Mahatma K. Gandhi School

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School serves 1,445 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.
  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School operates within the Jersey City School District.

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School Overview

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School's student population of 1445 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,445 students
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %Mahatma K. Gandhi School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeMahatma K. Gandhi School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
35%
10%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
23%
26%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
18%
16%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
24%
46%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School White Students (1988-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsMahatma K. Gandhi School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.43
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
33%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Mahatma K. Gandhi School is Jersey City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Jersey City School District's student population of 27,488 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $24,656 is higher than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $25,093 is higher than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameJersey City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    38
    2
    Number of Students Managed27,488921
    Jersey City School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    29%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    50%
    District Total Revenue$666 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$678 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$24,656$20,569
    District Spending / Student$25,093$20,942
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (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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