About Our Schools & Community

Camden, New Jersey
Camden, New Jersey comprises some 9 square miles in Southern New Jersey. Camden is less than one mile from downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 1/2 hours driving time from Washington, D.C., 90 miles from New York City and about 52 miles from Atlantic City, New Jersey.

According to the most recent Census data, 77,000 people live in the City of Camden, a third of whom are under the age of 18. Our public schools - District, charter, and renaissance - serve at least 16,000 students each year in grades K-12. Another 3,000 students attend pre-kindergarten in the City.

Camden boasts a medical school, major health care facilities, and the urban campuses of Rowan University , Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Camden County College.

Camden's waterfront offers family attractions like the Adventure AquariumCamden Children's Garden, the BB&T Center, and a year-round marina, and the W.W.II Battleship, USS New Jersey.

About Our Schools
In the late 1800's, the Camden City Public School System became a reality. Some of the region's most well known and renowned citizens are graduates of the Camden City School District. Today, our K-12 school district numbers approximately 8,000 students attending 18 elementary/family schools, two comprehensive high schools, and three magnet high schools.

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