Seven County Vocational-Technical Schools Rank Among Newsweek’s Best High Schools

June 2nd, 2011

Newsweek Ranks Seven New Jersey County Vocational-Technical Schools Among America’s Best High Schools

Seven New Jersey county vocational-technical schools are among the 500 best high schools in America, according to Newsweek’s annual ranking published this week. In all, 36 New Jersey high schools made the list.

High Technology High School in Lincroft, part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District, was ranked highest among all New Jersey schools at #18.

Other county vocational-technical schools included on the Newsweek list are:

  • #23 – Bergen County Academies in Hackensack (Bergen County Technical Schools)
  • #26 – Biotechnology High School in Freehold (Monmouth County Vocational School District)
  • #70 – Academy for Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains (Union County Vocational-Technical Schools)
  • #74 – Union County Magnet School in Scotch Plains (Union County Vocational-Technical Schools)
  • #94 – Bergen County Technical School in Teterboro (Bergen County Technical Schools)
  • #271 – Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains (Union County Vocational-Technical Schools)

“This achievement speaks volumes about what career and technical education has become in New Jersey in the 21st century,” said Dr. Philip Guenther, the superintendent of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology and the incoming president of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.

“County vocational-technical schools are the choice for more than 31,000 secondary school students seeking the kind of hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities that are not generally available in local high schools,” Dr. Guenther said. “We are preparing all types of young people for college and careers in innovative and exciting ways, and we are very pleased that Newsweek has recognized seven of New Jersey’s outstanding county vocational-technical schools.”

In evaluating schools across the country, the Newsweek staff considered six criteria: graduation rate (25%), college matriculation rate (25%) and AP tests taken per graduate (25%), plus average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB scores (10%) and AP courses offered per graduate (5%).

For further information on the Newsweek report, visit For additional information of New Jersey county vocational-technical schools, visit NJCCVTS’s website.

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