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  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 1,575 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone
(609) 806-4280

Princeton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
416 responses
Average ACT
31
168 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$118,467
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,396
National
$949
Median Home Value
$811,700
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Prom
    23%
  • Fall Fest / Spring Fling
    14%
  • Senior skip day
    9%
  • Winter Concert
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep Rally
    9%
  • Spring Concert
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,575
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,428
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$26,862/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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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.
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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.
Princeton high school is a really fun school to attend . The teachers and students all get along very well andstudents learn a lot there. There are lots of activities after school that students can go to. I personally have gone to art club and I had a blast! I am planning to go to bookclub eventually to connect with some of my friends there. I really enjoy going to Princeton High School but there's not that much diversity. It's not a very big school, so there is not a lot of diversity. I wish it were a bigger school that way I could see lots of different types of people.