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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Jersey City Public Schools is a public school district located in Jersey City, NJ. It has 28,205 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
About Jersey City Public Schools...
Address
346 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Telephone
(201) 915-6201

Jersey City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1130
804 responses
Average ACT
27
26 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28,205
Free or Reduced Lunch
74.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,180
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$697,120,000
Expenses Per Student
$25,804/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%

Jersey City Public Schools Reviews

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Diversity is one of the good things that make Jersey City Public Schools very unique. The diverse students make the social experiences in school more interesting as other students are able to communicate with different races. The purpose of education is to educate students both academically and personally. I believe that most public schools motivate students to achieve their goals and prepare them for college. However, frustration comes to poor administration. Food and facilities are not acceptable since the funding should be put on those things. In addition, it's very frustrating how teachers don't get enough benefits and salary for something that they work hard for.
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Jersey City Public schools certainly need a lot of change, especially the Board of Education. They need to increase funding for the academically successful schools in Jersey City, more specifically Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School, instead of funding all of the other less academic public schools. This specific high school needs the most funding, for diverse courses and school supplies and facilities, especially because it's the number one school in the state of NJ.
I love how diverse the city is and how nice everyone treats one another. I attend McNair Academic High School and it is a great school. I can say that McNair has done a great job preparing me for college. All the teachers are so nice, and do a excellent job teaching and understanding children. I would highly recommend that you send your children here because the school is just great. Also McNair is a very diverse school, so you get to meet all different people and learn about their cultural backgrounds. In my four years that I've been at McNair I made a ton of friends within all different grades, I will never forget them and always have them when I grow old. Also the sports teams are amazing at McNair its always fun going to watch the games and see how intense students can be. Also you meet a lot of kids when you go to games, joining sports, joining clubs. It is honestly a great experience. I love McNair.