Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report with gold-medal status as one of the Top 500 public high schools in the United States, ranking sixth among New Jersey public high schools.
“This national recognition is a tribute to the faculty, staff and students of the academies,” Superintendent of Schools Brian J. Loughlin said. “And it acknowledges the commitment of the freeholders and the people of Middlesex County to support career and technical education.”
The U.S. News rankings are based on a survey of 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Just 2 percent of the schools surveyed received gold medals, while just 13 percent were awarded bronze medals.
Thirty-two New Jersey schools received gold-medal ranking based on college readiness of the student bodies.
The Edison Academy had received a bronze medal in four previous surveys. Its ranking this year placed it 146th in the nation.
“It’s a fantastic accolade,” said Dr. Linda Russo, the principal. “This will give our students added recognition with colleges. It’s good news.”