Watchung school information

IndexWatchungNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores70%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools21,60479,221
Total private schools282324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Watchung, NJ educational system consists of 2 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Watchung public schools have average test scores of 70% which is 63% higher than than the New Jersey average and 43% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Watchung public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.8% have completed high school, 60.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Watchung are 43% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Watchung.
  • 95.8% of people in Watchung have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.8% of people in Watchung have completed high school.
  • 60.1% of people in Watchung have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Watchung

IndexWatchungNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade95.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school95.8%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college77.3%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree66.3%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors60.1%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters32.2%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.5%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.9%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65585%72%
Martinsville, NJ11,91780%63%
Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,61573%48%
Watchung, NJ5,94470%43%

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Trenton, MO5,94663%27%
Old Tappan, NJ5,94262%26%
Caruthersville, MO5,94140%20%
Piedmont, SC5,94054%9%
Steelton, PA5,93815%69%
Watchung, NJ5,94470%43%
Source: The Watchung, 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.