Best Public Schools in Clinton, NJ


The city of Clinton, New Jersey is home to two schools: Clinton Public School and Clinton Township Middle School. While both schools demonstrate strong academic performance, Clinton Township Middle School stands out as a top-tier institution, ranking in the top 8% of middle schools statewide and boasting impressive proficiency rates in core subjects like Algebra I and Science.

Clinton Township Middle School earned a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, with 74.8% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 55.1-100% proficient or better in Mathematics across grades 6-8. An impressive 100% of 8th graders scored proficient or better on the Algebra I assessment, and 42.2% of 8th graders scored proficient or better on the NJSLA-S Science assessment, more than double the state average. In contrast, while Clinton Public School also demonstrates strong academic performance, it does not stand out as significantly as Clinton Township Middle School.

The data also reveals some potential equity concerns, as Clinton Public School has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 11.56%, compared to 6.82% at Clinton Township Middle School. Additionally, the significant difference in per-student spending between the two schools (over $12,000) raises questions about the potential impact of funding on academic performance and resource availability.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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