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  • Valley View School
  • 50 Valley View Road, Watchung
  • Watchung Borough Public School District
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 327
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Bayberry School
  • Bayberry Lane, Watchung
  • Watchung Borough Public School District
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 363
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1

Watchung school information

IndexWatchungNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores70%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools21,60479,221
Total private schools282324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Watchung, NJ educational system consists of 2 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Watchung public schools have average test scores of 70% which is 63% higher than than the New Jersey average and 43% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Watchung public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.8% have completed high school, 60.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Watchung

IndexWatchungNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade95.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school95.8%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college77.3%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree66.3%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors60.1%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters32.2%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.5%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.9%1.5%1.3%

Watchung, NJ School Districts

Watchung Borough School District

There are a total of 2 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Watchung. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Watchung, NJ schools is 70%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Watchung, NJ, an average of 95.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 95.8% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Watchung schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Watchung, NJ schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65585%72%
Martinsville, NJ11,91780%63%
Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,61573%48%
Watchung, NJ5,94470%43%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Trenton, MO5,94663%27%
Old Tappan, NJ5,94262%26%
Caruthersville, MO5,94140%20%
Piedmont, SC5,94054%9%
Steelton, PA5,93815%69%
Watchung, NJ5,94470%43%
Source: The Watchung, 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.
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