Five New Jersey County Vocational-Technical Schools Included on the US News & World Report’s List

LINCROFT, NJ - High Technology High School in Lincroft, part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD), has been ranked first in the country in US News & World Report’s first Best High Schools for Math and Science report, released today. 

Four other New Jersey county vocational-technical high schools were also included on the list:

  •          MCVSD Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune, #66.
  •          Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains, #77.
  •          UCVTS Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains, #109.
  •          MCVSD Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Sandy Hook, #147.

The 208 schools included in the survey were drawn from the 598 gold, silver and bronze medalist schools in the US News & World Report Best High Schools in America survey, published in December, 2009.

The Best High Schools for Math and Science rankings were based on the level of student participation and success in Advanced Placement (AP) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses and the subsequent tests administered by the College Board.   The survey used data from 2008 graduates.

 “We are extremely proud that five of New Jersey’s vocational-technical technical high schools have been recognized as national leaders in STEM education,” said Dr. Philip Guenther, the President of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools and the Superintendent of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.

“This is a tribute to the tremendous efforts made by these students and these schools, and it highlights the link between career and technical education and high level math and science teaching and learning,” Dr. Guenther said.  “It also reflects well the overall mission of New Jersey’s 21st century county vocational-technical schools, which is to prepare our students for college and careers in the global economy.”

Six other New Jersey high schools were included in the rankings:  McNair Academic High School in Jersey City (#50), Princeton High School (#96), Ridge High School in Basking Ridge (#117), Madison High School (#122), Milburn High School (#163) and Summit High School (#172).

For more information on the survey, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website:  http://education.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2011/09/27/new-jersey-high-school-best-in-nation-at-teaching-math-and-science