Schools

Cranbury School:

Cranbury School is a Pre-K through 8th grade school. The Kindergarten is an all-day program, which is a huge help for working parents. There is also an after school program on site. The student population of Cranbury School is 616 with a 10.3 student/teacher ratio.  Cranbury Township sends it’s students to Princeton High School, for which there is bus service AM and PM.

For the 1996-97, and 2009-10 school year, Cranbury School was formally designated as a National Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor that an American public school can achieve. During the 2009-10 school year, Cranbury School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence a second time.

This is a link to the Newcomer’s Newletter for the 2010-2011 School Year:

Cranbury School Newcomer Newsletter 2010-2011

Below is an article that appeared The Trenton Times recently regarding SAT scores at Princeton High School:

Princeton High School was No. 1 in New Jersey in the 2010 ranking of comprehensive New Jersey High Schools by SAT scores, according to data from the state’s Department of Education.

“It reflects the hard work of teachers from elementary to high school,” said Lew Goldstein, assistant superintendent of Princeton Regional Schools.

Two other Mercer County schools made it into the top five: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North.

Princeton High’s verbal score was 611, and its writing score was 614. Princeton High students scored highest in math, with a score of 635. The school’s combined score was 1,860.

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South came in second, with a combined SAT score of 1,843, and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North was fifth with a combined score of 1,815.

Rounding out the top five, Millburn and Tenafly high schools had combined scores of 1,838 and 1,818, respectively.

Goldstein said Princeton High School offers SAT prep courses for students. The school’s principal, Gary Snyder, said 575 students in grades 9 through 12 took the SATs last year.

Princeton led all high schools with a mean verbal score of 611 and a mean writing score of 614.

Princeton’s mean math score of 635 was just behind West Windsor-Plainsboro South’s score of 641 and Tenafly’s 640.

Around 1,300 students took the SATs at High School North and High School South.

“It’s a team effort,” said Mike Zapicchi, principal of West Windsor-Plainsboro North.

“You have kids that are concerned, you have parents that support education in our district and a teaching staff that works really hard. When all that comes together, you get these kinds of results,” he said.

The high school does not offer SAT preparatory courses, but many students take them on their own, Zapicchi said.