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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Paterson Charter School for Science & Technology is a public, charter school located in Paterson, NJ. It has 1,439 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
196 West Railway Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07503
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
990
112 responses
Average ACT
19
13 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$39,282
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • The World Is Our Classroom Trip
    23%
  • Battle of the classes
    18%
  • Staff Vs Student Tournaments
    18%
  • The senior Pre Prom Fashion Show
    15%
  • Senior Trip
    13%
  • Junior HSPA Breakfast
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,439
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Great High school! I learned a lot from this school, and they offered high level education. This school prepared me for college with knowledgable teaching and learning.
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I feel like education really evolves around the school and it could be better but all the kids are up with their grades. Teachers stay after to help students and have a period called "intervention" to get extra lessons from teachers. Our school also involves a lot of school spirit. We also have Black history month presenters who come to our school and show off black history month in their own kind of way. Overall this school is great, but it could be better, It is a safe environment for students to go to every day too. It's friendly here at PCSST, and the amount of "bullying" is at its least everyone is happy here for sure. We have great guidance counselors who help each grade level. It's truly one of the best schools
Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology makes you feel at home, it becomes your second home and you become part of something bigger than just a school. My school is not like every school, this diverse school building was built out of a factory which is not what you expect from a regular school. Yes the outside may look wide and may look like a place of detention on the inside is beautiful. Filled with colorful narrow crowded hallways and friendly students . Every morning in morning assembly sitting in the squished bleachers and being able to share a smile with a person across the gym sitting on the other side of the gym in the bleachers is a daily thing for me. With the small population in the school this means seeing the same faces in the hallways, you create bonds with the staff members who treat you better than your family, they care about you and they want you to become a better version of yourself which motivates us, this makes us feel welcomed and loved.