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New Jersey looks pretty impressive here
Today the US News & World Report announced it has awarded Basking Ridge’s Ridge High School it’s Gold Medal for academic performance. Ridge is the 5th ranked public school in the state and 14th overall among all New Jersey High schools.
Bernards High in Bernardsville ranked #33 in the same report, also an excellent showing by an excellent school, one that shares resources with Ridge. West Morris Mendham came in at #40.
For more details, here’s the link to the report: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-jersey/rankings?int=c0b4c1
Bernards High is ranked #359
Great showings by both schools. A key reason why real estate sales here in the Somerset Hills are relatively strong is the quality of our public school system. Congratulations to the teachers, parents and kids.
When Penny and I moved here 22 years ago, one of our key reasons for choosing Basking Ridge was the excellent school system. Good “move”. Now that we’ve put our two children through the school system, we can look back and thank our blessings. They left the Basking Ridge (more properly, Bernards Township) school system well prepared for college academic life.
Our school system has been recognized many times before, but it’s always nice to see another, especially from Forbes Magazine.
When his job was moved from Redondo Beach, Calif., to landlocked Peapack, N.J., J. T. Crowley and his wife, Tammy, weren’t concerned about crossing the country or leaving his beachfront home office behind. Like most parents, they were worried about finding a house they could afford in a town with the very best schools for their kids.
After a week-long search spanning three counties, the family happily settled on a home in Basking Ridge in Somerset County, N.J. No wonder: Its public high school boasts a 100% graduation rate, administers Advanced Placement exams in 22 subjects, and in 2009 96% of students scored at or above proficient on the Language Arts Literacy and 96% scored at or above proficient on the math exam of the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment, well above state averages.
They didn’t skimp on housing, either, swapping a small three-bedroom, two-bathroom, ocean-front property for a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom colonial on an acre of land. There’s water, too, a pond for skating in the winter and swimming in the summer.
Here’s the article:
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