100 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Princeton Charter School serves 400 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Princeton Charter School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Princeton Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Princeton Charter School's student population of 400 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
400 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Princeton Charter School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Princeton Charter School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#24 out of 2221 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Princeton Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
35%
10%
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Hispanic
4%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Princeton Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
4%
15%
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White
48%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of Princeton Charter School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Princeton Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Princeton Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
The school prioritizes academic performance over social skill development. The administration bypasses standard protocols to ensure students have a safe environment free of bullying and negative peer behavior. Emphasis on scores, both standard and reported, drives day-to-day focus. A loophole in the admissions lottery enables families to apply from international locations which has influenced the enrollment and community dynamic of the school.
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5  
I am a new parent at PCS with two children enrolled. This school has been a wonderful environment for my children to thrive in. The teachers are all so wonderful and caring. Yes, it is an academically challenging school, providing fantastic opportunities to students who are ready to take the next step. The school is very supportive to all students. We love the close knit community this school offers. The smaller class size provides more individualized instruction that has been very beneficial. A truly wonderful school!
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2  
Now looking back after graduating high school, I feel this school had a negative impact, if any impact whatsoever to my overall education. The teachers were either nice people with terrible teaching skills or plain terrible all around. Throughout my three years at the school, I was bullied to the point that I did not want to come to school in fear of what I would face.Even after telling the guidance counselor and principal multiple times, nothing was ever done. School used to be enjoyable for me, but PCS changed that. Hopefully, I never have to set foot on those grounds again.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 400 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 30%)

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