Top 10 Best Middlesex County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 207 public schools serving 126,231 students in Middlesex County, NJ (there are 125 private schools, serving 16,412 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Middlesex County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
Middlesex County, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Middlesex County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best Middlesex County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Middlesex County Voc Math Science &engineering Techn
Vocational School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
100 Technology Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
(732) 452-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 172 students
Rank: #22.
Middlesex County Voc Allied Health & Biomedical Science
Vocational School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1 Convery Boulevard
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 634-5858
Grades: 8-12
| 285 students
Rank: #33.
West Windsor-plainsboro High School North
(Math: 68% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
90 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 716-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,495 students
Rank: #44.
Woodbrook Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15 Robin Road
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2901
Grades: K-5
| 902 students
Rank: #55.
Hatikvah International Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7 Lexington Avenue
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 254-8300
Grades: K-8
| 571 students
Rank: #66.
James Madison Intermediate School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
838 New Dover Road
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2960
Grades: 3-5
| 585 students
Rank: #77.
John Adams Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1081 New Dover Road
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2920
Grades: 6-8
| 980 students
Rank: #88.
Martin Luther King Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
285 Tingley Lane
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2980
Grades: K-5
| 618 students
Rank: #99.
Community Middle School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
95 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 716-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,126 students
Rank: #1010.
John P. Stevens High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
855 Grove Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,643 students
Rank: #1111.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2870
Grades: 6-8
| 1,163 students
Rank: #1212.
Applegarth Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
227 Applegarth Rd
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 655-0604
Grades: 4-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1313.
Monmouth Junction Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
630 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
(732) 329-6981
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #1414.
Metuchen High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
(732) 321-8744
Grades: 9-12
| 726 students
Rank: #1515.
Oak Tree Road Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Wilus Way
Iselin, NJ 08830
(732) 602-8424
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #1616.
Warnsdorfer Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9 Hardenburg Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6880
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1717.
Oak Tree Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
226 Applegarth Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 655-7642
Grades: PK-3
| 713 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Cranbury School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
23 N Main St
Cranbury, NJ 08512
(609) 395-1700
Grades: PK-8
| 472 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Edgar Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
49 Brunswick Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
(732) 321-8770
Grades: 5-8
| 713 students
Rank: #2020.
Knollwood Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
333 Willow Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 885-1528
Grades: K-3
| 507 students
Rank: #2121.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
53 Brookville Road
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 650-5270
Grades: K-5
| 900 students
Rank: #2222.
Churchill Jr High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
18 Norton Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 353-0915
Grades: 8-9
| 1,367 students
Rank: #2323.
Kennedy Park Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Goodrich Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830
(732) 602-8424
Grades: PK-K
| 277 students
Rank: #2424.
Monroe Township Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1629 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(732) 521-6042
Grades: 6-8
| 1,715 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Menlo Park Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
155 Monroe Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2910
Grades: K-5
| 796 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Millstone River School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
75 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 716-5500
Grades: 3-5
| 869 students
Rank: #2727.
Monroe Township High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Schoolhouse Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(732) 521-2882
Grades: 9-12
| 2,508 students
Rank: #2828.
Cambridge Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
35 Cambridge Road
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
(732) 297-2941
Grades: PK-5
| 458 students
Rank: #2929.
Frost Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
65 Frost Avenue
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6850
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: #3030.
Walter M. Schirra Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
One Awn St
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 360-4495
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #3131.
Crossroads North Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
635 Georges Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
(732) 329-4191
Grades: 6-8
| 894 students
Rank: #3232.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
371 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6820
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #3333.
Iselin Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Woodruff Street
Iselin, NJ 08830
(732) 602-8450
Grades: 6-8
| 810 students
Rank: #3434.
John Marshall Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Cornell Street
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 650-5370
Grades: K-5
| 736 students
Rank: #3535.
Green Brook Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
132 Jefferson Avenue
Dunellen, NJ 08812
(732) 968-1051
Grades: 5-8
| 352 students
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Middlesex County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
51 First Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 376-6070
Grades: K-4
| 789 students
1717 Lester Place
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 752-8652
Grades: 4-5
| 505 students
842 Glassboro Rd
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(856) 629-2400
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1125 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-5300
Grades: 6-12
| 1,432 students
256 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 247-3832
Grades: Inquire with school
| 54 students
1690 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 317-0300
Grades: 7-12
| 12 students
21 Suttons Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 572-9494
Grades: 9-12
| 195 students
Us Highway 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 297-8991
Grades: 8-12
| 50 students
274 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 826-3360
Grades: PK
| n/a students
Nuview Academy Annex (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
1690 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 777-9860
Grades: 5-12
| 6 students
333 High Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 376-6250
Grades: PK
| n/a students
274 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 826-3360
Grades: PK
| 285 students
77 Turner Street
Port Reading, NJ 07064
(732) 602-2525
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
125 Jackson Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK
| 173 students
351 Mechanic Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 324-9860
Grades: PK
| 300 students
Selover School (Closed 2011)
Special Education School
150 Lincoln St
Sayreville, NJ 08872
(732) 525-5533
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
19 South Main Street
Parlin, NJ 08859
(609) 397-2012
Grades: PK-6
| 52 students
15 Paddock St
Avenel, NJ 07001
(732) 499-5061
Grades: 9-10
| 7 students
1277 Rahway Ave
Avenel, NJ 07001
(732) 499-5956
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Middlesex County, NJ?
How many public schools are located in Middlesex County, NJ?
207 public schools are located in Middlesex County, NJ.
What percentage of students in Middlesex County, NJ go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Middlesex County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Middlesex County, NJ?
Middlesex County, NJ public schools minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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