Charles E. Trefurt School

Summary:

Charles E. Trefurt School is an elementary school in Jersey City, New Jersey, serving students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Jersey City Public Schools district.

The school faces several challenges, including a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (77.47%) compared to nearby schools, lower academic performance in mathematics and English language arts, and a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 14.0% in 2017-2018 to 26.0% in 2021-2022. Additionally, Charles E. Trefurt School has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 47.38% to 56.02% over the past few years, which is higher than the nearby schools. However, the school's student-teacher ratio is more favorable, ranging from 9.5 to 10.1 students per teacher, and its spending per student in 2018-2019 was $12,189, which is higher than some of the nearby schools.

When compared to the nearby schools, such as Thomas G. Connors Elementary School, Nicolaus Copernicus School, and Jotham W. Wakeman School, Charles E. Trefurt School generally performs worse academically, has higher chronic absenteeism, and serves a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Addressing these challenges will be crucial for improving the educational outcomes of the students at Charles E. Trefurt School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 96 Franklin St
       Jersey City, NJ  07307


(201) 714-4320

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
820th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,189 Help


Students who attend Charles E. Trefurt School usually attend:

Middle:    Franklin L. Williams School
High:    William L Dickinson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.5 Help
Number of students:  648

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
77.5%
Asian:
9.4%
White:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.4% Help


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Compare Details Charles E. Trefurt School ranks worse than 61.1% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 9th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.98. (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: Hispanic (77.5%), Asian (9.4%), White (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Charles E. Trefurt School is 9.5, which is the 4th best among 26 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Charles E. Trefurt School is $12,189, which is the 9th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Charles E. Trefurt School:

SchoolDigger ranks Charles E. Trefurt School 820th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Charles E. Trefurt School in the ranking list.)

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Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 459th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Charles E. Trefurt School

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Rank History for all students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 16.19 1016th 1204 15.6%
2004 13.30 1143rd 1298 11.9%
2005 41.16 933rd 1303 28.4%
2006 34.96 1011th 1314 23.1%
2007 18.05 1155th 1329 13.1%
2008 22.84 1132nd 1338 15.4%
2009 32.94 1032nd 1346 23.3%
2010 32.68 1040th 1354 23.2%
2011 32.01 1041st 1360 23.5%
2012 32.45 1031st 1363 24.4%
2013 41.48 931st 1367 31.9%
2014 22.94 1115th 1363 18.2%
2015 24.16 1050th 1357 22.6%
2016 25.62 1051st 1346 21.9%
2017 36.52 899th 1352 33.5%
2018 38.36 895th 1353 33.9%
2019 45.32 784th 1360 42.4%
2021 21.28 1001st 1317 24.0%
2022 25.30 1002nd 1345 25.5%
2023 38.98 820th 1342 38.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.81 163rd 434 62.4%
2019 37.23 273rd 463 41.0%
2021 41.43 192nd 411 53.3%
2022 19.14 449th 489 8.2%
2023 51.32 181st 499 63.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.46 609th 1001 39.2%
2019 32.60 616th 1007 38.8%
2021 11.92 844th 868 2.8%
2022 22.89 720th 949 24.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.80 221st 942 76.5%
2019 69.00 192nd 948 79.7%
2021 32.04 596th 839 29.0%
2022 48.47 389th 863 54.9%
2023 65.48 230th 910 74.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.23 979th 1333 26.6%
2019 39.05 858th 1331 35.5%
2021 29.54 869th 1290 32.6%
2022 22.57 1020th 1326 23.1%
2023 36.13 830th 1318 37.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.22 695th 1334 47.9%
2019 51.88 671st 1335 49.7%
2021 20.34 997th 1297 23.1%
2022 29.91 915th 1324 30.9%
2023 42.84 744th 1315 43.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.33 213th 370 42.4%
2019 43.26 214th 370 42.2%
2021 16.41 293rd 339 13.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 14.18 449th 456 1.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.55 363rd 870 58.3%
2019 56.90 336th 899 62.6%
2021 38.32 540th 896 39.7%
2022 40.47 529th 953 44.5%
2023 51.58 424th 982 56.8%
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Rank History for White students at Charles E. Trefurt School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.01 265th 1022 74.1%
2019 72.45 241st 1023 76.4%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Charles E. Trefurt School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 256 17 108 804 15 n/a n/a 0 1200
1989 244 24 118 822 3 n/a n/a 0 1211
1990 220 25 117 892 0 n/a n/a 0 1254
1991 216 51 112 869 0 n/a n/a 0 1248
1992 202 66 110 847 3 n/a n/a 0 1228
1993 196 69 112 882 1 n/a n/a 0 1260
1994 177 98 108 882 1 n/a n/a 0 1266
1995 174 109 110 974 0 n/a n/a 0 1367
1996 174 109 110 974 0 n/a n/a 0 1367
1998 123 102 90 912 28 n/a n/a 0 1255
1999 124 93 100 897 21 n/a n/a 0 1235
2000 110 85 116 897 11 n/a n/a 0 1219
2001 122 93 124 947 6 n/a n/a 0 1292
2002 95 66 126 865 5 n/a n/a 0 1157
2003 95 66 126 865 5 n/a n/a 0 1157
2004 88 98 133 824 3 n/a n/a 0 1146
2005 80 103 104 855 23 n/a n/a 0 1165
2006 70 86 120 772 10 n/a n/a 0 1058
2007 40 58 70 527 16 n/a n/a 0 711
2008 46 43 68 625 32 n/a n/a 0 814
2009 85 51 63 561 1 0 0 0 761
2010 85 43 54 601 0 5 0 0 788
2011 66 45 74 588 0 0 0 0 773
2012 65 63 82 593 0 0 0 0 803
2013 78 54 97 574 0 0 9 0 812
2014 73 50 100 583 0 4 5 0 815
2015 73 50 96 583 0 3 7 0 812
2016 73 48 92 554 0 1 8 0 776
2017 64 31 99 535 0 0 12 0 741
2018 66 35 113 605 0 0 7 0 826
2019 65 38 107 550 0 0 5 0 765
2020 56 31 101 563 0 0 4 0 755
2021 52 28 88 485 0 1 3 0 657
2022 40 38 58 505 1 1 5 0 648
2023 51 25 61 502 1 1 7 0 648

