NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The school search platform Niche.com this week published its 2021 ranking of Best Public High Schools, and West Essex High School scored high in Essex County's rankings.
West Essex High School was rated No. 5 among public schools in Essex County and 12th among all Essex County high schools.
West Essex has 1,123 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11:1. It has a 97 percent graduation rate and an average SAT score of 1,220 among its students.
Niche.com gave West Essex an overall grade of A, and an A in academics, an A for its teachers, an A+ for its clubs and activities, an A for college prep and an A+ for health and safety. It was also ranked No. 4 out of 622 among the Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.
See the full report card here.
Niche.com says it ranks schools based on a “rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.”
Newark Academy was the top-ranked school in Essex County. Millburn was the top-ranked public high school in the county.