Top 5 Best New Jersey Blue Ribbon Public Charter Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 7 blue ribbon public charter schools serving 9,596 students in New Jersey.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public charter schools in New Jersey are Princeton Charter School, Central Jersey College Prep Charter School and The Gray Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Jersey blue ribbon public charter schools have an average math proficiency score of 68% (versus the New Jersey public charter school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 53% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey public charter school average of 93% (majority Black).

Best New Jersey Blue Ribbon Public Charter Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Princeton Charter School
Charter School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
100 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-0575
Grades: K-8
| 426 students
Rank: #22.
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School
Charter School
Math: 55% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
101 Mettlers Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 649-3954
Grades: K-12
| 1,219 students
Rank: #33.
The Gray Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 824-6661
Grades: K-8
| 364 students
Rank: #44.
Classical Academy Charter School Of Clifton
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1255 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 278-7707
Grades: 6-8
| 182 students
Rank: #55.
Robert Treat Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 30% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
443 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-8811
Grades: K-8
| 688 students
Rank: #66.
North Star Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 20% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-0101
Grades: K-12
| 6,298 students
Rank: #77.
Pace Charter School Of Hamilton
Charter School
Math: 22% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1949 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 599-1212
Grades: K-8
| 419 students

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