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Who We Are

The Princeton Public School District is among the best public school districts in New Jersey and in the nation. Our schools are places where every child is known, and where joy and purpose are woven into our approach to learning. We value innovation. We strive for high academic achievement for everyone, and we foster lifelong learning as we help everyone find their own pathways to success.
Our community is deeply committed to education and has a legacy of academic excellence. We invite you to learn more about our district by reading our Mission and Educational Philosophy and our annual report.
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Our Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5):

Community Park, Johnson Park, Littlebrook, and Riverside

  • Small, neighborhood schools
  • Dual language Spanish-English Immersion at Community Park, grades K to 5; all other elementary schools begin learning Spanish no later than 2nd grade
  • Weekly art, music, and library instruction
  • Full-day Kindergarten for all students


Princeton Middle School

  • Three world languages offered: Spanish, French and Mandarin
  • Drama, video production, tech prep, art, band, choir and orchestra offered
  • Wide variety of after-school sports and clubs
  • Accelerated math program available


Princeton High School

  • Six world languages offered: Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, and Japanese
  • Designated as a New Jersey Model School in the Arts, we offer outstanding experiences in visual art, music, theatre, and dance.
  • AP instruction for nearly every subject
  • Advanced instruction opportunities through agreements with Princeton University
  • Over 130 after school clubs and activities

Our Students

Enrollment 2024-2025 (Projected)

District wide - 3,651
Grades K-5 -   1,261
Grades 6-8 -     770
Grades 9-12 - 1,566

Test Scores

SAT (2021)

Combined Mean Score: 1334

                       Evidenced based Writing/Reading          Math

Princeton HS                            664                             670

 State of NJ                              562                             563

AP Exams (2021)

Number of AP Exams Taken: 1452
Percentage of Students Scoring 3 or Above on AP Exams: 84%

Athletics and Activities 

Students may participate in school sports at Princeton Middle School and Princeton High School. Princeton High School has varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams covering 25 sports. Clubs and other extracurricular activities are offered to students at all our schools.

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PHS Band
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Global Influence

Our diverse student population includes students from all around the world. 22% of our students claim a language other than English as their first tongue, and more than 50 languages are spoken by our families in their homes, including Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Arabic, Korean, German, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Hungarian, Burmese and Hebrew.

Our Staff

More than 72% of our teachers have advanced degrees beyond a bachelor's degree. Our staff are highly caring, value innovation, and work collaboratively with colleagues and families to support the highest levels of teaching and learning.