Top 10 Best Essex County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 243 public schools serving 137,134 students in Essex County, NJ. Essex County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Essex County, NJ are Washington School, Wyoming School and Glenwood School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Essex County, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 57% statewide average). Schools in Essex County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Best Essex County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Washington School
Math: 87% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
71 Spring Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 376-3600
Grades: 5
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Wyoming School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
55 Myrtle Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 761-1619
Grades: K-4
| 310 students
Rank: #33.
Glenwood School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
325 Taylor Road South
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-7576
Grades: K-4
| 367 students
Rank: #44.
Hartshorn School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-7550
Grades: K-4
| 423 students
Rank: #55.
Millburn Middle School
Math: 84% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
25 Old Short Hills Rd
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 379-2600
Grades: 6-8
| 1,137 students
Rank: #66.
Gould/mountain Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
132 Gould Ave
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 712-4400
Grades: 4-6
| 287 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Essex Fells Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
102 Hawthorne Rd
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
(973) 226-0505
Grades: PK-6
| 228 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Grandview Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
35 Hamilton Dr East
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 712-4400
Grades: PK-3
| 389 students
Rank: #99.
Hillside Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
98 Belmont Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #1010.
Deerfield School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
26 Troy Lane
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-4843
Grades: K-4
| 438 students
Rank: #1111.
Heritage Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20 Foxcroft Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: 7-8
| 959 students
Rank: #1212.
The Gray Charter School
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 824-6661
Grades: K-8
| 336 students
Rank: #1313.
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11 Broadlawn Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: K-5
| 431 students
Rank: #1414.
South Mountain School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2 Southern Slope Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 921-1394
Grades: PK-4
| 318 students
Rank: #1515.
Riker Hill Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
31 Blackstone Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
Rank: #1616.
Harrison Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
148 N Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: K-5
| 469 students
Rank: #1717.
North End Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
122 Stevens Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(973) 712-0266
Grades: PK-4
| 258 students
Rank: #1818.
Ridgewood Avenue School
Math: 74% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
235 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
(973) 429-8306
Grades: 3-6
| 594 students
Rank: #1919.
Technology High School
Math: 70% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
223 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 481-5962
Grades: 9-12
| 597 students
Rank: #2020.
Robert Treat Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
443 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-8811
Grades: K-8
| 681 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Laning Avenue School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
18 Lanning Rd
Verona, NJ 07044
(973) 239-5590
Grades: PK-4
| 248 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Mount Pleasant Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11 Broadlawn Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: 6
| 478 students
Rank: #2323.
Glen Ridge High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
(973) 429-8303
Grades: 7-12
| 834 students
Rank: #2424.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
15 Knoll Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 227-2120
Grades: PK-3
| 408 students
Rank: #2525.
Collins Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
67 Martin Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Lester C Noecker
Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
100 Passaic Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 226-7644
Grades: PK-6
| 457 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Science Park High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
260 Norfolk Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-8689
Grades: 7-12
| 811 students
Rank: #2828.
Burnet Hill Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25 Byron Place
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: PK-5
| 469 students
Rank: #2929.
Livingston High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
30 Robert Harp Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,931 students
Rank: #3030.
St. Cloud Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
71 Sheridan Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 669-5393
Grades: K-5
| 379 students
Rank: #3131.
Brookdale Avenue School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14 Brookdale Court
Verona, NJ 07044
(973) 571-6752
Grades: K-4
| 130 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Oak View Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
150 Garrabrant Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 680-8590
Grades: PK-6
| 384 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Radcliffe School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
379 Bloomfield Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 667-8819
Grades: PK-6
| 354 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Spring Garden School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
59 S Spring Garden Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8896
Grades: PK-6
| 362 students
Rank: #3535.
Belleville Ps10
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
527 Belleville Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 532-5010
Grades: K-5
| 171 students
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Essex County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
74 Montgomery St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6911
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
15 James St
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 297-1275
Grades: K-8
| 331 students
43 Alexander St
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2390
Grades: 1-8
| 385 students
100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 399-6847
Grades: K-5
| 310 students
15 Boylan St
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2490
Grades: PK-K
| 57 students
103 Bragaw Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 705-3970
Grades: K-8
| 250 students
180 Oraton St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5340
Grades: PK-4
| 290 students
28 Burnet St
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-7138
Grades: PK-8
| 213 students
321 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-3870
Grades: 5-8
| 287 students
33 Cleveland St
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 677-4110
Grades: PK-2
| 249 students
255 Chancellor Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3860
Grades: K-2
| 141 students
36 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
Grades: K-5
| 233 students
534 Clinton Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6970
Grades: PK
| 67 students
33 Maple Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 733-6234
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
229 18th Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6824
Grades: PK-8
| 218 students
557 Fifteenth Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6924
Grades: PK-8
| 224 students
279 Chancellor Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 508-4334
Grades: 6-12
| 116 students
72 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 242-3543
Grades: 5-8
| 212 students
15 Smalley Place
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 372-5601
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
1064 Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
Grades: PK
| 75 students
663 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5330
Grades: 5-8
| 552 students
823 S 16th St
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 374-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
33 Maple Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3850
Grades: K-8
| 365 students
108 South 9th St
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 733-7368
Grades: K-8
| 375 students
236 Hoover Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 259-1870
Grades: 7-12
| 112 students
909 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-4400
Grades: 5-10
| 494 students
70 Spring Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
(201) 343-6000
Grades: PK-12
| 3 students
66 Muhammad Ali Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6815
Grades: PK-8
| 499 students
75 Morton St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6938
Grades: 6-8
| 297 students
36 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 399-6874
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7343
Grades: 9-12
| 141 students
403 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-8301
Grades: 7-12
| 419 students
200 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102
(917) 209-6815
Grades: 9-12
| 54 students
823 S. 16th Street
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 374-7000
Grades: PK-6
| 642 students
570 Broad St.
Newark, NJ 07102
(862) 307-7010
Grades: 9-12
| 429 students
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