Kearny School District

172-174 Midland Avenue
Kearny , NJ 07032
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

Kearny School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 5,165 students in Kearny School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Kearny School District have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Kearny School District are Schuyler Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Kearny School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
7 Schools
2,564 Schools
# Students
5,165 Students
1,342,156 Students
# Teachers
446 Teachers
115,003 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Kearny School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 648 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#530 out of 652 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Kearny  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kearny  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kearny  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Kearny  School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.50
0.71
# American Indian Students
5 Students
2,095 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
162 Students
141,159 Students
% Asian Students
3%
10%
# Hispanic Students
3,344 Students
412,704 Students
% Hispanic Students
65%
31%
# Black Students
79 Students
198,944 Students
% Black Students
1%
15%
# White Students
1,530 Students
550,269 Students
% White Students
30%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
2,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
41 Students
34,254 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
237
37,500
# Students in K Grade:
296
82,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
304
90,889
# Students in 2nd Grade:
319
91,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
332
92,196
# Students in 4th Grade:
335
93,838
# Students in 5th Grade:
336
94,854
# Students in 6th Grade:
348
98,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
393
100,214
# Students in 8th Grade:
397
102,176
# Students in 9th Grade:
473
102,349
# Students in 10th Grade:
436
100,975
# Students in 11th Grade:
402
100,074
# Students in 12th Grade:
422
99,076
# Ungraded Students:
135
55,792

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,631 in this school district is less than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $21,806 is less than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$107 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Kearny  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$113 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of Kearny  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,631
$26,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Kearny  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$21,806
$25,552
This chart display average spending per public school student in Kearny  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Kearny School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Schuyler Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
644 Forest St
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5105
Grades: PK-6
| 430 students
Rank: #22.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Davis Ave
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5020
Grades: PK-6
| 862 students
Rank: #33.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
733 Kearny Ave
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5100
Grades: PK-6
| 379 students
Rank: #44.
Garfield Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
360 Belgrove Dr
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5090
Grades: PK-6
| 463 students
Rank: #55.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
80 Belgrove Dr
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5100
Grades: PK-6
| 474 students
Rank: #66.
Lincoln Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
121 Beech St
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5095
Grades: 7-8
| 807 students
Rank: #77.
Kearny High School
Math: 11% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
336 Devon St
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,750 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 7
  • Enrollment: 5,165 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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