Return to Headlines

Middlesex County academies receive high state and national rankings in preeminent school rankings report

Middlesex County academies receive high state and national rankings in preeminent school rankings report

Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison named in the top 25 schools across the country

Two Middlesex County Vocational Public Schools have been named top schools in the state and the country by the latest U.S News and World Report annual rankings for public school institutions.

The Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison has been ranked first among New Jersey’s public schools for the third consecutive year. Nationally, the Edison Academy was placed 23rd out of nearly 18,000 public schools.

Among schools specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math – STEM schools – the Edison Academy placed 10th in the nation and second in the New York Metropolitan Area.

The Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge ranks sixth in New Jersey, and 69th in the United States.

"We are proud of the work being done on all five of our campuses to prepare our students for college and career readiness," said MCVTS Superintendent of Schools Jorge E. Diaz. "This kind of national recognition reinforces our district's commitment to excellence and our pride in our students, faculty and administration."

“The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners congratulates the Middlesex County Vocational Technical Schools on their continued achievements and recognition,” said Middlesex County Board of County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios. “Through these rankings, our Vo-Tech system continues to be a top-choice for students throughout Middlesex County, reaffirming their importance for, and impact in, preparing students for successful careers.”

“These rankings are a testament to everyone's hard work and their dedication to this amazing learning community,” said Edison Academy Principal John Jeffries. “Our continual growth as a rigorous educational organization is one of the main reasons we have been able to maintain these premier standings. Our students, parents and families, teachers and support staff, as well as our school-based and district-level educational leadership deserve congratulations for these tremendous accolades.”

Among the factors taken into account in the U.S. News rankings are college readiness, curriculum, state proficiency assessment, and graduation rate.

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District, the first full-time county vocational school district in the nation, has campuses in East Brunswick, Edison, Perth Amboy, Piscataway and Woodbridge, offering 36 career majors.

The Perth Amboy Campus, the Edison Academy and the Woodbridge Academy have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. The East Brunswick Campus has been designated a National Green Ribbon School in recognition of its “green” curriculum and sustainable building management practices. The district celebrated its centennial in 2014.