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New Jersey school districts

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K-12 Education in New Jersey
State Superintendent: Christopher Cerf
Number of students: 1,356,431[1]
Number of teachers: 109,719
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:12.4
Number of school districts: 700
Number of schools: 2,596
Graduation rate: 86%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $15,968[3]
See also
Public education in New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey school districts
List of school districts in New Jersey
New Jersey

New Jersey is home to 700 school districts, 2,596 schools and 1,356,431 K-12 students.[4][5]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Commissioner of Education: Christopher Cerf[6]
  • State Board of Education:[7]
    • Arcelio Aponte, President
    • Ilan Plawker, Vice President
    • Mark W. Biedron
    • Ronald K. Butcher
    • Claire Chamberlain
    • Joseph Fisicaro
    • Jack Fornaro
    • Edithe Fulton
    • Robert P. Haney
    • Ernest P. Lepore
    • Andrew J. Mulvihill
    • J. Peter Simon
    • Dr. Dorothy S. Strickland
    • Caitlin Slate, Student Member

Enrollment

The following table displays the top ten New Jersey school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Newark
2.) Jersey City
3.) Paterson
4.) Elizabeth
5.) Toms River Regional
6.) Edison Township
7.) Passaic
8.) Woodbridge Township
9.) Camden City
10.) Hamilton Township

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New Jersey.[5]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
White 683,204 49.93%
Hispanic 320,036 23.39%
African American 221,397 16.18%
Asian 125,088 9.14%
Two or More Races 13,731 1.03%
Pacific Islander 3,169 0.20%
American Indian 1,765 0.11%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: New Jersey school board elections, 2014

A total of 19 New Jersey school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 56 seats up for election. Three board elections are scheduled for April 15, 2014, while 16 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 281,334 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8]

2014 New Jersey School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Edison Township Public Schools 4/23/2014 3 9 14,178
Newark Public Schools 4/23/2014 3 9 33,862
Passaic Public Schools 4/23/2014 3 9 13,281
Brick Township Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 7 9,851
Cherry Hill Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 11,356
Clifton Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 10,905
Elizabeth Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 22,737
Freehold Regional High School District 11/4/2014 3 9 11,864
Hamilton Township School District 11/4/2014 3 9 12,558
Jackson School District 11/4/2014 2 7 9,584
Jersey City Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 27,657
Middletown Township School District 11/4/2014 3 9 10,083
Old Bridge Township Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 9,403
Paterson Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 24,383
Perth Amboy Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 10,468
Toms River Regional Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 16,762
Vineland Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 9,594
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District 11/4/2014 4 9 9,780
Woodbridge Township School District 11/4/2014 3 9 13,028


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