Rosa Parks Arts High School

Rosa Parks Arts High School serves 248 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Rosa Parks Arts High School operates within the Paterson School District.
The school district's 53% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 248 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 248 students
Rosa Parks Arts High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 34% Male / 66%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Rosa Parks Arts High School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Rosa Parks Arts High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.92. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 12:1
Rosa Parks Arts High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
9%
Rosa Parks Arts High School Asian (1989-2011)
Hispanic
46%
23%
Rosa Parks Arts High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
51%
17%
Rosa Parks Arts High School Black (1988-2012)
White
2%
51%
Rosa Parks Arts High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.92
Rosa Parks Arts High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
29%
Rosa Parks Arts High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
6%
Rosa Parks Arts High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 26,851 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 53% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Paterson School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
2
Number of Students Managed 26,851 983
Paterson School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 53% 92%
Paterson School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $575 MM $20 MM
District Spending $567 MM $19 MM
Paterson School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $24,447 $20,414
Paterson School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $24,125 $19,395
Paterson School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is High School Govern & Public Admin (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Memorial Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Number 1 Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Paterson Number 1 Elementary School
    East 32nd St And 11th Ave
    Paterson , NJ , 07514
    (973)321-0490
    0.2  mi  |  280  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Paterson Urban Leadership Academy
    151 East 33rd St
    Paterson , NJ , 07505
    (973)321-2520
    0.2  mi  |  149  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Paterson Number 26 Elementary School
    One East 32nd St
    Paterson , NJ , 07514
    (973)321-0260
    0.2  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Paterson Number 13 Elementary School
    690 East 23rd St
    Paterson , NJ , 07504
    (973)321-0130
    0.4  mi  |  588  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Paterson Number 21 Elementary School
    322 Tenth Ave
    Paterson , NJ , 07514
    (973)321-0210
    0.4  mi  |  705  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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