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Where Does YOUR School District Rank in Safety?

Where does YOUR school district rank in safety?

Family safety remains paramount when it comes to choosing a new home and community in New Jersey, so Team Nest Builder wants to help you know where top local school districts rank., which specializes in all different types of consumer rankings, provided a list of the safest school districts in the United States and New Jersey. Below find a list of the 200 safest school districts in New Jersey. The rankings were based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates, and rates for expulsion, suspension, and school-related arrests.  Read on and discover where YOUR school district ranks!

  1. Pompton Lakes School District, Pompton Lakes

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  2. East Brunswick Public Schools, East Brunswick

  3. Washington Township Public Schools, Sewell

  4. Union City School District, Union City

  5. Kenilworth Public Schools, Kenilworth

  6. The School District of the Chathams, Chatham

  7. South Brunswick Public Schools, North Brunswick

  8. Old Bridge Township School District, Old Bridge,

  9. Hillsborough Township Public School District

  10. Park Ridge Public Schools, Park Ridge

  11. Moorestown Township Public School District, Moorestown

  12. Warren Hills Regional School District, Washington,

  13. Northern Valley Regional High School District, Demarest

  14. Livingston Public Schools, Livingston

  15. Tenafly Public Schools, Tenafly

  16. Monroe Township School District, Monroe Township

  17. Roxbury Township Public Schools, Succasunna

  18. Bergenfield Borough School District, Bergenfield

  19. Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, Hasbrouck Heights

  20. Egg Harbor Township School District, Egg Harbor Township

  21. West Essex Regional School District, North Caldwell

  22. Paramus Public Schools, Paramus

  23. Rancocas Valley Regional High School District, Mount Holly

  24. Pascack Valley Regional High School District, Montvale

  25. Dumont Board of Education, Dumont

  26. Bloomfield Board of Education, Bloomfield

  27. Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education, Point Pleasant Beach

