Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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 High School is a top rated, public school located in Princeton, NJ. It has 1,581 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone
(609) 806-4280
Work Here? Claim Your School

Princeton High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1350
536 responses
Average ACT
31
213 responses
AP Enrollment
51%

Homes for Sale

realtor.com®
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
Do You Work at Princeton High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$125,506
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Median Home Value
$809,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Prom
    23%
  • Fall Fest / Spring Fling
    16%
  • Senior skip day
    10%
  • Pep Rally
    8%
  • Winter Concert
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spring Concert
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,581
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,034
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$25,419/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
Schools like Princeton High School
More

Princeton High School Reviews

288 reviews
All Categories
It really is quite the stressful school, I have spent many-a-night doing homework well past midnight and the courses can be a nightmare to keep up with. There’s an unhealthy “competitive energy” in the air, but at the same time people are so exhausted and dead inside. That said, the school offers many unique classes so students can choose to take what they want, and it really does prepare students for college/life beyond high school. It offers so many opportunities, that giving it anything under at least a 3 star review would not do the school justice.
Start Your Review of Princeton High School
Rate It!
Princeton High School is a school that breeds a culture of diversity and a passion for learning. Admittedly, the rigorous academics are challenging for students, but overall prepare the students for the colleges and careers. PHS also boasts an accomplished list of alumni.
Extra-curriculars are accomplished and includes a variety of clubs: sports, STEM, humanities, competition-based, newspaper, and student unions. All students are able to find a club that suits them, since there are over a hundred to choose from.
Teachers and administration alike recognize how difficult the classes are and try their best to soothe the stress of the students. The administration is constantly providing surveys and making alterations within the school schedule.
PHS offers the unique opportunity for students to attend Princeton University classes for languages, sciences, and math. The competition between students is definitely present, yet despite it all, the inter student relationships are supportive.
What I love most about Princeton High School is the abundance of opportunities to get involved, from community service groups like Operation Smile, to cultural clubs like Asian American Club, to more competitive clubs like Science Olympiad or Odyssey of the Mind. If you can't find a club you like you can always start your own; a friend of mine interested in filmmaking founded a film magazine at our school.

Although Princeton High school is extremely rigorous, the staff and administration here truly care about their students' wellbeing, from bringing in therapy dogs to instituting certain no-homework weekends. The teachers here are incredibly supportive as well, from staying after school for several hours to coming in over breaks so that students can work on their projects or club work.