Princeton school information

IndexPrincetonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores72%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools71,60479,221
Total private schools1882324,874
Total post-secondary schools61577,963
The Princeton, NJ educational system consists of 7 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Princeton public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 68% higher than than the New Jersey average and 47% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Princeton public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.0% have completed high school, 78.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 24.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Princeton are 47% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Princeton.
  • 95.6% of people in Princeton have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.0% of people in Princeton have completed high school.
  • 78.7% of people in Princeton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Princeton

IndexPrincetonNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade95.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school95.0%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college88.1%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree81.2%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors78.7%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters54.3%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree24.4%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate16.5%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Princeton (high school & post-secondary)

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Princeton, NJ30,16872%47%

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Princeton, NJ30,16872%47%
Source: The Princeton, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.