James F. Murray School

  • James F. Murray School serves 866 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • James F. Murray School's student population of 866 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students866 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James F. Murray School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James F. Murray School is 0.68, 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#1444 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
18%
10%
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Hispanic
26%
27%
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Black
47%
16%
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White
9%
45%
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Diversity Score0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJersey City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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