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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
New Brunswick Public Schools is a public school district located in New Brunswick, NJ. It has 10,422 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

New Brunswick Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1070
313 responses
Average ACT
22
19 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,422
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,267
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$20,751/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$42,185
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,400
National
$184,700

New Brunswick Public Schools Reviews

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New Brunswick High school gives its students many opportunities to succeed they offer free after school tutoring, free help applying to college, you take your S.A.T for free and there are so many different after school programs for you to choose from whether it be a sport, art classes, cheer leading or even drama club there's even a student volunteer club. I myself went to New Brunswick High School and I loved it. Some very caring teachers will go beyond their job descriptions to help you out with school work or in your personal life. While I didn't go to New Brunswick Middle school I did attend McKinley Community School for 9 years kindergarten to 8th grade and I've never had a bad experience with my grades they as well have many after school programs and offer many free things where in other districts you would need to pay for out of pocket. But most important of all is the Diversity in New Brunswick!
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The New Brunswick School District was an okay experience. There weren't many problems when I attended the schools. The teachers that taught me were good teachers and some were not the best. There was diversity in the schools but not extremely diverse. Every time you went to a New Brunswick school, you would often see the same races. But overall the schools in this district weren't so bad. The sports were really good though. Many students enroll into them, and many students in high school start to participate in many activities.
It’s a great school! Everyone helps each other! There are multiple things students can do after school.