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 Charles E. Trefurt School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1200 69.0 17.3 n/a
1989 1211 66.0 18.3 n/a
1990 1254 71.0 17.6 62.6
1991 1248 70.0 17.8 65.5
1992 1228 72.0 17.0 81.8
1993 1260 71.0 17.7 79.8
1994 1266 75.0 16.9 78.2
1995 1367 73.0 18.7 77.1
1996 1367 73.0 18.7 77.1
1998 1255 74.0 17.0 76.3
1999 1235 74.0 16.7 73.4
2000 1219 76.0 16.0 78.9
2001 1292 76.2 17.0 83.2
2002 1157 85.0 13.6 85.2
2003 1157 85.0 13.6 85.2
2004 1146 86.0 13.3 83.5
2005 1165 92.0 12.7 n/a
2006 1058 94.0 11.3 85.1
2007 711 75.0 9.5 85.8
2008 814 78.0 10.4 82.8
2009 761 90.3 7.0 84.5
2010 788 66.0 11.9 86.9
2011 773 60.0 12.8 86.8
2012 803 78.1 10.2 85.4
2013 812 78.0 10.4 82.5
2014 815 69.0 11.8 70.6
2015 812 69.0 11.7 87.2
2016 776 67.0 11.5 80.3
2017 741 69.0 10.7 81.9
2018 826 65.5 12.6 71.9
2019 765 72.0 10.6 84.1
2020 755 69.5 10.8 n/a
2021 657 69.0 9.5 55.6
2022 648 64.0 10.1 56
2023 648 68.0 9.5 47.4

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 Charles E. Trefurt School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1200 69.0 17.3 n/a
1989 1211 66.0 18.3 n/a
1990 1254 71.0 17.6 62.6
1991 1248 70.0 17.8 65.5
1992 1228 72.0 17.0 81.8
1993 1260 71.0 17.7 79.8
1994 1266 75.0 16.9 78.2
1995 1367 73.0 18.7 77.1
1996 1367 73.0 18.7 77.1
1998 1255 74.0 17.0 76.3
1999 1235 74.0 16.7 73.4
2000 1219 76.0 16.0 78.9
2001 1292 76.2 17.0 83.2
2002 1157 85.0 13.6 85.2
2003 1157 85.0 13.6 85.2
2004 1146 86.0 13.3 83.5
2005 1165 92.0 12.7 n/a
2006 1058 94.0 11.3 85.1
2007 711 75.0 9.5 85.8
2008 814 78.0 10.4 82.8
2009 761 90.3 7.0 84.5
2010 788 66.0 11.9 86.9
2011 773 60.0 12.8 86.8
2012 803 78.1 10.2 85.4
2013 812 78.0 10.4 82.5
2014 815 69.0 11.8 70.6
2015 812 69.0 11.7 87.2
2016 776 67.0 11.5 80.3
2017 741 69.0 10.7 81.9
2018 826 65.5 12.6 71.9
2019 765 72.0 10.6 84.1
2020 755 69.5 10.8 n/a
2021 657 69.0 9.5 55.6
2022 648 64.0 10.1 56
2023 648 68.0 9.5 47.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Charles E. Trefurt School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $483 (4.0%) $11,706 (96.0%) $12,189

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Charles E. Trefurt School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 784th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 820th of 1342 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Charles E. Trefurt School)4654.7
 8.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)47.440.3
 7.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Charles E. Trefurt School)56.536.1
 20.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)46.936
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Charles E. Trefurt School)65.843
 22.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)5543.1
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Charles E. Trefurt School)45.124.2
 20.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)38.131.3
 6.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Charles E. Trefurt School)48.146.3
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)49.444.3
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Charles E. Trefurt School)42.740.6
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)33.827.7
 6.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students765648
 15.3%
African American3825
 34.2%
American Indian01
Asian10761
 43%
Hispanic550502
 8.7%
Pacific Islander01
White6551
 21.5%
Two or More Races57
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.1%47.4%
 36.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 648 students attended Charles E. Trefurt School.

Charles E. Trefurt School ranks 820th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Charles E. Trefurt School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Franklin L. Williams School
High : William L Dickinson High School

Students at Charles E. Trefurt School are 77% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 8% White, 4% African American, 1% Two or more races.


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