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The 3 high schools in each county with the best SAT scores


Updated May 03, 2017
Posted May 03, 2017

By Kathleen O’Brien | NJ Advance Media for

The average SAT score in New Jersey high schools varied greatly among the state’s 21 counties last school year.

Some counties had multiple high schools with average scores above 1,300, while other counties did not have a single school with an average score better than 1,200 out of 1,600.

The average SAT score among New Jersey’s public high schools overall was a 1,075 out of 1,600 last school year, but plenty of schools posted significantly more impressive scores.

The range of scores also varied. Some counties had one school that far outperformed its neighbors, and others saw close competition for the top spot.

Specialized schools with selective enrollment and run by county vocational districts once again dominate the list of highest average scores, taking home the top 12 spots.

Here are the top three average scores in each county:


1) Bergen County Academies

Location: Hackensack

Score: 1,470

2) Bergen County Technical School

Location: Teterboro

Score: 1,330

3) Tenafly High School

Location: Tenafly

Score: 1,307