P.S. # 20

P.S. # 20 serves 639 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NJ average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
P.S. # 20 operates within the Jersey City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 639 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 639 students
P.S. # 20 Total Students (1989-2014)
Gender % P.S. # 20 Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
P.S. # 20 Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade P.S. # 20 Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
P.S. # 20 Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
8%
9%
P.S. # 20 Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
31%
24%
P.S. # 20 Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
53%
16%
P.S. # 20 Black Students (1989-2014)
White
5%
49%
P.S. # 20 White Students (1989-2014)
Hawaiian
3%
n/a
P.S. # 20 Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.42
P.S. # 20 Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
69%
32%
P.S. # 20 Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
5%
P.S. # 20 Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

Jersey City School District's student population of 27,571 students has decreased by 20% over five years.
The revenue/student of $24,084 is higher than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $24,511 is higher than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Jersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed 27,571 918
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $666 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2014)
District Spending $678 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1995-2014)
District Revenue / Student $24,084 $19,116
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $24,511 $19,190
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Infinity Institute (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Infinity Institute (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Infinity Institute (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jersey CityInfinity Institute
    Grades: 6-12 | 263 students
    0.1 miles
    193 Old Bergen Rd
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-1404
    0.16-12263
  • Jersey CityJersey City Community Charter SchoolCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 582 students
    0.1 miles
    128 Danforth Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)433-2288
    0.1KG-8582
  • Jersey CityAlexander D. Sullivan School
    Grades: PK-5 | 793 students
    0.4 miles
    171 Seaview Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6530
    0.4PK-5793
  • Jersey CityP.S. # 34
    Grades: PK-8 | 597 students
    0.4 miles
    1830 Kennedy Blvd
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6550
    0.4PK-8597
  • Jersey CityEzra L. Nolan School
    Grades: 6-8 | 272 students
    0.5 miles
    88 Gates Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6570
    0.56-8272

School Reviews

Love it!!! The principle is awsome. I just graduated from there I had a good time for kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers care about the students. There are no bullys too. When you are in the 5th grade you get lots of trips and fun activities and you celebrate by going to a fancy restaurant. I highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 09/01/15

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