How to Become a Teacher in New Jersey

Great job! You have decided to become a teacher. Teaching is a career that is meant for an exceptional set of individuals who have the calling to change lives. The following steps will help you become a teacher in New Jersey.

Choose What You Want to Teach

Special education? Elementary, middle, or high school? Before you actually start studying to become a teacher in New Jersey, you need to consider which grade level or subject(s) are right for you. Depending on the area you choose, New Jersey has specific prerequisites for becoming a teacher.

Complete Your Education Requirements for Teaching in New Jersey

New Jersey, as all states, requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in order to become a teacher. Teachers must also complete a teacher preparation program. The degree must be from an accredited college or university. Most colleges and universities offer what is known as a blended or joint program. This means that upon completion of all required classes, fieldwork, and passing test scores, you will receive both a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching license. This is wonderful for those who know from the beginning that they wish to be a teacher.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Public school teachers must have a teaching license in order to teach. To gain licensure, a teacher preparation program from an accredited college or university must be completed. In order for a college to be accredited, it must be certified through CAEP, formerly NCATE and TEAC. If you choose this traditional route, you will likely graduate with a certification and a Bachelor's Degree.

While all states require a Bachelor's Degree to become certified, New Jersey has specific requirements depending on the area in which you want to teach. All teachers must complete a coherent sequence of coursework in the educational field. In addition, keep in mind that the following fields have specific requirements:

Elementary Education (Kindergarten - fifth grade)

A teaching candidate must complete at least 60 liberal arts credits, be a liberal arts major, or a science major. In addition, an endorsement in a specific subject area is required if grades 5-8 are the desirable teaching areas.

English (Kindergarten - twelfth grade)

A minimum of 30 credit areas in an English program, including a minimum of 12 advanced class hours are required for this certification.

Mathematics (Kindergarten - twelfth grade)

A minimum of 30 credit areas in an Mathematics program, including a minimum of 12 advanced class hours are required for this certification.

Science (Kindergarten through twelfth grade)

In order to become a certified teacher of Science in New Jersey you must complete a minimum of 30 credit areas in the field of Chemistry or Physics with 12 of those hours being at the advanced level. In addition, 15 full hours of credits must be gained in physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, thermodynamics, mechanical design, chemistry or biochemistry.

Alternative Teaching Certification in New Jersey

An alternative route to certification is available in New Jersey.

Teacher Certification Program

This option is for people who already have a four year Bachelor's Degree but have not completed a teacher preparation program. You will not earn a new degree with this program, just certification. To apply, one must meet all the requirements of the Office of licensure and Academic Credentials (OLC). Recent changes also require that potential candidate complete 24 hours of formal instruction prior to gaining a certificate. Completing all the steps will lead to a provisional license with a mentor and formal instruction while on the job.

Pass the Required Tests for New Jersey

The next step to becoming a teacher in New Jersey is passing the necessary tests.

Basic Skills Test

A basic skills test that is approved by the Commissioner must be taken in order to receive certification in New Jersey. The Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Test can be taken to fulfill the Basic Skills Test requirement. However, a score of 1660 or higher on the SAT, 23 or higher on the ACT, or at least a 4 on the analytical writing section and a combined score of 310 on the GRE can also be used.

Subject Tests

All New Jersey teachers will need to pass the subject specific/specialty area PRAXIS II exam for the grade and/or subjects you wish to teach. There are study guides and practice tests available for each version of the test. To make sure you have signed up for the correct test(s), you can talk with your school counselor or advisor. The test is comprised of multiple choice questions along with constructed response essay questions.

Apply for your New Jersey Teacher Certification

Application Requirements

You can apply online or you can submit transcripts for evaluation. In order to submit the application for new certification, you must do the following:

  • Submit a $70 payment by credit card online
  • Gain verification of program completion
  • Provide copies of out-of-state certificates (if applicable)
  • If applicable, a letter detailing any years of full-time teaching or administrative experience. This should include specifics of the job and be on school district letterhead, signed by the appropriate officials.
  • Official college transcripts with a degree conferral and GPA listed. A 3.00 or in some cases a 2.75 or above with high PRAXIS scores is required.
  • Credentials evaluation if certification was received from another country
  • Signed and notarized Oath of Allegiance for US citizens
  • Signed and notarized Non-citizen Oath of Allegiance (if applicable)
  • Provide scores for required PRAXIS II area tests
  • Applicants must take and pass an examination on physiology and hygiene or show proof of basic military training in the study of biology, health, or nutrition.
  • 24 hour requirements (CE certificates only)

Contact Information

NJ Department of Education
PO box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: (877)900-6960
For licensure (609)292-2070

Find a Teaching Job in New Jersey

If you have completed certification and received licensure, then you are ready to begin your career as an empowering educator in New Jersey!

Teaching Job in a Public School

Like other areas of the country, New Jersey is experiencing shortages in language, math, and sciences teachers, as well as those qualified to teach special education. In order to combat this trend, the state of New Jersey makes an active recruitment attempt for certified and passionate candidates through the Department of Education website and an auxiliary website, www.njschooljobs.com.

New Jersey Teacher Unions

When hired, public school teachers can join a union such as the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) or the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFL-CIO), both of which offer support and advocacy to their members.

New Jersey Teacher Benefits

Teachers in New Jersey have comprehensive benefits while working. Upon retirement, they or their surviving family members are able to draw from the Teacher's Pension and Annuity Fund - State of New Jersey.

Teaching Job in a Private School

In addition to pursuing a career in a public school, teachers may wish to apply to any of the state's 1,536 private schools. With ratios that average 11 students per teacher, teachers may find private schools to be a comfortable transition to full-time teaching. Applying for a private school usually requires the candidate to apply directly with the school.

