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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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Linden Public School District is a public school district located in Linden, NJ. It has 5,814 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
2 E Gibbons Street
Linden, NJ 07036
Telephone
(908) 486-2800

Linden Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1030
292 responses
Average ACT
23
11 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,814
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,230
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%

Finances

Total Expenses
$113,208,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,771/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$66,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,230
National
$949
Median Home Value
$264,400
National
$184,700

Linden Public School District Reviews

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I like that they are on top of all activities and are involved in all additions to the districts. They give teachers enough resources to help their students with the right curriculum. Since we live in the Northeast, we have a few snow storms each winter and they make the right calls when it comes to cancelling school for the safety of the students. I however think that they need to focus more on college readiness and offer more classes that helps students get ready for real life problems. They need to give their students a little more freedom and hear feedback from the students to see what they think could help the schools.
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They're unorganized. This school is perfect if you are looking in for diversity. This school provides a lot of diversity. Clubs at LHS consist of wanting to make everyone feel as if they are apart of something. Getting everyone involved is a major struggle. Teachers don't listen to students ideas and also don't provide any thoughts that might interest the students of the school. Our safety policy isn't at its best rate either. Side doors are constantly open for other students who are coming from outside. This can put us students at risk of a stranger walking in.
Many students, like me, attend to linden public schools, but after my experience of being with them since kindergarten, as you grow within this community you learn a lot. One of the many things that I have learned from being an African American is that just because there is diversity around me doesn’t mean that their isn’t any racistism either. Many of the teachers pick on you because your race and culture. I am an honors students, and I strive to do my best, and I come across situations where teacher and students question my race because I am in honors. They expected me to be in the mentally challenged classes. The honors class that I am currently in only consists of one other African-american and we are challenged the most. For example, on test, we can have the same exact answer as someone else yet we still got the question wrong.