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For the 2021 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 7,377 students in Somerset, NJ. Somerset has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Somerset, NJ are Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School, Central Jersey College Prep Charter School and Conerly Road School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Somerset, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Somerset have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Somerset, NJ Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    150 Pierce Street
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 412-7643

    Grades: K-9 | 476 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    101 Mettlers Road
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 302-9991

    Grades: K-12 | 598 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Conerly Road School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    35 Conerly Road
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 249-9362

    Grades: PK-4 | 382 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Macafee Road School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    53 Macafee Road
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 249-9097

    Grades: PK-4 | 396 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Franklin Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    415 Francis Street
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 249-6410

    Grades: 7-8 | 979 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Pine Grove Manor School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    130 Highland Avenue
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 246-2424

    Grades: PK-4 | 345 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Sampson G. Smith School Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1649 Amwell Road
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 873-2800

    Grades: 5-6 | 1,035 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Hillcrest School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 Franklin Blvd
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 246-0170

    Grades: PK-4 | 411 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Franklin High School Math: 23% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 Elizabeth Avenue
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 302-4200

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,211 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Elizabeth Avenue School Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    363 Elizabeth Avenue
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 356-0113

    Grades: PK-4 | 544 students
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