EDISON, NJ - In its new ranking of the Best Public School Districts, K12Niche.com, which provides rankings of schools across the country, listed Edison Township School District as number 52 among the top 100 districts in New Jersey.

A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly. The grading system took into account the following (with Edison School District grade in parenthesis):

The K12Niche.com rankings take into account:

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  • Educational Outcomes (A+)
  • Health & Safety (A+)
  • Teachers (A)
  • Academics (A)
  • Student Culture & Diversity (A)
  • Extracurriculars (B+)
  • Administration & Policies (B)
  • Food (B-)
  • Resources & Facilities (C+)
  • Sports & Fitness (C)

Key Edison School District Findings:

  • Average Graduation Rate: 93.0% (National Average: 81.0%)
  • Average High School Dropout Rate: 0.6% (National Average: 1.9%)
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13:1 (National Average: 16:1)
  • Math Proficiency: 86.0%
  • Reading Proficiency: 81.0%
  • Average SAT Score: 1960 (National Average: 1730)

District Student Diversity

  • Asian: 56.0%
  • White: 24.6%
  • Hispanic: 9.5%
  • African American: 9.0%
  • Multiracial:0.6%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Native American: 0.1%

K12Niche.com reported that the Edison School District has 14,224 students attending 18 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 84% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $215,205,000, spending an average of $14,774 per student.

Nearby School District Rankings

  • 25 East Brunswick School District
  • 40 Metuchen School District
  • 52 Edison Township School District
  • 55 Monroe Township School District
  • 84 Highland Park School District
  • 96 Old Bridge Township School District

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