July 28

LONG VALLEY, NJ - Looking for a day camp for the kids for next year? Those interested in visiting Meadowbrook Country Day Camp are invited to attend “Summer Splash 2018,” on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley, NJ. The Rain Date is Sunday, July 29.

“Seeing camp during the summer is a perfect way ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...