Julia A. Barnes School

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Julia A. Barnes School is an elementary school in Jersey City, New Jersey, serving 340 students in grades PK-8. The school is part of the Jersey City Public Schools district, which is ranked 459 out of 615 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Julia A. Barnes School's overall academic performance, as measured by NJSLA test scores, is below the district and state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, the school's performance for African American and Hispanic student subgroups is relatively stronger compared to the overall school performance. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students (47.94%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a large proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. However, the school's relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 7.9 to 9.3 over the past few years, suggests the potential for targeted interventions and support to improve academic outcomes.

When compared to nearby schools within the same district, such as Chaplain Charles Watters School and Ollie Culbreth Junior School, Julia A. Barnes School generally performs better in terms of academic performance and chronic absenteeism rates. This provides valuable context for identifying areas of focus and potential strategies for enhancing the educational experience and outcomes for all students at Julia A. Barnes School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 91 Astor Place
       Jersey City, NJ  07304-2920


(201) 915-6420

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
830th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,400 Help


Students who attend Julia A. Barnes School usually attend:

High:    Lincoln High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.3 Help
Number of students:  340

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.8%
African American:
21.2%
White:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.9% Help


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Compare Details Julia A. Barnes School ranks worse than 61.8% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 10th 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 38.45. (See more...)
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Compare Details Julia A. Barnes School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.26. (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 (63.8%), African American (21.2%), White (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Julia A. Barnes School is 9.3, which is the 3rd 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 Julia A. Barnes School is $13,400, which is the 5th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Julia A. Barnes School:

SchoolDigger ranks Julia A. Barnes School 830th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Julia A. Barnes 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 Julia A. Barnes School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 6.94 1089th 1204 9.6%
2004 8.22 1193rd 1298 8.1%
2005 15.99 1145th 1303 12.1%
2006 15.15 1151st 1314 12.4%
2007 5.15 1269th 1329 4.5%
2008 8.31 1240th 1338 7.3%
2009 10.85 1217th 1346 9.6%
2010 8.53 1253rd 1354 7.5%
2011 6.93 1272nd 1360 6.5%
2012 20.97 1143rd 1363 16.1%
2013 14.83 1199th 1367 12.3%
2014 34.96 1000th 1363 26.6%
2015 23.26 1064th 1357 21.6%
2016 31.62 958th 1346 28.8%
2017 28.54 999th 1352 26.1%
2018 19.51 1127th 1353 16.7%
2019 36.34 913th 1360 32.9%
2021 35.61 790th 1317 40.0%
2022 32.70 910th 1345 32.3%
2023 38.45 830th 1342 38.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.27 520th 942 44.8%
2019 54.99 349th 948 63.2%
2021 62.73 202nd 839 75.9%
2022 60.83 265th 863 69.3%
2023 84.84 79th 910 91.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.31 1123rd 1333 15.8%
2019 38.86 861st 1331 35.3%
2021 37.59 769th 1290 40.4%
2022 42.39 748th 1326 43.6%
2023 37.29 809th 1318 38.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.42 1040th 1334 22.0%
2019 33.29 922nd 1335 30.9%
2021 32.84 812th 1297 37.4%
2022 20.82 1028th 1324 22.4%
2023 43.75 736th 1315 44.0%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.98 307th 517 40.6%
2019 67.62 138th 522 73.6%
2021 66.59 93rd 456 79.6%
2022 58.27 175th 494 64.6%
2023 77.25 77th 463 83.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.82 441st 870 49.3%
2019 49.92 421st 899 53.2%
2021 62.50 235th 896 73.8%
2022 55.24 353rd 953 63.0%
2023 59.10 335th 982 65.9%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Julia A. Barnes School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 20.66 475th 574 17.2%
2004 11.60 507th 588 13.8%
2005 9.58 534th 599 10.9%
2006 4.29 571st 615 7.2%
2007 4.47 590th 631 6.5%
2008 4.61 606th 640 5.3%
2009 4.76 628th 664 5.4%
2010 3.12 652nd 677 3.7%
2011 1.84 669th 684 2.2%
2012 1.89 660th 677 2.5%
2013 8.05 633rd 704 10.1%
2014 9.97 632nd 717 11.9%
2015 15.26 610th 713 14.4%
2016 18.95 590th 713 17.3%
2017 42.23 418th 712 41.3%
2018 28.27 536th 716 25.1%
2021 30.26 425th 652 34.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 21.73 475th 635 25.2%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.76 165th 326 49.4%
2021 56.26 86th 291 70.4%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Julia A. Barnes School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.01 95th 480 80.2%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Julia A. Barnes School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1 505 3 44 2 n/a n/a 0 555
1989 6 529 7 43 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1990 4 511 2 39 0 n/a n/a 0 556
1991 2 482 8 39 3 n/a n/a 0 534
1992 3 540 6 42 4 n/a n/a 0 595
1993 3 576 9 64 4 n/a n/a 0 656
1994 5 544 7 50 1 n/a n/a 0 607
1995 1 515 6 44 2 n/a n/a 0 568
1996 1 515 6 44 2 n/a n/a 0 568
1998 13 417 10 68 2 n/a n/a 0 510
1999 15 420 10 71 4 n/a n/a 0 520
2000 5 383 4 70 3 n/a n/a 0 465
2001 32 328 6 64 1 n/a n/a 0 431
2002 7 383 8 90 1 n/a n/a 0 489
2003 7 383 8 90 1 n/a n/a 0 489
2004 4 403 9 89 1 n/a n/a 0 506
2005 2 352 12 89 3 n/a n/a 0 458
2006 1 353 5 87 5 n/a n/a 0 451
2007 0 379 8 90 4 n/a n/a 0 481
2008 2 311 8 79 3 n/a n/a 0 403
2009 3 304 10 91 2 0 0 0 410
2010 20 302 9 80 1 0 0 0 412
2011 9 319 8 79 2 0 0 0 417
2012 15 375 10 79 2 1 0 0 482
2013 21 272 12 86 2 1 0 0 394
2014 17 215 13 90 2 1 0 0 338
2015 18 198 12 102 2 1 0 0 333
2016 21 189 12 98 2 1 1 0 324
2017 17 163 12 112 1 0 1 0 306
2018 25 158 16 188 1 0 3 0 391
2019 18 120 20 171 0 0 1 0 330
2020 14 109 16 211 0 2 4 0 356
2021 22 94 13 167 0 2 5 0 303
2022 19 80 9 176 0 2 5 0 291
2023 34 72 12 217 0 2 3 0 340

