Elizabeth school information

IndexElizabethNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores26%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools261,60479,221
Total private schools1382324,874
Total post-secondary schools11577,963
The Elizabeth, NJ educational system consists of 26 public schools, 13 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Elizabeth public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 40% lower than than the New Jersey average and 47% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Elizabeth public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 72.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.1% have completed high school, 11.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Elizabeth are 47% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 26 public schools in Elizabeth.
  • 72.4% of people in Elizabeth have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.1% of people in Elizabeth have completed high school.
  • 11.8% of people in Elizabeth have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Elizabeth

IndexElizabethNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade72.4%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school70.1%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college33.9%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree16.3%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.8%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.7%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.5%1.3%

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

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Elizabeth, NJ128,04226%47%

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Elizabeth, NJ128,04226%47%
Source: The Elizabeth, 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.