Cape May school information

IndexCape MayNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores35%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools61,60479,221
Total private schools182324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Cape May, NJ educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Cape May public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 20% lower than than the New Jersey average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cape May public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.5% have completed high school, 43.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cape May are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Cape May.
  • 94.1% of people in Cape May have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.5% of people in Cape May have completed high school.
  • 43.5% of people in Cape May have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cape May

IndexCape MayNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade94.1%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school92.5%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college70.0%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.9%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.5%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters17.4%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.6%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
West Cape May, NJ95570%41%
Stone Harbor, NJ92560%21%
Avalon, NJ1,42155%11%
Lewes, DE2,95551%4%
Wildwood Crest, NJ3,21050%1%
Cape May, NJ3,52935%30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pulaski, WI3,52851%4%
Kimberly, ID3,52853%8%
Louisburg, NC3,53040%18%
Burney, CA3,52727%45%
Key Center, WA3,53241%17%
Cape May, NJ3,52935%30%
Source: The Cape May, 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.