Mahatma K. Gandhi School

  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School serves 1,456 students in grades PK-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the NJ average of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School operates within the Jersey City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1456 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 117 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-8
Total Students1,456 students
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender %Mahatma K. Gandhi School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers117 teachers
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeMahatma K. Gandhi School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
33%
10%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
25%
25%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
17%
16%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
24%
48%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsMahatma K. Gandhi School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ 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.
0.750.42
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Diversity Score (1987-2015)
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.
75%
31%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
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.
5%
5%
Mahatma K. Gandhi School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Jersey City School District's student population of 27,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $24,171 is higher than the state average of $19,857. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $24,599 is higher than the state average of $20,218. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameJersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed27,810954
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1989-2015)
District Total Revenue$666 MM$19 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending$678 MM$19 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student$24,171$19,857
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student$24,599$20,218
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  6/29/2016
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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