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State of New Jersey Summary

There are 664 districts, 2,596 public schools, and 86 charter schools in New Jersey serving 1,356,431 students. Financially the state of New Jersey spends approximately $17,980 per student. There are 109,719 full-time teachers receiving a total of $9,006,685,928 in salaries and $3,647,161,559 in total benefits. 390,214 students receive a free lunch and 77,584 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 664
Total Schools: 2,596
Charter Schools: 86
Full-time Teachers: 109,719
Total Students: 1,356,431
LEP / ELL Students: 53,715
IEP Students: 225,471
Freshman Graduation Rate: 87%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 390,214
Reduced Lunch: 77,584
Revenue Per Student: $17,980
Salaries: $9,006,685,928
Employee Benefits: $3,647,161,559

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

New Jersey Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 77.90%
Grade 4 Reading 59.60%
Elementary School Science 89.00%
Grade 8 Math 68.90%
Grade 8 Reading 81.40%
Middle School Science 78.40%
High School Math 79.30%
High School Reading 91.00%
High School Science 58.60%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.