MILLBURN, NJ — The latest U.S. News and World Report annual high school rankings were recently released, and like clockwork, Millburn High School found itself near the top of the list yet again.

The district came in 16th overall in the state of New Jersey and 366th overall nationally. Of note is that while Millburn was ranked in the 16th spot, almost every other high school in front of it is a magnet school or other selective enrollment institution.

According to the blurb on the U.S. News and World Report Landing page, "schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college."

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In that regard, Millburn High School passed with flying colors in a number of key categories.

When reached for comment on the ranking, Millburn Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton said that the district holds itself to a high standard every year, and it is a testament to the education provided to students that they find themselves in such a satisfactory spot time and time again.

"We are always proud to be recognized for our pursuit of excellence in the Millburn School District," Burton said. "As we look at the list of public high schools (without selective enrollments), it is an acknowledgement that we continue to maintain our ranking among the highest and best high schools in the state."

To come to the rankings each year, U.S. News and World Report uses a set of criteria to sort and rank each school, including Millburn.