Teacher Shortage in New Jersey by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in New Jersey has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • Bilingual/Bicultural
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • World Languages

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in New Jersey by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers2,956
Kindergarten Teachers3,087
Elementary Teachers52,527
Middle & High School Teachers37,481
Ungraded Class Teachers14,879

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 1,130 private schools with an estimated 15,200 private school teachers in New Jersey. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers7,875
Middle & High School Teachers3,367
Combined K-12 School Teachers3,930

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

In the field of education, professional development opportunities occur throughout the system, including but not limited to support staff, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. Professional development initiatives are driven from the top down - first nationally, then state-wide, then district, then school, and finally classroom focused.

Professional Development in New Jersey

New Jersey teachers utilize a variety of platforms and formats to ensure that their professional development needs are met. Among their options are online courses/ webinars, peer-led conferences/in-services, and administrator/facilitator presentations. The state Department of Education in New Jersey has issued an updated set of guidelines to help teachers meet the state's needs for highly qualified teaching professionals.

Teachers must achieve 20 hours of professional development each year, according to New Jersey's Standards for Professional Learning. The PD offerings must be of high-quality and lead to effective teaching practices and build leadership capacity. Teachers with questions meeting New Jersey's stringent guidelines are encouraged to review their school district's copy of the New Jersey collaborative professional learning toolkit.

Employment and Teacher Salary in New Jersey

Teaching is a rewarding career at the preschool, elementary or secondary level for people who wish to share their knowledge and passion about the world with students. In New Jersey, teachers earn a starting salary of $48,631 - higher than the mean annual salary of the state. Regardless, the Department of Education still has a shortage of teachers in languages, STEM subjects, arts, and special education. Applicants are encouraged to apply with these subjects in mind, and also to apply to urban centers like Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, and Elizabeth.

Total Employed

44,410

Salary Range

$53,580 - $93,900

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $53,580 to $93,900 a year in New Jersey. There are around forty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union11,410$66,690
Edison, New Brunswick11,040$64,140
Camden5,520$64,120
Trenton, Ewing1,990$65,200
Atlantic City, Hammonton1,630$68,160
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton760$61,820
Ocean City370$67,980

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

2,020

Salary Range

$52,480 - $139,100

English teachers have a salary range between $52,480 to $139,100 a year in New Jersey, with over 2,020 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union950$79,830
Edison, New Brunswick380$88,490
Camden180$77,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

33,900

Salary Range

$55,800 - $99,720

As a high school teacher in New Jersey you can expect to make between $55,800 - $99,720. There are around thirty three thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Edison, New Brunswick9,980$69,880
Newark, Union8,030$71,480
Camden4,400$69,160
Trenton, Ewing1,740$68,780
Atlantic City, Hammonton1,130$68,240
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton550$64,820
Ocean City370$64,360

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

610

Salary Range

$63,360 - $168,920

In New Jersey, a history teacher's salary may range from $63,360 to $168,920. There are around 610 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union240$89,740
Edison, New Brunswick120$105,960
Camden100$92,330
Trenton, Ewing60-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

5,270

Salary Range

$48,860 - $89,730

Kindergarten teachers in New Jersey, can earn between $48,860 to $89,730 a year. There are around five thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union1,350$59,870
Edison, New Brunswick1,340$58,190
Camden670$58,400
Trenton, Ewing180$64,400
Atlantic City, Hammonton120$66,930
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton110$60,010
Ocean City40$66,870

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

107,930

Salary Range

$48,860 - $155,310

As a math teacher in New Jersey you can expect to make between $48,860 - $155,310. New Jersey is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union450$92,250
Edison, New Brunswick340$93,150
Camden150$83,220
Trenton, Ewing80-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

5,440

Salary Range

$26,170 - $71,270

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $26,170 to $71,270 a year in New Jersey. New Jersey is home to about five thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union1,720$39,510
Edison, New Brunswick1,480$45,180
Camden510$48,070
Trenton, Ewing320$44,280
Atlantic City, Hammonton120$61,660
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton60$43,320
Ocean City-$48,700

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

12,890

Salary Range

$24,960 - $59,400

In New Jersey, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $24,960 to $59,400, with over 12,890 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Edison, New Brunswick3,780$36,740
Newark, Union3,430$36,290
Camden1,470$34,770
Trenton, Ewing610$40,110
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton250$45,200
Atlantic City, Hammonton230$37,290
Ocean City70$38,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

10,290

Salary Range

$39,100 - $168,940

As a school administrator in New Jersey you can expect to make between $39,100 - $168,940. New Jersey is home to about ten thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Edison, New Brunswick480$61,500
Newark, Union470$78,910
Camden240$61,820
Trenton, Ewing100$67,720
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton30$53,880

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union2,190$130,920
Edison, New Brunswick2,110$121,240
Camden1,270$113,740
Trenton, Ewing440$125,600
Atlantic City, Hammonton280$117,990
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton190$110,920
Ocean City90$113,460

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

5,930

Salary Range

$54,010 - $100,450

School counselors in New Jersey, can earn between $54,010 to $100,450 a year, with over 5,930 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union1,460$66,330
Edison, New Brunswick1,360$70,080
Camden950$70,120
Trenton, Ewing320$70,690
Atlantic City, Hammonton180$73,600
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton160$66,600
Ocean City80$60,270

