SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When U.S. News & World Report, considered the “global authority in education rankings,” unveiled the 2021 Best High Schools ranking last week, Jonathan Dayton High School was named No. 116 in New Jersey.
Its overall scorecard grade according to the study is 84.11. Dayton ranked eighth among Union County public schools. Elizabeth was No. 1 in Union County and Summit was No. 2.
New Jersey accounted for nearly 400 out of more than 17,800 high schools included from throughout the country in the 2021 Best High Schools ranking, which measures “how well schools serve students from various social and economic backgrounds,” according to U.S. News & World Report. Livingston is currently listed at No. 424 in the 2021 Best High Schools national ranking.
“Families can use the Best High Schools rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local level on factors like graduation rates and college readiness,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of U.S. News education section. “The rankings also provide insight into academic performance among underserved groups.”
According to U.S. News & World Report, the methodology for this ranking focuses on college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. The data used in the latest edition is from the 2018-2019 academic year, and therefore was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the college readiness index specifically measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
Jonathan Dayton High School ranked No. 73 in the state for college readiness.
Based on government data from the 2018-2019 academic year, which is the most recently available data used at U.S. News & World Report, Jonathan Dayton High School has a graduation rate of 97%, which is slightly above the state median in New Jersey.
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