HUDSON COUNTY – U.S. News recently revealed its top Best High Schools lists, and four Hudson County schools placed in New Jersey's top 50.
Of 21,776 U.S. high schools, 82 New Jersey schools made the national list. Twenty-eight state schools were awarded gold medals, 23 received silver medals, and 31 received bronze.
According to usnews.com, Jersey City's McNair Academic placed third in the state and 78th in the nation. North Bergen's High Tech High placed 30th in the state and 508th in the nation, and Weehawken High School placed 44th int he state and 1,297th in the nation. West New York's Memorial High School ranked at number 50 in the state, and 1,773rd in the nation.
The website reports that New Jersey has a total of 389 high schools, 294 school districts, 30,807 full-time teachers, and 421,215 enrolled students.