East Orange school information

IndexEast OrangeNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores24%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools221,60479,221
Total private schools882324,874
Total post-secondary schools11577,963
The East Orange, NJ educational system consists of 22 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. East Orange public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 43% lower than than the New Jersey average and 50% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of East Orange public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.8% have completed high school, 17.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in East Orange are 50% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 22 public schools in East Orange.
  • 83.0% of people in East Orange have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.8% of people in East Orange have completed high school.
  • 17.6% of people in East Orange have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in East Orange

IndexEast OrangeNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade83.0%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school81.8%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college48.2%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.5%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.6%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in East Orange (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
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Ridgewood, NJ25,43077%56%
Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
East Orange, NJ64,62124%50%

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East Orange, NJ64,62124%50%
Source: The East Orange, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.