General

Note: All data taken from US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for 2009 unless indicated otherwise.

For all NJ public schools:

  • Number of students enrolled: 1,381,420
  • Number of school districts: 616
  • Number of schools: 2,615
  • Number of full-time-equivalent teachers: 114,713
  • Per pupil expenditures: $17,076
    • second only to NY’s $17,746 among the states
    • national average: $10,591
  • Pupil/Teacher ratio: 12.0
    • national average: 15.0
  • High School graduation rate*: 85.2%
    • 4th among the states
    • national average: 70.1%

* Data is for 2008 and taken from The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, 2009.