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Paterson Schools See Increase in Graduates

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PATERSON, NJ – The number of city students who graduated Paterson high schools on Wednesday represented a 14-percent increase compared to last year.

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City education officials handed out 1,074 diplomas on Wednesday, compared to 954 last year.

The four schools at Kennedy had the biggest contingent, with 423 graduates. That included 126 at the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance, 11 at the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 99 at the School of Education and Training, and 87 at the School of Architecture and Construction Trades.

The next highest total was at Eastside High’s three academies, which had 296 graduates.

After that, International High had 86 graduates, HARP (Academy of Health Science) 61, PANTHER (Academy of Space and Earth Science) 59, Rosa Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts 58, Silk City Academy 41, Garrett Morgan Academy 23, the Academy of Sports Business, Management and Administration 11, STARS Academy 9 and the Academy of Law and Public Safety 7.


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Dear editor:

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