William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

Public PK, KG-8

 550 Avenue A
       Bayonne, NJ  07002


(201) 858-5984

District: Bayonne School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1027th of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,530 Help

Students who attend William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 usually attend:

High:    Bayonne High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4
Number of students:  1,230

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
40.8%
White:
37.4%
African American:
11.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.8%

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Compare Details William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 ranks worse than 78% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Bayonne School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 ranks worse than 73.2% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 has the largest elementary school student body size in the Bayonne School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (40.8%), White (37.4%), African American (11.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Bayonne School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 is 14.4. 9 elementary schools in the Bayonne School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 is $8,530, which is the lowest among 11 elementary schools in the Bayonne School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

William Shemin Midtown Community School #8:

SchoolDigger ranks William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 1027th of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 477th of 652 New Jersey public middle schools. (See William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 in the ranking list.)

Bayonne School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bayonne School District 416th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 63.23 557th 1204 53.7%
2004 52.49 783rd 1298 39.7%
2005 51.40 796th 1303 38.9%
2006 56.74 752nd 1314 42.8%
2007 50.83 862nd 1329 35.1%
2008 60.29 672nd 1338 49.8%
2009 64.60 576th 1346 57.2%
2010 58.16 694th 1354 48.7%
2011 48.91 856th 1360 37.1%
2012 30.86 1052nd 1363 22.8%
2013 33.17 1025th 1367 25.0%
2014 32.58 1025th 1363 24.8%
2015 26.47 1018th 1357 25.0%
2016 28.55 1006th 1346 25.3%
2017 23.07 1064th 1352 21.3%
2018 29.80 1001st 1353 26.0%
2019 23.76 1068th 1360 21.5%
2021 19.80 1027th 1317 22.0%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 54.95 347th 574 39.5%
2004 29.63 456th 588 22.4%
2005 50.56 378th 599 36.9%
2006 40.24 442nd 615 28.1%
2007 42.29 448th 631 29.0%
2008 55.03 369th 640 42.3%
2009 56.19 375th 664 43.5%
2010 54.71 393rd 677 41.9%
2011 51.85 413th 684 39.6%
2012 25.47 546th 677 19.4%
2013 37.51 497th 704 29.4%
2014 32.39 518th 717 27.8%
2015 39.83 436th 713 38.8%
2016 37.28 469th 713 34.2%
2017 40.15 432nd 712 39.3%
2018 43.79 419th 716 41.5%
2019 39.17 464th 745 37.7%
2021 24.55 477th 652 26.8%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, October 11, 2019

Open Quote horrific and inadequate early childhood/kindergarten teachers who demonize young children and expect incoming kids to possess a full set of life skills. My child is unfortunately zoned in this school and is gifted. That means absolutely nothing as no one can tolerate teaching these children Anything other than the curriculum. This school centers around the teacher, not the child. Every accommodation is made for the teachers in an effort to ease their workload while children are reprimanded for small infractions such as having to be redirected. Normal and appropriate childhood behaviors are labeled as disabilities even when the child has been evaluated. Teachers do not want to apply themselves and complain and gossip with each other. The teachers are quick to refer for an IEP when not needed even though there are 2 to 3 teachers per class with a minuscule amount of students. They look to assess children for small things such as not knowing how to share or sit still in their seats-at 4 or 5 years old. They repeatedly reprimand and traumatize gifted and academically advanced students with absolutely no positive reinforcement, looking to get through their day as quickly and as easily as possible, ruining small children’s outlook on schools and their self esteem. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Open Quote I go to this school and it's actually pretty fun here! A lot of the students in my experience are nice and fun! Also if you given this school a bad rating because your child wasn't allowed to bring their phone around, then what do you really expect? A lot of schools restrict phone use anytime during school time for reasons to make sure that no one cheats, or gets off track during classroom time. Close Quote



