New Jersey

More State News

Facts at a Glance

Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
Governor:Christopher Christie
Commissioner of Education:David D. Hespe
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,370,295
Number of school districts:673
Number of public schools:2,508
Number of public school teachers:114,581
Unadjusted education spending per student:$17,572
Percent minority students:50.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.1%
Percent of English-language learners:4.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:46.9%
8th grade math:46.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.8%
8th grade reading:40.6%

Teacher Employment Information

See information on New Jersey's certification requirements, salary information, and other teacher-employment data.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
The effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water.
March 21, 2016 – Education Week
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
After learning hard lessons in Newark, N.J., the young billionaire is shifting his focus to educational technology, shaking up the world of K-12 philanthropy.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories