New Jersey
Public School Ratings



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New Jersey Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview New Jersey School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,411,818
Number Of New Jersey Schools 2,593
Number Of New Jersey School Districts 693
Spending Per Student $21,433

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.2289461551282
4th Grade 57.0763357677663
5th Grade 56.880551710377
6th Grade 54.6900103999141
7th Grade 60.8022527640435
8th Grade 58.1758875877706
9th Grade 50.0666723705225
10th Grade 47.1674676132608
11th Grade 37.1681459728747

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.680681873052
4th Grade 48.5953749411401
5th Grade 47.9217974858768
6th Grade 42.227722347563
7th Grade 41.7932275534516
8th Grade 26.3724622278654
9th Grade 47.6886474365478
10th Grade 28.5497640075286
11th Grade 27.1381772499985

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 45.8% 50.6%
Black 16.0% 16.0%
Hispanic 27.9% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.0% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 36.4% 48.4%
English Language Learners 5.0% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 16.6% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.22
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

New Jersey Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 9,005,644 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,220 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.9% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.3% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.1%
65 Or Older 15.1% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,199,111 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 10.1% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.2% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.1% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 21.1% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.4% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.3% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.7% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.4% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 8.9% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,604 $14,970,833,107 49.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,968 $2,777,873,561 9.2%
Staff $577 $814,793,701 2.7%
General Administration $375 $529,617,536 1.8%
School Administration $962 $1,357,954,822 4.5%
Operation $1,857 $2,621,550,093 8.7%
Transportation $744 $1,049,805,051 3.5%
Other $474 $668,867,364 2.2%
Total Support $6,956 $9,820,594,337 32.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,874 $5,468,730,747 18.1%
Total Expenditures $21,433 $30,260,179,262 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%