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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Elizabeth Public Schools is a public school district located in Elizabeth, NJ. It has 26,461 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
500 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Telephone
(908) 436-5000

Elizabeth Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1030
1,089 responses
Average ACT
23
44 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,461
Free or Reduced Lunch
83.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,376
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$540,149,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,999/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$73,376
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,219
National
$949
Median Home Value
$351,800
National
$184,700

Elizabeth Public Schools Reviews

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What I appreciate about Elizabeth Public Schools is the number of teachers dedicated to support their students and to always have every student engaged in the class. As a student who is trying to get most out of learning something everyday I feel that Elizabeth Public Schools brings teachers who motivate students to learn and to reach their goals. What I would like to see improve is better facilities for some schools that still use old facilities to change to newer facilities like labs, classrooms, and libraries in schools.
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Elizabeth Public Schools is a great school system, and provides students with a friendly environment to learn in. The school system was very poor back in 2007 however, over the years they have improved significantly. Despite, it being a rough and neighborhood at times, the school system is really helping the students in providing the right resources and tools to create successful students with successful lives.
Overall, I've had a good experience at Elizabeth Public Schools. However, there are some changes I'd like to see, in reference to high schools. The high schools in the Elizabeth Public School district conducted many college tours/visits. However, they only allowed students who were in the top 50 or top 20. This didn't give much help to students who barely missed the mark or those who were struggling and couldn't go on college trips on their own. I feel as though Elizabeth High Schools should take that into consideration.