Paramus school information

IndexParamusNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores44%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools151,60479,221
Total private schools982324,874
Total post-secondary schools61577,963
The Paramus, NJ educational system consists of 15 public schools, 9 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Paramus public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 2% higher than than the New Jersey average and 11% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Paramus public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.6% have completed high school, 47.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Paramus are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Paramus.
  • 91.8% of people in Paramus have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.6% of people in Paramus have completed high school.
  • 47.7% of people in Paramus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Paramus

IndexParamusNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade91.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school90.6%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college69.7%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.6%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.7%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters16.3%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orangeburg, NY4,19299%100%
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
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Closter, NJ8,65083%68%
Briarcliff Manor, NY7,73281%65%
Paramus, NJ26,79544%11%

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Horn Lake, MS26,78520%59%
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Bristol, TN26,73458%19%
Paramus, NJ26,79544%11%
Source: The Paramus, 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.