Camden school information

IndexCamdenNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores13%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools361,60479,221
Total private schools1082324,874
Total post-secondary schools31577,963
The Camden, NJ educational system consists of 36 public schools, 10 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Camden public schools have average test scores of 13% which is 70% lower than than the New Jersey average and 74% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Camden public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 65.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.8% have completed high school, 8.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Camden are 74% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Camden.
  • 65.9% of people in Camden have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.8% of people in Camden have completed high school.
  • 8.2% of people in Camden have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Camden

IndexCamdenNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade65.9%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school62.8%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college31.0%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree12.1%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors8.2%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters2.3%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ardmore, PA12,59286%75%
Bryn Mawr, PA3,54585%73%
Penn Wynne, PA5,53584%70%
Swarthmore, PA6,21882%67%
Blue Bell, PA6,40382%66%
Camden, NJ76,00513%74%

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Kalamazoo, MI75,88538%23%
Upland, CA75,85142%16%
Springdale, AR76,18827%45%
Arlington Heights, IL75,72161%24%
Albany, GA75,65720%59%
Camden, NJ76,00513%74%
Source: The Camden, 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.