Haddonfield Memorial High School is ranked No. 15 in the State of New Jersey this year, and No. 275 nationally.
Perry said the school is traditionally ranked in the top 20 in the state, and has been ranked as high as No. 125 nationally.
“It’s a community-wide effort,” Perry said. “It’s a testamemt to everyone involved, from teachers to coaches to parents to students. The students set high goals for themselves every year and each year they amaze me.”
He also pointed out the ranking includes charter and private schools. Haddonfield was the highest ranked school in the southern portion of the state.
Haddonfield High School students have performed on Broadway and a group will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind world finals in May.
The school offers 20 Advanced Placement courses and as partnerships with Drexel University and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
“Our alumni come back and form bonds and relationships with and develop programs for our current students,” Perry said.
He said the school highly encourages critical thinking and students participate in volunteer initiatives outside the school.
“Every year we push the boundaries further,” Perry said. “We focus on helping our students develop more 21st Century skills for the job market.”
According to U.S. News and World Report, Haddonfield High School has a 12:1 student to teacher ratio, with a total of 746 students and 62 teachers. The college readiness average for students is 57.9, with 61 percent taking the AP Test and 56 percent passing.
The school is also above the state average in Math and Language proficiency.