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Northern Highlands High School Ranked Among New Jersey's Best

Northern Highlands Regional High School was ranked among New Jersey's best.
Northern Highlands Regional High School was ranked among New Jersey's best. Photo Credit: File

ALLENDALE, N.J. -- Northern Highlands Regional High School was named the 657th best high school in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 34th best in New Jersey.

U.S. News & World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:

  • Math and reading proficiency for all students
  • Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
  • Graduation rates
  • College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

Northern Highlands boasts a 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio and has 53 percent of its students participate in AP Exams.

Eleven other Bergen County schools were ranked among the best in the state:

  • Bergen County Technical High School (No. 4)
  • Bergen County Academies (No. 5)
  • Tenafly (No. 13)
  • Glen Rock (No. 14)
  • Ridgewood (No. 25)
  • Cresskill (No. 31)
  • Mahwah (No. 32)
  • Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest (No. 35)
  • Bergenfield (No. 38)
  • Park Ridge (No. 40)
  • Fort Lee (No. 55)

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