John Witherspoon Middle School

  • John Witherspoon Middle School serves 722 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • John Witherspoon Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • John Witherspoon Middle School's student population of 722 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students722 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John Witherspoon Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John Witherspoon Middle School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#165 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
18%
10%
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Hispanic
14%
26%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
58%
46%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.610.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School District NamePrinceton School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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