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Kinnelon High No. 5 in State, NJ Monthly Says

Butler High School among 'most improved' in the past two years.

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 on Newsweek's list of top schools. Kinnelon was also on U.S. News & World Report's list of top schools in New Jersey this year.

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.

To see the full list of schools, click here.

Jack August 22, 2012 at 01:34 PM
He's not a doctor, he's a dentist? LOL
Colts August 22, 2012 at 04:38 PM
These are dedicated volunteers in our community. All efforts are recognized in such a high honor this includes teachers, administrators, Board of Education, community members, and most importantly our children!
Lulu August 26, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I guess our taxes are going to go up - again.
Brian Finley August 31, 2012 at 02:50 PM
And yet the teachers still don't have a contract? They obviously just keep showing up and doing the right thing. Although he did a fantastic job, Mr. O just picked up and left when his salary was threatened. Many other districts pay much, much more. I fear we will start losing some of our best teachers and both our kids and property values will suffer.
Kinnelon Education Tops September 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Mr. Finley - You make an excellent point. Your fear is coming true also... I know of one exellent teacher who was offered his same position in another district making $15,000 more for a comparable school district in the same district factor group as Kinnelon. I know of two more very reputable teachers who looked into other districts as well. Why should they stay when they can do the same job elsewhere and be more fairly compensated? I just wish the public would see it the way we do. I literally live here because of the educational reputation of Kinnelon. Let's face it that reputation has a huge impact on our property values. (Yes, I know the real estate market is currently down, but that is statewide). The teachers raises would be miniscule with the property tax cap so I have no idea why this contract has not been approved. It's embarrassing... The Kinnelon teachers deserve to be financially recognized for their success. (I also recognize that some of the credit of Kinnelon's educational success should absolutely go to the students, parents, and the administration.)

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