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Naved, Home Buyer in hussain

WHAT IS THE BEST SCHOOLS IN NJ and where?

Asked by Naved, hussain Fri Jun 22, 2007

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Hi Naved, have you checked out greatschools.net? They have ratings and reviews of schools submitted by parents. I placed a link below for your reference. I have heard great things about the site.
5 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 23, 2007
WOW, this is really a loaded question Naved. The BEST schools in NJ or the BEST schools for your children? I am a firm believer that the best schools are not for all children however from a property value perspective the best areas will attract a certain buyer pool.

In my opinion I believe you first need to assess your purpose. Is it your children or for equity growth? If it is for the children then you must assess your childs ability to learn and their personality i.e. I live in West Windsor and the top School districts in Central Jersey are as follows:
1.) West Windsor - Plainsboro (Mercer and S. Middlesex County townships share this school district)
2.) Montgomery
3.) Princeton
4.) Hopewell TWP (Mercer County)
5.) Washington Twp (Mercer County)

Consistently they are on top of the charts. In 2004 the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District was rated #1 in New Jersey. We have a lot of Type-A personality families, large Asian, Indian, Jewish & Italian demographics, with @60% with 1 stay at home parent, $143k as the median household income (last years number), and a very active PTSA in all the schools. Our schools are focused in acedemics and are balanced with the arts, sports, 4-6 language classes, community envolvement programs and so much more.

The other 4 districts I mentioned have very similar programs and are all public schools I am referring. Private schools are a different story but let me help you.

There are community reports and comparison tools online where you can compare these top districts with each other and others in the state. Below you will find a link to the community tools on my website. Play around with them and use the USPS.Com site to find the right Zip codes to the areas you think you may have interest. Then plan an area tour with a realtor to get familiar with what each has to offer you.

The link below should take you to the SCHOOL REPORT... REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR ZIP CODES
4 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
Bergen County has 5 of the 10 top high schools in New Jersey and almost all the school districts in Bergen County are rated high. Remember the better the school system or the better perception of a school system means you are going to pay more for a home. Consider private schools too.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 3, 2007
I know that Fair Lawn, Bergen County is graded as on of the best schools there. I lived there for a while -- they really have great schools.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 26, 2007
A large part of deciding where to live for parents and parents to be is often driven by the school system. While this is obviously a vital component, we think it's best to also have information about other aspects of the community. We partnered with greatschools.com, because after extensive research we found their database to be the most complete, accurate and informative and additionally felt that our site visitors would benefit from the community aspects of that site that encourages discussions and reviews around specific schools, faculty etc. Additionally we want our site users to be able to put this information in the context of the 'livibility' of that community. Is the surrounding landscape what you are looking for, can I commute into the Grand Central or Penn Station easiest? What's the nearest airport? Religious center? Golf course? and what will $750,000 buy me in one town versus another, both of which are accessible to the same school system?

Maureen
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 2, 2010
I purchased land and build my home in Plainsboro for one reason; WW-Plainsboro School system. I did research on School systems in NJ about 5 years and WW-P school system was one of the best in the country.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2007
If you check the Star Ledger, it gives a list of all the districts in the state. The top districs in the state right now are Montgomery Township, Princeton Township, West Windsor/Plainsboro, Homdell in Monmouth County. Millburn is also a great district. But check the Star Ledger - it's nj.com. If I can be of further assistance, please e-mail me at dianne.senko@prufoxroach.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dianne Senko
Prudential Fox & Roach.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 2, 2007
You can take a look at another website for school, town demographics, income, and other community information below.

http://new-jersey-real-estate-for-sale.com/community.htm?sub…
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 1, 2007
In additon to the other sites, try
http://schoolmatters.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 27, 2007
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
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try the garden communities blog, they post best schools for a lot of the different counties.. for example this link is on the best elementary schools in middlesex county:

http://blog.gardencommunities.com/2013/12/08/elementary-scho…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 13, 2014
I my name is sendy I just move here I am from ny .my dauther go to edele l Sanford chater school about a week ago her teacher toll me please in September don't brouth her here no more because this is not a good school for her
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 7, 2013
Hello Naved, This is quite the loaded question for it can be answered on soo many levels. Are you looking for the schools with the best SAT scores, Graduation Rates, how much each district spends on each student, crime rates within those high schools?? I'm sure you're a new parent looking to move to a town which has the "Best School" system, correct?
Here's a quick link for all schools in NJ put out by the NJ State Dept of Education, http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc08/index.html

Also, New Jersey Monthly magazine put out a report of the top High Schools in New Jersey a few months back.. http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolra…
Not only do these links offer valuable information, but it can lead to bragging rights also!

I hope these links have helped you, If you have any further question please don't hesitate to contact me.. Thank You,

Mark Welker
Century 21 Rauh & Johns
THE Number 1 Century 21 Office in ALL New Jersey!!
Washington Twp (Gloucester County)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 7, 2009
I can only tell you what I know, and the school system in Ocean, NJ is very good. That may or may not be much help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2007
Best schools can be found using statistics web sites. Try NJ department of education: http://www.state.nj.us/education also try great school locator: http://www.greatschools.net/
as well as: the local board of education: http://www.jcboe.org/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 27, 2007
Being a teacher by trade there are many things to consider, but I think your best bet is to decide what type of system you are looking for and match that with the community and price ranges for housing. I am a firm believer that statistics are not always indicated ACCURATELY when searching online. Good luck !
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 2, 2007
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