Rafael Hernandez School

  • Rafael Hernandez School serves 634 students in grades PK-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Rafael Hernandez School operates within the Newark Public School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 634 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-8
Total Students634 students
Rafael Hernandez School Total Students (1996-2015)
Gender %Rafael Hernandez School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Rafael Hernandez School Total Teachers (1996-2015)
Students by GradeRafael Hernandez School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
Rafael Hernandez School Student Teacher Ratio (1996-2015)
Asian
n/a
10%
Rafael Hernandez School Asian Students (1995-2001)
Hispanic
77%
25%
Rafael Hernandez School Black Students (1996-2015)
Black
23%
16%
Rafael Hernandez School Black Students (1996-2015)
White
n/a
48%
Rafael Hernandez School White Students (2002-2014)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Rafael Hernandez School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic GroupsRafael Hernandez School 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.
0.360.68
Rafael Hernandez School Diversity Score (1996-2015)
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.
85%
31%
Rafael Hernandez School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2015)
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.
2%
5%
Rafael Hernandez School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Newark Public School District's student population of 31,351 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $31,788 is higher than the state average of $21,422. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $31,960 is higher than the state average of $21,053. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District NameNewark Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
63
2
Number of Students Managed31,351954
Newark Public School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue$1,112 MM$20 MM
Newark Public School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending$1,118 MM$20 MM
Newark Public School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student$31,788$21,422
Newark Public School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student$31,960$21,053
Newark Public School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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