Jotham W. Wakeman School

Summary:

Jotham W. Wakeman School is an elementary school in Jersey City, New Jersey, serving students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the Jersey City Public Schools district and the state of New Jersey in academic assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Jotham W. Wakeman School's strong performance extends across various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, African American students, Hispanic students, and white students. The school's rankings for these subgroups are generally higher than the district and state averages, and it is especially noteworthy for its performance with English Language Learner (ELL) students, ranking 32nd out of 499 New Jersey elementary schools. While the school's chronic absenteeism rate has increased in recent years, it remains lower than the district average.

Compared to nearby schools in the Jersey City Public Schools district, such as Charles E. Trefurt School, Martin Luther King Junior School, Mahatma K. Gandhi School, and Dr. Michael Conti School, Jotham W. Wakeman School outperforms them in academic assessments and has a lower chronic absenteeism rate. However, the nearby Patricia M. Noonan School PS #26 has a similar student population and performance to Jotham W. Wakeman School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 100 St Pauls Ave
       Jersey City, NJ  07306-2208


(201) 714-4310

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
285th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,283 Help


Students who attend Jotham W. Wakeman School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  598

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
43.6%
Hispanic:
33.6%
African American:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.7% Help


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Compare Details Jotham W. Wakeman School ranks better than 78.8% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 2nd 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 78.86. (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: Asian (43.6%), Hispanic (33.6%), African American (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jotham W. Wakeman School is 10.7, which is the 8th 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 Jotham W. Wakeman School is $12,283, which is the 8th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jotham W. Wakeman School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jotham W. Wakeman School 285th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Jotham W. Wakeman 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 Jotham W. Wakeman School

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Rank History for all students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 23.06 954th 1204 20.8%
2004 27.41 1050th 1298 19.1%
2005 22.21 1102nd 1303 15.4%
2006 31.89 1034th 1314 21.3%
2007 22.37 1124th 1329 15.4%
2008 20.25 1147th 1338 14.3%
2009 23.13 1123rd 1346 16.6%
2010 21.83 1150th 1354 15.1%
2011 30.67 1052nd 1360 22.6%
2012 40.59 948th 1363 30.4%
2013 46.09 881st 1367 35.6%
2014 49.92 814th 1363 40.3%
2015 44.52 790th 1357 41.8%
2016 56.51 622nd 1346 53.8%
2017 63.49 550th 1352 59.3%
2018 75.53 357th 1353 73.6%
2019 75.98 349th 1360 74.3%
2021 69.51 356th 1317 73.0%
2022 68.03 449th 1345 66.6%
2023 78.86 285th 1342 78.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.63 176th 463 62.0%
2021 65.66 82nd 411 80.0%
2022 55.29 150th 489 69.3%
2023 95.18 32nd 499 93.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.02 600th 1007 40.4%
2021 28.35 599th 868 31.0%
2022 24.51 691st 949 27.2%
2023 26.76 661st 958 31.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.54 42nd 942 95.5%
2019 91.59 38th 948 96.0%
2021 87.29 39th 839 95.4%
2022 83.26 89th 863 89.7%
2023 87.39 65th 910 92.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.30 359th 1333 73.1%
2019 75.09 328th 1331 75.4%
2021 68.49 346th 1290 73.2%
2022 65.20 472nd 1326 64.4%
2023 80.76 248th 1318 81.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.09 340th 1334 74.5%
2019 74.91 330th 1335 75.3%
2021 68.29 363rd 1297 72.0%
2022 69.50 399th 1324 69.9%
2023 74.83 321st 1315 75.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.32 114th 370 69.2%
2019 64.79 122nd 370 67.0%
2021 53.68 158th 339 53.4%
2022 58.31 154th 348 55.7%
2023 66.53 110th 346 68.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.21 77th 517 85.1%
2021 77.43 51st 456 88.8%
2022 58.96 169th 494 65.8%
2023 38.85 286th 463 38.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.30 117th 870 86.6%
2019 81.75 113th 899 87.4%
2021 56.77 294th 896 67.2%
2022 57.58 332nd 953 65.2%
2023 73.80 205th 982 79.1%
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Rank History for White students at Jotham W. Wakeman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.79 104th 964 89.2%
2022 71.60 261st 976 73.3%
2023 74.70 208th 975 78.7%
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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.

