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K-12 Education in New Jersey
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Education facts
State Superintendent: David Hespe
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
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey school districts
List of school districts in New Jersey
New Jersey
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Public education in the United States
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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 as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[8]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New Jersey as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[9]

Demographic Information for New Jersey's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 1,735 0.13% 1.10%
Asian 121,434 8.95% 4.68%
African American 220,238 16.24% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 3,153 0.23% 0.42%
Hispanic 305,026 22.49% 24.37%
White 693,416 51.12% 51.21%
Two or More 11,429 0.84% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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 for 59 seats. Three board elections were held on April 23, 2014, while 16 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about New Jersey's school board elections in 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.[10] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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 4 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 5 9 9,780
Woodbridge Township School District 11/4/2014 4 9 13,028


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References

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. State of New Jersey Department of Education, "New Jersey Public Schools Fact Sheet," accessed August 8, 2013
  5. State of New Jersey Department of Education, "2012-2013 Enrollment," accessed August 8, 2013
  6. State of New Jersey Department of Education, "Chris Cerf," accessed August 8, 2013
  7. State of New Jersey Department of Education, "New Jersey State Board of Education Members," accessed August 8, 2013
  8. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  9. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  10. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014