Paterson school information

IndexPatersonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores19%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools391,60479,235
Total private schools1682324,875
Total post-secondary schools41577,965

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  • The average school test scores in Paterson are 60% 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.

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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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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orangeburg, NY4,12999%100%
Essex Fells, NJ2,14092%87%
Teterboro, NJ5690%82%
Closter, NJ8,51983%68%
Upper Nyack, NY2,02081%64%
Paterson, NJ146,34119%60%

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Alexandria, VA146,42270%42%
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Paterson, NJ146,34119%60%
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.