P.S. # 20

  • P.S. # 20 serves 636 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • P.S. # 20 operates within the Jersey City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 636 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students636 students
P.S. # 20 Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender %P.S. # 20 Gender
Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
P.S. # 20 Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeP.S. # 20 Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
P.S. # 20 Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
8%
10%
P.S. # 20 Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
32%
25%
P.S. # 20 Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
54%
16%
P.S. # 20 Black Students (1990-2015)
White
4%
48%
P.S. # 20 White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
2%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsP.S. # 20 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.
0.600.68
P.S. # 20 Diversity Score (1990-2015)
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.
79%
31%
P.S. # 20 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.
9%
5%
P.S. # 20 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 $24,656 is higher than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,093 is higher than the state average of $19,190. 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$20 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending$678 MM$20 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student$24,656$19,116
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student$25,093$19,190
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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    0.1 miles
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    (201)915-1404
    0.16-12261
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    0.1 miles
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    Grades: PK-5 | 804 students
    0.4 miles
    171 Seaview Ave
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6530
    0.4PK-5804
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    0.4 miles
    1830 Kennedy Blvd
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6550
    0.4PK-8522
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    Grades: 6-8 | 244 students
    0.5 miles
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    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201)915-6570
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School Reviews

5  9/1/2015
Love it!!! The principle is awsome. I just graduated from there I had a good time for kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers care about the students. There are no bullys too. When you are in the 5th grade you get lots of trips and fun activities and you celebrate by going to a fancy restaurant. I highly recommend this school.
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