New Brunswick Public Schools is a vibrant, diverse school district located in one of New Jersey's most
historic communities – a thriving college town that's been home to Rutgers University for nearly 250 years.
Located in the heart of Middlesex County, New Brunswick is renowned as a cultural, arts, and culinary
center, and as a transportation hub only 60 minutes from New York City, 90 minutes from Philadelphia, and
just 45 minutes from the beautiful Jersey Shore.
The city grew upon a foundation of pursuing knowledge and embracing diversity of thought. Its residents
have regular, immediate access to lecture series, gallery events, and productions at both the George Street
Playhouse and State Theater, plus multiple comedy venues. As a healthcare hub, the city is home to some
of the state's finest medical facilities, including the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the
Children's Hospital at St. Peter's.
New Brunswick's population is 55,000, and its school district enrolls more than 10,200 students from
preschool through grade 12. Illustrating the multicultural nature of the community, about two-thirds of
district students speak one of 41 languages other than English at home. In terms of demographics, 88
percent of them are Hispanic; another 10 percent are African-American.
New Brunswick Public Schools has a total of 1,675 certified teachers and professional support staff
members serving the needs of 11 schools. Specifically, there are eight neighborhood elementary schools
and a middle school, plus New Brunswick High School – which features four themed career institutes and
two preparatory academies – plus the Health Sciences Technology High School for students interested in
eventually pursuing healthcare careers. In addition, an Adult Learning Center addresses local community
requirements, and has provided educational services to more than 4,000 graduates.
The district's preschool program has the capacity to serve nearly 1,600 three- and four-year-olds at 13
community childcare centers and seven in-district sites. The rich academic experience provided to New
Brunswick's students also includes 40 after-school activities, 22 high school-level athletic teams – plus 11
middle school-level teams – and a comprehensive fine, visual, and performing arts program.
The district's curriculum is comprehensive and research-based, encouraging students to be lifelong
learners. Through a focus on advanced technology, students and staff alike are provided with the skills to
thrive in a rapidly evolving world.
The overarching goal for New Brunswick Public Schools is providing each and every student the
opportunity to graduate and pursue the career or higher educational experience of their choice.
Click here to download a printable copy of the District Overview.