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

4,670

Salary Range

$52,310 - $94,810

School librarians have a salary range between $52,310 to $94,810 a year in New Jersey. New Jersey is home to about four thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Edison, New Brunswick1,370$65,560
Newark, Union1,130$67,090
Camden550$65,450
Trenton, Ewing280$66,240
Atlantic City, Hammonton110$57,590
Ocean City40$66,570
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton40$65,290

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

23,900

Salary Range

$52,720 - $95,840

In New Jersey, a special education teacher's salary may range from $52,720 to $95,840. New Jersey is home to about twenty three thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union240$64,810
Camden210$59,240
Edison, New Brunswick170$70,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union2,990$65,680
Edison, New Brunswick2,850$62,580
Camden1,730$62,700
Trenton, Ewing530$67,690
Atlantic City, Hammonton360$66,220
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton310$55,240
Ocean City120$69,970

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Edison, New Brunswick1,470$66,360
Newark, Union1,110$69,850
Camden1,010$64,420
Atlantic City, Hammonton190$63,190
Trenton, Ewing190$71,790
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton110$63,010
Ocean City60$73,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Edison, New Brunswick1,550$69,810
Newark, Union1,530$71,060
Camden990$67,490
Trenton, Ewing330$71,690
Atlantic City, Hammonton250$70,420
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton170$66,030
Ocean City100$70,250

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

23,640

Salary Range

$23,980 - $38,550

In New Jersey, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $23,980 to $38,550. New Jersey is home to about twenty three thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union7,110$31,290
Camden5,840$30,760
Edison, New Brunswick4,420$26,800
Atlantic City, Hammonton650$29,640
Trenton, Ewing480$28,040
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton290$29,580
Ocean City240$25,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

50,190

Salary Range

$20,370 - $37,870

In New Jersey, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $20,370 to $37,870. There are around fifty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark, Union12,970$26,300
Edison, New Brunswick11,850$26,870
Camden7,950$24,510
Trenton, Ewing2,440$29,090
Atlantic City, Hammonton1,480$26,940
Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton1,200$24,960
Ocean City530$24,250

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in New Jersey

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in New Jersey that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 281 school districts in New Jersey were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.73
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 93.97

Located in the borough of Oakland, Ramapo-Indian Hill Regional School District operates two schools at the high school level. The district has enrollment of about 2300 students and employs over 210 classroom teachers to instruct students from grades 9 through grade 12. With a classroom ratio of about 11:1, Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District aims to establish and maintain educational programs that support effective teaching and meaningful learning. Learn more by visiting the Ramapo-Indian Hill Regional School District website at rih.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 93.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 100
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 21.4
% Proficiency Score: 100

Publically funded, Monmouth County Vocational School District is headquartered in Freehold, New Jersey. The district operates 10 schools that employ over 225 classroom teachers to instruct about 1715 students. With programming from grade 9 to grade 12, Monmouth County Vocational School District prepares students for an evolving workplace, lifelong learning and further education through specialized academics, career and technical programs. Learn more by visiting the Monmouth County Vocational School District website at mcvsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 99.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.23
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 52.12
% Proficiency Score: 96.23

Located in Bergen County in the northeastern corner of the state, Northern Valley Regional School District has 2 high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 2550 students and employs over 250 classroom teachers. With a classroom ratio of about 10:1 ,this school district values a balanced educational opportunity for all students in a nurturing environment supporting formal learning and social and emotional well-being. Learn more by visiting the Northern Valley Regional School District website at nvnet.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 95.8 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 88.21
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.47
% Proficiency Score: 87.44

Found in Franklin Lakes in Bergen County, Franklin Lakes Borough School District operates 4 public schools at the elementary level. The district employs about 155 classroom teachers to instruct approximately 1265 students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8, which creates a classroom ratio of about 8:1. The district asserts it will provide students with experiences in higher level thinking, information processing, the responsibilities of citizenship, and employability skills. Learn more by visiting the Franklin Lakes Borough School District website at districtweb.franklinlakes.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 87.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 47.4
% Proficiency Score: 94.47

Mountain Lakes Borough School District is located in Morris County. The publically funded district offers instruction from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 for about 1585 students enrolled throughout five schools. The ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 11:1, which enables Mountain Lakes Borough School District promotes safe and supportive learning environments that challenge and inspire students . Learn more by visiting the Mountain Lakes Borough School District website at mlschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 94.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.79
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 36.89
% Proficiency Score: 94.47

Located in Paramus, Bergen County Vocational School District is located in Bergen County. The district offers instruction from grade 9 to grade 12 and has a total enrollment of more than 2015 students in its 4 schools with over 220 classroom teachers, creating a student - teacher ratio of 9:1 . Through innovative programs, the district has created a new model for secondary education in New Jersey. Learn more by visiting the Bergen County Vocational School District website at bcts.bergen.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 94.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 84.13
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 36.45
% Proficiency Score: 88.94

Located in a township in Somerset County, the Warren Township School District is academic home to over 2000 students and employs about 210 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 8. With a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1, the district's 5 schools provide a supportive environment for all students to succeed academically. Warren Township schools aim to provide all students with an outstanding education that fosters academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Warren Township School District website at warrentboe.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 88.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.69
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.1
% Proficiency Score: 68.34

Located in Sussex County, the publically funded PK - 12 Hopatcong School District is home to more than 1,700 elementary, middle and secondary students. Employing more than 150 classroom teachers throughout its 5 schools, the district reports a ratio of about 11 students per teacher. Hopatcong schools value a collaborative approach to every child's education, every day.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 68.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56.94
% Proficiency Score: 77.89

