Ezra L. Nolan School

Summary:

Ezra L. Nolan School is a public middle school in Jersey City, New Jersey, serving 234 students in grades 6-8. 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.

Ezra L. Nolan School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing middle schools in New Jersey, with academic performance significantly below state and district averages. The student population is predominantly African American (49.15%) and Hispanic (40.6%), and 71.37% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The school has also experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 24.9% in 2016-2017 to 48% in 2021-2022. When compared to nearby middle schools like Franklin L. Williams School and Middle School #4, Ezra L. Nolan School consistently underperforms, with lower academic achievement and higher chronic absenteeism rates.

Despite the school's low performance, the per-student spending at Ezra L. Nolan School ($12,859 in 2018-2019) is comparable to or higher than some of the higher-performing nearby schools, suggesting that funding and resources may not be the primary driver of the school's challenges. The high rates of chronic absenteeism, the socioeconomic challenges faced by the student population, and the school's overall low ranking within the state may indicate deeper systemic issues that need to be addressed, such as the quality of instruction, school climate, and support services for students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 88 Gates Ave
       Jersey City, NJ  07305-2448


(201) 915-6570

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
717th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,859 Help


Students who attend Ezra L. Nolan School usually attend:

High:    Henry Snyder High School

Feeder schools for Ezra L. Nolan School:

Elementary:    Alexander D. Sullivan School
    Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  234

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.1%
Hispanic:
40.6%
Asian:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71.4% Help


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Compare Details Ezra L. Nolan School ranks worse than 95.9% of middle schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.17. (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 Ezra L. Nolan School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Jersey City Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: African American (49.1%), Hispanic (40.6%), Asian (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ezra L. Nolan School is 10.6, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ezra L. Nolan School is $12,859, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ezra L. Nolan School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ezra L. Nolan School 717th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Ezra L. Nolan 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 Ezra L. Nolan School

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Rank History for all students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 4.17 532nd 574 7.3%
2004 6.53 531st 588 9.7%
2005 16.53 506th 599 15.5%
2006 18.08 513th 615 16.6%
2007 4.31 592nd 631 6.2%
2008 3.68 611th 640 4.5%
2009 3.30 634th 664 4.5%
2010 1.74 667th 677 1.5%
2011 2.27 662nd 684 3.2%
2012 2.16 656th 677 3.1%
2013 1.87 684th 704 2.8%
2014 2.17 688th 717 4.0%
2015 6.50 688th 713 3.5%
2016 6.34 691st 713 3.1%
2017 5.44 690th 712 3.1%
2018 6.00 691st 716 3.5%
2019 4.57 733rd 745 1.6%
2021 7.80 638th 652 2.1%
2022 10.56 710th 745 4.7%
2023 9.17 717th 748 4.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.20 186th 202 7.9%
2019 19.58 199th 227 12.3%
2022 22.30 242nd 270 10.4%
2023 24.14 251st 288 12.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.92 418th 471 11.3%
2019 16.07 469th 492 4.7%
2021 13.58 392nd 401 2.2%
2022 18.07 516th 535 3.6%
2023 23.62 427th 505 15.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.77 452nd 522 13.4%
2019 8.97 487th 541 10.0%
2021 15.57 394th 467 15.6%
2022 15.44 474th 549 13.7%
2023 14.77 491st 568 13.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.84 657th 680 3.4%
2019 4.29 691st 703 1.7%
2021 11.21 587th 625 6.1%
2022 13.39 652nd 726 10.2%
2023 9.65 687th 720 4.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.19 648th 675 4.0%
2019 6.21 686th 697 1.6%
2021 7.94 618th 635 2.7%
2022 9.84 701st 730 4.0%
2023 10.69 675th 718 6.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.32 291st 326 10.7%
2019 13.59 315th 326 3.4%
2021 19.17 268th 291 7.9%
2022 18.01 334th 356 6.2%
2023 12.95 353rd 361 2.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ezra L. Nolan School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.11 472nd 504 6.3%
2019 7.94 505th 524 3.6%
2021 14.72 461st 480 4.0%
2022 17.46 530th 591 10.3%
2023 15.77 536th 587 8.7%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Ezra L. Nolan School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 94 389 16 228 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1989 72 383 15 249 0 n/a n/a 0 719
1990 75 339 13 229 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1991 53 290 13 286 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1992 55 275 10 286 0 n/a n/a 0 626
1993 60 310 15 315 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1994 54 304 24 337 0 n/a n/a 0 719
1995 55 281 18 377 0 n/a n/a 0 731
1996 55 281 18 377 0 n/a n/a 0 731
1998 40 298 48 202 1 n/a n/a 0 589
1999 35 301 43 269 2 n/a n/a 0 650
2000 32 286 50 259 4 n/a n/a 0 631
2001 31 235 47 252 3 n/a n/a 0 568
2002 32 240 56 282 7 n/a n/a 0 617
2003 32 240 56 282 7 n/a n/a 0 617
2004 27 236 60 274 6 n/a n/a 0 603
2005 23 241 65 301 6 n/a n/a 0 636
2006 20 237 62 284 4 n/a n/a 0 607
2007 23 239 49 293 4 n/a n/a 0 608
2008 16 222 47 225 5 n/a n/a 0 515
2009 10 202 40 213 2 3 0 0 470
2010 19 190 43 197 1 3 0 0 453
2011 19 205 36 166 0 1 0 0 427
2012 14 190 31 184 0 1 0 0 420
2013 17 176 16 167 0 0 0 0 376
2014 12 152 21 86 0 0 1 0 272
2015 9 152 20 57 1 2 3 0 244
2016 13 142 24 69 1 3 4 0 256
2017 12 148 18 72 1 5 6 0 262
2018 13 138 17 75 0 9 5 0 257
2019 11 162 15 105 1 9 2 0 305
2020 10 169 13 105 0 5 1 0 303
2021 11 149 13 92 0 1 1 0 267
2022 10 158 13 100 0 2 0 0 283
2023 9 115 12 95 0 1 2 0 234

