NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School has been ranked as the 157th best in the nation by Newsweek/The Daily Beast on its list of the 2,000 best high schools.
According to the article, the criteria were as follows: (T)hose that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).
New Providence ranked 10th overall in New Jersey, and second in Union County. It also was fourth among New Jersey public schools that are not either magnet schools, charter schools or technical schools. The top high school in Union County was Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Scotch Plains, which ranked fifth in New Jersey and 65th in the nation, according to the study.
The complete list is here: http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html