Mahatma K. Gandhi School

Public PK, KG-8

 143 Romaine Ave
       Jersey City, NJ  07306-5218


(201) 915-6490

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
801st of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,107 Help

Students who attend Mahatma K. Gandhi School usually attend:

Middle:    Academy I
High:    Dr Ronald McNair High School
    Infinity Institute
    Liberty High School
    William L Dickinson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.8
Number of students:  1,176

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
33.1%
White:
32.3%
Hispanic:
19.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.7%

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Compare Details Mahatma K. Gandhi School ranks worse than 60.8% 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 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.63. (See more...)
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Compare Details Mahatma K. Gandhi School ranks worse than 71.2% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Mahatma K. Gandhi School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (33.1%), White (32.3%), Hispanic (19.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mahatma K. Gandhi School is 9.8, which is the 5th best among 26 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mahatma K. Gandhi School is $10,107. 19 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Mahatma K. Gandhi School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mahatma K. Gandhi School 801st of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Mahatma K. Gandhi School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Mahatma K. Gandhi School 464th of 652 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Mahatma K. Gandhi 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 Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 6.76 1092nd 1204 9.3%
2004 9.76 1171st 1298 9.8%
2005 8.04 1206th 1303 7.4%
2006 2.14 1265th 1314 3.7%
2007 4.98 1272nd 1329 4.3%
2008 6.62 1259th 1338 5.9%
2009 14.13 1187th 1346 11.8%
2010 23.25 1135th 1354 16.2%
2011 18.48 1165th 1360 14.3%
2012 20.20 1150th 1363 15.6%
2013 37.87 972nd 1367 28.9%
2014 39.79 949th 1363 30.4%
2015 29.16 986th 1357 27.3%
2016 22.85 1077th 1346 20.0%
2017 19.34 1108th 1352 18.0%
2018 26.79 1045th 1353 22.8%
2019 24.15 1061st 1360 22.0%
2021 34.63 801st 1317 39.2%

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

Rank History for Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 39.78 410th 574 28.6%
2004 26.62 466th 588 20.7%
2005 23.50 482nd 599 19.5%
2006 23.50 495th 615 19.5%
2007 16.33 542nd 631 14.1%
2008 14.64 547th 640 14.5%
2009 15.80 562nd 664 15.4%
2010 10.39 607th 677 10.3%
2011 12.35 599th 684 12.4%
2012 13.92 590th 677 12.9%
2013 23.95 551st 704 21.7%
2014 38.51 489th 717 31.8%
2015 23.58 553rd 713 22.4%
2016 23.40 560th 713 21.5%
2017 20.32 566th 712 20.5%
2018 21.86 579th 716 19.1%
2019 20.76 593rd 745 20.4%
2021 26.08 464th 652 28.8%

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

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Enrollment information for Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 172 250 198 426 1 n/a n/a 0 1047
1989 153 291 189 418 0 n/a n/a 0 1051
1990 167 339 211 416 0 n/a n/a 0 1133
1991 147 338 232 343 0 n/a n/a 0 1060
1992 126 326 226 402 4 n/a n/a 0 1084
1993 158 380 221 441 8 n/a n/a 0 1208
1994 171 346 239 492 0 n/a n/a 0 1248
1995 181 334 284 455 0 n/a n/a 0 1254
1996 181 334 284 455 0 n/a n/a 0 1254
1998 161 297 337 483 1 n/a n/a 0 1279
1999 167 282 349 491 0 n/a n/a 0 1289
2000 208 251 345 480 2 n/a n/a 0 1286
2001 293 254 365 504 4 n/a n/a 0 1420
2002 315 261 359 568 68 n/a n/a 0 1571
2003 315 261 359 568 68 n/a n/a 0 1571
2004 318 279 387 555 58 n/a n/a 0 1597
2005 371 252 349 517 57 n/a n/a 0 1546
2006 378 242 309 542 44 n/a n/a 0 1515
2007 506 207 260 408 39 n/a n/a 0 1420
2008 455 233 315 424 31 n/a n/a 0 1458
2009 422 242 328 411 30 34 0 0 1467
2010 365 256 409 366 23 25 0 0 1444
2011 352 276 453 407 22 24 0 0 1534
2012 326 293 448 373 18 13 0 0 1471
2013 336 245 456 382 6 14 2 0 1441
2014 344 263 480 353 6 16 3 0 1465
2015 338 260 470 352 8 18 10 0 1456
2016 333 256 503 321 7 12 13 0 1445
2017 357 260 504 314 4 11 12 0 1462
2018 412 249 522 286 5 9 19 0 1502
2019 425 224 479 279 4 7 16 0 1434
2020 384 212 458 290 2 5 12 0 1363
2021 380 159 389 227 1 4 16 0 1176

