HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen County Technical High School was named the 61st 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 fourth best in New Jersey.
Bergen County Academies also made the list coming in at No. 92 in the country and fifth in the state.
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.
Bergen County Tech boasts a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio and has 97 percent of its students participate in AP Exams.
Bergen County Academies had a slightly higher student-to-teacher ratio at 12:1 with 86 percent of students participating in the International Baccalaureate program.
Ten other Bergen County schools were ranked among the best in the state:
- Tenafly (No. 13)
- Glen Rock (No. 14)
- Ridgewood (No. 25)
- Cresskill (No. 31)
- Mahwah (No. 32)
- Northern Highlands (No. 34)
- Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest (No. 35)
- Bergenfield (No. 38)
- Park Ridge (No. 40)
- Fort Lee (No. 55)
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