Located in the borough of Ridgefield in Bergen County is Ridgefield Borough School District. Home to 4 schools, Ridgefield schools enroll about 1750 students each year. The district employs over 160 classroom teachers, which creates a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1. Ridgefield Borough Schools seek to encourage and support discovery, exploration, and introspection so that each student is empowered to fulfill their potential. Learn more by visiting the Ridgefield Borough School District website at ridgefieldschools.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 77.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.25
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.36
% Proficiency Score: 91.46

Headquartered in Mercer County, Princeton Regional School District has a total enrollment reaching 3500 students in its six elementary, middle and high schools. The district employs about 316 classroom teachers to instruct from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, creating a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1. Provide each student with a strong knowledge base as a foundation for competence. Learn more by visiting the Princeton Public Schools website at princetonk12.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 91.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.01
% Proficiency Score: 81.41

Located in a township of Hudson County, Hudson County Vocational School District offers career and vocational education to students from grades 6 through 12. The district operates nine schools and employs over 205 teachers for their 2160 students. This creates a classroom ratio of approximately 11 students for every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Hudson County Vocational School District website at hcstonline.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 56.74
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 48.04
% Proficiency Score: 93.47

Located just west of Midtown Manhattan, Ridgewood Village School District has a total of 10 schools serving its over 5750 students at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. With about 430 classroom teachers employed to meet student need, a ratio of 13:1 is created. Ridgewood Village schools are committed to excellence and innovation to provide a challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their potential. Learn more by visiting the Ridgewood Public Schools website at ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 93.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.56
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.32
% Proficiency Score: 89.45

Located in Bergen County near the New York state line, Mahwah Township Public Schools are an integral part of Bergen County. The district is home to more than 3,100 students spanning preschool to grade 12, and employs more than 250 elementary, middle and high school classroom teachers. The district reports a ratio of about 12 students per teacher throughout its 6 schools, which ensures that each student learns and grows academically and developmentally, every day. Learn more by visiting the Mahwah Township School District website at mahwah.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.34
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 46.85
% Proficiency Score: 84.92

Located in the community of Parsippany in Morris County, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District has a total of 7 schools serving 7165 students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. With over 610 classroom teachers employed, a ratio of 12:1 is created. Parsippany-Troy Hills schools promise to provide "effective instruction in all program areas and to develop the learning potential of all students in the district". Learn more by visiting the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District website at pthsd.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.27
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 53.97
% Proficiency Score: 80.4

Located in Manahawkin in Ocean County, Stafford Township School District has 5 public schools at the primary, elementary, and intermediate school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 2225 students and employs about over 190 classroom teachers to meet student need and create a classroom ratio of 12:1. Stafford Township Schools are committed to "building a better world, one student at a time". Learn more by visiting the Stafford Township School District website at staffordschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 60.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 52.1
% Proficiency Score: 83.42

Located in Bergen County, New Jersey, the Hillsdale Public Schools District is a public K - 8 district that operates 3 elementary and middle schools in the region. With approximately 1,300 students, the district employs over 100 classroom teachers in order to maintain a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1. Hillsdale schools are committed to charting a course of success for today and tomorrow for each student. Learn more by visiting the Hillsdale Borough School District website at hillsdaleschools.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.52
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 51.27
% Proficiency Score: 86.93

Located in Burlington County, New Jersey, the Medford Township Public Schools is a public K - 8 school district that operates 7 elementary and middle schools in the region. Home to more than 2,800 students, the district employs over 200 classroom teachers and maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. Medford schools are dedicated to keeping students the number one priority. Learn more by visiting the Medford Township School District website at medford.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.85
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 38.61
% Proficiency Score: 92.96

Located between Parsippany-Troy Hills and Newark, New Jersey, the Hanover Park Regional School District is an integral part of Morris County. The district has 2 high schools that are academic home to more than 1,500 student and employ more than 100 classroom teachers. These figures create a teaching ratio of about 12 students per teacher and ensure that Hanover Park High School District remains committed to being renowned as a national school district of character. Learn more by visiting the Hanover Park Regional School District website at hpreg.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 92.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.87
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.19
% Proficiency Score: 76.88

Located in rural New Jersey near the northeastern portion of the state line, Vernon Township School District is home to approximately 3,500 students in Sussex County. Employing more than 250 classroom teachers across its 6 elementary, middle and high schools, the district reports a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1. Vernon schools are committed to developing each child's academic skill as well as personal empowerment to be a better citizen - every day. Learn more by visiting the Vernon Township School District website at vtsd.com.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 76.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.01
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 46.77
% Proficiency Score: 82.91

Located in Bergen County, New Jersey, the Westwood Regional School District serves more than 2,600 students from preschool to grade 12. Employing more than 200 classroom teachers as well as more than 200 additional staff members, ensures that the district maintains a ratio of about 12 students per teacher throughout its 6 elementary, middle and high schools. Westwood teachers are dedicated to involving family, school and community members in each child's education. Learn more by visiting the Westwood Regional School District website at wwrsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 39.77
% Proficiency Score: 89.95

Located in Monmouth County, Holmdel Township School District operates 4 schools that offer instruction from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 and has an enrollment of over 3100 students each year. The district employs about 260 classroom teachers, creating a ratio of about 12 students per teacher. Holmdel Township Public Schools is committed to providing a comprehensive and caring educational environment that will develop the potential of every student. Learn more by visiting the Holmdel Township School District website at holmdel.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 89.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 59.99
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 37.93
% Proficiency Score: 94.97

Located in Berge County in the borough of Montvale is Pascack Valley Regional School District is home to two schools at the high school level serving the towns of Hillsdale, Montvale, River Vale, and Woodcliff Lake. This district enrols over 2040 students each year and employs about 165 teachers which creates a ratio of 12 students for every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Pascack Valley Regional School District website at pascack.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 94.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.83
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.61
% Proficiency Score: 81.41

