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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
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Princeton Public Schools is an elite, public school district located in Princeton, NJ. It has 3,247 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
25 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone
(609) 806-4200

Princeton Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1350
406 responses
Average ACT
31
159 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,247
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,428
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$82,481,000
Expenses Per Student
$26,862/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    1%

Princeton Public Schools Reviews

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There are many teachers that think they should be teaching in Princeton University. When you talk about balance or teachers grading you like you are attending Princeton University, rather than kids in high school that need balance, you get over stressed kids. There are a few abusive teachers, including the band director and head of the school newspaper, that behave seriously inappropriately in the classroom. From racially inappropriate comments, profanity and just plain mental abuse, the district allows it but sweeps it under the rug. The district has a huge problem admitting it has any problems. Lastly, Princeton High School sends an inordinately large amount of students to Princeton University. Naviance shows that on average over the past 5 years, Seventy five students apply and 35% of these students are admitted. That is primarily because their parents teach at the university. There are many kids that are admitted that don't deserve to be admitted to Princeton University.
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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.
I love Princeton Public Schools. Overall, it's been great. Sure, there are always a couple of bad egg teachers, but you get that at any school. Great opportunities for music and sports, and the academics are fantastic!