Perth Amboy school information

IndexPerth AmboyNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores22%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools121,60479,221
Total private schools482324,874
Total post-secondary schools21577,963
The Perth Amboy, NJ educational system consists of 12 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Perth Amboy public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 50% lower than than the New Jersey average and 56% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Perth Amboy public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.8% have completed high school, 14.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Perth Amboy are 56% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Perth Amboy.
  • 69.6% of people in Perth Amboy have completed 8th grade.
  • 64.8% of people in Perth Amboy have completed high school.
  • 14.9% of people in Perth Amboy have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Perth Amboy

IndexPerth AmboyNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade69.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school64.8%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college33.8%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.0%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.9%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65585%72%
Lincroft, NJ6,35283%68%
Cranbury, NJ2,25680%63%
Morganville, NJ5,28474%49%
Shrewsbury, NJ4,00072%46%
Perth Amboy, NJ52,26522%56%

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Peabody, MA52,23561%24%
Stratford, CT52,30038%23%
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Elkhart, IN52,37858%17%
Perth Amboy, NJ52,26522%56%
Source: The Perth Amboy, 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.