Whitney M. Young Junior School

  • Whitney M. Young Junior School serves 799 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 14% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Whitney M. Young Junior School's student population of 799 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students799 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitney M. Young Junior School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitney M. Young Junior School is 0.42, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#2178 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
22%
27%
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Black
73%
16%
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White
4%
45%
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Diversity Score0.420.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
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: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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