Rafael Hernandez School

  • Rafael Hernandez School serves 714 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 8% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 16% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Rafael Hernandez School 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 2015-16 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 Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • Rafael Hernandez School's student population of 714 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students714 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Rafael Hernandez School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Rafael Hernandez School is 0.35, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#2154 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
78%
26%
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Black
21%
16%
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White
1%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Rafael Hernandez School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.350.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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