Rockaway school information

IndexRockawayNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores53%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools81,60479,221
Total private schools582324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Rockaway, NJ educational system consists of 8 public schools, 5 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Rockaway public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 23% higher than than the New Jersey average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rockaway public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.5% have completed high school, 39.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rockaway are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Rockaway.
  • 90.8% of people in Rockaway have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.5% of people in Rockaway have completed high school.
  • 39.8% of people in Rockaway have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rockaway

IndexRockawayNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade90.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school89.5%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college65.2%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.7%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors39.8%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.1%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
Mountain Lakes, NJ4,28772%47%
Chatham, NJ9,03072%46%
Summit, NJ21,89570%42%
Rockaway, NJ6,47253%8%

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Hobart, WA6,47473%47%
Pocahontas, AR6,47031%36%
Farmington, AR6,47038%22%
North Bend, WA6,47559%20%
Plattsmouth, NE6,47672%46%
Rockaway, NJ6,47253%8%
Source: The Rockaway, 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.