The faculty are dedicated to pushing students to become better and grow as people, even outside of the subject matter. Every school provided the students with a variety of extracurriculars that aided to overall success. Data compiler Niche has ranked New Jersey's best school districts for the 2019-2020 school year. There are so many opportunities for students...Student Council, choir, Story Spinners, Coding club, just to name a few. Lots of useful resources such as chromebooks are given to us to help us learn. They do make sure students do their work, but will not babysit them. The school is a strong believer in inclusivity and it is embedded into the culture at the HS. New Jersey special education public school have a diversity score of 0.72, which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 0.70. As a student who did not participate in lacrosse, I felt the only way to be deemed important was if I had one of those jerseys on. Here is the full list of the top 162 districts, as ranked by Niche.com: UPDATE: New Jersey has released the list that shows, in order, when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine and where. Not only are sports strongly supported so are the arts, with wonderful band, orchestra, drama, and choral departments Klein schools are involved with many competitions challenging the arts to put their best foot forward. The academics here are very rigorous and I feel they have prepared me for college level course work. I think LHS is large enough that you don't have to worry about not finding a group to fit in with, but it's worth noting that Livingston is in a VERY prominent bubble.Read 56 Reviews, Alum: Summit High School is a tight knit community. This was actually due to one specific IRLA teacher I had in 7th grade, and the competition which pushed me to get better grades. Find out what school district you are in and what school you are zoned for by exploring our school boundary maps. East Brunswick is a great place to live and the schools are amazing! I cannot speak on behalf of all Fair Lawn schools and their teachers, but if they are anything like my high school teachers, their students are in good hands.Read 34 Reviews, Alum: Loved my high school! However, some of the counselors within the high school have very judgmental and harsh tones with some students and their academic goals. The Bergen County district has one school for grades K-8 that serves about 630 students. The diversity however, is a bit subpar, as there is a majority of Indian-americans., but there is a healthy amount of other races. See a list of rankings for 685 districts in New Jersey, from best to worst. A student of any level in any class can find themselves being challenged mentally, sometimes too much so. However, some of the counselors within the high school have very judgmental and harsh tones with some students and their academic goals. I’ve had so many different and diverse learning opportunities. In general WMC offers a club for everyone's interests. The volunteerism and community support and service morals instilled in students is commendable. Go Vikings!Read 51 Reviews, Parent: We moved to HVRSD in 2016 and have been nothing but impressed. Most of the sport programs are very competitive with other schools. Niche gave Princeton an A+ in all categories except for diversity, for which it received a B+. My teachers have always been very caring and interested in the students and I have been able to make strong friendships. Mahwah High School has the best staff that truly cares about their students. The variety of classes that South Brunswick has to offer is amazing. My guidance counselor went out of her way to accommodate my academic needs throughout my four years there. I can't speak for everyone- but I have a really good experience with the staff/administration. I feel everything I’ve accomplished in the past four years has shaped my future. All students are pretty friendly to each other, both in and out of school on the weekends, so bullying, at least in my day, was never really a thing. It shows how much is the town investing in its education. The teachers and staff were always so kind and helpful, especially the guidance department. The 2021 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The ones there for the paycheck seem obvious. Overall, a great school that prepares people for the future, albeit with a few issues to work out. Most people made an effort to include others, except a few rude people. The schools within the Westfield Board of Education are very strong when it comes to sports, club, as well as education. The teachers and most counselors are also encouraging in pushing students to be strong in the academic field while supporting them if there is any trouble. Learn more about the schools, student demographics, and academics within the state, read parent reviews of local schools, and find information about specific cities and school districts. Lots of people complain about the competition, I think that is important. I’ve made so many friendships. As a junior, almost senior, at Ramapo High School, I can confidently say I would not have had the same high school experience anywhere else! The Holmdel School District provides the best all around educational opportunities in the State, which can be attributed to what is occurring in the school and outside. You have the options to choose between pizza, deli sandwiches, pasta, salad, and more! One overarching issue with the school is the incredible focus on statistics and numbers, which can often be prioritized over student health and well-being. I love football season, and have enjoyed cheerleading. Look up public schools and districts by address or ZIP code. SB also has a cool project adventure area to utilize during PE and after school. The Holmdel community also passed a referendum to support investments in the school facilities. My parents thought I was destined for failure! They say they are going to bring in the drug sniffing dogs, and never do. He has grown and learned so much from his time at Bernards High School, not only as a student but as an athlete, a musician and a thoughtful member of society. #1 Best School Districts in New Jersey Senior: The Princeton Public School district is definitely one of academic rigor. They also provide a good amount of classes such as guitar class, woodshop, computer science, and art history. Students who participate in lacrosse programs are automatically placed on a higher level than those who do not. We also have amazing programs which cater to all different types of students such as music, sports, academics, practical arts, and etc. This positive experience impacted my son deeply. The staff is also very friendly, understanding, very helpful and approachable. Their classes are enriching and exciting. 