Top 10 Best Passaic County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 158 public schools serving 81,016 students in Passaic County, NJ (there are 63 private schools, serving 10,673 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Passaic County, NJ are educated in public schools compared to the NJ state average of 87%. Passaic County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Passaic County, NJ are School 28, Peter Cooper School and Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Passaic County, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 57% statewide average). Schools in Passaic County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Passaic County Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
School 28
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Presidential Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0280
Grades: PK-8
| 466 students
Rank: #22.
Peter Cooper School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
54 Roger Court
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 835-5844
Grades: K-3
| 228 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
40 Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3150
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Little Falls Township Public School # 3
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Little Falls School # 3, 560 M
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 256-1034
Grades: 3-4
| 195 students
Rank: #55.
Little Falls Township Public School # 1
Math: 64% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Little Falls School # 1, 32 St
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 256-1033
Grades: 5-8
| 386 students
Rank: #66.
Anthony Wayne Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
201 Garside Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 389-2120
Grades: 6-8
| 685 students
Rank: #77.
George Washington Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
68 Lenox Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3140
Grades: 6-8
| 552 students
Rank: #88.
Classical Academy Charter School Of Clifton
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1255 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 278-7707
Grades: 6-8
| 182 students
Rank: #99.
School #8
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
41 Oak Street
Clifton, NJ 07014
(973) 470-2392
Grades: PK-5
| 169 students
Rank: #1010.
Schuyler Colfax Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3130
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #1111.
Packanack Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
190 Oakwood Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3170
Grades: K-5
| 358 students
Rank: #1212.
James Fallon Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
51 Clifford Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3125
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #1313.
Lakeside School
Math: 54% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
316 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 835-7100
Grades: 6-8
| 384 students
Rank: #1414.
Wanaque Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
First Street
Wanaque, NJ 07465
(973) 835-8200
Grades: PK-8
| 478 students
Rank: #1515.
Academy For Environmental Science
Vocational School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1010 Weldon Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
(973) 697-3535
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students
Rank: #1616.
Wayne Hills High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
272 Berdan Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 317-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,236 students
Rank: #1717.
School #9
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
(973) 470-2396
Grades: PK-5
| 285 students
Rank: #1818.
Wayne Valley High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
551 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 317-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,212 students
Rank: #1919.
Robert Erskine School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
88 Erskine Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-7026
Grades: K-3
| 185 students
Rank: #2020.
Eleanor G. Hewitt
Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
266 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-7015
Grades: 4-5
| 246 students
Rank: #2121.
Martin J. Ryerson School
Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
130 Valley Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-7063
Grades: 6-8
| 389 students
Rank: #2222.
Maple Road Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
36 Maple Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
(973) 697-3606
Grades: PK-5
| 234 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Lincoln School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
40 Mill Street
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 835-7100
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
233 Goffle Hill Road
Hawthorne, NJ 07507
(973) 423-6480
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #2525.
Haskell Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
973 Ringwood Avenue
Haskell, NJ 07420
(973) 835-8200
Grades: PK-8
| 386 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Lafayette Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Laauwe Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3165
Grades: K-5
| 299 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
School #16
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
755 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 470-2420
Grades: K-5
| 195 students
Rank: #2828.
Pompton Lakes High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
44 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 835-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 679 students
Rank: #2929.
Theunis Dey Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
55 Webster Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3155
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #3030.
Alexander Hamilton Academy
Math: 51% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11 27 16th Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-0320
Grades: K-8
| 525 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Marshall Hill Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
210 Marshall Hill Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
(973) 728-3430
Grades: K-5
| 235 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
School 1
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 East 32nd Street
Paterson, NJ 07514
(973) 321-0490
Grades: K-5
| 234 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Westbrook Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
55 Nosenzo Pond Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
(973) 697-5700
Grades: K-5
| 215 students
Rank: #3434.
Memorial Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 Squaw Brook Rd.
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 427-8993
Grades: PK-4
| 330 students
Rank: #3535.
Lakeland Regional High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
205 Conklintown Road
Wanaque, NJ 07465
(973) 835-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 924 students
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Passaic County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
291 Lafayette Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5504
Grades: 7-8
| 1,775 students
1037 Route 46 East
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 684-5869
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
40 Valleyview Road
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 904-6270
Grades: 6-12
| 57 students
13 Wagaraw Blvd
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 942-7053
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
43 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 272-7465
Grades: 6-12
| 41 students
48 Bergen St.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5578
Grades: K-1
| 172 students
C/o Ryerson School
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-1341
Grades: PK
| 2 students
61 127 Preakness Ave
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,058 students
20 Wall St
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5498
Grades: 3-6
| n/a students
35 Lenox Ave
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 839-3777
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Minisink Rd
Totowa, NJ 07511
(973) 256-1700
Grades: 12
| 3 students
266 Harrison St
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 815-8887
Grades: 6
| n/a students
112 N. Fifth Street
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0170
Grades: 2-4
| 151 students
158 Passaic St
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 591-6957
Grades: PK
| n/a students
The Park School (Closed 2011)
Special Education School
13 Wagaraw Blvd
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 942-7053
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Passaic Trans (Closed 2012)
Alternative School
219 Ellison St
Paterson, NJ 07505
(973) 825-7040
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2 East 40th Street
Paterson, NJ 07514
(973) 684-6591
Grades: K-4
| 304 students
Paterson Flip (Closed 2012)
Alternative School
1 West Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 523-1200
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1006 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 832-4097
Grades: 7-12
| 2 students
95-99 Dayton Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 591-8542
Grades: PK-1
| 548 students
522 Union Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0140
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
13 Waganaw Blvd
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 321-0096
Grades: 6-8
| 11 students
112 N 5th Street
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-2520
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
1433 Ringwood Avenue
Haskell, NJ 07420
(973) 839-1909
Grades: 2
| 1 students
294 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 956-0010
Grades: 5-8
| 437 students

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