550 Avenue A
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Midtown Community School #8 serves 1,179 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Midtown Community School #8 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

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Midtown Community School #8 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Midtown Community School #8's student population of 1,179 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,179 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
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School Rankings

Midtown Community School #8 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Midtown Community School #8 is 0.65, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1677 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
44%
29%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
38%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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5  
The Midtown # 8 School is highly recommended by the Bayonne Community local families, as a nice place or kids to learn and play:)
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,179 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 20%)

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