P.S. # 20

P.S. # 20 serves 618 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
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.

Overview

The student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 618 students
P.S. # 20 Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
P.S. # 20 Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade P.S. # 20 Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 14:1 12:1
P.S. # 20 Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
7%
9%
P.S. # 20 Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
29%
24%
P.S. # 20 Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
56%
17%
P.S. # 20 Black Students (1988-2013)
White
5%
49%
P.S. # 20 White Students (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
2%
58%
P.S. # 20 Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
All Ethnic Groups P.S. # 20 All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.60 0.42
P.S. # 20 Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
72%
31%
P.S. # 20 Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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%
6%
P.S. # 20 Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,884 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $24,189 is higher than the state average of $20,414. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $23,883 is higher than the state average of $19,395. 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 28,884 922
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $673 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2009)
District Spending $665 MM $19 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1992-2009)
District Revenue / Student $24,189 $20,414
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2009)
District Spending / Student $23,883 $19,395
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Jersey City Community Charter School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jersey CityJersey City Community Charter School
    Charter School
    128 Danforth Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)433-2288
    Charter School

    0.1 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 572 students                      
  • Jersey CityInfinity Institute
    193 Old Bergen Rd
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-1404
    0.1 mi | Gr. 7-11 | 184 students                      
  • Jersey CityAlexander D. Sullivan School
    171 Seaview Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6530
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 803 students                      
  • Jersey CityP.S. # 34
    1830 Kennedy Blvd
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6550
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 585 students                      
  • Jersey CitySoaring Heights Elementary School
    Charter School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1 Romar Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)434-4800
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 221 students                      

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