Kinnelon High No. 5 in State, NJ Monthly Says
Butler High School among 'most improved' in the past two years.
Kinnelon High School was ranked a top-5 school in the state by NJ Monthly magazine.
Two years ago, when the rankings were last released by the publication, Kinnelon came in at 21. This year, Kinnelon took over the No. 5 slot out of 328 schools in the state.
NJ Monthly uses information from the state Department of Education to develop its rankings, which only take into account public schools in the state. Student performance and student outcomes were the most heavily weighted to determine the rankings, followed by school environment.
New Providence High School, in Union County, was ranked No. 1. Following Kinnelon at No. 6 was Madison High School and Mountain Lakes High School was ranked at No. 7. Montville was ranked at 39 and Wayne Hills was ranked at No. 35.
This is not the first accolade for the Kinnelon school district. Last year, Kinnelon was ranked No. 182 out of 500 schools across the country on Newsweek's list of top schools. Kinnelon was also ranked No. 456 in the country on U.S. News & World Report's list of top schools in New Jersey this year.
Butler High School also found its way on to one of NJ Monthly's list as the school ranked amongst 20 of the most improved high schools. According to NJ Monthly, Butler High School improved by 82 points since 2010.