Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 239 Ocean Avenue
       Jersey City, NJ  07305-2626


(201) 915-6470

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1097th of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,010 Help

Students who attend Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Academy I
    Ezra L. Nolan School
High:    Dr Ronald McNair High School
    Henry Snyder High School
    Infinity Institute
    Liberty High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  622

Racial breakdown:

African American:
44.7%
Hispanic:
39.9%
White:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.8%

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Compare Details Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School ranks worse than 83.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 18th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (44.7%), Hispanic (39.9%), White (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School is 15.1. 24 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School is $9,010. 24 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School 1097th of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 460th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 7.31 1084th 1204 10.0%
2004 12.10 1152nd 1298 11.2%
2005 24.09 1085th 1303 16.7%
2006 27.20 1079th 1314 17.9%
2007 27.40 1088th 1329 18.1%
2008 13.24 1200th 1338 10.3%
2009 22.80 1130th 1346 16.0%
2010 19.45 1164th 1354 14.0%
2011 26.68 1098th 1360 19.3%
2012 17.52 1167th 1363 14.4%
2013 16.57 1179th 1367 13.8%
2014 16.61 1173rd 1363 13.9%
2015 12.96 1200th 1357 11.6%
2016 18.23 1131st 1346 16.0%
2017 15.15 1154th 1352 14.6%
2018 14.49 1175th 1353 13.2%
2019 25.94 1041st 1360 23.5%
2021 16.02 1097th 1317 16.7%

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

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by a parent
Monday, April 14, 2014

Open Quote 20 is an excellent school...my daughter has had some awesome teachers!, just as in all schools you have a few bad teachers as is the case here as well as a lack of communication amongst administrators and teachers. If coming to 20 I would suggest keeping an open communication policy with your child's teacher along with talking with administrators and if that doesn't work, do your follow up at the board of education as well as certified letters, this seems the quickest way for a response which is sad. It wasn't always this way. I personally think they need a shake up, it's too family oriented as if your going to have "friends" night out opposed to going to work. This is coming from someone that has worked with the public for a number of years, when you have someone on your team that can and will talk to parents any kind of way that is a red flag and there is a few of them there, then yes it's time for changes to made pronto. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Open Quote PS # 20 School has shown itself, in my opinion, to be one of the best schools in Jersey City! There is a lot of teacher/parent cooperation. Although my experience with one teacher was a little frustrating, however this year I find my son's 2nd grade teacher to be phenomenal! The principal and vice principal are very hands on! Also PS #20 has a high test score rating. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 110 261 42 225 0 n/a n/a 0 638
1989 68 259 58 253 0 n/a n/a 0 638
1990 69 279 51 235 0 n/a n/a 0 634
1991 73 314 60 211 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1992 78 281 46 205 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1993 71 229 52 196 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1994 59 274 61 210 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1995 59 281 79 213 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1996 59 281 79 213 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1998 44 290 58 233 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1999 49 294 59 207 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2000 38 270 56 184 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2001 41 247 57 202 14 n/a n/a 0 561
2002 32 271 43 221 8 n/a n/a 0 575
2003 32 271 43 221 8 n/a n/a 0 575
2004 30 275 52 207 8 n/a n/a 0 572
2005 15 258 76 183 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2006 23 277 79 229 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2007 27 292 69 197 5 n/a n/a 0 590
2008 30 318 71 216 5 n/a n/a 0 640
2009 39 297 53 200 5 8 0 0 602
2010 34 302 60 188 5 13 0 0 602
2011 31 313 58 176 5 15 0 0 598
2012 29 341 54 194 3 13 0 0 634
2013 36 343 47 175 3 14 0 0 618
2014 33 336 52 194 1 20 3 0 639
2015 29 342 47 199 0 16 3 0 636
2016 34 346 34 212 1 20 2 0 649
2017 31 365 36 225 1 20 7 0 685
2018 44 388 54 294 1 18 10 0 809
2019 36 298 45 282 2 12 9 0 684
2020 36 317 27 290 5 5 9 0 689
2021 39 278 34 248 6 4 13 0 622

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 Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 638 32.0 19.9 n/a
1989 638 32.0 19.9 n/a
1990 634 32.0 19.8 28.4
1991 658 34.0 19.3 43
1992 610 37.0 16.4 53.8
1993 548 32.0 17.1 64.4
1994 604 33.0 18.3 72
1995 632 34.0 18.6 70.9
1996 632 34.0 18.6 70.9
1998 625 32.0 19.5 69.4
1999 609 31.0 19.6 70.6
2000 548 32.0 17.1 82.8
2001 561 32.2 17.4 77.5
2002 575 46.0 12.5 82.3
2003 575 46.0 12.5 82.3
2004 572 47.0 12.2 83.4
2005 532 59.0 9.0 n/a
2006 608 54.0 11.3 82.4
2007 590 53.0 11.1 81.7
2008 640 50.0 12.8 77.7
2009 602 58.8 8.5 85.7
2010 602 40.0 15.0 84.1
2011 598 40.0 14.9 83.1
2012 634 54.8 11.5 86.9
2013 618 44.0 14.0 81.4
2014 639 44.0 14.5 79.2
2015 636 60.0 10.6 89
2016 649 41.0 15.8 84.1
2017 685 46.0 14.8 86.3
2018 809 42.0 19.2 73.8
2019 684 73.0 9.3 87.1
2020 689 45.0 15.3 61.2
2021 622 41.0 15.1 54.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 638 32.0 19.9 n/a
1989 638 32.0 19.9 n/a
1990 634 32.0 19.8 28.4
1991 658 34.0 19.3 43
1992 610 37.0 16.4 53.8
1993 548 32.0 17.1 64.4
1994 604 33.0 18.3 72
1995 632 34.0 18.6 70.9
1996 632 34.0 18.6 70.9
1998 625 32.0 19.5 69.4
1999 609 31.0 19.6 70.6
2000 548 32.0 17.1 82.8
2001 561 32.2 17.4 77.5
2002 575 46.0 12.5 82.3
2003 575 46.0 12.5 82.3
2004 572 47.0 12.2 83.4
2005 532 59.0 9.0 n/a
2006 608 54.0 11.3 82.4
2007 590 53.0 11.1 81.7
2008 640 50.0 12.8 77.7
2009 602 58.8 8.5 85.7
2010 602 40.0 15.0 84.1
2011 598 40.0 14.9 83.1
2012 634 54.8 11.5 86.9
2013 618 44.0 14.0 81.4
2014 639 44.0 14.5 79.2
2015 636 60.0 10.6 89
2016 649 41.0 15.8 84.1
2017 685 46.0 14.8 86.3
2018 809 42.0 19.2 73.8
2019 684 73.0 9.3 87.1
2020 689 45.0 15.3 61.2
2021 622 41.0 15.1 54.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $324 (3.6%) $8,686 (96.4%) $9,010

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

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 1041st of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1097th of 1317 Elementary schools
 6.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students684622
 9.1%
African American298278
 6.7%
American Indian26
 200%
Asian4534
 24.4%
Hispanic282248
 12.1%
Pacific Islander124
 66.7%
Two or More Races913
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients87.1%54.8%
 32.3%




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