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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Paterson Public Schools is a public school district located in Paterson, NJ. It has 26,675 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
90 Delaware Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07503
Telephone
(973) 321-1000

Paterson Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
950
262 responses
Average ACT
23
15 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,675
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,936
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$576,670,000
Expenses Per Student
$23,477/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    3%

Paterson Public Schools Reviews

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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.
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John F. Kennedy Educational Complex contains dedicated teachers who are always willing to help their students success in their high school career. However, many students do not care about their education. I would say that the reason of that would be their parents who do not push them forward to pursue education. Paterson Public Schools also does not manage their money correctly enough to fulfill all the needs for the teachers.
Throughout all my years I have learned many things about everything. emotionally, mentally, and socially. The teachers have been pretty helpful, bu tI do trust they should learn how to tale control over their own classroom. The students, there is definitely nothing nice I can say about because they are the most rude people i have ever seen. And don't get me started with the food, because that stuff is disgusting. Over all i had a very good experience due to Paterson Public Schools.