  28. Lenape Regional High School District, Shamong

  29. New Milford School District, New Milford

  30. The Newark Public Schools, Newark

  31. Fair Lawn School District, Fair Lawn

  32. Saddle Brook Township Board of Education, Saddle Brook

  33. North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, Annandale

  34. Middletown Township Public Schools,Leonardo

  35. Ocean City School District, Ocean City

  36. Robbinsville Public Schools, Robbinsville

  37. Hawthorne Board of Education, Hawthorne

  38. Summit Public Schools, Summit

  39. Berkeley Heights Public Schools, Berkeley Heights

  40. Mahwah Township Public Schools, Mahwah

  41. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, Aberdeen

  42. West Orange Public Schools, West Orange

  43. Montgomery Township School District, Skillman

  44. Midland Park Public Schools, Midland Park

  45. Sparta Township Public Schools, Sparta

  46. Wall Township Public Schools, Wall

  47. Cinnaminson Township Public Schools, Cinnaminson

  48. Weehawken Board of Education, Weehawken

  49. Westwood Regional School District, Washington

  50. Morris Hills Regional School District, Denville

  51. Union Township School District (Union), Union

  52. Clark Township Public Schools, Clark

  53. Hammonton School District, Hammonton

  54. Edison Township Public Schools, Edison

  55. Upper Freehold Regional School District, Allentown

  56. Montclair Public Schools, Montclair

  57. Verona Public Schools, Verona

  58. Hopewell Valley Regional School District, Pennington

  59. Westfield Public Schools, Westfield

  60. Millburn Township Schools, Millburn

  61. New Providence School District, New Providence

  62. Morris School District, Morristown

  63. Collingswood Public Schools, Collingswood

  64. Ridgefield Park School District, Ridgefield Park

  65. Cranford Public School District, Cranford

  66. Toms River Regional School District, Toms River

  67. Burlington Township Board of Education, Burlington

  68. Nutley Public School District, Nutley

  69. Lyndhurst School District, Lyndhurst

  70. Audubon Public Schools, Audubon

  71. Butler Public Schools, Butler

  72. Palisades Park Board of Education, Palisades Park

  73. Wood-Ridge Board of Education, Wood-Ridge

  74. Roselle Park Board of Education, Roselle Park

  75. Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools, Parsippany

  76. Asbury Park School District, Asbury Park

  77. Cresskill Public School District, Cresskill

  78. Springfield Public Schools, Springfield

  79. East Windsor Regional School District, Hightstown

  80. Harrison Public Schools, Harrison

  81. Hackensack School District, Hackensack

  82. South Amboy School District, South Amboy

  83. West Morris Regional High School District, Chester

  84. Lawrence Township Public Schools, Lawrenceville

  85. Maple Shade Schools, Maple Shade

  86. Woodbridge Township School District, Woodbridge

  87. Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District, Scotch Plains,

  88. Wayne Township Public Schools, Wayne

  89. Teaneck School District, Teaneck

  90. Haddon Township School District, Westmont

  91. Freehold Regional High School District, Englishtown

  92. River Dell Regional School District, River Edge

  93. Randolph Township Schools, Randolph

  94. North Brunswick Township Public Schools, North Brunswick

  95. Montville Township School District, Montville

  96. Hackettstown Public Schools, Hackettstown

  97. Piscataway Township Schools, Piscataway

  98. Point Pleasant Boro Board of Education, Point Pleasant

  99. Princeton Public Schools, Princeton

  100. Manville Board of Education, Manville

  101. Delsea Regional High School District, Franklinville

  102. Ramsey Public Schools, Ramsey

  103. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, West Windsor

  104. Spotswood Public Schools, Spotswood

  105. Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District, Woodstown

  106. Rutherford Public Schools, Rutherford

  107. Pennsville Public School District, Pennsville

  108. Belvidere School District, Belvidere

  109. Cedar Grove Township School District, Cedar Grove

  110. Glen Rock Board of Education, Glen Rock

  111. Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Martinsville

  112. Northern Burlington County Regional School District, Columbus

  113. Plainfield Public Schools, Plainfield

  114. East Orange School District, East Orange

  115. Belleville Public Schools, Belleville

  116. Mountain Lakes School District, Mountain Lakes

  117. Jackson Township School District, Jackson

  118. Manchester Township School District, Whiting

  119. West Milford Township Public Schools, West Milford

  120. Long Branch Public Schools, Long Branch

  121. South Plainfield Public Schools, South Plainfield

  122. Jefferson Township School District, Lake Hopatcong

  123. Neptune Township School District, Neptune Twp

  124. Clifton Public Schools, Clifton

  125. Haddon Heights Public Schools, Haddon Heights

  126. Elmwood Park Board of Education, Elmwood Park

  127. Somerville Public Schools, Somerville

  128. Middle Township Public Schools, Cape May Court House

  129. Pittsgrove Township Board of Education, Pittsgrove

  130. Hazlet Township Public Schools, Hazlet

  131. North Plainfield School District, North Plainfield

  132. Bernards Township School District, Basking Ridge

  133. Black Horse Pike Regional School District, Blackwood

  134. Franklin Township Public Schools, Somerset

  135. Lower Cape May Regional School District, Cape May

  136. Kinnelon Board of Education, Kinnelon

  137. West Deptford Township Public Schools, West Deptford

  138. Highland Park Board of Education, Highland Park

  139. Madison Public Schools, Madison

  140. Keyport Board of Education, Keyport

  141. Glassboro Public Schools, Glassboro

  142. Hanover Park Regional High School District, East Hanover

  143. Perth Amboy Public Schools, Perth Amboy

  144. Hopatcong Borough Schools, Hopatcong

  145. Plumsted Township Board of Education, New Egypt

  146. Ocean Township School District (Oakhurst), Oakhurst

  147. Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield

  148. Metuchen Public Schools, Metuchen

  149. Pequannock Township School District, Pompton Plains, NJ

  150. Waldwick School District, Waldwick

  151. Emerson Public Schools, Emerson

  152. Clayton Public Schools, Clayton

  153. Pennsauken Township Board of Education, Pennsauken

  154. Wildwood City Board of Education, Wildwood

  155. Mount Olive Township School District, Budd Lake

  156. South River Public Schools, South River

  157. Lodi Public Schools, Lodi

  158. Rahway Public School District, Rahway

  159. Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill

  160. Cliffside Park School District, Cliffside Park

  161. Delran Township School District, Delran

  162. Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools, West Caldwell

  163. North Arlington School District, North Arlington

  164. Sayreville Public Schools, South Amboy

  165. West New York Board of Education, West New York

  166. Deptford Township Public School District, Deptford

  167. Lindenwold Board of Education, Lindenwold

  168. Elizabeth Public Schools, Elizabeth

  169. Linden City Board of Education, Linden

  170. Lacey Township School District, Lanoka Harbor

  171. Barnegat Township School District, Barnegat

  172. Dover Public School District, Dover

  173. Pleasantville Public School District, Pleasantville

  174. Leonia Public Schools, Leonia

  175. Dunellen Public School District, Dunellen

  176. New Brunswick Public Schools, New Brunswick

  177. Ewing Township Public Schools, Ewing

  178. Secaucus Board of Education, Secaucus

  179. Monroe Township School District (Williamstown), Williamstown

  180. Hoboken Public Schools, Hoboken

  181. Ridgewood Public Schools, Ridgewood

  182. Haddonfield Public Schools, Haddonfield

  183. Newton Public Schools, Newton

  184. Manasquan School District, Manasquan

  185. Pemberton Township Schools, Pemberton

  186. Jersey City Public Schools, Jersey City

  187. Bound Brook School District, Bound Brook

  188. Florence Township School District, Florence

  189. South Orange-Maplewood School District, Maplewood

  190. North Bergen School District, North Bergen

  191. Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District, Penns Grove

  192. Riverside Township School District, Riverside

  193. Bordentown Regional School District, Bordentown

  194. Somerset Hills Regional School District, Bernardsville

  195. Hillside Board of Education, Hillside

  196. Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Mays Landing

  197. Camden City Public Schools, Camden

  198. Pitman Boro Public Schools, Pitman

  199. Glen Ridge Public Schools, Glen Ridge

  200. Bogota Public Schools, Bogota

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