Hillsborough H.S. Just Misses NJ Monthly Top 100
Ranked 106 of all of the state's public high schools by publication.
Hillsborough High School was ranked just outside the top 100 public high schools in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine.
The publication ranked the high school as No. 106 this year. Two years ago, when the rankings were last released, Hillsborough High School came in at 81.
NJ Monthly uses information from the state Department of Education to develop its rankings, which only takes 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. The five schools that ranked above Hillsborough after the top 100 in ascending order were Henry Hudson Regional (Highlands), Spotswood, Colts Neck and River Dell Regional (Oradell). Pitman rounded out the top 100. Ridge High School in Bernards Township was the top ranked Somerset school at No. 9.
Hillsborough High School has been named on other publication lists this year. In May, the high school made Newsweek's list of "America's Best High Schools 2012" at No. 721. The school was also ranked No. 45 in the Garden State and 1,365th nationally in U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings, also in May.