20 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey




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New Jersey is the 10th largest school system in the United States with 2591 public schools. These are the top 20 best public high schools in New Jersey that offer the best opportunities for students.

20. Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ

Montgomery High School is a public school in Montgomery Township, New Jersey. It has 1,740 students in grades 9-12. There is a wide variety of classes to choose from, and all of them cater the skill levels and needs of every students.

This high school truly does prepare you for college. The academic environment heavily encourage pushing oneself and aiming high in regards to college and academics.

The school can demand a lot of hard work but they ultimately push you to strive for your best. The school can be competitive at times but that is vital so that everyone is motivated to work. The extra curricular are amazing – there are such a great diversity of them(Marching Band, Fencing, Robotics…) and you don’t need prior experience to join most of them.

The school thrives because of the great atmosphere given by the staff. Not only can you become friends with the teachers but the janitors and lunch ladies are so spirited and happy to see you.

There is a wide variety of classes to choose from, and all of them cater the skill levels and needs of every students. The school academics demand for a lot, offers a large variety of things.

The curriculum asks for more then average, it balances out on how hard we have to focus in working. The Scheduling process is fair, the amount of time students are given is reasonable. The workload is fair for people who want to do their work.

The special study options are great, there are teachers available to stay after school with any student, there are other resources the school offers for students who in need for academic help.

The most popular class that is offered in Montgomery High school is T.V Pro. It is a class that teaches you your way around the camera. How to make and edit films, whether short or long films.

The food served in Montgomery High School is excellent. You have your salads, hot meals such as burgers, pasta, pizza, ect.. , and subs. The ladies who run the lunch program are absolutely fabulous- always friendly, welcoming, cheerful, and engaging. If you buy lunch even once a week, they know your name and ask how you are.

There are plenty of fitness and sports for everyone to try. A lot of people do some type athletic. Students are actively involved in a variety of sports, the most popular being lacrosse and fencing.

  • Montgomery High School graduation rate is 96.0%%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 97.0% students of Montgomery High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 99% students of Montgomery High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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