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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 School District is a 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.
About Jersey City School District...
Address
346 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Telephone
(201) 915-6201

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
874 responses
Average ACT
26
32 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%

Jersey City School District 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.
The academic opportunities are good, however, it depends on what school we are referring too. For example, McNair Academic has a generally strong work ethic and places a large emphasis on college readiness. However, Jersey City Public Schools in Greenville, Snyder or Lincoln High School for instance, tend to not.