VERONA, NJ - Newsweek has named Verona High School as one of the best 5000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) high schools nationwide. Verona ranked as number 2,978 in the nation, out of the over 37,000 schools in the United States. 

The list was created with STEM.org Educational Research (SER), which took into account a wide variety of factors from studies that spanned four years. The purpose of the list was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—as defined by the federal government’s Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.

Mr. Glen Stevenson, Supervisor of STEM in the Verona School district, claims that Verona students succeed in high school because of a strong elementary foundation.

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“The successes our students have in STEM is a testament to the dedication of all of our faculty beginning in Kindergarten and culminating at VHS," Stevenson stated.

Other local schools that made the list include Montclair-Kimberly Academy in Montclair, Milburn High School, Glen Ridge High School and James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell.

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