Passaic school information

IndexPassaicNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores21%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools181,60479,221
Total private schools1382324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Passaic, NJ educational system consists of 18 public schools, 13 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Passaic public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 51% lower than than the New Jersey average and 57% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Passaic public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 63.9% have completed high school, 14.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Passaic are 57% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Passaic.
  • 69.7% of people in Passaic have completed 8th grade.
  • 63.9% of people in Passaic have completed high school.
  • 14.9% of people in Passaic have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Passaic

IndexPassaicNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade69.7%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school63.9%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college30.8%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.2%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.9%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.9%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.5%1.3%

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

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Orangeburg, NY4,19299%100%
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Closter, NJ8,65083%68%
Saddle River, NJ3,24180%62%
Passaic, NJ70,53621%57%

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Passaic, NJ70,53621%57%
Source: The Passaic, 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.