Whitney M. Young Junior School

135 Stegman St
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Whitney M. Young Junior School serves 711 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Whitney M. Young Junior 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Whitney M. Young Junior School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Whitney M. Young Junior School's student population of 711 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students711 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

Whitney M. Young Junior School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Whitney M. Young Junior School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#2180 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
22%
29%
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Black
73%
15%
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White
3%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.420.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJersey City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Whitney M. Young Junior School is Henry Snyder High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Martin Center For The Arts (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jersey City Martin Center For The Arts Math: 10% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 428 students
    0.3 miles
    59 Wilkinson Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-6590
    0.3 PK-8 428
  • Jersey City Academy I Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 487 students
    0.4 miles
    209 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-6500
    0.4 6-8 487
  • Jersey City Gladys Nunery School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 384 students
    0.4 miles
    123 Claremont Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-6520
    0.4 PK-5 384
  • Jersey City Henry Snyder High School Math: 8% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 804 students
    0.4 miles
    239 Bergen Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-6600
    0.4 9-12 804
  • Jersey City Innovation High School Math: 15% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 319 students
    0.4 miles
    239 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-1504
    0.4 9-12 319

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