Primary & Secondary Schools
The Bloomfield Public Schools serve students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011 to 2012 school year, the district's 11 schools had an enrollment of 6,059 students and 503.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 12.03:1.
Schools in the district (with 2011 to 2012 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are eight elementary schools serving Kindergarten through sixth grade - Berkeley School(402 students) Brookdale School (N/A), Carteret School (428 students), Demarest School (484 students), Fairview School (520 students), Franklin School (396 students), Oak View School (357 students), Watsessing School (311 students) - Bloomfield Middle School for grades 7 and 8 (917 students), and Bloomfield High School for grades 9 to 12 (1,852 students), while Bridges Academy at Forest Glen provides individualized programs and services to special needs students in grades 7 to 12 (37 students).
As of the 2012-13 school year, the Bloomfield Public Schools had an actual Budgetary Per Pupil Cost of $11,848 (which is 16.4% below the statewide group average was $14,173), while Total Spending Per Pupil for the district was $15,848 (which is 16.0% below the $18,867 statewide).
Bloomfield Tech High School
Bloomfield Tech High School is a regional magnet public high school that offers occupational and academic instruction for students in Essex County, as part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools.
Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish School, which serves grades K through 8, is operated under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.