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New Jersey Education

A Profile on New Jersey Education and Schools

By

New Jersey Education

New Jersey Department of Education

Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Education:

David C. Hespe

District/School Information

Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days are required by New Jersey state law.

Number of Public School Districts: There are 616 public school districts in New Jersey.

Number of Public Schools: There are 2642 public schools in New Jersey. ****

Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 1,356,431 public school students in New Jersey. ****

Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 109,719 public school teachers in New Jersey.****

Number of Charter Schools: There are 90 charter schools in New Jersey.

Per Pupil Spending: New Jersey spends $16,933 per pupil in public education. ****

Average Class Size: The average class size In New Jersey is 12.3 students per 1 teacher. ****

% of Title I Schools: 59.0% of schools in New Jersey are Title I Schools.****

% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 16.2% of students in New Jersey are on IEP's. ****

% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 3.9i% of students in New Jersey are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****

% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 34.5% of students in New Jersey schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****

Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****

White: 51.1%

Black: 16.2%

Hispanic: 22.4%

Asian: 8.9%

Pacific Islander: 0.2%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.1%

School Assessment Data

Graduation Rate: 87.2% of all students entering high school in New Jersey graduate. **

ACT/SAT rank: 191.4 students per 1000 in New Jersey had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***

8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****

Math: 296 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New Jersey. The U.S. average was 284.

Reading: 276 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New Jersey. The U.S. average was 266.

% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 68.6% of students in New Jersey go on to attend some level of college. ***

Private Schools

Number of Private Schools: There are 1295 private schools in New Jersey.*

Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 240,555 private school students in New Jersey.*

Teacher Pay

The average teacher pay for the state of New Jersey was $61,830.00 in 2009.##

Each individual district in the state of New Jersey negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.

The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in New Jersey provided by the Princeton Public Schools District p.57.

 

*Data courtesy of Education Bug .

**Data courtesy of ED.gov

***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis

****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics

##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info

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