Mahatma K. Gandhi School

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School serves 1,462 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (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 33% (which is lower 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School's student population of 1,462 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers131 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mahatma K. Gandhi School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. 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#1738 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mahatma K. Gandhi School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mahatma K. Gandhi School 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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Asian
35%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Mahatma K. Gandhi School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mahatma K. Gandhi School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
18%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mahatma K. Gandhi School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
25%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mahatma K. Gandhi School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.740.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mahatma K. Gandhi School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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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I just graduated today!! I'm going to miss this school so much. They have awesome teachers who will care about you. I grew up in this school from starting 3rd grade at 9 years old to finishing 8th grade at 14 years old. Good Luck future graduates. Congratulations class of 2016, we made it!!!!!!!! - A proud P.S #23 Graduate
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