More than half of the top 25 New Jersey high schools as per a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report are vocational-technical schools, according to a news release from the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.

High Technology High School, part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District, ranked No. 24 nationally; and Edison Academy Magnet School, part of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District, ranked No. 42 nationally. Five more New Jersey county vocational-technical schools ranked in the top 100 nationally. County vocational-technical schools make up nine of the top 10 New Jersey high schools, according to the news release.

The top 25 high schools in New Jersey as per the U.S. News & World Report ranking (with county vocational-technical schools in bold) in New Jersey are:

  1. High Technology High School, Lincroft
  2. Edison Academy Magnet School, Edison
  3. Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health, Woodbridge
  4. Bergen County Academies, Hackensack
  5. Biotechnology High School, Freehold
  6. Dr. Ronald E McNair High School, Jersey City
  7. Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro
  8. Union County Magnet High School, Scotch Plains
  9. Academy for Information Technology, Scotch Plains
  10. Academy for Allied Health Sciences, Scotch Plains
  11. Glen Ridge High School, Glen Ridge
  12. Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands
  13. STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges, South Orange
  14. Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington
  15. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor
  16. Monmouth County Academy of Allied Health and Science, Neptune
  17. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro
  18. Union County Tech, Scotch Plains
  19. Millburn High School, Millburn
  20. Livingston High School, Livingston
  21. Chatham High School, Chatham
  22. Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy, Wayne
  23. Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth
  24. Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest
  25. Ridge High School, Basking Ridge