Passaic High School

170 Paulison Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055 | (973) 470-5600
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,776
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3.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 170 Paulison Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055
  • Principal or Admin: Carlist Creech
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Passaic City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $19,393
  • Graduation Rate: 67.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 8.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.6
  • Enrolled Students: 13,109

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,776
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 224.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,358 (48.9%)
  • Females: 1,418 (51.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 191 (6.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,928 (69.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 2,119 (76.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Passaic High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Passaic High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade65523.6%
10th Grade87931.7%
11th Grade56120.2%
12th Grade45216.3%
Source: NJ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Passaic High School

  • Reviewed by Student on March 21, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I must say that this school has treated me with respect and fairness but I cannot say this for everyone. I have seen violence that most high school students probably have not and never will. I hear things happening throughout the school that would give you the chills. I see chalk often run out and the teacher has to go to another classroom and get some chalk from there. Racism is lessening but is still a problem in the school. As much as they are trying to stop these problems, I cant say that they are doing a good job. One reason I feel this way is because of thier rule of IDs. They say a ID must be worn at all times so they know who is coming into they building. That would make sense if the prevented anyone who did not have a ID from coming into the school. Instead, they give them detention. What if a high school dropout comes into the school with a weapon without a ID. A the school staff give him/her a detention but still allow him/her to come in the school premises. D+ is a grade suits that suits this school because of the stated reasons.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Passaic High School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on HSPA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Language Arts
  • Math

HSPA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

Language Arts Test
Math Test
Source: NJ Department of Education 2009-2010

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