We have good reason to be proud here in Ocean County. Not only do we have plenty of great things to do, but we have some great schools too!

We headed over to website Niche.com to take a look at all 481 public high schools in New Jersey and pulled out the 10 best that are right here in Ocean County.

Here's how our local schools ranked within the state:

#11 - OCVTS - Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science - A+ (#59 best public high school in America)

#106 - Point Pleasant Beach High School - A

#152 - Jackson Memorial High School - B+

#157 - Southern Regional High School - B+

#196 - Toms River High School East - B

#198 - Point Pleasant Borough High School - B

#223 - Toms River High School North - B

#250 - Toms River High School South - B-

#258 - Barnegat High School - B-

#269 - New Egypt High School - B-

With one of the best high schools in the country in MATES, and 6 in the top half of the whole state, I think that Ocean County has a lot to be proud of as far as education is concerned. Especially when you consider the fact that all of the top 10 public high schools on the list achieve grades of B- or better.

According to Niche.com, the rankings come from:

[A] rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.

You can read about each of the schools on the list above by clicking on the highlighted name of the school, and you can see the whole list of all 481 New Jersey public high schools by clicking here.

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