Top New Jersey Public Schools Eligible For Free Lunch

Approximately 30% of public school students in New Jersey are eligible for free lunch (2024).
The public schools with the highest eligible for free lunch are listed below (where sufficient data available).
The public school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in New Jersey is Bayonne Academy with 100% of students eligible.
Eligible for Free Lunch Range: 91% 100% Avg. Eligible for Free Lunch: 97%

Public Schools Eligible For Free Lunch in New Jersey (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Bayonne Academy
Vocational School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
669 Avenue A
Secaucus, NJ 07094
(201) 662-6705
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Cape May Regional School
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 7-12
131 Crest Haven Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-4870
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Essex Regional School
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: n/a
395-97 No 5th Street
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 648-4333
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
10 Junction Rd
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 284-1444
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Juvenile Female Secure Unit
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
W Burlington Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 324-6350
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
350 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723
(732) 286-5670
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Ocean Rch
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 7-12
1 Game Farm Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 693-9282
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Passaic For Science And Engineering
(Math: 33% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 6-12
291 Lafayette Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5504
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Passaic Gifted And Talented School No. 20
(Math: 37% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 2-8
19 Henry Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5500
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Passaic Preparatory Academy
(Math: 15% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 6-12
252 Boulevard
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5504
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Passaic Regional School
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 4-11
160 Minnisink Rd
Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 256-3337
Rank: #1 - 121. - 12.
Pinelands Rch
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
800 Carranza Road
Vincentown, NJ 08088
(609) 268-1424
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Community Charter School Of Paterson
Charter School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 99%
Grades: K-8
75 Spruce St
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 413-2057
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
The Queen City Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 99%
Grades: K-12
815 West Seventh Street
Plainfield, NJ 07063
(908) 753-4700
Rank: #1515.
Newcomers
(Math: ≤1% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 98%
Grades: 3-11
482-506 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-0110
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Etta Gero School No. 9
(Math: 6% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 97%
Grades: K-8
140 First St.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5509
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Passaic High School No. 12
(Math: 2% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 97%
Grades: 9-12
170 Paulison Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5600
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Daniel F. Ryan Elementary School No. 19
(Math: 15% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 96%
Grades: 1-8
320 Highland Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 779-4219
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Essex Co Jdc
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 96%
Grades: 7-12
80 Duryea Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(973) 484-4908
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
School No. 5
(Math: 8% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 96%
Grades: K-8
168 Monroe St.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 591-6747
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Thomas Jefferson School No. 1
(Math: 13% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 96%
Grades: K-8
390 Van Houten Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5501
Rank: #22 - 2622. - 26.
Hope Academy
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 95%
Grades: 6-12
266 Harrison Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 928-1509
Rank: #22 - 2622. - 26.
Hope Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 95%
Grades: K-7
836 S. 4th Street
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 379-3448
Rank: #22 - 2622. - 26.
Sonia Sotomayor School #21
(Math: 6% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 95%
Grades: K-8
225 Madison Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5500
Rank: #22 - 2622. - 26.
Theodore Roosevelt School No. 10
(Math: 8% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 95%
Grades: PK-8
151 Harrison St.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5510
Rank: #22 - 2622. - 26.
William B. Cruise Memorial School No. 11
(Math: 7% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 95%
Grades: K-8
390 Gregory Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5511
Rank: #2727.
Garden State Correctional Facility
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 94%
Grades: 9-12
Highbridge Road
Trenton, NJ 08620
(609) 298-6300
Rank: #28 - 3328. - 33.
Camden Co Jdc
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: 7-12
Woodbury Turnersville Rd Lake
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 374-6100
Rank: #28 - 3328. - 33.
Mario Drago School No. 3
(Math: 14% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: PK-8
155 Van Houten Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5503
Rank: #28 - 3328. - 33.
New Horizons Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: K-8
45 59 Hayes Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 848-0400
Rank: #28 - 3328. - 33.
Ocean Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: K-6
1650 Massachusetts Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 987-6525
Rank: #28 - 3328. - 33.
Paul Robeson Charter School For The Humanities
Charter School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: 3-8
643 Indiana Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
(609) 394-7727
Rank: #28 - 3328. - 33.
Roseville Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: K-4
540 Orange Street
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 483-4400
Rank: #3434.
Atlantic Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 92%
Grades: K-8
112 South New York Rd
Absecon, NJ 08205
(609) 428-4300
Rank: #35 - 3835. - 38.
Atlantic Regional School
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 91%
Grades: 9-12
2562 Tilton Rd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 645-6748
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the New Jersey average of public schools students eligible for free lunch?
The New Jersey average of public schools students eligible for free lunch is 30%% for 2024.
What are the public schools with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in New Jersey?
The best top ranked public schools in New Jersey include Bayonne Academy, Cape May Regional School and Essex Regional School.
What is public high school and public elementary school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in New Jersey?
The public high school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in New Jersey is Bayonne Academy, with a value of 100%. The public elementary school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch is Passaic For Science And Engineering, with a value of 100%.

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