Panther Academy

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.

Panther Academy
Panther Academy is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Panther Academy
Panther Academy
Panther Academy is located in New Jersey
Panther Academy
Panther Academy
Panther Academy is located in the United States
Panther Academy
Panther Academy
201 Memorial Drive
Paterson, NJ 07505

United States
Coordinates40°53′37″N 74°09′12″W / 40.89374°N 74.15341°W / 40.89374; -74.15341Coordinates: 40°53′37″N 74°09′12″W / 40.89374°N 74.15341°W / 40.89374; -74.15341
TypePublic high school
School districtPaterson Public Schools
NCES School ID3412690[1]
PrincipalCharla Holder[2]
Faculty21.0 FTEs[1]
Enrollment226 (as of 2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio10.8:1[1]

As of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 226 students and 21.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.8:1. There were 138 students (61.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and none eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

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.[3]

The students of Panther Academy won second place at the 2015 state mathematics competition organized by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e School data for School Of Earth And Space Science, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Meet our staff, P-Tech @ Panther. Accessed January 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ 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."

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