New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, particularly along the extent of the length of New York City on its western edge; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware.

Automobile-oriented suburb.

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, particularly along the extent of the length of New York City on its western edge; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, and the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states; its biggest city is Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia and was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.
In the 19th century, factories in cities (known as the "Big Six"), Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Jersey City, and Elizabeth helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey's geographic location at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston and New York City to the northeast, and Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., to the southwest, fueled its rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. In the first decades of the 21st century, this suburbanization began reverting with the consolidation of New Jersey's culturally diverse populace toward more urban settings within the state, with towns home to commuter rail stations outpacing the population growth of more automobile-oriented suburbs since 2008.

source: wikipedia.org

The location

  • East / West Boundaries: Hudson River to Long Island Sound
  • North / South Boundaries: Lake Mohegan to Yonkers

Learn about New Jersey

Origins

Around 180 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period, New Jersey bordered North Africa. The pressure of the collision between North America and Africa gave rise to the Appalachian Mountains. Around 18,000 years ago, the Ice Age resulted in glaciers that reached New Jersey. As the glaciers retreated, they left behind Lake Passaic, as well as many rivers, swamps, and gorges.

New Jersey was originally settled by Native Americans, with the Lenni-Lenape being dominant at the time of contact. Scheyichbi is the Lenape name for the land that is now New Jersey. The Lenape were several autonomous groups that practiced maize agriculture in order to supplement their hunting and gathering in the region surrounding the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. The Lenape society was divided into matrilinear clans that were based upon common female ancestors. These clans were organized into three distinct phratries identified by their animal sign: Turtle, Turkey, and Wolf. They first encountered the Dutch in the early 17th century, and their primary relationship with the Europeans was through fur trade.

Education
RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Sharon Elementary School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Public
1 Parkway Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Greenwood Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
N/A Lawrence Intermediate School 4th Grade - 6th Grade Public
N/A Village School 4th Grade - 5th Grade Public
N/A Health Science Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Princeton High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
2 Central High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Wwindsor Plainsboro South 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Trenton Catholic Upper School Preschool - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Raphael School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Delaware Valley School For Exceptional Children 6th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Cambridge School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Lewis Clinic & School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Goddard Of Ewing Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Newgrange School & Educational Private/Charter
N/A Knowledge Beginnings Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Capital Kids Day Care & Preschool Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Stuart Country Day School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Wilberforce School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.