About Summit

About Summit


Summit has over 21,000 residents comprised of an international group speaking 39 languages with a broad economic and ethnic cross-section, largely mirroring the makeup of the nation as a whole. Housing is available to all levels of income including subsidized housing for senior citizens, and low- and middle-income families. Summit is a family-oriented residential community with light industry. Many Summit settlers and current residents have attributed significantly to the world's business, industrial and government affairs. More importantly, their relentless dedication for volunteerism has made the Summit community a leader in civic mindedness. The governing body has sought out experts on economics, communications, education, government administration, physical and mental health, recreation, social planning, transportation and safety; all adding to the great growth of Summit, then and now.




Local Map


Summit Transportation


  • Summit train station to New York City Penn Station - 37 minutes
  • Summit to Newark Airport - 18 minutes
  • Summit to Short Hills Mall - 7 minutes
  • Summit to Giant Stadium - 30 minutes

Summit Station.Service on the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Branch and Morristown Line is available at the Summit station, offering service to Hoboken Terminal and to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via the Secaucus Junction. Route 24 runs along the eastern boundary of Summit. Interstate 78 runs along the southern boundary of Summit. Route 124 and County Route 512 also pass through Summit. Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark / Elizabeth is approximately 15 minutes away via Interstate 78. NJ Transit website


Summit Schools


Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade are educated by the Summit Public Schools. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

  • Wilson Primary School (PK-K)
  • Jefferson Primary School (PK-K)
  • Brayton School with 489 students (1-5) principal: Dr. Cheryl Moretz.
  • Franklin School with 400 students (1-5) Principal: Sheila Cole
  • Jefferson School with 233 students (1-5) Principal: Ron Poles
  • Lincoln-Hubbard School with 382 students (1-5) Principal: Matthew Carlin
  • Washington School with 350 students (1-5)
  • Middle School Principal: Matthew Block; Vice Principal: Emile George
  • Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School with 843 students (6-8)
  • High School
  • Summit High School with 1045 students for the 2008 - 2009 School Year (9-12) [20]
  • Summit High School was ranked as Number 149 nationwide in Newsweek magazine's 2005 listing of "America's Best High Schools" in the August 5, 2005 issue.[21]
Private Schools:
  • Kent Place School (NS-12)
  • Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (K-12)
  • Oratory Preparatory School (7-12)
NJ Department of Education Narrative on the Summit Senior High School NJ Department of Education Statistics on the Summit Senior High School