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Park Ridge Ranked Among Best High Schools In New Jersey

Park Ridge High School was ranked among the best high schools in New Jersey.
Park Ridge High School was ranked among the best high schools in New Jersey. Photo Credit: wikimedia.org

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Park Ridge High School was named 40th best high school in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday.

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.

Park Ridge boasts a 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio and has 52 percent of its students participate in AP Exams.

Eleven other Bergen County schools were ranked among the best in the state:

  • Bergen County Technical High School (No. 4)
  • Bergen County Academies (No. 5)
  • 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)
  • Fort Lee (No. 55)

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