Avg. test scores 53%
High school dipl. 20%
Bachelors degree 61%
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Trenton school information

IndexTrentonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores22%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools571,60479,221
Total private schools1882324,874
Total post-secondary schools61577,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Trenton are 53% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 57 public schools in Trenton
  • 69.1% of people in Trenton have completed 8th grade
  • 66.2% of people in Trenton have completed high school
  • 11.9% of people in Trenton have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Trenton

      IndexTrentonNew JerseyNational
      Completed 8th grade69.1%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school66.2%86.3%83.0%
      Completed some college33.5%60.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree15.6%43.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors11.9%37.5%30.3%
      Completed masters4.3%14.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.1%4.0%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.6%1.5%1.3%

      Trenton, NJ School Districts

      • Trenton City School District

      There are a total of 57 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Trenton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Trenton, NJ schools is 22%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Trenton, NJ, an average of 69.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 66.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Newtown, PA2,02882%69.4%
      New Hope, PA2,38581%69.0%
      Cranbury, NJ2,25681%68.3%
      Plainsboro Center, NJ2,73377%60.0%
      Skillman, NJ21177%59.8%
      Trenton, NJ84,55922%53.4%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Riverview, FL84,59054%11.8%
      Bellingham, WA84,46251%5.2%
      Champaign, IL84,67232%33.9%
      Bend, OR84,41657%18.7%
      Edinburg, TX84,39953%10.5%
      Trenton, NJ84,55922%53.4%
      Source: The Trenton, 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.