Paterson school information

IndexPatersonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores54%74%68%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools391,60479,235
Total private schools1682324,875
Total post-secondary schools41577,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Paterson are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in Paterson.
  • 73.4% of people in Paterson have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.1% of people in Paterson have completed high school.
  • 10.7% of people in Paterson have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Paterson

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  • Academy High Sch35 Church StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 120 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Alexander Hamilton Acad11 27 16Th AvenueGrades: KG - 08Students: 40 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Alternative Hs - Yes Academy7-11 Smith StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Community Charter School Of Paterson75 Spruce StGrades: KG - 04Students: 485 · Ratio: 16:156
  • Dale Ave21 Dale AvenueGrades: KG - 01Students: 365 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Dr F Napier Jr School Of Tech55 Clinton StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 581 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Edward W KilpatrickSummer Street & Ellison StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 18:141
  • Harp Health& Related Prof Acad175 Main StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • High School Of Info Tech150 Park AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 578 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Hs Govern & Public Admin150 Park AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 583 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Hs Hospitality Tour & Culinary Arts150 Park AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 603 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • International High202 Union AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 354 · Ratio: 10:1n/a
  • John P Holland Charter School190 Oliver StreeGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:143
  • Martin Luther King851 E 28Th StreetGrades: PK - 08Students: 878 · Ratio: 17:162
  • New Roberto Clemente482 506 Market StreetGrades: PK - 08Students: 821 · Ratio: 15:151
  • Norman S Weir152 College BoulevardGrades: KG - 08Students: 264 · Ratio: 12:187
  • Number 1East 32Nd St & 11Th AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 301 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Number 1048 Mercer StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 606 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Number 11350 Market StreetGrades: 01 - 08Students: 178 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Number 12121 North Second StreetGrades: 02 - 08Students: 537 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Number 13690 East 23Rd StGrades: KG - 08Students: 569 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Number 14522 Union AvenueGrades: KG - 04Students: 208 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Number 1598 Oak StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 775 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Number 1851 E 18Th StreetGrades: PK - 08Students: 1,196 · Ratio: 20:1n/a
  • Number 1931 James StreetGrades: KG - 04Students: 374 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Number 222 Passaic StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 618 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Number 20500 East 37Th StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 497 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Number 21322 Tenth AvenueGrades: KG - 08Students: 661 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Number 2450 Nineteenth AvenueGrades: KG - 07Students: 665 · Ratio: 16:142
  • Number 25Trenton AvenueGrades: KG - 08Students: 69 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Number 26One East 32Nd StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 618 · Ratio: 16:143
  • Number 27250 Richmond AveGrades: KG - 08Students: 898 · Ratio: 17:159
  • Number 28200 Presidential BoulevardGrades: KG - 05Students: 525 · Ratio: 16:129
  • Number 2988 Danforth AvenueGrades: KG - 04Students: 332 · Ratio: 17:159
  • Number 3448 Main StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 448 · Ratio: 14:149
  • Number 5430 Totowa AvenueGrades: 01 - 08Students: 1,228 · Ratio: 22:1n/a
  • Number 6 Acad Of Perform Arts137 Carroll StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 515 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Number 7106 Ramsey StreetGrades: 05 - 08Students: 259 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Number 835 Chadwick StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 555 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Number 96 Timothy StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 1,244 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Panther201 Memorial DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Paterson Cs For Sci Tech69 75 Lehigh AvenueGrades: 02 - 12Students: 733 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Roberto Clemente434 Rosa Parks BlvdGrades: KG - 04Students: 374 · Ratio: 19:178
  • Rosa Parks Arts High Sch413 12Th AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 234 · Ratio: 9:1n/a
  • Sch Of Archit Construction Trades61-127 Preakness AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sch Of Bus Tech Mrkting Finance61-127 Preakness AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sch Of Science Tech Engineer Math61-127 Preakness AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • School Of Education And Training61-127 Preakness AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Urban Leadership Academy151 E 33Rd StreetGrades: KG - 04Students: 164 · Ratio: 15:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Paterson

IndexPatersonNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade73.4%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school69.1%85.9%82.4%
Completed some college32.1%59.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree15.4%42.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors10.7%36.4%29.3%
Completed masters3.3%13.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.5%1.3%

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

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Source: The Paterson, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.