PROFICIENCY 20% 55% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
25%Atlantic City Public Schools
24%Atlantic City
43%New Jersey

Atlantic City High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Atlantic City Public Schools" in Atlantic City, NJ. There are a total of 2,010 students and 200 teachers at Atlantic City High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 11 to 1. There are a total of 1,309 free lunch students and 75 reduced lunch students.

Atlantic City High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 19.5%, which is 55% lower than the New Jersey average.


Student/Teacher ratio11:1
Free lunch1309
Reduced lunch75


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment193
Taking some courses184
Taking some courses (not tests)6
Passing some courses109
Passing no courses72

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Atlantic City High School, there are a total of 193 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 184 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School12%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School27%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Atlantic City High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNew JerseyNational
Caucasian 20.8% 7.1% 50.3% 51.1%
African American 27.1% 37.5% 15.1% 15.9%
Asian 18.8% 15.0% 9.7% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 33.2% 38.9% 22.9% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 1.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% 0.2% 1.5% 3.1%

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Atlantic City demographics profile

StatisticAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)3,653191
Median age35.739.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%56%55%
Speak English54%69%79%
Speak Spanish25%16%13%

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%
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Source: The Atlantic City High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.