25. Consequent to national test scores, 79 percent of students are as a minimum skillful in reading and 74 percent in math. My parents thought I was destined for failure! This was actually due to one specific IRLA teacher I had in 7th grade, and the competition which pushed me to get better grades. I would highly recommended Ridgewood to any incoming student. The flexibility in scheduling with the adaptation of block scheduling and after-school help also allows students time for more focused and personalized learning. during classes and science is one of the most amazing subjects I've ever had. In conclusion Klein ISD is an amazing choice of education for new families that provides life altering opportunities and resources for each and every student. Although Fair Lawn High School by no means is a perfect school, I enjoyed the four years I could spend there. The 2021 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Excellent preparation for college. Everyone knows each other because we all went to school together since 1st grade! It is a green town with multiple parks, lots of open spaces, one of the only bird sanctuaries around and a beautiful lake where people can join to swim all … Number of Non-operating School Districts (2018-2019) 16: Number of Charter Schools (2018-2019) 88: Number of Renaissance Schools (2018-2019) 3: Number of Elementary Schools (2018-2019) 2,000: Number of Secondary Schools (2018-2019) 516: State Aid (2018-2019) $8.03 billion: Public School Enrollment (2018-2019) 1.37 million: Charter School … There cannot be many schools that are as good as Holmdel in the State, which is attributable to the community support of the District.Read 12 Reviews, Senior: Although Fair Lawn High School by no means is a perfect school, I enjoyed the four years I could spend there. The volunteerism and community support and service morals instilled in students is commendable. Excellent preparation for college. But, in 8th grade I turned my values around and now I am attaining all A's! there will be cliques and fake people but at the end everyone is nice to each other. New Jersey has some of the top ranked school districts in the country, and our standardized test scores are off the charts. No matter which level you are in, the teacher will always be there to help and teach. For instance, there is a heavy emphasis on academics by many within the community -- the instruction that occurs during the school day is supported by tutoring at home to make sure that their child can succeed. East Brunswick prides itself on its supportive and wonderful staff. By no means is it negligence, but the incredibly competitive atmosphere coupled with administrations that understandably want to maintain stellar numbers in comparison to other schools nationwide can foster feelings of inadequacy for the students that aren't taking the maximum amount of APs or extracurriculars. PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOCATED IN Sicklerville Grades; Ann A. Mullen Middle School 1400 Sicklerville Road Sicklerville, NJ 08081 06-08: Camden County Technical School-Gtc School Every Viking graduates a better person by following SB's five core values: Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Service. This school made me feel welcome from the first day! At Bedminster school he encountered engaging and supportive teachers. The high school in particular works very hard to orient new students to the high school environment and to ensure a positive atmosphere. I am thankful to have gotten a high school education at West Essex.Read 28 Reviews, Junior: As a junior, almost senior, at Ramapo High School, I can confidently say I would not have had the same high school experience anywhere else! 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Summit High School is a tight knit community. While the district scored well overall when it comes to … Senior: The Princeton Public School district is definitely one of academic rigor. I always feel comfortable, safe, and as though I am truly enriching my knowledge at Ramapo!Read 15 Reviews, Middle School Student: The schools in Chatham New Jersey are one of the best education places I've ever been to. My peers are well versed, spirited, fun to be with and diverse. Ocean Township School District (Oakhurst), South Hunterdon Regional School District, Lambertville, Franklin Township Public School District, Somerset, Black Horse Pike Regional School District, Blackwood, Hamilton Township School District (Hamilton), Warren Hills Regional School District, Washington], Pinelands Regional School District, Little Egg Harbor. The high school in particular works very hard to orient new students to the high school environment and to ensure a positive atmosphere. There is something for everyone from political clubs, entrepreneurship, advocacy, volunteer, sports and just about everything. I wish the school was more diverse, that would have better prepared me for college and life!Read 26 Reviews, Freshman: I am a freshman at WWP-South, and ever since I moved here as a 1st grader the experience has been enlightening. The ones there for the paycheck seem obvious. The main classes such as english, math, etc are really good too. House Pushes For Trump's Quick Impeachment After Capitol Seige, You can read more about the methodology here, 166 NJ School Districts Need Money – And May Need To Tax: Report, When Can You Get COVID-19 Vaccine In NJ? There are many opportunities as well in regards to clubs, field trips, and competitions. There are also a variety of clubs that students can choose form. From the administrators to teachers and coaches to students, this place has been nothing but a blessing for our family. I love going to school here. I thoroughly enjoyed the ones that are excited to teach. One overarching issue with the school is the incredible focus on statistics and numbers, which can often be prioritized over student health and well-being. Compare test scores and view school rankings for New Jersey schools at SchoolDigger.com Students often feel overwhelmed with stress with no support from guidance or administration. