was ranked 289th out of the 328 state public high schools listed by New Jersey Monthly magazine this year.
Two years ago, when the rankings were last released, Hopatcong came in at No. 200, 89 spots higher than where the publication ranked it this year.
NJ Monthly uses information from the state Department of Education to develop its rankings, which only takes into account public schools in the state. Student performance and student outcomes were the most heavily weighted to determine the rankings, followed by school environment.
New Providence High School, in Union County, was ranked No. 1. Sparta High School was the top performer from Sussex County, according to the publication, coming in at No. 83. Of other county schools, High Point and Kittatinny were listed next at 88th and 89th, respectively. Nearby Jefferson and Roxbury were ranked 211th and 93rd, respectively.