Mahwah Ranks Top 50 In NJ On Best High Schools List
US News & World Report ranks the nation's high schools based on test scores and college preparedness
Mahwah High School is the 42nd best in the state, according to the US News & World Report 2012 rankings released Tuesday. According to the publication, the rankings are based on a variety of different factors, including state test scores and “college preparedness.”
Mahwah reported a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, which US News said was near the state average, above average proficiency levels on state exams in math and English, and an above state average college readiness score. According to US News, the score was calculated by considering the number of students taking college-level (AP or IB) courses and the scores students received on those college-level exams.
The 2012 rankings also took into account the “percentage of economically disadvantaged students (who tend to score lower) enrolled at the school to identify the schools that were performing better than statistical expectations,” US News reported.
The only Bergen County school to make the top 10 in NJ was Bergen County Academies in Hackensack.
When compared to high schools across the entire country, Mahwah ranked No. 1,089. US News said it reviewed “21,776 U.S. public high schools; 82 New Jersey schools made our rankings.”