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 Julia A. Barnes School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 555 32.0 17.3 n/a
1989 585 32.0 18.2 n/a
1990 556 34.0 16.3 43.5
1991 534 35.0 15.2 0
1992 595 34.0 17.5 67.7
1993 656 36.5 18.0 82.9
1994 607 34.5 17.6 75.1
1995 568 36.0 15.8 71.1
1996 568 36.0 15.8 71.1
1998 510 36.0 14.2 79.8
1999 520 34.0 15.3 70.2
2000 465 38.0 12.2 81.7
2001 431 38.3 11.3 79.1
2002 489 43.0 11.4 80
2003 489 43.0 11.4 80
2004 506 43.0 11.8 81.2
2005 458 43.0 10.7 n/a
2006 451 44.0 10.3 80.9
2007 481 46.0 10.5 83.8
2008 403 42.0 9.6 82.9
2009 410 52.1 6.5 86.1
2010 412 34.0 12.1 80.8
2011 417 31.0 13.4 86.8
2012 482 47.9 10.0 79.5
2013 394 46.0 8.5 87.6
2014 338 41.0 8.2 79.9
2015 333 37.0 9.0 91
2016 324 36.0 9.0 84.9
2017 306 40.0 7.6 88.2
2018 391 35.5 11.0 71.6
2019 330 36.0 9.1 83
2020 356 38.0 9.3 55.9
2021 303 38.0 7.9 52.1
2022 291 34.0 8.5 56.7
2023 340 36.5 9.3 47.9

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 Julia A. Barnes School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 555 32.0 17.3 n/a
1989 585 32.0 18.2 n/a
1990 556 34.0 16.3 43.5
1991 534 35.0 15.2 0
1992 595 34.0 17.5 67.7
1993 656 36.5 18.0 82.9
1994 607 34.5 17.6 75.1
1995 568 36.0 15.8 71.1
1996 568 36.0 15.8 71.1
1998 510 36.0 14.2 79.8
1999 520 34.0 15.3 70.2
2000 465 38.0 12.2 81.7
2001 431 38.3 11.3 79.1
2002 489 43.0 11.4 80
2003 489 43.0 11.4 80
2004 506 43.0 11.8 81.2
2005 458 43.0 10.7 n/a
2006 451 44.0 10.3 80.9
2007 481 46.0 10.5 83.8
2008 403 42.0 9.6 82.9
2009 410 52.1 6.5 86.1
2010 412 34.0 12.1 80.8
2011 417 31.0 13.4 86.8
2012 482 47.9 10.0 79.5
2013 394 46.0 8.5 87.6
2014 338 41.0 8.2 79.9
2015 333 37.0 9.0 91
2016 324 36.0 9.0 84.9
2017 306 40.0 7.6 88.2
2018 391 35.5 11.0 71.6
2019 330 36.0 9.1 83
2020 356 38.0 9.3 55.9
2021 303 38.0 7.9 52.1
2022 291 34.0 8.5 56.7
2023 340 36.5 9.3 47.9

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 Julia A. Barnes School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $497 (3.7%) $12,903 (96.3%) $13,400

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Julia A. Barnes School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 913th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 830th of 1342 Elementary schools
 5.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Julia A. Barnes School)44.240
 4.2%
   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 (Julia A. Barnes School)2134.2
 13.2%
   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 (Julia A. Barnes School)66.751.6
 15.1%
   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 (Julia A. Barnes School)51.631.3
 20.3%
   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 (Julia A. Barnes School)45.946.9
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)49.441.6
 7.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.949.6
 8.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Julia A. Barnes School)41.718.7
 23%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)33.821.8
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.836
 10.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students330340
 3%
African American12072
 40%
American Indian00
Asian2012
 40%
Hispanic171217
 26.9%
Pacific Islander02
White1834
 88.9%
Two or More Races13
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83%47.9%
 35.1%


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Students at Julia A. Barnes School are 64% Hispanic, 21% African American, 10% White, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 340 students attended Julia A. Barnes School.

Julia A. Barnes School ranks 830th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Julia A. Barnes School usually go on to attend:

High : Lincoln High School


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