Somerset school information

IndexSomersetNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores39%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools81,60479,221
Total private schools682324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Somerset, NJ educational system consists of 8 public schools, 6 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Somerset public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 10% lower than than the New Jersey average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Somerset public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.7% have completed high school, 50.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Somerset are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Somerset.
  • 93.1% of people in Somerset have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.7% of people in Somerset have completed high school.
  • 50.6% of people in Somerset have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Somerset

IndexSomersetNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade93.1%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school92.7%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college73.0%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.9%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.6%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters21.4%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.3%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65585%72%
Plainsboro Center, NJ2,73382%67%
Cranbury, NJ2,25680%63%
Martinsville, NJ11,91780%63%
Princeton Junction, NJ2,50377%56%
Somerset, NJ23,98939%21%

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Peekskill, NY23,97736%28%
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Carteret, NJ23,96631%38%
Somerset, NJ23,98939%21%
Source: The Somerset, 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.