James Caldwell and West Essex Regional High schools earned high grades and were ranked among the top seven schools in Essex County, according to a report by Inside Jersey.
The publication assessed average student SAT scores from the previous four years. In addition, the scores and other information — such as the High School Proficiency Assessment results for language arts and math tests — were taken into account and weighted to give each school an overall grade of A, B, C or D.
James Caldwell High School was given an A. Students posted an average SAT score of 1594 — up 3.4 percent from the previous year. The SAT scores ranked James Caldwell High School No. 7 in Essex County.
West Essex High School was given a B. Students posted an average SAT score of 1598 — up 5.1 percent from the previous year. This SAT score ranked West Essex No. 6 in Essex County.
Millburn High School students had the top SAT scores in the county with an average of 1857.
Other schools in Essex County that received an A were Glen Ridge, Verona and Livingston.