By Cheryl Conway
As schools throughout New Jersey take in the final weeks of summer before opening their doors to the 2016/2017 school year, some may take a bow to a job well done in making the country’s list as a top public high school.
In a recent ranking released by “Newsweek,” six public high schools in the coverage area of New View Media Group newspapers made the list for top 500 schools in the country.
In the top 500, there were 51 N.J. public high schools listed among the nation’s best in Newsweek’s 2016 list.
Chatham High School ranked number 40; Madison High School ranked 115; Hanover Park High School in East Hanover ranked 365;
Livingston High School ranked 383; Whippany Park High School ranked 429; and Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, ranked 482.
The school rankings are the result of research conducted by “Newsweek,” along with Westat, an analytic firm. They used objective measurements to determine the annual ranking such as the ratio of full-time student enrollment/counselor; SAT/ACT scores; graduation rate; and college enrollment rate.
Congratulations to all of the schools who made the 2016 list for top public high schools in the nation.