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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Princeton Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Princeton, NJ. It has 3,809 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Princeton Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
605 responses
Average ACT
31
245 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,809
Free or Reduced Lunch
13.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,903
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$25,217/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$138,194
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$949
Median Home Value
$833,000
National
$184,700

Princeton Public Schools Reviews

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The Princeton Public School district is definitely one of academic rigor. A student of any level in any class can find themselves being challenged mentally, sometimes too much so. With this academic excellence comes immense pressure on the children to succeed. Students often feel overwhelmed with stress with no support from guidance or administration. In addition, racial literacy is often an after thought and students aren't reprimanded for insensitive and ignorant comments and posts.
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The Princeton schools are certainly academically rigorous and do a good job preparing students for college. There's plenty of opportunity to explore a wide variety of subject areas, both in and outside of class time. I've had mixed results with teachers, some truly and others leaving much to be desired, but the overall my experience with them has been positive. At the very least, they tend to be very enthusiastic about their subject and teaching. However, I find the district still has a lot of work to do in keeping the environment from becoming too competitive and helping students manage their stress.
There are a lot of good things, but due to the setting, a lot of its achievements can be attributed to the self-selecting environment of relatively wealthy, and competitive student culture. There is a certain degree of opacity in the administration, and it often feels that they do not know what the residents want. There is great variation in teacher quality, but classes, clubs, and other opportunities are plentiful.