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 13:1.
  • 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 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 636 students
P.S. # 20 Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender % P.S. # 20 Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
P.S. # 20 Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade P.S. # 20 Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
P.S. # 20 Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
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
P.S. # 20 Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
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.
0.60 0.42
P.S. # 20 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.
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P.S. # 20 Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
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.
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P.S. # 20 Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

  • Jersey City School District's student population of 27,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $25,855 is higher than the state average of $21,792. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,793 is higher than the state average of $20,672. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Jersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed 27,810 954
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1989-2015)
District Total Revenue $699 MM $21 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2015)
District Spending $697 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1992-2015)
District Revenue / Student $25,855 $21,792
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student $25,793 $20,672
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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    0.4 miles
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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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