MORRISTOWN, NJ - Almost every school in the Morris School District ranked higher this year than last year in a new ranking by national educational research and rankings firm Niche.

The district climbed twenty spots on Niche’s list within New Jersey, from no. 57 to no. 37 in the state. Morristown High School is no. 64 as Best High School in New Jersey, up 8 spots from last year.

Niche said it takes into account key factors when creating its 2016 Best Schools lists, such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the schools.

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Four elementary schools showed up in the rankings. Thomas Jefferson School climbed 94 spots to  no. 95. Normandy Park School climbed 122 spots to no. 104.
Sussex Avenue School climbed 119 sports to no. 178. Alexander Hamilton School climbed 118 spots to no. 182.
 
Frelinghuysen Middle School is the no. 57 Best Middle School in NJ, rising  28 spots from last year.

According to a spokesperson for Niche who said that the company uses more than 50 statistics, plus millions of student reviews. Changes to any of the factors can affect the ranking.

To read Niche.com’s full report card for the schools in the Morris School District, click here. To read their methodology, click here.