According to Bestcolleges.com, Hunterdon Central Regional High School (HCRHS) was rated #17 among the 50 best public high schools in the country for 2015. The site looks at the following factors when rating high schools: quality of academics and facilities, student to teacher ratio, how well students are prepared for life after high school, graduation rate, safety and percentage of students continuing on to college. The ranking “sets out to capture what each school does to invest in the academic excellence of its students”. HCRHS has 99% reading proficiency and 93% math proficiency for approximately 3000 students.
In addition HCRHS ranked #15 in safest high schools in America and #63 for best high school teachers in America. The school has twice been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, which is the highest national recognition a school can be awarded. The 2013-14 per pupil cost at HCRHS was $15,498, which was also the State median for that year. In 2012-13, the per pupil cost at HCRHS was $14,626, compared to the State median of $15,263 for that year. Additional information can be found at http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-high-schools-in-america/ and on the HCRHS website. New Jersey budgetary per pupil costs can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/education/finance/.