Located in Hibernia, in Morris County, Rockaway Township School District offers education to students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 8. The district operates six schools. Employing over 225 teachers for their 2425 students, a classroom ratio of 11:1 is created. Rockaway Township schools aim to "propel the success of each student by creating an environment that fosters self-confidence and encourages creativity through quality instruction and educational opportunities". Learn more by visiting the Rockaway Township School District website at rockboro.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 33.48
% Proficiency Score: 89.45

Located outside of Wayne, New Jersey, the Montville Township School District administers to 7 elementary, intermediate and secondary schools throughout Morris County. With a total enrollment of more than 3,900n students, the district employs more than 350 classroom teachers to meet student needs. With a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1, the district is dedicated to guaranteeing exceptional education for everyone. Learn more by visiting the Montville Township School District website at montville.net.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.9
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 49.83
% Proficiency Score: 84.42

Located in just minutes from Philadelphia, in Camden County, Cherry Hill Township School District has 19 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 11,520 students and employs about 870 classroom teachers, creating a classroom ratio of about 13:1. Cherry Hill Public Schools aim to provide a quality education program for al students. Learn more by visiting the Cherry Hill Public Schools website at cherryhill.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 750 Total Support Staff
  • 84.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.33
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 31.25
% Proficiency Score: 89.45

Located in Whitehouse Station, the Readington Township School District operates 2 schools that offer instruction to students from grade 9 to grade 12. The district has over 2300 students and employs about 215 teachers. With a ratio of approximately 11:1, the district asserts that the schools address the diverse learning needs of all students through thoughtfully- planned differentiation of instruction and through a variety of differentiated programs in academic areas. Learn more by visiting the Readington Township School District website at readington.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 59.95
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 39.92
% Proficiency Score: 91.96

Located in Upper Saddle River in Bergen County, just north of New York City, Upper Saddle River Borough School District has an enrollment of 1340 students. The district offers education in primary, elementary, and middle schools. Upper Saddle River Borough schools are committed to helping students develop physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Learn more by visiting the Upper Saddle River Borough School District website at usrschoolsk8.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 91.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.22
% Proficiency Score: 81.41

Located in the heart of Gloucester County is Mantua Township School District. The publically funded district offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 6 for about 1330 students enrolled throughout its 3 schools. Employing about 120 teachers, the ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 11:1. Mantua Township schools commit to delivering an academic curriculum characterized by high levels of relevance to support clearly defined learning outcomes. Learn more by visiting the Mantua Township School District website at mantuaschools.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.07
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 50.3
% Proficiency Score: 75.88

Located on the outskirts of Hackensack, New Jersey, the Saddle Brook School District is home to approximately 1,600 students from preschool to grade 12. With 5 elementary, middle and secondary schools in operation, the district employs almost 150 classroom teachers to meet student need. A classroom ratio of about 11:1 ensures that Saddle Brook teachers and staff members empower students' education toward excellence every day. Learn more by visiting the Saddle Brook School District website at saddlebrookschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 75.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 59.64
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 46.16
% Proficiency Score: 85.43

Located in Bergen County, the Paramus Borough School District offers instruction to about 3950 students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Employing about 320 teachers in its 8 schools, the district has a student -teacher ratio of approximately 12:1. Paramus Borough schools aim to develop all students as open-minded life-long learners. Learn more by visiting the Paramus Public Schools website at paramus.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.76
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 48.39
% Proficiency Score: 84.92

Established in 1872, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools District operates 6 elementary, middle and high schools throughout Essex County, New Jersey. The district employs more than 200 classroom teachers to educate the more than 2,600 students that are enrolled from preschool to grade 12 throughout the district. Caldwell-West Caldwell teaching staff are committed to empowerment and progress in each child's education. Learn more by visiting the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District website at cwcboe.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.08
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 38.3
% Proficiency Score: 85.43

Located in Bergen County, Park Ridge School District offers education in two elementary schools and one high school with over 1300 students enrolled. With about 115 teachers employed, there is ratio of about 11 students for each teacher. Park Ridge schools are committed to the mission of educating all students. Learn more by visiting the Park Ridge Borough School District website at parkridge.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.74
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 38.62
% Proficiency Score: 89.45

Denville Township School District is headquartered in the community of Denville Township in Morris County. The district operates three schools at the elementary and middle school levels for students in Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8. The district employs over 140 classroom teachers to instruct more than 1740 students, creating a classroom ratio of 12:1. Staff and administrators of Denville Township schools are determined to deliver the outstanding quality and educational experience. Learn more by visiting the Denville Township School District website at denville.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 30.62
% Proficiency Score: 84.92

Located in Hunterdon County, north of Round Valley Reservoir, Clinton Township School District offers instruction to around 1595 students in grades Kindergarten to grade 8. It include elementary and middle schools. With over 135 teachers employed, the district maintains a ratio of 12:1. The Clinton Township School District achieves excellence for each child by ensuring a meaningful and challenging educational experience. Learn more by visiting the Clinton Township School District website at ctsd.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.08
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 29.81
% Proficiency Score: 91.46

Located in Rockaway in Morris County is the Morris Hills Regional School District. Home to two high schools, enrollment is about 2800 students each year. The district employs about 250 classroom teachers, which creates a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1. Morris Hills Regional District commit to developing a personalized learning experience through a comprehensive and diverse curriculum. Learn more by visiting the Morris Hills Regional School District website at district.mhrd.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 91.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.2
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 34.54
% Proficiency Score: 88.44

