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Passaic, New Jersey
Passaic County
Passaic City School District
Passaic Preparatory Academy is a public school located in Passaic, New Jersey with 692 students in grades 6-11.
Highlights
Drama, Musical Technology, and Digital Arts were officially recognized as Perkins Programs.
Passaic Preparatory Academy offers fourteen Advanced Placement courses.
Provided students with an after school academic support program in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.
Location
252 Boulevard
Passaic, NJ 07055
Contact
Principal: Mr. Jason Marx
973-470-5504
jmarx@passaicschools.org
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Grades
6-11
White 1%
Black 4%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 94%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
692
students
Female 72.5%
Male 27.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 100%
Students with disabilities 3%
English learners 5%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
115
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 13%
93
7th Grade 21%
142
8th Grade 21%
144
9th Grade 20%
135
10th Grade 13%
87
11th Grade 13%
91
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English & language arts proficiency
53%
of students

Math proficiency
20%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
3.3
Incidents per year
Violence 5
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 2
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 16
Total incidents 23
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
60%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 28%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 25%
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Spanish 84.5%
English 14.3%
Other 1.2%
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Learn more about Passaic Preparatory Academy.

Mission

Vision: Passaic Public Schools will become one of the best school systems in New Jersey. Mission: Passaic Public Schools will provide an excellent education that prepares our students for college and to earn high paying jobs. Focus: Passaic Public Schools will provide all students the opportunity to graduate high school with a career certification and/or a minimum of 15 college credits.

Academics

In addition to our regular efforts around the development of common assessments to monitor student progress and inform both curriculum development and instruction, Passaic Preparatory Academy partnered with Bergen Community College to receive funding and support from the National Resource Network to build the High School Pathways programming.

Clubs

Passaic Preparatory Academy students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities. Students are encouraged to join student organizations in the school.

Programs

Passaic Preparatory Academy offers academic support programs outside of the regular school day that are both subject based and designed to assist students with state and national exams.

Teachers

Passaic Public Schools places a strong emphasis on adult learning programs. Staff participate in three scheduled professional development days during the school year, and participate in a wide variety of professional learning experiences offered after school and during the summer. During the school day, teachers regularly collaborate and learn as a community during grade level meetings, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.

Supports

Passaic Public Schools provides a wide variety of services and supports to our students. Students identified as English Language Learners receive a variety of instructional learning supports. Students with disabilities have access to many learning support programs and personnel. Students identified as in need of additional academic support receive intervention services and have access to help before and after school.

Parents

At Passaic Preparatory Academy, the parent and community support and contribute to our learning. Through guest speakers, opportunities to visit local government officials, and family learning events, our school strives to learn together. Parents can contact our Parent Liaison with questions about our school and parent programming.

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