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Avg. test scores 68%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 45%

Jersey City school information

IndexJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores32%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools511,60479,221
Total private schools3782324,874
Total post-secondary schools131577,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Jersey City are 34% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Jersey City
  • 85.5% of people in Jersey City have completed 8th grade
  • 83.8% of people in Jersey City have completed high school
  • 44.1% of people in Jersey City have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Jersey City

      IndexJersey CityNew JerseyNational
      Completed 8th grade85.5%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school83.8%86.3%83.0%
      Completed some college62.3%60.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree48.6%43.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors44.1%37.5%30.3%
      Completed masters17.9%14.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.3%4.0%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.7%1.5%1.3%

      Jersey City, NJ School Districts

      • Jersey City School District

      There are a total of 51 public schools, 37 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools in Jersey City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Jersey City, NJ schools is 32%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Jersey City, NJ, an average of 85.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
      Teterboro, NJ8690%82%
      Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
      Glen Ridge, NJ7,61573%48%
      River Edge, NJ11,58673%48%
      Jersey City, NJ261,66632%34%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Fort Wayne, IN260,95462%26%
      Chula Vista, CA260,59845%9%
      Orlando, FL263,30650%1%
      Buffalo, NY258,98934%31%
      St. Petersburg, FL253,58547%5%
      Jersey City, NJ261,66632%34%
      Source: The Jersey City, 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.