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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 School District is a public school district located in Jersey City, NJ. It has 29,255 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Jersey City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1150
1,087 responses
Average ACT
28
49 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
29,255
Free or Reduced Lunch
74.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,506
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$25,581/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$56,644
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$949
Median Home Value
$300,156
National
$184,700

Jersey City School District Reviews

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As a high school senior of the Jersey City School District I must say that in my time of attending public schools within the district every school has it's ups and downs. Based on my overall experience as my schooling is slowly coming to an end I firmly believe that us as students deserve more. By definition more is defined as a greater or additional amount in this case it would be schools supplies, extracurricular actives, teachers, college readiness, and opportunities. I strongly believe that the Jersey City School District lacks the things I previously listed because they don't see our neighborhood as the best environment and think it's okay to slack off like our futures don't matter. They should realize that everyone isn't destined for the same route in life, some of us actually want to better ourselves, our community, and our education.
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Going to school in Jersey City was a wonderful experience. I started from pre school, just graduated High School and now planning to go to college in Jersey City. The schools are a very tight knit community, working hand in hand with each other for the greater good of the students. The Community is a mixed community, you meet people from all background. This is a very diverse city, people from different parts of the world makes Jersey City their home. It was fascinating going to school in this Jersey City school district. Also, because it it so close to the City that never sleeps, Manhattan, New York City, that makes Jersey City so unique. For the past five years this city has grown extensively and I think more schools will be needed to accommodate this growth. Jersey City is a beautiful city to live in and attend school. I am glad to have experience it.
My middle school stood directly in front of my house, a literal few steps away and yet i was always late which was pretty awkward if you ask me. As i grew older, these steps multiplied in numbers. It was daunting to know a different chapter in my life has begun, a new environment no longer standing outside what i called home. High school, filled with angsty teenage dirtbags and preppy cheerleaders as cheesy tv shows have portrayed. But it is far from the truth for my time was nothing but fulfilling. I enjoyed the diversity from the teachers to my new peers, it truly was a melting pot of different cultures. Club activities were lacking but school spirit filled up the half empty glass. Our principal was solid when it came to our education and most of all, our happiness as well as boosting our motivation to learn by involving herself into student lives. I am eager to take a whole lot of steps to see what else is in store for me. All in all, I am happy.