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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Linden Public School District is a public school district located in Linden, NJ. It has 6,342 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Linden Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1030
337 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,342
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,655/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$68,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Median Home Value
$276,700
National
$184,700

Linden Public School District Reviews

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I’m nearing my second half of my high school career as a junior and yet I feel at peace with my overall experience. The extracurricular activities within my school is what makes my school unique. As cliche as that might sound, it is true. Sure the educational system is decent, flawed in some areas, but open for criticism, and yet the attention to detail within the extracurricular activities cannot be ignored. Maybe I’m bias because although I have good grades,I struggle with mental health and choose to seek out clubs to distract myself from my anxieties.
In clubs is were students feel normal, themseves, and seen. Students are able to be celebrated with end of the Season sport ceremonies,morning announcements, field trips, and singing their hearts out on stage. My freshman and sophomore year,I had the privilege of being class president. Through that, I was able share my ideas with the board of education president as well as amplify the voices of others!
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Linden is one of the most diverse school systems that I know of. The amount of joy that the city brings me is unmatched. Linden became a place that I cherish and a place that shaped the person I am today. Linden High School assisted my creation of a feasible dream in the sports management field, which I will pursue with passion. I have tailored my personality and academic skillset during my journey in Linden Public Schools. Throughout high school, I managed to play my favorite sport of football, while also completing outstanding academic achievements. In particular, being inducted into both the German and Linden High School’s National Honor Society.
After many years of attending the Linden Public Schools, I've acquired many pros and cons of the district. The students and activities are engaging and help to build life skills that are important and detrimental to children's future. Although, I personally never had a good interaction with teachers and felt disrespected in many ways with multiple educators. For example, I was once told to "stop coughing like I had Ebola" and felt isolated in my Spanish class for being one of the few African American