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National Research Firm Rates New Providence in Top 10 School Districts in NJ

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence School District is No. 10 in the entire state of New Jersey, according to a new ranking by national educational research and rankings firm Niche.com.

Niche rates the borough's schools at A- or better in 10 of 11 criteria, with six of the categories meriting an A+.

According to state standards, 90 percent of students in the New Providence district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $36.15 million, spending an average of $19,239 per student.

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Niche said it takes into account key factors when creating its 2016 Best Schools lists, such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the schools.

The full report can be found here: https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-overall/s/new-jersey/ .

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