For our children to succeed in life, quality education is key. Fortunately, the Bernards Township Public Schools system provides an amazing learning opportunity for our kids. US News & World Report recently released its latest list of Best High Schools in the US. Our very own Ridge High School ranked #1 in Somerset County.
Ridge High School Rankings
This is amazing news for our local high school. Out of the 350 New Jersey high schools US News & World Report looked at, Ridge High School scored at the top of the list for Somerset County. It came in at #19 for the entire state. And ranked #432 out of the more than 20,000 public high schools across the United States. That puts them in the top 2% of all of America’s high schools. Good job, guys!
How Best High School Rankings Were Determined
US News & World Report based their rankings on five separate factors. First, they looked at the college readiness of the student body. This meant the percentage of 12th graders at each school who took at least one AP or IB class and passed the class. Next, the looked at the college curriculum breadth index. This was how many 12th graders took and passed more than one AP or IB class. After that, they considered math and reading proficiency as well as their performance. Finally, they took into account the graduation rate. Ridge High School’s overall rating was a 97.5 out of 100.
List of Top High Schools in Somerset County
The following Somerset County public high schools ranked in the top 100 for all high schools in New Jersey:
- Ridge High School – Basking Ridge (19th)
- Montgomery High School – Skillman/Montgomery Twp (29th)
- Central Jersey College Prep Charter School – Somerset (43rd)
- Bernards High School – Bernardsville (52nd)
- Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School – Bridgewater Twp (56th)
- Hillsborough High School – Hillsborough Twp (79th)
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