The 3 High Schools in Each New Jersey County with the Best SAT Scores

    The 3 high schools in each county with the best SAT scoresThe average SAT score in New Jersey high schools varied greatly among the state’s 21 counties last school year.

    Some counties had multiple high schools with average scores above 1,300, while other counties did not have a single school with an average score better than 1,200 out of 1,600.

    The average SAT score among New Jersey’s public high schools overall was a 1,075 out of 1,600 last school year, but plenty of schools posted significantly more impressive scores.

    The range of scores also varied. Some counties had one school that far outperformed its neighbors, and others saw close competition for the top spot.

    Specialized schools with selective enrollment and run by county vocational districts once again dominate the list of highest average scores, taking home the top 12 spots.

    Here are the top three average scores in each county:

    ATLANTIC COUNTY

    1. Mainland Regional High School
      Location: Linwood
      Score: 1,109
    2. Hammonton High School
      Location: Hammonton
      Score: 1,086
    3. Egg Harbor Township High School
      Location: Egg Harbor Township
      Score: 1,077

    BERGEN COUNTY

    1. Bergen County Academies
      Location: Hackensack
      Score: 1,470
    2. Bergen County Technical School
      Location: Teterboro
      Score: 1,330
    3. Tenafly High School
      Location: Tenafly
      Score: 1,307

    BURLINGTON COUNTY

    1. Moorestown High School
      Location: Moorestown
      Score: 1,199
    2. Shawnee High School
      Location: Medford
      Score: 1,162
    3. Lenape High School
      Location: Medford
      Score: 1,148

    CAMDEN COUNTY

    1. Haddonfield Memorial High School
      Location: Haddonfield
      Score: 1,233
    2. Cherry Hill High School East
      Location: Cherry Hill
      Score: 1,198
    3. Eastern Regional High School
      Location: Voorhees Township
      Score: 1,173

    CAPE MAY COUNTY

    1. Ocean City High School
      Location: Ocean City
      Score: 1,131
    2. Middle Township High School
      Location: Middle Township
      Score: 1,084
    3. Cape May County Technical High School
      Location: Cape May Court House
      Score: 1,069

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY

    1. Millville Senior High School
      Location: Millville
      Score: 1,029
    2. Vineland Senior High School
      Location: Vineland
      Score: 1,024
    3. Cumberland Regional High School
      Location: Bridgeton
      Score: 1,010

    ESSEX COUNTY

    1. Millburn High School
      Location: Millburn
      Score: 1,322
    2. Livingston High School
      Location: Livingston
      Score: 1,236
    3. Glen Ridge High School
      Location: Glen Ridge
      Score: 1,199

    GLOUCESTER COUNTY

    1. Clearview Regional High School
      Location: Mullica Hill
      Score: 1,129
    2. Gloucester County Institute of Technology
      Location: Sewell
      Score: 1,120
    3. Kingsway Regional High School
      Location: Woolwich Township
      Score: 1,096

    HUDSON COUNTY

    1. Dr. Ronald McNair High School
      Location: Jersey City
      Score: 1,281
    2. High Tech High School
      Location: North Bergen
      Score: 1,180
    3. Infinity Institute
      Location: Jersey City
      Score: 1,124

    HUNTERDON COUNTY

    1. North Hunterdon High School
      Location: Annandale
      Score: 1,207
    2. Hunterdon Central Regional High School
      Location: Flemington
      Score: 1,193
    3. Voorhees High School
      Location: Glen Gardner
      Score: 1,185

    MERCER COUNTY

    1. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
      Location: West Windsor
      Score: 1,321
    2. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
      Location: Plainsboro
      Score: 1,317
    3. Princeton High School
      Location: Princeton
      Score: 1,302

    MIDDLESEX

    1. Middlesex County Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Technologies
      Location: Edison Township
      Score: 1,477
    2. Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences
      Location: Woodbridge
      Score: 1,413
    3. John P. Stevens High School
      Location: Edison Township
      Score: 1,273

    MONMOUTH COUNTY

    1. High Technology High School
      Location: Lincroft
      Score: 1,506
    2. Biotechnology High School
      Location: Freehold
      Score: 1,476
    3. Communications High School
      Location: Wall Township
      Score: 1,383

    MORRIS COUNTY

    1. Morris County School of Technology
      Location: Denville
      Score: 1,231
    2. Chatham High School
      Location: Chatham
      Score: 1,227
    3. West Morris Mendham High School
      Location: Mendham
      Score: 1,223

    OCEAN COUNTY

    1. Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science
      Location: Stafford Township
      Score: 1,383
    2. Point Pleasant Beach High School
      Location: Point Pleasant Beach
      Score: 1,150
    3. Performing Arts Academy of Ocean County Vocational Technical
      Location: Lakehurst
      Score: 1,112

    PASSAIC COUNTY

    1. Wayne Hills High School
      Location: Wayne
      Score: 1,130
    2. Wayne Valley High School
      Location: Wayne
      Score: 1,129
    3. Lakeland Regional High School
      Location: Wanaque
      Score: 1,111

    SALEM COUNTY

    1. Woodstown High School
      Location: Woodstown
      Score: 1,101
    2. Arthur P. Schalick High School
      Location: Pittsgrove Township
      Score: 1,078
    3. Pennsville Memorial High School
      Location: Pennsville
      Score: 1,065

    SOMERSET COUNTY

    1. Montgomery High School
      Location: Montgomery Township
      Score: 1,313
    2. Ridge High School
      Location: Bernards Township
      Score: 1,283
    3. Somerset County Vocational Technical High School
      Location: Bridgewater
      Score: 1,231

    SUSSEX COUNTY

    1. Sparta High School
      Location: Sparta Township
      Score: 1,138
    2. Kittatinny High School
      Location: Hampton Township
      Score: 1,133
    3. Vernon Township High School
      Location: Vernon Township
      Score: 1,110
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    UNION COUNTY

    1. Union County Magnet High School
      Location: Scotch Plains
      Score: 1,353
    2. Academy for Allied Health Sciences
      Location: Scotch Plains
      Score: 1,323
    3. Academy for Information Technology
      Location: Scotch Plains
      Score: 1,313

    WARREN COUNTY

    1. Phillipsburg High School
      Location: Phillipsburg
      Score: 1,122
    2. North Warren Regional High School
      Location: Blairstown
      Score: 1,107
    3. Warren Hills Regional High School
      Location: Washington
      Score: 1,087