Jersey City Community Charter School

Summary:

Jersey City Community Charter School is an elementary school serving 587 students in grades K-8 in the diverse community of Jersey City, New Jersey.

The school faces significant challenges, consistently ranking in the bottom 20% of New Jersey elementary schools over the past 5 years. Its academic performance on the NJSLA assessments is well below state averages, with proficiency rates ranging from just 15.9% to 49.1% in English Language Arts and 3.1% to 18% in Mathematics. The school also struggles with high chronic absenteeism, rising from 11.6% in 2018-2019 to 28.8% in 2021-2022, notably higher than the state average. With 79.39% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, Jersey City Community Charter School serves a predominantly low-income student population.

When compared to nearby schools, Jersey City Community Charter School performs significantly worse. For example, Soaring Heights Charter School, located just 0.52 miles away, consistently ranks in the top 25% of New Jersey elementary schools and outperforms Jersey City Community Charter School by a wide margin on NJSLA assessments. Additionally, the school's spending of $5,983 per student is lower than the spending at nearby Whitney M. Young Junior School ($15,967 per student) and President Barack Obama Elementary School ($15,299 per student).


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 128 Danforth Avenue
       Jersey City, NJ  07305


(201) 433-2288

District: Jersey City Community Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1113th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,983 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.3 Help
Number of students:  587

Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.5%
Hispanic:
32.9%
Asian:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jersey City Community Charter School ranks worse than 82.9% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.45. (See more...)
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Compare Details Jersey City Community Charter School ranks worse than 83% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.57. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (61.5%), Hispanic (32.9%), Asian (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jersey City Community Charter School is 18.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jersey City Community Charter School is $5,983.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jersey City Community Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Community Charter School 1113th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Jersey City Community Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Community Charter School 621st of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Jersey City Community Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Community Charter School 566th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jersey City Community Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 36.57 859th 1204 28.7%
2004 62.29 620th 1298 52.2%
2005 29.86 1035th 1303 20.6%
2006 53.96 793rd 1314 39.6%
2007 28.42 1081st 1329 18.7%
2008 33.96 1032nd 1338 22.9%
2009 26.49 1101st 1346 18.2%
2010 24.83 1118th 1354 17.4%
2011 34.57 1016th 1360 25.3%
2012 11.86 1222nd 1363 10.3%
2013 21.82 1132nd 1367 17.2%
2014 20.50 1144th 1363 16.1%
2015 24.32 1046th 1357 22.9%
2016 30.53 976th 1346 27.5%
2017 18.14 1126th 1352 16.7%
2018 21.39 1105th 1353 18.3%
2019 22.08 1098th 1360 19.3%
2021 21.10 1004th 1317 23.8%
2022 19.69 1081st 1345 19.6%
2023 18.45 1113th 1342 17.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.75 937th 1001 6.4%
2023 15.97 833rd 958 13.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.09 464th 942 50.7%
2019 45.23 478th 948 49.6%
2021 43.19 451st 839 46.2%
2022 38.13 521st 863 39.6%
2023 31.01 630th 910 30.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.87 1056th 1333 20.8%
2019 24.48 1042nd 1331 21.7%
2021 27.34 904th 1290 29.9%
2022 20.80 1043rd 1326 21.3%
2023 22.51 1009th 1318 23.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.32 1073rd 1334 19.6%
2019 22.30 1053rd 1335 21.1%
2021 17.51 1050th 1297 19.0%
2022 20.80 1029th 1324 22.3%
2023 17.19 1084th 1315 17.6%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.30 190th 517 63.2%
2019 57.17 196th 522 62.5%
2021 51.57 186th 456 59.2%
2022 40.79 294th 494 40.5%
2023 44.61 241st 463 47.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.01 524th 870 39.8%
2019 41.12 525th 899 41.6%
2021 40.00 510th 896 43.1%
2022 41.97 515th 953 46.0%
2023 24.22 760th 982 22.6%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Jersey City Community Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 17.04 519th 615 15.6%
2007 3.09 602nd 631 4.6%
2008 16.11 543rd 640 15.2%
2009 6.30 613th 664 7.7%
2010 3.38 649th 677 4.1%
2011 9.69 614th 684 10.2%
2012 10.92 602nd 677 11.1%
2013 14.11 593rd 704 15.8%
2014 20.39 581st 717 19.0%
2015 27.02 530th 713 25.7%
2016 37.60 467th 713 34.5%
2017 21.91 558th 712 21.6%
2018 26.68 546th 716 23.7%
2019 25.99 559th 745 25.0%
2021 20.96 502nd 652 23.0%
2022 18.42 615th 745 17.4%
2023 17.57 621st 748 17.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.76 240th 522 54.0%
2019 53.63 207th 541 61.7%
2021 35.34 299th 467 36.0%
2022 35.86 345th 549 37.2%
2023 30.13 401st 568 29.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.23 507th 680 25.4%
2019 30.93 504th 703 28.3%
2021 21.88 483rd 625 22.7%
2022 18.61 603rd 726 16.9%
2023 20.47 576th 720 20.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.68 515th 675 23.7%
2019 23.93 544th 697 22.0%
2021 25.26 445th 635 29.9%
2022 21.21 574th 730 21.4%
2023 16.61 614th 718 14.5%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.17 97th 326 70.2%
2019 61.54 97th 326 70.2%
2021 42.34 150th 291 48.5%
2022 31.63 260th 356 27.0%
2023 27.73 287th 361 20.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Jersey City Community Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.18 348th 504 31.0%
2019 28.11 389th 524 25.8%
2021 39.55 269th 480 44.0%
2022 34.94 384th 591 35.0%
2023 48.20 264th 587 55.0%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Jersey City Community Charter School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Jersey City Community Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 0 184 0 12 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2001 0 215 2 21 0 n/a n/a 0 238
2002 0 261 3 33 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2003 0 261 3 33 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2004 7 308 1 76 4 n/a n/a 0 396
2005 0 370 5 68 0 n/a n/a 0 443
2006 7 395 3 73 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2007 4 394 6 101 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2008 3 450 8 109 0 n/a n/a 0 570
2009 6 443 10 117 0 0 0 0 576
2010 2 474 12 131 0 0 0 0 619
2011 1 434 11 138 0 1 1 0 586
2012 4 391 23 150 1 2 1 0 572
2013 6 402 19 143 1 1 0 0 572
2014 7 418 17 137 1 1 1 0 582
2015 22 381 16 155 0 5 0 0 579
2016 20 378 17 153 0 2 0 0 570
2017 19 381 16 143 0 2 0 0 561
2018 19 395 17 156 0 1 0 0 588
2019 16 380 19 164 0 0 3 0 582
2020 17 380 16 178 0 0 0 0 591
2021 19 368 16 190 0 0 0 0 593
2022 16 332 19 199 0 0 0 0 566
2023 14 361 19 193 0 0 0 0 587

