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Bergen, Passaic Schools Among Best In NJ: New State Rating

The rating is based on graduation rate (50 percent), PARCC test proficiency (35 percent) and chronic absenteeism (15 percent).
The rating is based on graduation rate (50 percent), PARCC test proficiency (35 percent) and chronic absenteeism (15 percent). Photo Credit: File Photo

The State Department of Education has published a rating of each public high school on a scale from 1 to 100.

According to NJ.com, here are three important facts you should know before analyzing the data:

  • They depend greatly on graduation rate and standardized test scores
  • Some superintendents say the data is misleading and oversimplified
  • Students who skipped the PARCC test counted as if they flunked, hurting the rates

The rating is based on graduation rate (50 percent), PARCC test proficiency (35 percent) and chronic absenteeism (15 percent).

The highest scoring school (97.47) is Dr. Ronald McNair High School in Jersey City followed by Wall Township's Communications High School (96.52).

  • 50. Indian Hills High School (77.52)
  • 48. River Dell Regional High School (77.90)
  • 45. Pascack Valley High School (78.48)
  • 44. Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan (79.33)
  • 35. Passaic County Technical Institute (82.51)
  • 29. Mahwah High School (85.29)
  • 28. Tenafly High School (85.76)
  • 25. Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest (86.43)
  • 20. Pascack Hills High School (88.15)
  • 13. Glen Rock High School (91.55)
  • 9. Bergen County Academies (93.74)
  • 3. Bergen County Tech (96.41)

FULL LIST: HERE

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