Located in Mercer County, Hopewell Valley Regional school District has enrollment of over 3730 students for its 6 schools. Schools in the district offer instruction from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 and employs over 335 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 11:1. Hopewell Valley Regional School District aims to provide a comprehensive, caring educational experience. Learn more by visiting the Hopewell Valley Regional School District website at www2.hvrsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 88.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 58.42
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.25
% Proficiency Score: 91.46

Headquartered in the suburban community of Cresskill in the northern valley area of Bergen County, Cresskill Borough School District has enrollment reaching over 1700 students in its 4 schools. The district employs about 130 classroom teachers to instruct from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 creating a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. Cresskill Borough Schools promote academic excellence and prepare students to be life-long learners. Learn more by visiting the Cresskill Borough School District website at cresskillboe.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 91.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.16
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 34.48
% Proficiency Score: 90.45

A suburb of New York City, Ramsey, New Jersey is home to the Ramsey Public Schools District. The district operates 5 elementary, middle and secondary schools that house more than 2,900 students from preschool to grade 12. The district employs more than 250 classroom teachers; a figure which maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1 throughout. Ramsey teachers focus on achieving excellence, one student at a time. Learn more by visiting the Ramsey Public Schools District website at ramsey.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 90.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.88
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 31.69
% Proficiency Score: 93.47

Found in the borough of Glen Rock in Bergen County, Glen Rock Borough School District operates 6 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district employs about 200 classroom teachers to instruct over 2355 students from Kindergarten to grade 12, creating a classroom ratio of about 12:1. The Glen Rock Borough Schools "embrace students as its highest priority by providing an exceptional education and opportunities". Learn more by visiting the Glen Rock Borough School District website at glenrocknj.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 93.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.27
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 34.74
% Proficiency Score: 84.92

Wall Township School District is located in Monmouth County in the town of Wall. The district offers instruction in Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 and has a total enrollment of more than 3800 students in its 7 schools. Employing about 350 teachers and with a classroom ratio of 11:1, Wall Township schools are "building a tradition of excellence". Learn more by visiting the Wall Township Public Schools website at www2.wall.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.82
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 46.53
% Proficiency Score: 77.39

Located in the community of Butler, New Jersey, the Morris County public school district operates 3 elementary, middle and secondary schools, serving more than 1,100 students from preschool to grade 12. Employing 100 classroom teachers, the district reports a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1. Butler schools are dedicated to honoring a tradition of pride and excellence. Learn more by visiting the Butler Public Schools website at butlerboe.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 77.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 60.31
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.86
% Proficiency Score: 83.42

Located in Mount Laurel Township in Burlington County, Mount Laurel Township School District operates 8 schools that offer instruction from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 and have a total enrollment of about 4125 students. The district employs over 335 classroom teachers which creates a ratio of approximately 12 students per teacher. Mount Laurel schools assert they prepare all children to be successful citizens. Learn more by visiting the Mount Laurel Schools website at en.wikipedia.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.11
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 38.51
% Proficiency Score: 87.94

With administrative offices in Moorestown, New Jersey, the Moorestown Township School District operates 6 public schools- 4 elementary schools, 1 middle schools and 1 high school that offer instruction to about 4000 students. The district employs over 325 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of about 12 students per teacher, Learn more by visiting the Moorestown Township Public Schools website at mtps.com.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 87.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.87
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 42.37
% Proficiency Score: 88.94

Located between Morristown and Millburn, Madison Public Schools District operates 5 elementary, middle and secondary schools throughout Morris County. With a total enrollment of more than 2,500 public PK - 12 students, the district employs almost 200 classroom teachers, which maintains a ratio of about 13 students per teacher. Madison schools are committed to inspire and challenge all students to be lifelong learners. Learn more by visiting the Madison Public Schools website at madisonpublicschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 88.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 32.2
% Proficiency Score: 92.96

Located south of Trenton, New Jersey, Lenape Regional High School District is an integral part of Burlington County, New Jersey. The district operates 4 high schools and enrolls more than 6,900 students from grades 9 through 12. With more than 600 classroom teachers employed by the district, Lenape schools have a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1, ensuring that students have access to unlimited educational experiences and a curriculum that exceeds core standards. Learn more by visiting the Lenape Regional High School District website at lrhsd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 92.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 60.2
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 35.65
% Proficiency Score: 92.96

Located in Bergen County, Tenafly Borough School District has 6 schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Enrollment stands at over 3600 students and the district employs about 285 classroom teachers. With ratio of about 13:1, Tenafly Borough schools commits to offering meaningful and challenging educational experiences for each and every student. Learn more by visiting the Tenafly Borough School District website at tenafly.k12.nj.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 92.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 35.87
% Proficiency Score: 89.45

Located near Ridgewood, New Jersey, Wyckoff School District is an integral part of Bergen County. The district operates 5 schools and has a total enrollment of about 2,100 students from preschool to grade 8. Employing more than 150 classroom teachers, the district maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1, and is committed to maintaining its reputation as a national blue ribbon school of excellence. Learn more by visiting the Wyckoff Township School District website at wyckoffps.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 61.83
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 39.64
% Proficiency Score: 86.93

Located in the community of Fair Lawn in Bergen County, Fair Lawn Borough School District has 9 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 4575 students and employs 370 classroom teachers to meet student need. With a classroom ratio of about 12:1, Fair Lawn Borough schools assert that the leaders of tomorrow attend Fair Lawn schools today. Learn more by visiting the Fair Lawn Borough School District website at fairlawnschools.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.82
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 36.55
% Proficiency Score: 88.94

