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

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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Jersey School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,405,188
Number Of New Jersey Schools 2,583
Number Of New Jersey School Districts 691
Spending Per Student $20,006

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.8020618878624
4th Grade 55.1130048390897
5th Grade 57.9709577474034
6th Grade 51.5082608312119
7th Grade 57.0765990859221
8th Grade 56.8727971988373
10th Grade 43.4366459268508
11th Grade 36.9123929358375

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.0457493664918
4th Grade 46.684905504328
5th Grade 45.3231671162399
6th Grade 42.0265999061669
7th Grade 38.0063305244153
8th Grade 25.8530500959511
10th Grade 29.4106865373408
11th Grade 25.6138585067463

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.7% 51.5%
Black 16.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 27.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 36.4% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.9% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 16.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.25
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

New Jersey Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 8,944,469 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,212 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.9% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.7% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,195,014 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.3% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.9% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.5% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 19.7% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 17.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.7% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.7% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.2% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,038 $14,104,894,942 50.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,830 $2,571,073,476 9.1%
Staff $549 $771,800,306 2.7%
General Administration $386 $543,049,578 1.9%
School Administration $879 $1,234,639,970 4.4%
Operation $1,866 $2,621,788,598 9.3%
Transportation $709 $995,790,458 3.5%
Other $439 $616,851,082 2.2%
Total Support $6,657 $9,354,921,729 33.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,311 $4,652,962,368 16.6%
Total Expenditures $20,006 $28,112,850,433 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%