Top 10 Best Passaic County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 151 public schools serving 79,667 students in Passaic County, NJ (there are 71 private schools, serving 10,722 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Passaic County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Passaic County, NJ are School 28, Diana C. Lobosco Stem Academy and Academy For Environmental Science. 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 18% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 47% 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 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best Passaic County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
School 28
Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Presidential Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0280
Grades: PK-8
| 452 students
Rank: #22.
Diana C. Lobosco Stem Academy
Vocational School
Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
45 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 790-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,033 students
Rank: #33.
Academy For Environmental Science
Vocational School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1010 Weldon Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
(973) 697-3535
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students
Rank: #44.
Wayne Valley High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
551 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 317-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,204 students
Rank: #55.
Wayne Hills High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
272 Berdan Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 317-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,217 students
Rank: #66.
Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
40 Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3150
Grades: K-5
| 361 students
Rank: #77.
Anthony Wayne Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 Garside Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 389-2120
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #88.
George Washington Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
68 Lenox Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3140
Grades: 6-8
| 547 students
Rank: #99.
Schuyler Colfax Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3130
Grades: 6-8
| 634 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Classical Charter School Of Clifton
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1255 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 278-7707
Grades: 6-8
| 171 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Packanack Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
190 Oakwood Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3170
Grades: K-5
| 360 students
Rank: #1212.
Passaic County Technical Institute
Vocational School
Math: 41% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
45 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 790-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 3,404 students
Rank: #1313.
School #9
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
(973) 470-2396
Grades: PK-5
| 285 students
Rank: #1414.
High Mountain School
Math: 34% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
515 High Mountain Road
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 427-1220
Grades: 5-8
| 261 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1310 Ratzer Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3160
Grades: K-5
| 366 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Randall Carter Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
531 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3145
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #1717.
Pines Lake Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
511 Pines Lake Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3175
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #1818.
Little Falls Township Public School # 1
Math: 31% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Little Falls School # 1, 32 St
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 256-1033
Grades: 5-8
| 365 students
Rank: #1919.
Theunis Dey Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
55 Webster Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3155
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Lafayette Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Laauwe Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3165
Grades: K-5
| 301 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
School #2
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1270 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 470-2380
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #2222.
Passaic For Science And Engineering
Math: 30% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
291 Lafayette Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5504
Grades: 6-12
| 814 students
Rank: #2323.
Apshawa Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
140 High Crest Drive
West Milford, NJ 07480
(973) 838-6515
Grades: K-5
| 186 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
233 Goffle Hill Road
Hawthorne, NJ 07507
(973) 423-6480
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Wanaque Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
First Street
Wanaque, NJ 07465
(973) 835-8200
Grades: PK-8
| 484 students
Rank: #2626.
James Fallon Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
51 Clifford Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-3125
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Lakeland Regional High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
205 Conklintown Road
Wanaque, NJ 07465
(973) 835-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 902 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Martin J. Ryerson School
Math: 26% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
130 Valley Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-7063
Grades: 6-8
| 404 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Little Falls Township Public School # 3
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Little Falls School # 3, 560 M
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 256-1034
Grades: 3-4
| 194 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
School #16
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
755 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 470-2420
Grades: K-5
| 185 students
Rank: #3131.
Pompton Lakes High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
44 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 835-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 681 students
Rank: #3232.
Hawthorne High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
160 Parmelee Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
(973) 423-6415
Grades: 9-12
| 616 students
Rank: #3333.
Peter Cooper School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
54 Roger Court
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 835-5844
Grades: K-3
| 248 students
Rank: #3434.
Lakeside School
Math: 21% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
316 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 835-7100
Grades: 6-8
| 389 students
Rank: #3535.
Paradise Knoll Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
103 Paradise Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
(973) 697-7142
Grades: K-5
| 192 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
200 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-2540
Grades: 9-12
| 183 students
48 Bergen St.
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-5578
Grades: K-1
| 172 students
1311 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-0646
Grades: 10
| 1 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
52 Schoolhouse Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
(973) 697-4742
Grades: PK-K
| 138 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
61-127 Preakness Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07502
(973) 321-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 627 students
150 Park Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-2489
Grades: 9-12
| 653 students
61-127 Preakness Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07502
(973) 321-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 466 students
150 Park Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-2488
Grades: 9-12
| 695 students
150 Park Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 321-2490
Grades: 9-12
| 657 students
61-127 Preakness Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07502
(973) 321-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 625 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Passaic County, NJ?
The top ranked public schools in Passaic County, NJ include School 28, Diana C. Lobosco Stem Academy and Academy For Environmental Science.
How many public schools are located in Passaic County, NJ?
151 public schools are located in Passaic County, NJ.
What percentage of students in Passaic County, NJ go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Passaic County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Passaic County, NJ?
Passaic County, NJ public schools minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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