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Jersey City Community Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 196 9.0 21.8 83.7
2001 238 1.3 183.1 86.6
2002 297 18.0 16.5 82.8
2003 297 18.0 16.5 82.8
2004 396 23.0 17.2 84.6
2005 443 21.0 21.1 n/a
2006 478 16.0 29.9 86
2007 505 27.0 18.7 81.2
2008 570 29.0 19.7 81.4
2009 576 32.0 9.6 85.4
2010 619 30.0 20.6 85.6
2011 586 29.0 20.2 89.8
2012 572 31.0 18.4 85.8
2013 572 33.0 17.3 78.1
2014 582 36.0 16.1 85.2
2015 579 36.0 16.0 86
2016 570 34.0 16.7 75.8
2017 561 36.3 15.4 81.3
2018 588 36.5 16.1 77.7
2019 582 36.0 16.1 76.5
2020 591 32.0 18.4 77.3
2021 593 35.0 16.9 69.1
2022 566 32.0 17.6 72.3
2023 587 32.0 18.3 79.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Jersey City Community Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 196 9.0 21.8 83.7
2001 238 1.3 183.1 86.6
2002 297 18.0 16.5 82.8
2003 297 18.0 16.5 82.8
2004 396 23.0 17.2 84.6
2005 443 21.0 21.1 n/a
2006 478 16.0 29.9 86
2007 505 27.0 18.7 81.2
2008 570 29.0 19.7 81.4
2009 576 32.0 9.6 85.4
2010 619 30.0 20.6 85.6
2011 586 29.0 20.2 89.8
2012 572 31.0 18.4 85.8
2013 572 33.0 17.3 78.1
2014 582 36.0 16.1 85.2
2015 579 36.0 16.0 86
2016 570 34.0 16.7 75.8
2017 561 36.3 15.4 81.3
2018 588 36.5 16.1 77.7
2019 582 36.0 16.1 76.5
2020 591 32.0 18.4 77.3
2021 593 35.0 16.9 69.1
2022 566 32.0 17.6 72.3
2023 587 32.0 18.3 79.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jersey City Community Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,290 (21.6%) $4,693 (78.4%) $5,983

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Jersey City Community Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1098th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1113th of 1342 Elementary schools
 2.2%
Ranks 559th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 621st of 748 Middle schools
 8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)42.432.7
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)42.432.7
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)36.318
 18.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)36.318
 18.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)55.449.1
 6.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)55.449.1
 6.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)32.314.8
 17.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)32.314.8
 17.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)36.532.8
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)36.532.8
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)22.214.1
 8.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)22.214.1
 8.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)32.915.9
 17%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)32.915.9
 17%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)14.93.1
 11.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)14.93.1
 11.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)52.437.1
 15.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)52.437.1
 15.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)36.18.1
 28%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)36.18.1
 28%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)47.245.3
 1.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Community Charter School)47.245.3
 1.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)1711.6
 5.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Community Charter School)1711.6
 5.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students582587
 0.9%
African American380361
 5%
American Indian00
Asian1919
Hispanic164193
 17.7%
Pacific Islander00
White1614
 12.5%
Two or More Races30
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.5%79.4%
 2.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 587 students attended Jersey City Community Charter School.

Jersey City Community Charter School ranks in the bottom 17.1% of New Jersey elementary schools.

Students at Jersey City Community Charter School are 61% African American, 33% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 2% White.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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