New Jersey
Public School Ratings






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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Jersey School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,405,983
Number Of New Jersey Schools 2,573
Number Of New Jersey School Districts 702
Spending Per Student $22,119

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.523731165446
4th Grade 56.6852188836354
5th Grade 56.7704868168496
6th Grade 54.7570121287404
7th Grade 61.3654445949351
8th Grade 60.982225672747
9th Grade 51.4289427440595
10th Grade 54.1907564451056

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 54.5303964149536
4th Grade 50.3801324627978
5th Grade 45.7563910713332
6th Grade 39.2596867799392
7th Grade 40.7856794916215
8th Grade 27.8182423322291
9th Grade 49.320917100529
10th Grade 30.1544168313589

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 43.9% 49.7%
Black 15.7% 15.9%
Hispanic 29.6% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 36.5% 47.6%
English Language Learners 5.9% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 17.1% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.10
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

New Jersey Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 8,908,520 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,207 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.8% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 32.0% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.9% 26.0%
65 Or Older 15.5% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,213,362 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.5% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.9% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 22.6% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.5% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.1% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.9% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.3% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.0% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 8.5% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,015 $15,487,324,159 49.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,061 $2,897,747,403 9.3%
Staff $593 $834,099,359 2.7%
General Administration $397 $558,620,417 1.8%
School Administration $997 $1,401,340,416 4.5%
Operation $1,911 $2,686,765,332 8.6%
Transportation $754 $1,059,620,211 3.4%
Other $490 $688,604,947 2.2%
Total Support $7,203 $10,126,757,956 32.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,901 $5,484,201,846 17.6%
Total Expenditures $22,119 $31,098,296,526 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%