SECAUCUS – Secaucus High School made New Jersey Monthly magazine’s list of the state’s Top 100 Public High Schools this month. It was the district’s goal the past four years to join this distinguished group, according to officials.
Secaucus High School climbed from 102nd to 90th in overall ranking from 2010 to 2012. The district is now ranked 4th in their District Factor Group which is based on socio-economic factors.
In a statement, the administration said, “Congratulations are in order for the students, staff, and parents for their obvious commitment to excellence in education as demonstrated by this wonderful accomplishment.”
The rankings are derived from the Department of Education’s NJ School Report Card. The ranking criteria includes graduation rate, test scores, school environment, class-size, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, and the number of AP courses offered among others.
Other Hudson County Schools that made the list include McNair Academic, a Jersey City magnet school that topped the chart in 2006, which has the number two spot this year; and Weehawken, which is ranked at 91.