The Garden State came up big in the latest list of the best high schools in the country. Six high schools in New Jersey placed among the nation's 10 best secondary-education institutions, according to Newsweek.
High Technology High School, a public magnet in Linccroft, was named the nation's second-best high school in the news magazine's yearly ranking of the top 500 schools in the country.
Other New Jersey schools earning Top 10 honors included Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering in Rockaway (No. 3); Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains (No. 4); Bergen County Academies in Hackensack (No. 5); Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison (No. 7); and Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune (No. 9).
All six of the schools are public magnet schools. Each school had graduation rates of 100 percent, and each student enrolled in a college after getting their diplomas.
The top school in the country this year, according to Newsweek, is Thomas Jefferson High School for Sciences and Technology, a perennially ranked school in Alexandria, Virginia. Gretchen Whitney in California, International Academy in Michigan and Payton College Preparatory High School in Illinois rounded out the Top 10.
Fifty other schools in the Garden State are among the nation's top 500 high schools, according to Newsweek. 70 New York high schools made the list as well, along with 18 in Connecticut.
In the Philadelphia region; Charter School of Wilmington; Haddonfield Memorial High School, Conestoga High School, Lower Merion High School and Cherry Hill High School East all cracked the Top 100.