HUDSON COUNTY -- Besides the individual public high schools in Hudson County, there are a few very competitive public county-run magnet schools. Many students want to get into High Tech High -- and Newsweek has noted the school's reputation in its "America's best high schools" issue this week.
The magazine writes:
"High Tech High School, North Bergen, N.J., and High Technology High School, Lincroft, N.J: Both opened the same year, 1991, use the increasingly popular High Tech High name and are magnets emphasizing hands-on learning. But the Lincroft school is run by Monmouth County and Brookdale Community College while the North Bergen school is one of the Hudson County schools of technology."
These comments are made on a list of schools that are separated from the regular high school list because these particular schools draw top students as magnet schools. The magazine explains, "These top-performing schools, listed below in alphabetical order, were excluded from the list of top high schools because, despite their exceptional quality, their sky-high SAT and ACT scores indicate they have few or no average students."