Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were ranked in the top 100 high schools in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine.
was ranked 35th, up 16 spots from its 2010 ranking of 51st. was ranked in virtually the same spot 64th, as it was in 2010, 63rd.
Here is how the schools compared:School Grade 12 Enrollment Avg. Class Size
/Faculty Ratio% of Faculity With Master's or Doctorate Degrees Average Combined SAT Scores % of Students Proficient: HSPA-Language % of Students Proficient: HSPA-Math Number of AP Tests Offered Wayne Hills 335 21 10.6 73 1634 38 42 20 Wayne Valley 365 20 10.8 69 1555 30 34 17
The rankings of all 328 public high schools are released every other year.
The rankings will be featured in the September issue, which hits newsstands Aug. 28.
"Having both these schools included within the top 20 percent is commendable, and testifies to the excellence of our district's students, faculty, and staff, while highlighting Wayne Township Public Schools' commitment to excellence," said Superintendent of Schools Ray Gonzalez in a statement. "These rankings also are further motivation to continue improving and upgrading our district."
New Jersey Monthly made changes to its methodology this year, including a new graduation-rate calculation, eliminating student/computer ratio as a factor and increasing the weighting for data on test results, according to an article announcing the top public high schools.
Vocational schools were ranked separately.
Passaic County Technical School was ranked 23rd out of 36 vocational schools in the state.