Atlantic City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 7,016 students in Atlantic City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Atlantic City School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Atlantic City School District are Richmond Avenue School, Chelsea Heights School and Sovereign Avenue School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Atlantic City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Atlantic City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Atlantic City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
11 Schools
2,589 Schools
# Students
7,016 Students
1,368,839 Students
# Teachers
614 Teachers
113,443 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Atlantic City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 649 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 70% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#596 out of 652 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Atlantic City   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Atlantic City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Atlantic City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Atlantic City   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.70
# American Indian Students
16 Students
1,760 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,167 Students
139,739 Students
% Asian Students
17%
10%
# Hispanic Students
3,000 Students
387,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
43%
29%
# Black Students
2,352 Students
204,931 Students
% Black Students
33%
15%
# White Students
339 Students
604,841 Students
% White Students
5%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
60 Students
2,901 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
82 Students
27,046 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
510
40,051
# Students in K Grade:
549
90,544
# Students in 1st Grade:
510
94,273
# Students in 2nd Grade:
488
94,673
# Students in 3rd Grade:
491
98,054
# Students in 4th Grade:
502
99,080
# Students in 5th Grade:
478
100,288
# Students in 6th Grade:
492
99,644
# Students in 7th Grade:
449
98,805
# Students in 8th Grade:
430
100,512
# Students in 9th Grade:
557
102,995
# Students in 10th Grade:
464
100,075
# Students in 11th Grade:
447
98,766
# Students in 12th Grade:
403
97,749
# Ungraded Students:
246
53,330

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $27,572 is higher than the state median of $25,776. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,809 is less than the state median of $25,387. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$193 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Atlantic City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$174 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of Atlantic City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$27,572
$25,776
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Atlantic City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,809
$25,387
This chart display average spending per public school student in Atlantic City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Atlantic City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Richmond Avenue School
Math: 45% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4115 Ventnor Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7250
Grades: PK-8
| 715 students
Rank: #22.
Chelsea Heights School
Math: 32% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4101 Filbert Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7272
Grades: PK-8
| 367 students
Rank: #33.
Sovereign Avenue School
Math: 37% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3205 Arctic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7260
Grades: PK-8
| 736 students
Rank: #44.
Brighton Avenue School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
30 N. Brighton Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 346 students
Rank: #55.
Texas Avenue School
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2523 Arctic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7350
Grades: K-8
| 560 students
Rank: #66.
Dr Martin Luther King Junior School Complex
Math: 16% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1700 Marmora Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7380
Grades: PK-8
| 599 students
Rank: #77.
Atlantic City High School
Math: 11% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 N Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,882 students
Rank: #88.
Pennsylvania Ave School
Math: 11% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7290
Grades: PK-8
| 559 students
Rank: #99.
New York Avenue School
Math: 11% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
411 N New York Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7280
Grades: PK-8
| 605 students
Rank: #1010.
Uptown School Complex
Math: 7% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
323 Madison Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 344-8809
Grades: PK-8
| 572 students
Venice Park School
1601 N Penrose Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-7270
Grades: PK
| 75 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Atlantic City
  • 1300 Atlantic Avenue, Citi Center, 5th Floor, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
  • (609) 343-7200
  • acboe.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 7,016 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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