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Paterson school information

Index Paterson New Jersey National
Average Test Scores25%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools391,60479,221
Total private schools1682324,874
Total post-secondary schools41577,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Paterson are 48% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in Paterson
  • 72.6% of people in Paterson have completed 8th grade
  • 68.2% of people in Paterson have completed high school
  • 10.4% of people in Paterson have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Paterson

      Index Paterson New Jersey National
      Completed 8th grade72.6%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school68.2%86.3%83.0%
      Completed some college31.3%60.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree14.9%43.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors10.4%37.5%30.3%
      Completed masters3.0%14.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree0.6%4.0%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.1%1.5%1.3%

      Paterson, NJ School Districts

      • Paterson City School District

      There are a total of 39 public schools, 16 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Paterson. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Paterson, NJ schools is 25%. The average student to teacher ratio is 11:1. In Paterson, NJ, an average of 72.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 68.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Orangeburg, NY4,45498%103.1%
      Teterboro, NJ11095%96.9%
      Alpine, NJ1,45987%81.3%
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ5,34987%80.2%
      Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ4,09685%77.1%
      Paterson, NJ145,48425%48.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Savannah, GA145,49230%36.8%
      Bridgeport, CT145,01425%48.3%
      Bellevue, WA146,14572%49.9%
      Torrance, CA144,43061%26.7%
      Thornton, CO144,18632%33.2%
      Paterson, NJ145,48425%48.0%
      Source: The Paterson, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 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.