Berkeley Heights Public Schools District is headquartered in the community of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. The district operates 6 elementary, intermediate and secondary schools and has a total student population of about 2,700. Employing more than 200 classroom teachers, the district reports a classroom ratio of about 12:1, ensuring that each student experiences a caring learning environment that boosts each individual to excellence. Learn more by visiting the Berkeley Heights Township School District website at bhpsnj.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 88.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.61
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 44.16
% Proficiency Score: 80.4

Located north and west of Newark, New Jersey, the Jefferson Township Public Schools District is an integral part of Morris County, New Jersey. The PK - 12 district operates 7 elementary, middle and high schools and enrols over 3,300 students. Instructed by more than 250 classroom teachers, the district maintains a ratio of about 12 students per teacher. Jefferson schools are committed to rigorous academics and community engagement in order to foster student success. Learn more by visiting the Jefferson Township School District website at jefftwp.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency

Continued List of School Districts in New Jersey

RankingSchool DistrictSchoolsTeachersOverall Score
#51 Lumberton Township School District411362.73
#52 North Hanover Township School District411262.54
#53 Waldwick Borough School District414362.51
#54 West Essex Regional School District214962.5
#55 Mount Olive Township School District635862.4
#56 Spotswood Borough School District415662.33
#57 East Brunswick Public Schools1167162.31
#58 Kinnelon Borough School District417362.23
#59 N Hunt-voorhees Regional School District223162.04
#60 Leonia Borough School District316462.03
#61 Branchburg Township School District316161.82
#62 Essex County Vocational-Technology School District419361.71
#63 Wayne Public Schools1468261.56
#64 Freehold Township School District835261.51
#65 Chester Township School District311161.5
#66 Washington Township School District420061.42
#67 Plumsted Township School District414061.21
#68 Ridgefield Park Township School District417861.2
#69 Sussex-Wantage Regional School District311561.12
#70 Cranford Township Schools731961.05
#71 Palisades Park School District315861
#72 Boonton Town School District311561
#73 Atlantic County Vocational School District211160.98
#74 Little Egg Harbor Township School District315960.88
#75 Somerset Hills Regional School District316460.85
#76 Pompton Lakes Borough School District413960.83
#77 Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District1176060.82
#78 Upper Township School District311760.75
#79 Hanover Township School District412160.7
#80 Pequannock Township School District518360.7
#81 Tinton Falls School District313360.69
#82 Washington Township Public School District1167560.69
#83 Metuchen Borough School District417360.69
#84 Glen Ridge Borough School District415860.68
#85 School District Of The Chathams630660.67
#86 Keyport Borough School District212160.66
#87 Oakland Borough School District412460.56
#88 Bernards Township School District645660.56
#89 Hillsborough Township School District966260.49
#90 Pinelands Regional School District217060.48
#91 Montclair Public Schools1156060.47
#92 Westfield Public Schools1047560.45
#93 Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District841060.45
#94 Evesham Township School District937960.44
#95 Haddon Heights Borough School District411960.44
#96 Millburn Township Public Schools740060.42
#97 Woodbury City School District413060.39
#98 Union County School District512060.34
#99 Roselle Park Borough School District517060.33
#100 Bordentown Regional School District518960.25
#101 Marlboro Township Public School District843260.2
#102 Montgomery Township School District540460.16
#103 Flemington-Raritan Regional School District631159.94
#104 Randolph Township Schools640159.91
#105 West Morris Regional School District220759.87
#106 Keansburg Borough School District419859.81
#107 Old Bridge Township Public Schools1569759.78
#108 Summit Public Schools934759.71
#109 Hackettstown School District415759.61
#110 Highland Park Borough School District413259.61
#111 Newton Town School District313159.59
#112 West Orange Public Schools1161059.53
#113 Ocean Township School District536159.41
#114 Howell Township Public Schools1257259.39
#115 West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District1074159.35
#116 Ocean City School District319359.33
#117 Manchester Township School District628359.3
#118 Delsea Regional High School District212659.26
#119 Middletown Township Public School District1776159.25
#120 Livingston Public Schools944959.25
#121 River Dell Regional School District213159.23
#122 Point Pleasant Borough School District424059.09
#123 Roxbury School District732359.02
#124 Middlesex Borough School District517158.91
#125 New Milford Borough School District415958.83
#126 Monroe Township School District850058.71
#127 Cinnaminson Township School District420058.58
#128 Camden County Vocational School District219958.55
#129 Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District414358.49
#130 Clark Township School District418658.43
#131 Haddonfield Borough School District520058.38
#132 Pennsville School District516958.31
#133 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District842258.27
#134 South Brunswick Public Schools1065058.21
#135 Dumont Borough School District521358.06
#136 Springfield Township School District516758.04
#137 Fort Lee Borough School District627858.02
#138 South Plainfield Borough School District829757.95
#139 Black Horse Pike Regional School District327457.89
#140 Middlesex County Vocational School District717057.88
#141 Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District328557.81
#142 Bergenfield Borough School District727057.72
#143 Burlington County Vocational School District215757.7
#144 Somers Point City School District310557.6
#145 Collingswood Borough School District716957.56
#146 North Brunswick Township Public Schools646857.48
#147 Pine Hill Borough School District417357.43
