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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.
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Princeton Public Schools Reviews
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.
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.