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Does YOUR School District Rank For 2018 Best Teachers?

How do YOUR school district's teachers rank?
490df5bb70151e66ce9a_best_teacher_ornament_-_Edited.jpg compiled a 2018 list of the top 100 New Jersey school districts who possess the best teachers, based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher tenure, teacher salaries, student-teacher ratio, teacher absenteeism, and the Niche Academics Grade for the district.  Team Nest Builder understands the importance of owning a home in an area with a strong school district, so we’ve shared’s findings below:

  1. West Essex Regional School District, North Caldwell

  2. Millburn Township Schools, Millburn

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  3. Glen Ridge Public Schools, Glen Ridge

  4. Princeton Public Schools, Princeton

  5. Mountain Lakes School District, Mountain Lakes

  6. Berkeley Heights Public Schools, Berkeley Heights

  7. The School District of the Chathams, Chatham

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

  9. Montclair Public Schools, Montclair

  10. Pompton Lakes School District, Pompton Lakes

  11. Northern Valley Regional High School District, Demarest

  12. Somerset Hills Regional School District, Bernardsville

  13. Ridgewood Public Schools, Ridgewood

  14. Haddonfield Public Schools, Haddonfield

  15. Verona Public Schools, Verona

  16. West Morris Regional High School District, Chester

  17. Livingston Public Schools, Livingston

  18. Pascack Valley Regional High School District, Montvale

  19. Summit Public Schools, Summit

  20. Bernards Township School District, Basking Ridge

  21. Fair Lawn School District, Fair Lawn

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

  23. Glen Rock Board of Education, Glen Rock

  24. Morris School District, Morristown

  25. Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District, Scotch Plains

  26. Freehold Regional High School District, Englishtown

  27. East Brunswick Public Schools, East Brunswick

  28. Cranford Public School District, Cranford

  29. Upper Freehold Regional School District, Allentown

  30. Moorestown Township Public School District, Moorestown

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

  32. Westfield Public Schools, Westfield

  33. Kinnelon Board of Education, Kinnelon

  34. River Dell Regional School District, River Edge

  35. Edison Township Public Schools, Edison

  36. Holmdel Township School District, Holmdel

  37. Piscataway Township Schools, Piscataway

  38. Tenafly Public Schools, Tenafly

  39. South Brunswick Public Schools,South Brunswick

  40. Monroe Township School District, Monroe Township

  41. Hopewell Valley Regional School District, Pennington

  42. Morris Hills Regional School District, Denville

  43. Weehawken Board of Education, Weehawken

  44. Park Ridge Public Schools, Park Ridge

  45. Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools, West Caldwell

  46. Ramsey Public Schools, Ramsey

  47. Middletown Township Public Schools, Leonardo

  48. Hillsborough Township Public School District, Hillsborough

  49. Audubon Public Schools, Audubon

  50. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, Aberdeen

  51. Lenape Regional High School District, Shamong

  52. Leonia Public Schools, Leonia

  53. Bergenfield Borough School District, Bergenfield

  54. Westwood Regional School District, Washington Township

  55. South Orange-Maplewood School District, Maplewood

  56. Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District, Woodstown

  57. New Providence School District, New Providence

  58. Delsea Regional High School District, Franklinville

  59. Randolph Township Schools, Randolph

  60. Cedar Grove Township School District, Cedar Grove

  61. Washington Township Public Schools, Sewell

  62. Cinnaminson Township Public Schools, Cinnaminson

  63. Central Regional School District, Bayville

  64. Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools, Parsippany

  65. Rancocas Valley Regional High School District, Mount Holly

  66. Hanover Park Regional High School District, East Hanover

  67. Haddon Heights Public Schools, Haddon Heights

  68. Rutherford Public Schools, Rutherford

  69. Northern Burlington County Regional School District, Columbus

  70. Dumont Board of Education, Dumont

  71. Mahwah Township Public Schools, Mahwah,

  72. Montville Township School District, Montville

  73. Jackson Township School District, Jackson

  74. Old Bridge Township School District, Old Bridge

  75. Madison Public Schools, Madison

  76. Bloomfield Board of Education, Bloomfield

  77. Wayne Township Public Schools, Wayne

  78. New Milford School District, New Milford

  79. Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill

  80. Sparta Township Public Schools, Sparta

  81. Hackettstown Public Schools, Hackettstown

  82. Springfield Public Schools, Springfield,

  83. Lawrence Township Public Schools, Lawrenceville

  84. Hackensack School District, Hackensack

  85. West Orange Public Schools, West Orange

  86. Ocean City School District, Ocean City

  87. Egg Harbor Township School District, Egg Harbor Township

  88. Emerson Public Schools, Emerson

  89. Highland Park Board of Education, Highland Park

  90. Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education, Hasbrouck Heights

  91. Robbinsville Public Schools, Robbinsville

  92. Metuchen Public Schools, Metuchen

  93. North Brunswick Township Public Schools, North Brunswick

  94. Montgomery Township School District, Skillman

  95. Woodbridge Township School District, Woodbridge

  96. Newton Public Schools, Newton

  97. Midland Park Public Schools, Midland Park

  98. Point Pleasant Boro Board of Education, Point Pleasant Boro

  99. Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield

  100. Lower Cape May Regional School District, Cape May

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