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 Ezra L. Nolan School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 727 41.0 17.7 n/a
1989 719 45.0 15.9 n/a
1990 656 43.0 15.2 52.7
1991 642 48.0 13.3 69.5
1992 626 49.0 12.7 78.8
1993 700 51.0 13.7 77.1
1994 719 51.0 14.1 83.9
1995 731 52.0 14.1 75.4
1996 731 52.0 14.1 75.4
1998 589 50.0 11.8 71.6
1999 650 47.0 13.8 71.1
2000 631 47.0 13.4 79.6
2001 568 47.3 12.0 79
2002 617 56.0 11.0 78
2003 617 56.0 11.0 78
2004 603 53.0 11.4 76
2005 636 59.0 10.8 n/a
2006 607 61.0 10.0 79.6
2007 608 58.0 10.5 84.5
2008 515 55.0 9.4 81.4
2009 470 62.1 6.3 83.2
2010 453 42.0 10.7 82.3
2011 427 39.0 10.9 82.2
2012 420 52.1 8.0 82.6
2013 376 50.0 7.5 79.5
2014 272 29.0 9.3 80.1
2015 244 24.0 10.1 91
2016 256 29.0 8.8 88.7
2017 262 31.0 8.4 89.7
2018 257 25.0 10.2 84.4
2019 305 24.0 12.7 95.7
2020 303 23.0 13.1 64.4
2021 267 25.0 10.6 70
2022 283 26.1 10.8 73.1
2023 234 22.0 10.6 71.4

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 Ezra L. Nolan School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 727 41.0 17.7 n/a
1989 719 45.0 15.9 n/a
1990 656 43.0 15.2 52.7
1991 642 48.0 13.3 69.5
1992 626 49.0 12.7 78.8
1993 700 51.0 13.7 77.1
1994 719 51.0 14.1 83.9
1995 731 52.0 14.1 75.4
1996 731 52.0 14.1 75.4
1998 589 50.0 11.8 71.6
1999 650 47.0 13.8 71.1
2000 631 47.0 13.4 79.6
2001 568 47.3 12.0 79
2002 617 56.0 11.0 78
2003 617 56.0 11.0 78
2004 603 53.0 11.4 76
2005 636 59.0 10.8 n/a
2006 607 61.0 10.0 79.6
2007 608 58.0 10.5 84.5
2008 515 55.0 9.4 81.4
2009 470 62.1 6.3 83.2
2010 453 42.0 10.7 82.3
2011 427 39.0 10.9 82.2
2012 420 52.1 8.0 82.6
2013 376 50.0 7.5 79.5
2014 272 29.0 9.3 80.1
2015 244 24.0 10.1 91
2016 256 29.0 8.8 88.7
2017 262 31.0 8.4 89.7
2018 257 25.0 10.2 84.4
2019 305 24.0 12.7 95.7
2020 303 23.0 13.1 64.4
2021 267 25.0 10.6 70
2022 283 26.1 10.8 73.1
2023 234 22.0 10.6 71.4

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 Ezra L. Nolan School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $319 (2.5%) $12,540 (97.5%) $12,859

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ezra L. Nolan School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 733rd of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 717th of 748 Middle schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Ezra L. Nolan School)13.813.6
 0.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)49.141
 8.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ezra L. Nolan School)2.64.4
 1.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)29.523.6
 5.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Ezra L. Nolan School)24.525
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)5552.6
 2.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Ezra L. Nolan School)7.31.3
 6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)3328.4
 4.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Ezra L. Nolan School)14.913
 1.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)54.345.2
 9.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Ezra L. Nolan School)1.12.5
 1.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jersey City Public Schools)15.310
 5.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students305234
 23.3%
African American162115
 29%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1512
 20%
Hispanic10595
 9.5%
Pacific Islander91
 88.9%
White119
 18.2%
Two or More Races22
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.7%71.4%
 24.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ezra L. Nolan School

Students who attend Ezra L. Nolan School usually go on to attend Henry Snyder High School

Ezra L. Nolan School ranks in the bottom 4.1% of New Jersey middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 234 students attended Ezra L. Nolan School.

Students at Ezra L. Nolan School are 49% African American, 41% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% White.


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