#148 Morris School District1041957.41
#149 Garfield City School District1143757.34
#150 Verona Borough School District615657.34
#151 Weehawken Township School District310857.31
#152 Lower Township School District413957.27
#153 Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District733457.23
#154 Eatontown Borough School District410257.2
#155 Swedesboro-Woolwich School District413857.14
#156 Pemberton Township School District1044257.12
#157 West Milford Township School District830257.09
#158 Voorhees Township School District523756.99
#159 Central Regional School District214456.97
#160 North Bergen School District757556.96
#161 Lawrence Township Public Schools732056.94
#162 Teaneck Township School District734756.91
#163 Rutherford Borough School District520356.77
#164 North Arlington Borough School District512956.75
#165 Berkeley Township School District417156.7
#166 Washington Township School District324356.64
#167 Gloucester Township Public Schools1151856.63
#168 Freehold Regional High School District677656.61
#169 Jackson School District (New Jersey)1067056.58
#170 Buena Regional School District516956.57
#171 Manville Borough School District410756.45
#172 New Providence Borough School District417756.39
#173 Cedar Grove Township School District413156.23
#174 Edison Township Public Schools191,10156.1
#175 Brick Public Schools1276855.99
#176 Manasquan Borough School District212955.93
#177 Burlington Township School District432155.8
#178 Southern Regional School District222355.72
#179 Upper Freehold Regional School District314655.69
#180 Lacey Township School District636655.68
#181 Piscataway Township School District1052455.61
#182 Nutley Town School District729255.55
#183 Hawthorne Borough School District519055.49
#184 Cliffside Park Borough School District520855.41
#185 Hazlet Township School District826355.38
#186 Harrison Township School District211155.36
#187 Pittsgrove Township School District513455.32
#188 Northern Burlington Regional School District215755.32
#189 Kingsway Regional School District218555.3
#190 Phillipsburg School District732555.23
#191 West Deptford Township School District520655.13
#192 Audubon Borough School District312755.06
#193 Hasbrouck Heights Borough School District412855.01
#194 Monroe Township Public Schools642954.89
#195 Sparta Township School District419954.74
#196 Hoboken City School District519954.66
#197 Kenilworth Borough School District211954.62
#198 Galloway Township Public Schools630954.55
#199 Middle Township School District420854.52
#200 Vineland Public Schools1785554.51
#201 Englewood City School District529254.5
#202 Maple Shade Township School District417354.47
#203 Lower Cape May Regional School District213854.4
#204 Barnegat Township School District621054.38
#205 Gloucester City School District319954.36
#206 Roselle Borough School District825554.32
#207 Burlington City School District517154.31
#208 Union Beach School District1370754.3
#209 Union Township School District1161354.16
#210 Woodbridge Township School District241,13154
#211 Hammonton Town School District424653.6
#212 Somerville Borough School District319453.49
#213 Belleville Public School System935353.45
#214 South Orange-Maplewood School District954553.43
#215 Long Branch Public Schools951853.43
#216 Rahway Public Schools631253.37
#217 Hackensack Public Schools641353.31
#218 Trenton Public Schools231,14953.13
#219 Kearny School District745353.12
#220 Lyndhurst Township School District718053.07
#221 East Windsor Regional School District640953.01
#222 Clearview Regional School District217352.95
#223 Hamilton Township School District326252.87
#224 Rancocas Valley Regional School District213152.84
#225 Ewing Public Schools531752.8
#226 Deptford Township Schools931852.78
#227 Franklin Township Public Schools965952.76
#228 West New York Town School District955952.74
#229 Bloomfield Public Schools (New Jersey)1148852.74
#230 East Orange School District2092452.71
#231 Paulsboro Borough School District311052.63
#232 Pleasantville City School District738652.59
#233 Florence Township School District312852.58
#234 Bayonne Board of Education1268552.52
#235 Clayton Borough School District311252.5
#236 Delran Township School District421852.45
#237 Sayreville Borough School District746652.31
#238 Warren Hills Regional School District214152.25
#239 Linden Public Schools1150552.21
#240 Glassboro School District518752.11
#241 Asbury Park City School District422352.06
#242 Secaucus Town School District416652
#243 Franklin Township School District310951.96
#244 Hamilton Township School District2397951.93
#245 Dover Town School District521551.91
#246 Harrison Town School District416051.87
#247 North Plainfield Borough School District528951.69
#248 Riverside Township School District311651.52
#249 Egg Harbor Township Schools760251.24
#250 South River Borough School District417251.21
#251 Orange Township Public School District1146550.98
#252 Atlantic City School District1171450.84
#253 Pennsauken Public Schools1140250.66
#254 Salem City School District312850.65
#255 Millville Public Schools1049350.55
#256 Toms River Regional Schools181,17950.28
#257 Freehold Borough School District311550.04
#258 Passaic City School District161,08249.68
#259 Clifton Public Schools1783249.21
#260 Paterson Public Schools482,18249.18
#261 Plainfield Public School District1560249.07
#262 Penns Grove Carneys Point Regional School District519548.85
#263 Lodi Borough School District724048.8
#264 Newark Public Schools733,05748.79
#265 Neptune Township Schools836848.48
#266 Haddon Township School District713247.89
#267 Bound Brook Borough School District212347.88
#268 Elmwood Park School District515247.4
#269 Winslow Township High School844447.39
#270 Jersey City Public Schools382,40047.31
#271 Bridgeton Public Schools852546.79
#272 Lakewood School District (New Jersey)747046.37
#273 Hillside Township School District621546.19
#274 Pitman Borough School District510246.08
#275 Carteret Borough School District528046.04
#276 New Brunswick Public Schools1074445.97
#277 Camden City School District261,09245.65
#278 Perth Amboy Public Schools1176645.64
#279 Elizabeth Public Schools342,08444.47
#280 Lindenwold Borough School District420944.29
#281 Irvington Public Schools1253040.86

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey