Hackensack school information

IndexHackensackNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores41%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools81,60479,221
Total private schools782324,874
Total post-secondary schools51577,963
The Hackensack, NJ educational system consists of 8 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Hackensack 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 Hackensack 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, 85.5% have completed high school, 34.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Hackensack are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Hackensack.
  • 86.9% of people in Hackensack have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.5% of people in Hackensack have completed high school.
  • 34.3% of people in Hackensack have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Hackensack

IndexHackensackNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade86.9%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school85.5%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college56.5%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.5%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.3%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.1%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.5%1.3%

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

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Orangeburg, NY4,19299%100%
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Closter, NJ8,65083%68%
Saddle River, NJ3,24180%62%
Hackensack, NJ44,27141%17%

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Source: The Hackensack, 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.