Princeton Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,650 students in Princeton Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Princeton Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Princeton Public Schools School District are Princeton Witherspoon Middle School, Littlebrook School and Johnson Park School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Princeton Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Princeton Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Princeton Public Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
6 Schools
2,564 Schools
# Students
3,650 Students
1,342,156 Students
# Teachers
341 Teachers
115,003 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Princeton Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 648 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#120 out of 652 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Princeton Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Princeton Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Princeton Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Princeton Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.69
0.71
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,095 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
786 Students
141,159 Students
% Asian Students
22%
10%
# Hispanic Students
566 Students
412,704 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
31%
# Black Students
216 Students
198,944 Students
% Black Students
6%
15%
# White Students
1,781 Students
550,269 Students
% White Students
49%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
2,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
299 Students
34,254 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
43
37,500
# Students in K Grade:
136
82,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
189
90,889
# Students in 2nd Grade:
195
91,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
224
92,196
# Students in 4th Grade:
230
93,838
# Students in 5th Grade:
232
94,854
# Students in 6th Grade:
264
98,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
255
100,214
# Students in 8th Grade:
279
102,176
# Students in 9th Grade:
344
102,349
# Students in 10th Grade:
380
100,975
# Students in 11th Grade:
408
100,074
# Students in 12th Grade:
420
99,076
# Ungraded Students:
51
55,792

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,442 is higher than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $27,481 is higher than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$104 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Princeton Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$100 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of Princeton Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$28,442
$26,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Princeton Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$27,481
$25,552
This chart display average spending per public school student in Princeton Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Princeton Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Princeton Witherspoon Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4270
Grades: 6-8
| 803 students
Rank: #22.
Littlebrook School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
39 Magnolia Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4250
Grades: PK-5
| 342 students
Rank: #33.
Johnson Park School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
285 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4240
Grades: PK-5
| 329 students
Rank: #44.
Riverside School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
58 Riverside Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4260
Grades: PK-5
| 289 students
Rank: #55.
Princeton High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4280
Grades: 9-12
| 1,555 students
Rank: #66.
Community Park School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
372 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 332 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Princeton
  • 25 Valley Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540
  • (609) 806-4200
  • princetonk12.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,650 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 20% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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