The Panther Academy (formally the Academy of Earth & Space Science) is a four-year public high school in Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, operated as part of the Paterson Public Schools. It is one of a number of academy programs serving students in ninth through twelfth grades offered by the school district. The program focuses on earth science and space science as part of a partnership with Passaic County Community College and grants from NASA.
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Paterson Public Schools|
|Enrollment||196 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.5:1|
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 196 students and 23.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.5:1. There were 129 students (65.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 3 (1.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit
The school was the 303rd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology.
The students of Panther Academy won second place at the 2015 state mathematics competition organized by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey.
- Meet our staff, P-Tech @ Panther. Accessed April 3, 2019.
- School data for School of Earth and Space Science, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Malinconico, Joe. "Paterson math team comes in second in statewide competition", Paterson Press, January 15, 2016. Accessed June 20, 2016. "A team from Paterson's PANTHER Academy finished tied for second in a statewide math competition last month.The contest was conducted by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey."