New Providence is a semi-dry town. There are no bars, and no restaurants are permitted to sell alcoholic beverages. Retail liquor sales are legal, however, and restaurant-goers may bring their own alcoholic beverages. In 2011, the borough announced that it was considering issuing on-premises liquor licenses, which could bring in as much as $500,000 for each bar granted a license, with plans to use the money raised to pay for improvements to recreation areas.
During the 2007-08 school year, New Providence Middle School was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. The district's high school was the top-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 5th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.
Serving students in PreK-3 through Grade 8 in New Providence, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|5||Allen W. Roberts Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Developemental Learning Center New Providence||3Rd Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|5||Salt Brook Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||New Providence Middle School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||New Providence High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Our Lady Of Peace School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||St. Andrew's Preschool & Kindergarten||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Sante Fe Cntrs||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Summit Speech School||Preschool - Preschool||Private/Charter|
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