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Panther Academy

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Type  Public high school
Faculty  28.0 FTEs
Enrollment  191 (as of 2014-15)
Phone  +1 973-321-2290
Principal  Gregg Festa
Grades  9-12
Student to teacher ratio  6.8:1
Number of students  191 (2014–2015)
Panther Academy
Address  201 Memorial Dr, Paterson, NJ 07505, USA
District  Paterson New Jersey Public School District
Similar  Paterson Public Schools, Paterson School 7, Paterson Board Of Education, Paterson Internatio Preschool, School 29

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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.


As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 191 students and 28.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 6.8:1. There were 3 students (1.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 0 (0.0% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

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Awards, recognition and rankings

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.


Core members of the school's administration are:

  • Gregg Festa, Principal
  • References

    Panther Academy Wikipedia