The Garden State has 603 school districts statewide for its 565 municipalities. There are some districts that manage elementary schools while sending older children to regional high or middle schools. There are also county vocational school systems.
These school systems comprise 2,001 elementary schools and 443 secondary schools. Additionally, there are 87 charter schools in New Jersey as of the 2012-2013 school year.
The public school enrollment for 2012-2013 was 1.36 million children, with 117,803 teachers. The state sends $7.8 billion to individual systems as state aid.