Paterson Public School District is a public school district located in Paterson, NJ. It has 27,258 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
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Paterson Public School District Reviews
Paterson Public schools are very diverse with a lot of culture within the students and faculty. The teachers are great at their Job but sometimes the curriculum are not enabling the students for college readiness nor real world readiness. I believe that the curriculum should be improved and that the students should be given more equipment to better them in the classroom. The students lack not only funds in these schools but they also lack money to get cheer leading uniforms for example. I believe that the Paterson Pubic School district also needs to improve the amount electives in their schools for graduation. I believe that they should hire more professionals in different field for more abundant elective choices because their is more out there for the students to do, and they need to know their options are not just limited to college but also woodworking or automotive technology for example.
I lived in Paterson my whole life, my adolescence was enjoyable and honestly I took it for granted because the high school I go to at the moment is a complete mess. For example JFK cares more about uniform compared to our education and safety. The district spends most of their money to the elementary and middle schools but completely neglect the high schools. Instead of using their resources to improve our community, all of it goes to building new schools which is unnecessary when Paterson already has over thirty.
At an elementary level My experience was not challenging and part of my middle school experience was not sufficient I had substitutes for both Math and Science. When I transferred to Paterson Academy of Gifted and Talented this was a great experience. The supplies that we had access to was phenomenal, as well as my highschool experience. I am apart of the International Baccalaureate Program at International Highschool. The atmosphere is very diverse and focused.