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included.We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. The student diversity is astounding Klein is a melting pot for students of all ethnicities, religious beliefs, and familial backgrounds. I loved my teachers and was fully supported throughout my entire schooling. I am a freshman at WWP-South, and ever since I moved here as a 1st grader the experience has been enlightening. The academics are between average and excellent, with a plethora of class selection options including Dual Credit, AP, Pre-AP, and Regulars. Their classes are enriching and exciting. The report was released as many New Jersey public school districts are struggling to reopen for in-person classes while instituting social distancing measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These classes are more specific and will help your child find the classes that they will enjoy the most because they are unlike traditional lecture classes. There is a limit on how much they will push the kids which is good because students need to learn to be responsible. I love football season, and have enjoyed cheerleading. He was meant to `study abroad` in New Jersey for one year and then return to Japan, but on his own accord he wanted to stay in America. The student diversity is astounding Klein is a melting pot for students of all ethnicities, religious beliefs, and familial backgrounds. Our students excel in math, reading, and especially writing, and we have extraordinarily high graduation rates. The teachers and staff were always so kind and helpful, especially the guidance department. Excellent people, good education, met a ton of friends and bonded over extracurriculars! The district also showcases an overwhelming feeling of team spirit and school pride. The Holmdel community also passed a referendum to support investments in the school facilities. If they do, they tell us days before it happens.Read 13 Reviews, Senior: Mahwah High School has the best staff that truly cares about their students. Parents also provide tremendous support for children who are interested in the arts and sports. We are so grateful that his teachers, coaches and staff have gone above and beyond to help him reach his goals. There is a limit on how much they will push the kids which is good because students need to learn to be responsible. Some of the teachers are very enthusiastic, and others are there for a paycheck. during classes and science is one of the most amazing subjects I've ever had. In 6th grade I was a very poor student. I loved my teachers and was fully supported throughout my entire schooling. Ratio of students to full-time equivalent teachers. As a student who did not participate in lacrosse, I felt the only way to be deemed important was if I had one of those jerseys on.Read 22 Reviews, Parent: The Holmdel School District provides the best all around educational opportunities in the State, which can be attributed to what is occurring in the school and outside. Several events are recognized by the dedicated staff for all students to enjoy. No matter which level you are in, the teacher will always be there to help and teach. Please. If the student to teacher ratio is 15:1 for example, that means that for every 15 … At least one school in the district offers the program. The academics are solid, the fellowship is strong, and the traditions are tremendous!Read 42 Reviews, Junior: The Klein Independent School District is a very advanced and diverse district. I grew up in Basking Ridge and graduated from Ridge High, so I had full confidence in the School district knowing he would be well educated and prepared for college. The Princeton Public School district is definitely one of academic rigor. Students are assessed via mathematics and English proficiency tests. The extracurriculars in Klein are far and wide providing a strong selection of sports including football, volleyball, track and many more. I have never felt unsafe on campus or at after school activities. The food is pretty good in HS. We decided to let him to live with his grandmother and continue his education at Bernards High School. To arrive at the rankings, Niche looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users. Niche requires Javascript to work correctly. I haven't finished school yet, but the teachers are kind and helpful. This positive experience impacted my son deeply. The middle school has the second biggest auditorium in New Jersey. Several events are recognized by the dedicated staff for all students to enjoy. I am thankful to have gotten a high school education at West Essex. He was meant to `study abroad` in New Jersey for one year and then return to Japan, but on his own accord he wanted to stay in America. There are interesting classes like forensics and biotechnology that are not offered at a lot of other schools. All staff members are very involved in student activities whether it is sports games, musicals, art shows, and clubs. With this academic excellence comes immense pressure on the children to succeed. Since New Jersey is one of the best educated states, it should come as no surprise that the state has some of the USA’s best school districts. New Jersey elementary school rankings. My teachers truly cared for the wellbeing of their students and made sure that we were able to do what we could while also pushing us out of our comfort zones and encouraging us to do things we never thought we would have liked. The academics here are very rigorous and I feel they have prepared me for college level course work. The opportunities at RHS are endless. Read more: 166 NJ School Districts Need Money – And May Need To Tax: Report. The only thing that I would change is our teachers' salaries- they are not being paid enough, in my opinion. These ratings come as New Jersey continues to battle over school funding. They say they are going to bring in the drug sniffing dogs, and never do. There is definitely a very grade-toxic culture here, which has its good and bad sides.I can't speak for everyone- but I have a really good experience with the staff/administration. I love Mountain Lakes High School because the small student body and class sizes make Mountain Lakes feel like a family. In 6th grade I was a very poor student. Not only are sports strongly supported so are the arts, with wonderful band, orchestra, drama, and choral departments Klein schools are involved with many competitions challenging the arts to put their best foot forward. The opportunities, rigorous academics and open campus allows for students to prepare for college. The opportunities, rigorous academics and open campus allows for students to prepare for college. I felt very prepared when I started college. In addition, racial literacy is often an after thought and students aren't reprimanded for insensitive and ignorant comments and posts. Niche.com, Inc. -- a company that ranks the quality of grammar schools, high schools, colleges, cities, and neighborhoods -- ranks Princeton Public Schools the fifth best in the nation. I’ve made so many friendships. Lots of people complain about the competition, I think that is important. Each New Jersey district received a letter grade in the following categories: Academics; Diversity; Teachers; College Prep; Clubs & Activities; Health & Safety; Administration; Sports; Food; and Resources & Facilities. There is definitely a very grade-toxic culture here, which has its good and bad sides. The staff is also very friendly, understanding, very helpful and approachable. The main classes such as english, math, etc are really good too. The teachers, staff and administrators are always looking to help the individual students’ needs. 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