Number 5 Elementary School

182 Merseles St,

Jersey City, NJ, 07302-2235

Tel: (201)714-4300
Grades: PK-8

701 students

Number 5 Elementary School serves 701 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Number 5 Elementary School operates within the Jersey City School District.

Overview

The student population of 701 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 701 students
Number 5 Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Number 5 Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Number 5 Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 12:1
Number 5 Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
18%
9%
Number 5 Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
66%
23%
Number 5 Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
8%
17%
Number 5 Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
6%
51%
Number 5 Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Number 5 Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Number 5 Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.53 0.66
Number 5 Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
68%
29%
Number 5 Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
8%
6%
Number 5 Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 29,253 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Jersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed 29,253 919
Jersey City School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $673 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District Total Revenue (1992-2009)
District Spending $665 MM $19 MM
Jersey City School District Spending (1992-2009)
District Revenue / Student $24,197 $20,414
Jersey City School District Revenue / Student (1992-2009)
District Spending / Student $23,891 $19,395
Jersey City School District Spending / Student (1992-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is James J Ferris High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Explore 2000 Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Frank R Conwell No 3 Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jersey City James J Ferris High School
    35 Colgate St
    Jersey City , NJ , 07302
    (201)915-6660
    0.3  mi  |  1542  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jersey City Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Dr Ronald Mc Nair Academy High School
    123 Coles St
    Jersey City , NJ , 07302
    (201)418-7618
    0.3  mi  |  692  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jersey City William L Dickinson High School
    2 Palisade Ave
    Jersey City , NJ , 07306
    (201)714-4400
    0.4  mi  |  2389  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jersey City Explore 2000 Middle School
    525 Montgomery St
    Jersey City , NJ , 07302
    (201)369-5560
    0.4  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Jersey City County Prep High School
    Vocational School
    525 Montgomery St
    Jersey City , NJ , 07306
    (201)631-6302
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  609  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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