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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Jersey School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,370,686
Number Of New Jersey Schools 2,604
Number Of New Jersey School Districts 674
Spending Per Student $20,034

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 65.5938409718646
4th Grade 59.2777040615732
5th Grade 61.1900120686391
6th Grade 65.494711335981
7th Grade 62.2848049931392
8th Grade 78.3388961322935
11th Grade 88.9670071431497

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 75.517570942313
4th Grade 74.4840958739581
5th Grade 79.0730350039069
6th Grade 78.3236122551758
7th Grade 65.2274927038249
8th Grade 69.8973444891717
11th Grade 75.8339187415519

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 48.9% 50.9%
Black 16.0% 15.6%
Hispanic 24.1% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.3% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 4.5% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 15.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 11.99
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

New Jersey Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 8,958,013 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,214 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.6% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.1% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,195,574 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.5% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.4% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 36.4% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.5% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 17.1% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.4% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.0% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 9.2% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,045 $13,768,220,000 50.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,808 $2,477,732,000 9.0%
Staff $551 $755,463,000 2.8%
General Administration $371 $508,738,000 1.9%
School Administration $875 $1,198,958,000 4.4%
Operation $1,895 $2,597,633,000 9.5%
Transportation $905 $1,241,121,000 4.5%
Other $433 $593,074,000 2.2%
Total Support $6,838 $9,372,719,000 34.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,151 $4,319,517,000 15.7%
Total Expenditures $20,034 $27,460,456,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%