Avg. test scores 51%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 160%
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Princeton school information

IndexPrincetonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores72%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools71,60479,221
Total private schools1882324,874
Total post-secondary schools61577,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Princeton are 51% 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%

      Princeton, NJ School Districts

      • Princeton Public Schools

      There are a total of 7 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Princeton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Princeton, NJ schools is 72%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Princeton, NJ, an average of 95.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 95.0% have completed high school.

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      Newtown, PA2,02882%69.4%
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      Roosevelt, NJ74880%66.2%
      Plainsboro Center, NJ2,73377%60.0%
      Princeton, NJ30,16872%50.5%

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      Madison Heights, MI30,16834%30.2%
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      Princeton, NJ30,16872%50.5%
      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.