Enrollment information for William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 658 88 54 277 0 n/a n/a 0 1077
1994 701 94 45 337 0 n/a n/a 0 1177
1995 746 89 44 247 0 n/a n/a 0 1126
1996 746 89 44 247 0 n/a n/a 0 1126
1998 671 58 35 232 0 n/a n/a 0 996
1999 728 57 34 239 0 n/a n/a 0 1058
2000 662 51 32 230 0 n/a n/a 0 975
2001 704 57 28 264 0 n/a n/a 0 1053
2002 698 51 37 233 5 n/a n/a 0 1024
2003 698 51 37 233 5 n/a n/a 0 1024
2004 674 76 57 287 0 n/a n/a 0 1094
2005 679 85 78 320 2 n/a n/a 0 1164
2006 626 91 67 315 0 n/a n/a 0 1099
2007 519 95 67 389 0 n/a n/a 0 1070
2008 485 93 62 379 0 n/a n/a 0 1019
2009 454 94 57 393 1 2 22 0 1023
2010 437 112 72 405 1 3 31 0 1061
2011 431 116 73 405 3 3 15 0 1046
2012 431 125 62 445 3 4 17 0 1087
2013 443 127 65 448 3 4 18 0 1108
2014 448 115 64 486 1 5 27 0 1146
2015 404 126 60 525 0 4 35 0 1154
2016 402 120 67 533 0 2 26 0 1150
2017 394 111 66 515 0 3 27 0 1116
2018 443 121 66 516 0 3 30 0 1179
2019 452 137 65 517 0 3 30 0 1204
2020 461 134 68 554 0 3 38 0 1258
2021 460 143 71 502 1 4 49 0 1230

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 William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 1077 56.0 19.2 43.3
1994 1177 61.0 19.3 46.5
1995 1126 64.0 17.6 43
1996 1126 64.0 17.6 43
1998 996 64.0 15.6 39.5
1999 1058 60.0 17.6 37.1
2000 975 68.0 14.3 47.3
2001 1053 68.3 15.4 46.1
2002 1024 75.0 13.7 44.5
2003 1024 75.0 13.7 44.5
2004 1094 70.0 15.6 41.9
2005 1164 71.0 16.4 n/a
2006 1099 72.0 15.3 51
2007 1070 69.0 15.5 59.9
2008 1019 60.0 17.0 61.8
2009 1023 72.7 11.0 60.6
2010 1061 60.0 17.6 65.2
2011 1046 59.0 17.7 68.8
2012 1087 68.4 15.8 74.6
2013 1108 74.0 14.9 74.9
2014 1146 73.0 15.6 73.4
2015 1154 75.0 15.3 75
2016 1150 78.0 14.7 74.2
2017 1116 83.0 13.4 73.3
2018 1179 84.0 14.0 72.2
2019 1204 80.0 15.0 76.5
2020 1258 84.0 14.9 69.6
2021 1230 85.0 14.4 61.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 1077 56.0 19.2 43.3
1994 1177 61.0 19.3 46.5
1995 1126 64.0 17.6 43
1996 1126 64.0 17.6 43
1998 996 64.0 15.6 39.5
1999 1058 60.0 17.6 37.1
2000 975 68.0 14.3 47.3
2001 1053 68.3 15.4 46.1
2002 1024 75.0 13.7 44.5
2003 1024 75.0 13.7 44.5
2004 1094 70.0 15.6 41.9
2005 1164 71.0 16.4 n/a
2006 1099 72.0 15.3 51
2007 1070 69.0 15.5 59.9
2008 1019 60.0 17.0 61.8
2009 1023 72.7 11.0 60.6
2010 1061 60.0 17.6 65.2
2011 1046 59.0 17.7 68.8
2012 1087 68.4 15.8 74.6
2013 1108 74.0 14.9 74.9
2014 1146 73.0 15.6 73.4
2015 1154 75.0 15.3 75
2016 1150 78.0 14.7 74.2
2017 1116 83.0 13.4 73.3
2018 1179 84.0 14.0 72.2
2019 1204 80.0 15.0 76.5
2020 1258 84.0 14.9 69.6
2021 1230 85.0 14.4 61.8

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 William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $312 (3.7%) $8,218 (96.3%) $8,530

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

Impact of COVID-19 on William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1068th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1027th of 1317 Elementary schools
 0.5%
Ranks 464th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 477th of 652 Middle schools
 10.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students12041230
 2.2%
African American137143
 4.4%
American Indian01
Asian6571
 9.2%
Hispanic517502
 2.9%
Pacific Islander34
 33.3%
White452460
 1.8%
Two or More Races3049
 63.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.5%61.8%
 14.7%




Frequently Asked Questions about William Shemin Midtown Community School #8

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,230 students attended William Shemin Midtown Community School #8.

William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 ranks in the bottom 22.0% of New Jersey elementary schools.

Students who attend William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 usually go on to attend:

High : Bayonne High School

Students at William Shemin Midtown Community School #8 are 41% Hispanic, 37% White, 12% African American, 6% Asian, 4% Two or more races.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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