Reacting to the ranking, the schools principal was quoted as saying, "The NJ Monthly ranking justifies all that we have been doing the last two years as a school."
Arthur L. Johnson High School was cited as the top performing high school among all high schools in the District Factor Grouping of “F” schools based on municipal wealth, and in the Top 15 most improved high schools over the past two years, according to NJ Today.net.
Even more impressive is how well ALJ stacked up against its nearby counterparts. Westfield High School came in 49th Place, Cranford 51st (down from 13) and Scotch Plains 60th.
The top three high schools in the state, according to NJ Monthly are: New Providence, McNair Academy (Jersey City) and Tenafly. The bottom three: Linden, T.A Edison Academy (Elizabeth) and Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy (Elizabeth).