JERSEY CITY -- New Jersey Monthly's annual ranking of state high schools has placed four city high schools near the bottom of the 322 schools rated, according to published reports.
Of the four, Lincoln was ranked highest at 305, with Dickinson (308) and Snyder (312), not far behind. Ferris, at 320, was two spots from the bottom, according to published reports.
In recent weeks, both Ferris and Dickinson have also been the scene of fights amongst students that have required police intervention.
Jersey City schools Superintendent Charles T. Epps Jr. is quoted as saying the district is trying to focus on academic achievement, creating programs that increase the rigor of course work and setting up after-school clubs for students who struggle with homework.