Passaic Public Schools Case Study

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Passaic city is graced by its own school districts which are headed by a superintendent Pablo Munoz. Its mission states “The Passaic Public Schools will provide an excellent education that prepares our students for college and to earn high-paying jobs”. Their focus is to provide an opportunity for all the students to graduate with a certification and/or a minimum of 15 collage points.
As of 2010-2011 the school district had an enrolment of 13,136 students and 1,012.8 classroom teachers which calculated to a student to teacher ratio of 12:98:1. In 2014-2015 the district had a significant increase up to 14,800 students from preschool to high school and 40 new classrooms as well as the new Passaic Gifted and Talented Academy in 2015. There are total number of 16 schools in the district, that is, 3 pre-schools, 11 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. The ethnicity distribution is mainly composed of mostly Hispanic race with a total number of 11,639. Black were the second with 976 students, followed by Asians who were 313. The other is distributed to American Indian and Whites. In high school, Hispanic race was 84.9%, Blacks 10.2% and Asians 4%. The remaining percentage was divided between the Whites and American
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Passaic high school itself had the highest graduation rate of 78.3% in the year 2015. In the year 2007-2008 the district recorded 237 dropouts from grade 9 to 12. The total dropout rate was 8.7%. Thomas Jefferson School had an enrolment of 807 students in the year 2010-2012. The numbers of females were slightly above the males, with a percentage of 50.2% and 49.8% respectively. The average student to teacher ratio was recorded to be 17:2.There is 70.4% of the students in this elementary school who are eligible to free lunch. 11.2% are eligible for reduced lunch. 81.5% are eligible to both free and reduced
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