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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 an above average, public school district located in Jersey City, NJ. It has 27,804 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
346 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Telephone
(201) 915-6201
Website

Jersey City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1140
1,002 responses
Average ACT
27
41 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
27,804
Free or Reduced Lunch
74.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,723
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$697,120,000
Expenses Per Student
$25,537/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$51,921
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,886
National
$184,700

Jersey City School District Reviews

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My school, Liberty High School is very diverse. The teachers want you to be involved and even though there aren't sports, we have clubs that can even give you scholarship opportunities. The teachers are really good, and they know how to teach in an interesting way where students will understand/ want to listen. Especially the AP classes they provide, personally I am in AP US History and my teacher is pushing us to study, work, and debate. He slowly helps us adapt to the Exam we will be taking.
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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.
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.