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Scotch Plains-Fanwood District Listed No. 32 in NJ by Niche.com Rankings for 2017

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood District was ranked No. 32 in the state, according to real estate website Niche.com's list of 100 Best New Jersey School Districts for 2017. Princeton rated No. 1 in the state, while Summit was highest in Union County.

Five elementary and two middle schools were examined in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood District, which was given an overall A+ grade. SPFK-12 rated B in Diversity, B+ in Facilities, and A or A+ in any other category.

Academics: A+
Administration: A
College Readiness: A+
Clubs & Activities: A
Diversity: B
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Food: A-
Health & Safety: A
Resources & Facilities: B+
Sports & Fitness: A
Teachers: A+

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The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District has 7 schools that serve students grades K-8: Howard B. Brunner Elementary School, J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School, Evergreen Elementary School, William J. McGinn Elementary School, School One Elementary School, Park Middle School and Terrill Middle School.

The overall state rankings were as follows (Union County in bold):

  1. Princeton
  2. Millburn
  3. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional
  4. Chatham
  5. Montgomery
  6. Tenafly  
  7. East Brunswick  
  8. Bernards  (Basking Ridge)
  9. Livingston  
  10. Summit  
  11. Hopewell Valley Regional
  12. Mountain Lakes
  13. Ridgewood  
  14. Montclair  
  15. Fair Lawn
  16. South Brunswick  
  17. Moorestown 
  18. Berkeley Heights  
  19. Glen Rock  
  20. West Morris Regional  (Chester)
  21. Somerset Hills Regional (Bernardsville)
  22. Glen Ridge  
  23. Hillsborough 
  24. New Providence
  25. Edison 
  26. Westfield  
  27. Pascack Valley Regional  
  28. Mahwah 
  29. Holmdel  
  30. Morris
  31. Parsippany-Troy Hills
  32. Scotch Plains-Fanwood
  33. Park Ridge  
  34. Bridgewater-Raritan Regional
  35. Cresskill  
  36. Highland Park
  37. Robbinsville  
  38. Metuchen  
  39. Paramus  
  40. Cranford  
  41. West Essex Regional
  42. River Dell Regional
  43. Madison  
  44. Montville  
  45. Northern Valley Regional (Demarest)
  46. Haddonfield  
  47. Randolph  
  48. Leonia  
  49. Ramsey  
  50. Ramapo Indian Hills (Oakland)
  51. Pompton Lakes
  52. South Orange-Maplewood
  53. North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional (Annandale)
  54. Morris Hills Regional (Rockaway)
  55. Matawan-Aberdeen
  56. Bergenfield
  57. Cherry Hill
  58. Westwood Regional (Washington Township)
  59. Point Pleasant Beach
  60. Monroe
  61. Lawrence Township
  62. Verona  Verona
  63. Lenape Regional  
  64. East Windsor Regional
  65. Washington Township  
  66. Springfield  
  67. Wayne 
  68. West Orange  
  69. Kinnelon
  70. Upper Freehold Regional
  71. New Milford
  72. Old Bridge (Matawan)
  73. Rutherford  
  74. Midland Park  
  75. Caldwell-West Caldwell  
  76. Egg Harbor  
  77. Piscataway  
  78. Dumont
  79. Hanover Park Regional  (East Hanover)
  80. Cinnaminson 
  81. Roxbury  (Succasunna)
  82. Woodbridge  
  83. Middletown 
  84. Hasbrouck Heights
  85. Wall Township  
  86. Fort Lee  
  87. Sparta 
  88. Ocean City
  89. Weehawken
  90. Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional
  91. Southern Regional (Manahawkin)
  92. Palisades Park
  93. Delsea Regional  (Franklinville)
  94. Northern Burlington County Regional
  95. Freehold Regional  (Englishtown)
  96. Kingsway Regional
  97. Mount Olive  
  98. Cedar Grove  
  99. Teaneck
  100. Ocean Township (Oakhurst)

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