Somerville school information

IndexSomervilleNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores31%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools91,60479,221
Total private schools482324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Somerville, NJ educational system consists of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Somerville public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 28% lower than than the New Jersey average and 37% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Somerville public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.1% have completed high school, 38.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Somerville are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Somerville.
  • 89.0% of people in Somerville have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.1% of people in Somerville have completed high school.
  • 38.3% of people in Somerville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Somerville

IndexSomervilleNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade89.0%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school88.1%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college63.7%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.4%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.3%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.3%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65585%72%
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Bradley Gardens, NJ14,41372%46%
Somerville, NJ12,20731%37%

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Source: The Somerville, 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.