High Tech was founded in 1991 by the HCST school district to provide Hudson County residents with a quality public education in a technology based environment. The high school has grown from 30 students in 1991 to 480 students in present school year. High Tech has been able to maintain a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. In its short existence, High Tech High school has been named a Top Ten High School, a New Jersey Star School (twice) and has been cited by New Jersey Magazine as one of the state's top public high schools.
Hudson County is the smallest of New Jersey's 21 counties. Highly urbanized and densely populated, the 2000 census ranked this area as fourth in the nation on the ethnicity index. As a regional school of choice, High Tech draws on its diverse student population from the 12 towns and cities within the county. The average expenditure per student is $14,760 and is derived from federal, state, and county aid.
High Tech High school is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education.