New Jersey Public Schools

New Jersey is the #10 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,351,990 students 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 |
    93,19593,195 Students |
    64% 64% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    17,70017,700 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
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Did You Know?
New Jersey public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in New Jersey is Learning Community Charter School School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or in the USA.