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  1. #1 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Short Hills

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Short Hills was a great place to go to school and to grow up in. The downtown area in Millburn was safe to roam around and hang out in with friends.

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 13,700,

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  2. #2 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Princeton

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great place to raise a family. It is near Princeton Junction train station and bus stops for NYC and elsewhere. You can easily commute to NYC or Philadelphia. There is a small train (Dinky) that....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 31,161,

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  3. #3 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Alpine

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,459,

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  4. #4 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Haworth

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Haworth is an absolutely gorgeous and underrated community. The Haworth Public School is excellent with small class sizes and committed teachers, administrators and parents. The town has a lot of....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 3,400,

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  5. #5 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Allendale

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    28 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Allendale is a great community. It is very family orientated with a lot of town programs geared toward families. It is a green town with multiple parks, lots of open spaces, one of the only bird...Schools are fantastic with many supplemental programs to offer to the children. Most families are very involved..

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,757,

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  6. #6 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Princeton Junction

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Moved here from Manhattan and been living here for 21 years, and love it. Great for raising a family, social and cultural diversity, convenience, safe, great schools, lots of outdoor spaces in and....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,989,

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  7. #7 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Upper Saddle River

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Nice family oriented town. No sidewalks, streetlights, sewers, or town water. Lots of parks, great schools, and activities for kids and adults. Great place to live..

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,214,

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  8. #8 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Ridgewood

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    58 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I relocated from the west coast with my family 2 years ago. Ridgewood was recommended by the relocation agency we used. We only planned to rent in the town until we figured out where we wanted to end....

    Read 58 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 25,110,

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  9. #9 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Princeton Meadows

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Excellent place to live in central jersey with beautiful homes, Posh, Spacious landscape, best schools, Corporate offices, Shopping centers, medical centers, sports facilities Including baseball,....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 14,261,

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  10. #10 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Tenafly

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    33 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I had an overall positive experience growing up in Tenafly. Along with top-notch schools, Tenafly offers a small, tight-knit community feel with lots to offer. The central downtown area has....

    Read 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 14,550,

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  11. #11 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Harrington Park

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says HP is a quiet area suitable for families with kids that are willing to shell extra in terms of taxes in exchange for safety. It's near a high school (which is a couple towns over) and has an....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,735,

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  12. #12 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Plainsboro Center

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Plainsboro is a quiet but affluent township, outside of Princeton, New Jersey, that is small in nature but significant in the landscape of Middlesex County. Plainsboro has a booming agricultural....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,715,

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  13. #13 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Saddle River

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Saddle River is a great suburb Beautiful neighborhood and neighbors Excellent schools/ Wandell elementary school is located in Saddle River -plus the receiving schools are all fantastic!No better place to live.

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 3,180,

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  14. #14 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Livingston Township

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    95 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We cannot song the praises of LIvingston NJ enough! Education is a high priority for those living in town, and it has a FANTASTIC, top-rated school district that consistently ranks among the highest....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 30,059,

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  15. #15 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Monmouth Junction

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says I grew up in--and attended public schools in--South Brunswick; and for the past 26 years I have also worked there. I have nothing but good things to say about the township, in general, and Monmouth....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,911,

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  16. #16 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Bernards Township

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    43 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The public schools are great! Not much to do in the town, but its a great place to live. There are a few good restaurants in town, but the best are in the surrounding towns..

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 27,114,

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  17. #17 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Summit

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    41 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Its a wonderful town. I grew up here and still live here. Its great! The schools are good. They have lots of support for people with learning disabilities now (They did not when I went through....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 21,913,

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  18. #18 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Heathcote

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,389,

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  19. #19 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Kendall Park

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love love love living in Kendall Park! I've been living here since I was in Kindergarten, and I'm currently a Freshman at the local South Brunswick High School. It's safe to say the schooling is....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 9,852,

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  20. #20 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Northvale

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    18 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I moved to Northvale when my daughter was 2 specifically for the excellent schools, safe and vibrant community and location with easy commuting access to New York City. Northvale has everything you....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,911,

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  21. #21 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Dayton

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Diverse, clean and safe community! Schools are great! Ideal place to raise a family. We need more local activities. (Skating rinks, indoor play areas).

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,158,

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  22. #22 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Demarest

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Demarest is a really quiet place with very friendly neighbors and community members. Though it is an extremely small town, it has a gazebo downtown where many concerts and events are hosted free for....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,911,

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  23. #23 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Mountain Lakes

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    27 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says You’ll wish you grew up here! Luckily, I did, and moved back to raise our children. So many Lakers who grew up here have moved back here the past few years because they appreciate the wonderful....

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,249,

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  24. #24 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Closter

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    30 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Closter's education and community is very commendable. Their education prepares students for the pressures of middle school then high school, but they also make sure that students feel like they are....

    Read 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,551,

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  25. #25 Places with the Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

    Mendham Borough

    Suburb in New Jersey,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We moved here a little over a year ago and we love this town! if you are looking for a town to hang out late at night this is not it. This is mainly a town to raise a family in and feel that pride....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,880,

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