en. Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex praised the 10 public schools in their legislative district that were rated among the top 100 elementary schools in New Jersey. The rankings were compiled by Niche, a founded by Carnegie Mellon University students in 2002.
The District 16 schools include: Riverside Elementary School – Princeton (1); Littlebrook Elementary School- Princeton (11); Johnson Park Elementary School – Princeton (15);
Village Elementary School – Skillman (40); Community Park Elementary School – (50);
Monmouth Junction Elementary School – Monmouth Junction (65); Cambridge Elementary School – Kendall Park (70); Constable Elementary School – Kendall Park (76); Woods Road Elementary School – Hillsborough (81); and Sunnymead Elementary School – Hillsborough (88).
“New Jersey has some of the best schools in the nation thanks to the quality of our educators and their dedication to their students,” said Bateman. “As these rankings show, that commitment to excellence is exemplified by the students, teachers and administrators of the schools in District 16. I’m extremely proud of what these elementary schools have accomplished and am excited to see how this strong educational foundation will help pave the way for continued success for these students in high school and beyond.”
“Students, their families, teachers, and administrators deserve recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of public education,” said Ciattarelli. “Students’ efforts to fully develop their skills, challenge themselves to attain a level of excellence, and the commitment of all who influence students must be commended. These schools are proof that dedication and commitment are worth the effort.”
“These outstanding schools are to be highly commended and recognized for promoting an atmosphere where learning and nurturing academic excellence is a top priority,” said Simon. “These accomplishments take a strong partnership between the students, school, top shelf teachers, and parents. I congratulate them on becoming a model of education in New Jersey. We are proud to boast of your success.”