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John Witherspoon Middle School (leave a review)
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+1 (609) 806-4270

217 Walnut Lane

Princeton, New Jersey


About John Witherspoon Middle School
6th Grade - 8th Grade

John Witherspoon Middle School is one of 6 schools in the Princeton Public Schools district of New Jersey.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 722 students from 6th Grade to 8th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At John Witherspoon Middle School, the average teaching salary of $73,999 is higher than the New Jersey state average of $68,978.

Local Area
Students by Year Group
John Witherspoon Middle School
Federal Assistance

Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Community Park School0.51 miles
Princeton High School0.54 miles
Princeton Charter School1.16 miles
Johnson Park School1.23 miles
Littlebrook School1.49 miles
Rankings within New Jersey
There are 2603 schools in New Jersey.
530thlargest school
445thhighest number of FTE teachers
999thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
756thhighest average teaching salary
1791sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1406thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
559thhighest diversity index
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races37
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander124
American Indian or Aslaskan Native1
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 722 students, with a diversity index of 0.62

Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

6th Grade - 8th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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