Mt Vernon Place School

  • Mt Vernon Place School serves 753 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher 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 44% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Mt Vernon Place School's student population of 753 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students753 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mt Vernon Place School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mt Vernon Place School is 0.62, 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#1184 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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Asian
10%
10%
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Hispanic
31%
27%
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Black
53%
16%
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White
1%
45%
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Hawaiian
5%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mt Vernon Place School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.620.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newark Ivy Hill Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 579 students
    0.3 miles
    107 Ivy Street
    Newark, NJ 07106
    (973)351-2121
    0.3 PK-8 579
  • Newark Lincoln
    Grades: PK-8 | 447 students
    0.6 miles
    87 Richelieu Ter
    Newark, NJ 07106
    (973)374-2290
    0.6 PK-8 447
  • Maplewood Clinton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 574 students
    0.7 miles
    27 Berkshire Rd
    Maplewood, NJ 07040
    (973)378-7686
    0.7 PK-5 574
  • Irvington Irvington High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1234 students
    0.8 miles
    1253 Clinton Ave
    Irvington, NJ 07111
    (973)399-6897
    0.8 9-12 1234
  • South Orange Marshall Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 532 students
    0.8 miles
    262 Grove Rd
    South Orange, NJ 07079
    (973)378-7698
    0.8 K-2 532

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