Life Skills

Life Skills serves 93 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Life Skills places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Life Skills's student population of 93 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students93 students
This chart display total students of Life Skills by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Life Skills
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Life Skills by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Life Skills by grade.

School Comparison

The diversity score of Life Skills is 0.69, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Student : Teacher Ratio6:112:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Life Skills and the public school average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Life Skills and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
31%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Life Skills and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
15%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Life Skills and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
43%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Life Skills and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Life Skills. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.690.70
This chart display the diversity score of Life Skills and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(10-11)
<50%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Life Skills and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Life Skills and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBergen County Special Services School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Life Skills is Emotionally Disturbed (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Paramus Emotionally Disturbed Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 109 students
    0.0 miles
    540 Farview Avenue
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 343-6000
    0.0 PK-12 109
  • Paramus Multiply Handicaped Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 65 students
    0.0 miles
    540 Farview Avenue
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 343-6000
    0.0 PK-12 65
  • Paramus N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 84 students
    0.0 miles
    333 East Ridgewood Avenue
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 343-6000
    0.0 PK-12 84
  • Paramus Autistic Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 217 students
    0.1 miles
    540 Farview Avenue
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 343-6000
    0.1 PK-12 217
  • Paramus Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Grades: 9-11 | 13 students
    0.1 miles
    296 E Ridgewood Ave
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 599-6185
    0.1 9-11 13

School Reviews

Review Life Skills. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Jay McDowell, a public school teacher in Howell, evicted a student for making anti-homosexual comments, but now the instructor faces suspension. Learn about the national controversy that involves this local Michigan teacher.
A six-year old in Aurora, Colorado, was suspended after singing an LMFAO song to a little girl in his class and reportedly “shaking his booty.” We look at the case and the sexual harassment problem in public schools today.
After playing rapper Macklemore's "Same Love" pro-gay rights rap song in class, a Michigan teacher was suspended with no pay. We explore the controversy.