Clifton school information

IndexCliftonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores41%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools191,60479,221
Total private schools1682324,874
Total post-secondary schools31577,963
The Clifton, NJ educational system consists of 19 public schools, 16 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Clifton public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 5% lower than than the New Jersey average and 17% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Clifton public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.8% have completed high school, 31.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Clifton are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Clifton.
  • 86.9% of people in Clifton have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Clifton have completed high school.
  • 31.3% of people in Clifton have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Christopher Columbus Middle School350 Piaget AvenueGrades: 6 - 8Students: 1,162 · Ratio: 11:126
  • Classical Academy Charter School20 Valley RoadGrades: 6 - 8Students: 8 · Ratio: 2:187
  • Clifton High School333 Colfax AvenueGrades: 9 - 12Students: 3,156 · Ratio: 14:117
  • Essex High School188 1st StreetGrades: 7 - 12Students: 21 · Ratio: 5:125
  • Garfield Auxiliary Ms/hs43 Clifton AveGrades: 6 - 12Students: 63 · Ratio: 5:135
  • School #1158 Park SlopeGrades: KG - 5Students: 298 · Ratio: 15:140
  • School #11147 Merselis AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 504 · Ratio: 17:141
  • School #12165 Clifton AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 671 · Ratio: 13:132
  • School #13782 Van Houten AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 453 · Ratio: 16:138
  • School #1499 St Andrews BoulevardGrades: KG - 5Students: 340 · Ratio: 11:155
  • School #15700 Gregory AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 364 · Ratio: 15:137
  • School #16755 Grove StreetGrades: KG - 5Students: 241 · Ratio: 14:147
  • School #17361 Lexington AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 597 · Ratio: 14:131
  • School #21270 Van Houten AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 442 · Ratio: 14:144
  • School #3365 Washington AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 292 · Ratio: 18:142
  • School #4194 West Second StreetGrades: KG - 5Students: 167 · Ratio: 10:127
  • School #5136 Valley RoadGrades: KG - 5Students: 384 · Ratio: 13:140
  • School #841 Oak StreetGrades: KG - 5Students: 220 · Ratio: 15:152
  • School #925 Brighton RoadGrades: KG - 5Students: 321 · Ratio: 17:145
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School1400 Van Houten AvenueGrades: 6 - 8Students: 1,228 · Ratio: 12:138

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Education level achieved in Clifton

IndexCliftonNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade86.9%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school84.8%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college56.1%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.7%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.3%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters10.5%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.5%1.3%

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

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Clifton, NJ85,57841%17%

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Source: The Clifton, 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.