J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy

  • J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy serves 252 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

School Overview

  • J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy's student population of 252 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students252 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1533 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
97%
16%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.060.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEast Orange School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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