The Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology has been ranked as one of the U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 “Best High Schools” in the United States.
The charter school received a bronze medal and is ranked 101 out of 422 New Jersey high schools.
“It is an honor to be ranked among the country’s best high schools,” Riza Gurcanli, the school’s principal, said. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, staff and parents.”
The U.S. News & World Report’s high schools ranking is based on a particular school’s state assessments, graduation rate, and college readiness. Performance data from 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and Washington D.C. were sorted by the U.S. News & World Report and global research firm RTI International to rank the high schools.
A select number of high schools were recognized with gold, silver, and bronze medals. Gold indicates the greatest level of college readiness, according to the magazine.
The Rosa L. Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts and the School of Government and Public Administration at Eastside High School were also recognized as “Best High Schools” in the country by the U.S. News and World Report.
“Each year PCSST continues to raise the bar and carry on our tradition of excellence,” Gurcanli said.
The Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology has 1,055 students at its West Railway Avenue and Wabash Avenue campuses.