New List Reveals NJ School Districts With Best Teachers In 2018

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Now's a good time to find out how your local teachers stack up against others — especially if you're sending your children to school for the first time. has recently released its annual rankings of the 100 New Jersey school districts with the best teachers. According to Niche, the best teachers in New Jersey are at West Essex Regional School District in North Caldwell, which also finished in 22nd place nationwide.

The ranking was based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio and the Niche Academics Grade for the district. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

According to Niche, these are the 100 school districts with the best teachers in New Jersey (nationally ranked in top 100 is in parenthesis):

  1. West Essex Regional School District, North Caldwell (#22 nationally)
  2. Millburn Township Schools, Millburn (#23 nationally)
  3. Glen Ridge Public Schools, Glen Ridge (#59 nationally)
  4. Princeton Public Schools, Princeton (#62 nationally)
  5. Mountain Lakes School District, Mountain Lakes (#72 nationally)
  6. Berkeley Heights Public Schools, Berkeley Heights (#91 nationally)
  7. The School District of the Chathams, Chatham (#93 nationally)
  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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