School Data

All school data are from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Local school data are presented separately from municipal data because:

  1. school district boundaries do not always coincide with municipal boundaries, and
  2. school district finances are administered on a school year basis. A 2015 date indicates information for the 2014-15 school year.

In most cases, the boundaries of a school district are coterminous with the boundaries of a single municipality. However, many school districts are too small to provide full services to all grades from kindergarten through high school, so they either send some of their pupils to another school district and make tuition payments from their budget to that “receiving district”, or they become part of a regional or consolidated school district, in which case they share in the costs of that district according to statutory formulas.

Regional and consolidated districts may provide any combination of grades from Kindergarten through Grade 12, but most are either 7-12 or 9-12.

District Information

School District ID

The School District ID (SD ID) is a unique identifying number assigned to each school district by the New Jersey Department of Education.

School District Type

A district may be a regular district (indicated by a dash) responsible for resident pupils at all grades, a regional (REG) or consolidated (CON) district covering several municipalities, or a county vocational district (VOC). A “merged” district (MRG) is so small that its activities have been transferred to a neighboring district, but some of its financial data are presented separately.

District Factor Group (DFG)

The District Factor Group is a classification given by the NJ Department of Education which organizes school districts by the socio-economic status of their inhabitants, based on the 2000 Census. Classifications extend from the lowest SES (A) to the highest (J).

Grade Pattern

The grade pattern gives the range of grades for the schools operated by the district.

Special School Arrangements

The Special School Arrangements denote membership in a regional, consolidated or merged school district or arrangements to send pupils from some grades to another district, with tuition paid by the district of residence.     

Finance

Resident Enrollment

The number of pupils resident in the school district for whom the district is financially responsible.

Tax Levy

The general fund property tax levy in the school district’s budget.

State Aid

The total amount of K-12 formula State aid received by the district, plus State aid for pre-school education and for extraordinary special education.

School Budget

The sum of the Tax Levy and the State Aid. This figure approximates the revenue side of the budget, but does not include school district miscellaneous revenue, budgeted general fund balance, federal aid, school building aid, debt service tax levy, and tuition received.

State Aid as % of Budget

State Aid divided by the School Budget

Budget/Pupil

State Aid divided by the Resident Enrollment.

Equalized Valuation

The estimated total true value of all taxable property located within the school district.

Personal Income

The total reported personal income of all state income taxpayers residing within the school district.

EVPP

Equalized Valuation per Pupil

PIPP

Personal Income per Pupil

Wealth Ratio: EVPP

The Equalized Valuation per Pupil of the school district divided by the state average Equalized Valuation per Pupil.

Wealth Ratio: PIPP

The Personal Income per Pupil of the school district divided by the state average Personal Income per Pupil.

High School Graduation Rate

For those school districts that operate high schools:

Adjusted Cohort Count

The number of pupils entering the ninth grade four years prior to the graduation year, adjusted for transfers in and out during that period.

Graduated Count

The number of high school graduates in the year indicated.

High School Graduation Rate

The number of high school graduates as a percentage of the Adjusted Cohort Count.

Test Performance

Test results are reported for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests at the 4th and 8th grade levels in:

  • English Language (ELA)
  • Mathematics
and at the 11th grade level in:
  • English Language (ELA)
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
For each test, the number of pupils completing the test is displayed (Valid Scores) and the percentage of test-takers scoring at each level is reported:
  • Percent Meeting Expectations
  • Percent Exceeding Expectations
     

Data Availability

2015

NOW AVAILABLE

The New Jersey Data Book now includes statistics and information about each of New Jersey's public school districts.