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 Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1047 59.0 17.7 n/a
1989 1051 60.0 17.5 n/a
1990 1133 63.0 17.9 43.2
1991 1060 63.0 16.8 61.6
1992 1084 65.0 16.6 76.5
1993 1208 66.0 18.3 84.4
1994 1248 73.0 17.1 81.8
1995 1254 68.0 18.4 74.6
1996 1254 68.0 18.4 74.6
1998 1279 68.0 18.8 77.6
1999 1289 75.0 17.2 74.8
2000 1286 80.0 16.1 72.6
2001 1420 80.2 17.7 82.5
2002 1571 120.0 13.1 81.3
2003 1571 120.0 13.1 81.3
2004 1597 129.0 12.4 79.1
2005 1546 140.0 11.0 n/a
2006 1515 133.0 11.4 80.9
2007 1420 130.0 10.9 84.4
2008 1458 128.0 11.4 79.8
2009 1467 151.5 8.0 84
2010 1444 114.0 12.6 85.4
2011 1534 116.0 13.2 80.9
2012 1471 154.9 9.4 83.4
2013 1441 130.0 11.0 76.8
2014 1465 121.0 12.1 70.2
2015 1456 117.0 12.4 80.7
2016 1445 125.0 11.5 74.5
2017 1462 131.0 11.1 74.4
2018 1502 128.0 11.7 68
2019 1434 126.5 11.3 70.7
2020 1363 121.0 11.2 61
2021 1176 120.0 9.8 57.7

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 Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1047 59.0 17.7 n/a
1989 1051 60.0 17.5 n/a
1990 1133 63.0 17.9 43.2
1991 1060 63.0 16.8 61.6
1992 1084 65.0 16.6 76.5
1993 1208 66.0 18.3 84.4
1994 1248 73.0 17.1 81.8
1995 1254 68.0 18.4 74.6
1996 1254 68.0 18.4 74.6
1998 1279 68.0 18.8 77.6
1999 1289 75.0 17.2 74.8
2000 1286 80.0 16.1 72.6
2001 1420 80.2 17.7 82.5
2002 1571 120.0 13.1 81.3
2003 1571 120.0 13.1 81.3
2004 1597 129.0 12.4 79.1
2005 1546 140.0 11.0 n/a
2006 1515 133.0 11.4 80.9
2007 1420 130.0 10.9 84.4
2008 1458 128.0 11.4 79.8
2009 1467 151.5 8.0 84
2010 1444 114.0 12.6 85.4
2011 1534 116.0 13.2 80.9
2012 1471 154.9 9.4 83.4
2013 1441 130.0 11.0 76.8
2014 1465 121.0 12.1 70.2
2015 1456 117.0 12.4 80.7
2016 1445 125.0 11.5 74.5
2017 1462 131.0 11.1 74.4
2018 1502 128.0 11.7 68
2019 1434 126.5 11.3 70.7
2020 1363 121.0 11.2 61
2021 1176 120.0 9.8 57.7

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 Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $154 (1.5%) $9,953 (98.5%) $10,107

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mahatma K. Gandhi School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1061st of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 801st of 1317 Elementary schools
 17.2%
Ranks 593rd of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 464th of 652 Middle schools
 8.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students14341176
 18%
African American224159
 29%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian479389
 18.8%
Hispanic279227
 18.6%
Pacific Islander74
 42.9%
Two or More Races1616
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.7%57.7%
 13.1%




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