Cranford High School - Academics - Awards, Recognition and Rankings

Awards, Recognition and Rankings

The school was the 51st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 13th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed (and second-highest in Union County). The magazine ranked the school 29th in the magazine's September 2008 issue and 39th in the magazine's September 2006 issue. Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 47th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 78 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (91.7%) and language arts literacy (98.2%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).

In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 12th in New Jersey and 513th nationwide. In Newsweek's June 13, 2010 issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Cranford High School was listed in 551st place, the 11th-highest ranked school in New Jersey.

For the 2002-03 school year, Cranford High School was designated as a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve, and the school has been selected for the Best Practice Award.

In 2004, Cranford High School was recognized as a National School of Character Winner by the Character Education Partnership, one of ten schools selected nationwide for its efforts in instilling character education in its curriculum and students.

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