MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School has been ranked number 48 in New Jersey according to US News & World Report.

The publication released its annual list of 2015 Best High Schools rankings on Tuesday, in which, Montclair High School ranked number 48 in New Jersey, and number 1503 in the nation.

With a total enrollment of 1969 and a student to teacher ratio of 12:1, Montclair was ranked out of 416 other New Jersey High Schools.

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According to U.S. News & World Report, the publication collaborated with the global nonprofit social science research firm RTI International. RTI implemented the US News rankings methodology based on the principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

The publication also awarded 500 high schools in the gold medals, 2027 schools silver and 3990 bronze, with gold indicating the greatest level of college readiness.

In New Jersey, 27 schools earned gold medals, 31 schools earned silver and 41 bronze, with MHS earning a silver medal.

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