Avg. test scores 30%
High school dipl. 11%
Bachelors degree 44%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Cape May, NJ School Districts

      • Cape May City School District
      • Lower Township School District
      • Lower Cape May Regional School District

      There are a total of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Cape May. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Cape May, NJ schools is 35%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Cape May, NJ, an average of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.5% have completed high school.

      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.
      Louisburg, NC3,53040%18%
      Kimberly, ID3,52853%8%
      Pulaski, WI3,52851%4%
      Burney, CA3,52727%45%
      Port Angeles East, WA3,52656%13%
      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.