Trenton school information

IndexTrentonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores17%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools571,60479,221
Total private schools1882324,874
Total post-secondary schools61577,963
The Trenton, NJ educational system consists of 57 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Trenton public schools have average test scores of 17% which is 60% lower than than the New Jersey average and 65% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Trenton public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 66.2% have completed high school, 11.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Trenton are 65% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 57 public schools in Trenton.
  • 69.1% of people in Trenton have completed 8th grade.
  • 66.2% of people in Trenton have completed high school.
  • 11.9% of people in Trenton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Trenton

IndexTrentonNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade69.1%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school66.2%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college33.5%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.6%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.9%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.3%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.5%1.3%

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

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Source: The Trenton, 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.