Two Monmouth County high schools have made U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the top 100 in the country.

High Technology High School in the Lincroft section of Middletown placed at number 10 on the list and #1 in New Jersey while  Biotechnology High School in Freehold came in at  17th. McNair Academic in Jersey City placed 78th.



The report cited the ability of High Technology students to "Earn college credit for core coursework through partnerships with Rochester Institute of Technology, Georgian Court University, and Brookdale Community College."  Also praised was "parent involvement through an active Parent Faculty Association, open houses, and fundraising opportunities."

Biotechnology's focus "on a collaborative learning experience that includes project-based learning, scholarly research, and interactive partnerships" won kudos while recognizing  the "100% participation" of students at McNair in Advanced Placement coursework and exams.

US News says they came to their conclusions by evaluating  nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors.