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New Jersey Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2021 – 2022 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2020
  • Educational Environment: 2021 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated July 2023

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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Jersey School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,377,422
Number Of New Jersey Schools 2,558
Number Of New Jersey School Districts 697
Spending Per Student $24,874

State Test Scores

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
42%
48%
48%
46%
51%
50%
46%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    9th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

50 40 30 20 10 0
44%
38%
35%
30%
33%
15%
39%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/Racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 41.1% 48.1%
Black 15.3% 15.8%
Hispanic 32.7% 28.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.6% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 33.2% 48.1%
English Language Learners 6.1% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 17.4% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
11.8
15.9
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

New Jersey Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 9,261,699 333,287,557
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,254 93
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.7% 5.9%
5-19 Years Old 18.8% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 31.8% 33.2%
45-64 Years Old 27.5% 25.6%
65 Or Older 16.2% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,395,165 120,158,879
Single Parent Households With Children 7.8% 8.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.5% 88.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 41.5% 33.6%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 27.4% 17.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.9% 16.3%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.1% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 13.9% 16.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 11.8% 15.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 9.2% 11.8%
$15,000 or less 7.6% 9.4%

Education Expenditures

For the State Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,252 $16,876,633,536 49.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,485 $3,422,916,968 10.0%
Staff $778 $1,071,908,147 3.1%
General Administration $448 $617,313,228 1.8%
School Administration $1,106 $1,523,858,437 4.4%
Operation $2,059 $2,835,591,380 8.3%
Transportation $773 $1,065,361,101 3.1%
Other $557 $766,792,454 2.2%
Total Support $8,206 $11,303,690,627 33.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,415 $6,081,668,713 17.8%
Total Expenditures $24,874 $34,262,079,216 100.0%
For the Nation Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,794 $384,567,026,223 49.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $841 $41,500,431,613 5.3%
Staff $665 $32,787,987,253 4.2%
General Administration $269 $13,273,339,703 1.7%
School Administration $756 $37,281,585,830 4.8%
Operation $1,191 $58,747,506,944 7.6%
Transportation $504 $24,858,475,672 3.2%
Other $491 $24,247,526,162 3.1%
Total Support $4,716 $232,696,768,378 29.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,247 $160,183,697,619 20.6%
Total Expenditures $15,757 $777,446,989,564 100.0%