(North Bergen, NJ—April 1, 2016) The online ratings/review websiteranked High Tech 12th among the top 25 best public high schools in the country, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Niche factors academics into 50% of its final rankings. High Tech earned an “A+” in academics, administration and policies, educational outcomes, food, health and safety, resources and facilities, student culture and diversity, and teachers as well. The school has an average graduation rate of 95%, with 92% of students proficient in math and 95% proficient in reading. High Tech has also been ranked 3rdin New Jersey.
“High Tech High School and our entire district have received numerous awards over the years because of the incredible work being done every day by our students, faculty, staff, and administrators,” says Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent of Schools Frank Gargiulo. “Our district strives to bring innovative new programs to our students to enrich their academics and prepare them for successful future in the careers of their choice."
High Tech offers career-focused programs in disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), performing arts, visual arts, and culinary arts. The school serves 654 students and accepts applications from hundreds of Hudson County students every year. Since its inauguration in 1991, High Tech has received many awards, including a Blue Ribbon Schools award, medals from U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Schools Rankings, the Governor’s School of Excellence award, and many others.