All public schools are not created equal. Some have brand new sports complexes, while others have concave ceilings. Homeowners and renters alike want to live on property that gets their kids a good education without having to splurge on a private education.

Niche, a school-reviewing website, just announced their 2019-2020 ranking of school districts within NJ.  They rate schools using a traditional letter grade system. Schools on the list were given a grade in each of the following categories according to Patch: Academics, Diversity, Food, College Prep, Clubs & Activities, Teachers, Health & Safety, Administration, Sports, and Resources & Facilities.

Patch notes that Niche looked at a variety of sources including college data, test scores, information from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as user reviews and data.

So which K-12 district topped the list? None other than Princeton Public Schools, which Patch cites as also being ranked #17th nationally. Princeton received only two B rankings, a B+ in diversity, and a B in Sports and Food, the rest of the categories fell into the A and A+ categories.

Wondering what other towns made the list? Milburn was a close 2nd on the list, ranking 20th nationally. Last year it took the #1 spot, but was of course beat by Princeton in a big upset this year. Nearby, West Windsor-Plainsborough also founds itself on the list with an 11th place ranking.

We already know Mercer county is the place to be, so these rankings weren’t surprising to us!