Five Career Technical Education (CTE) schools in New Jersey ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s first-issued Best High Schools for Math and Science, including the no. 1 spot on the high-profile list.
CTE programs, which focus on delivering educational experiences that ready students with the academic and career skills for the real world, appear to have a formula needed to better poise students for high-demand jobs related to math and science. The recent ranking made by these five CTE schools shine a light on education strategies that have significant potential to prime individuals to be successful in the global economy.
The top-performing math and science school is High Technology High School in Lincroft, N.J., with 283 students. Enrollment is highly competitive, with some 300 applicants a year for 60 available spots, according to U.S. News & World Report. The other New Jersey schools ranked as follows.
- MCVSD Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune, #66.
- Union County Vocational Technical Schools (UCVTS) Union County Magnet High School in
- Scotch Plains #77.
- UCVTS Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains #109.
- MCVSD Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Sandy Hook #147
To qualify for the Math and Science ranking, a school first had to be listed as either Gold, Silver, or Honorable Mention in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings published in December 2009. That meant 598 high schools were eligible to be ranked using data from 2008 graduates. The methodology for selection is explained online.
Erin Uy, Communications and Marketing Manager