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Lawrenceville School tops in SAT scores among private NJ institutions

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New Jersey's average SAT score for 2018-2019 was 1257.
New Jersey's average SAT score for 2018-2019 was 1257. - ()

The 2018-19 SAT scores are in for about 224,000 students attending the more than 1,400 private schools in New Jersey, and the highest in-state result belongs to The Lawrenceville School, which tallied a whopping 1460, according to the website Private School Review.

Located in Lawrence Township, The Lawrenceville School serves grades nine through 12.

Four additional schools also boasted scores above the 1400 mark: Newark Academy in Livingston; Stuart Country Day School and Princeton Day School, both in Princeton; and Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown.

New Jersey’s average SAT score was 1257, putting the state in the top 10 nationally, said Private School Review. Kentucky had the highest average at 1314.

Mercer County had not only the highest SAT score average for any county in the state at 1336, but also the third-highest county average in the U.S., bested only by Alameda County in California with a score of 1378 and Missouri’s Saint Louis County at 1362.

The highest combined score possible for the 2018-19 SAT is 1600.

Here are the top 10 private schools in New Jersey as ranked by 2018-19 average SAT scores:

1. The Lawrenceville School, Lawrence Township
Score: 1460
2. Newark Academy, Livingston
Score: 1420
3. Stuart Country Day School, Princeton
Score: 1420
4. Princeton Day School, Princeton
Score: 1410
5. Villa Walsh Academy, Morristown
Score: 1410
6. Miftaahul Uloom Academy, Union City
Score: 1360
7. Timothy Christian School, Piscataway
Score: 1350
8. Golda Och Academy, West Orange
Score: 1340
9. The Wardlaw+Hartridge School, Edison
Score: 1340
10. Peddie School, Hightstown
Score: 1310

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Jessica Perry

Jessica Perry

Jessica is the Web Editor for NJBIZ. You can reach her at jperry@njbiz.com.

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