New Jersey Public Schools

New Jersey is the #10 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,351,990 students across 2,560 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 49% (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(NJ) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
9%
Hispanic
23%
Black
17%
White
51%
Unknown
n/a
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 8585 Schools |
    46,08946,089 Students |
    54% 54% Minority
  • 273273 Schools |
    130,076130,076 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 151151 Schools |
    71,26571,265 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 175175 Schools |
    85,15085,150 Students |
    52% 52% Minority
  • 3737 Schools |
    12,98212,982 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 6060 Schools |
    26,36726,367 Students |
    65% 65% Minority
  • 251251 Schools |
    124,023124,023 Students |
    73% 73% Minority
  • 8282 Schools |
    46,05146,051 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 129129 Schools |
    84,90084,900 Students |
    82% 82% Minority
  • 5454 Schools |
    21,54921,549 Students |
    13% 13% Minority
  • 111111 Schools |
    50,71850,718 Students |
    56% 56% Minority
  • 200200 Schools |
    122,838122,838 Students |
    64% 64% Minority
  • 194194 Schools |
    103,513103,513 Students |
    29% 29% Minority
  • 154154 Schools |
    75,62875,628 Students |
    28% 28% Minority
  • 114114 Schools |
    73,75873,758 Students |
    22% 22% Minority
  • 153153 Schools |
    82,05382,053 Students |
    65% 65% Minority
  • 3232 Schools |
    11,48111,481 Students |
    34% 34% Minority
  • 6969 Schools |
    49,52249,522 Students |
    42% 42% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    23,51423,514 Students |
    12% 12% Minority
  • 181181 Schools |
    92,81392,813 Students |
    64% 64% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    17,70017,700 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
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