Atlantic City school information

IndexAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores24%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools131,60479,221
Total private schools182324,874
Total post-secondary schools11577,963
The Atlantic City, NJ educational system consists of 13 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Atlantic City public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 45% lower than than the New Jersey average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Atlantic City public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 70.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 68.3% have completed high school, 16.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Atlantic City are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Atlantic City.
  • 70.7% of people in Atlantic City have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.3% of people in Atlantic City have completed high school.
  • 16.2% of people in Atlantic City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Atlantic City

IndexAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade70.7%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school68.3%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college39.3%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.0%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.2%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.3%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Margate City, NJ6,25066%34%
Linwood, NJ7,00961%24%
Northfield, NJ8,53750%2%
Port Republic, NJ1,00450%1%
Ventnor City, NJ10,50546%7%
Atlantic City, NJ39,30624%52%

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Puyallup, WA39,27451%4%
Clinton, MD39,25627%45%
Bremerton, WA39,38847%5%
Woburn, MA39,22069%41%
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Atlantic City, NJ39,30624%52%
Source: The Atlantic City, 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.