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 Jotham W. Wakeman School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 231 46 179 410 0 n/a n/a 0 866
1989 214 38 156 396 0 n/a n/a 0 804
1990 181 73 162 365 0 n/a n/a 0 781
1991 181 62 176 352 0 n/a n/a 0 771
1992 197 103 174 385 0 n/a n/a 0 859
1993 179 94 212 411 1 n/a n/a 0 897
1994 159 102 223 445 2 n/a n/a 0 931
1995 156 122 247 475 0 n/a n/a 0 1000
1996 156 122 247 475 0 n/a n/a 0 1000
1998 171 148 230 497 1 n/a n/a 0 1047
1999 152 141 257 508 3 n/a n/a 0 1061
2000 157 125 252 515 4 n/a n/a 0 1053
2001 155 139 274 516 13 n/a n/a 0 1097
2002 141 121 305 559 7 n/a n/a 0 1133
2003 141 121 305 559 7 n/a n/a 0 1133
2004 131 116 320 512 5 n/a n/a 0 1084
2005 109 124 304 550 7 n/a n/a 0 1094
2006 112 125 284 542 5 n/a n/a 0 1068
2007 70 100 190 365 23 n/a n/a 0 748
2008 68 98 173 463 56 n/a n/a 0 858
2009 73 87 175 458 45 22 0 0 860
2010 72 92 191 452 35 36 0 0 878
2011 69 90 238 453 6 16 0 0 872
2012 66 86 249 417 7 3 0 0 828
2013 65 74 242 417 5 2 0 0 805
2014 64 75 256 435 2 1 1 0 834
2015 73 74 251 420 2 1 3 0 824
2016 90 71 243 432 2 2 6 0 846
2017 88 67 281 432 2 0 8 0 878
2018 93 58 266 326 3 0 7 0 753
2019 68 55 284 301 2 0 7 0 717
2020 60 60 277 255 8 0 4 0 664
2021 56 48 288 241 8 1 10 0 652
2022 48 58 234 225 6 1 13 0 585
2023 49 64 261 201 7 1 15 0 598

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 Jotham W. Wakeman School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 866 44.0 19.6 n/a
1989 804 46.0 17.4 n/a
1990 781 46.0 16.9 46.7
1991 771 49.0 15.7 47.5
1992 859 48.0 17.8 58.8
1993 897 50.0 17.9 52.6
1994 931 52.0 17.9 67
1995 1000 56.0 17.9 68.9
1996 1000 56.0 17.9 68.9
1998 1047 57.0 18.4 68
1999 1061 62.0 17.1 64.3
2000 1053 67.0 15.7 78.3
2001 1097 67.2 16.3 63.7
2002 1133 80.0 14.2 80.1
2003 1133 80.0 14.2 80.1
2004 1084 82.0 13.2 72.2
2005 1094 85.0 12.9 n/a
2006 1068 86.0 12.4 74.9
2007 748 71.0 10.5 80.2
2008 858 79.0 10.9 77.4
2009 860 92.7 7.7 81.9
2010 878 68.0 12.9 83.1
2011 872 66.0 13.2 78.7
2012 828 90.4 9.1 80.7
2013 805 72.0 11.1 78.1
2014 834 68.0 12.2 72.5
2015 824 65.0 12.6 64.8
2016 846 64.0 13.2 70.8
2017 878 67.5 13.0 64.8
2018 753 61.0 12.3 55.4
2019 717 61.0 11.7 52.4
2020 664 60.0 11.0 53.2
2021 652 61.0 10.6 48.6
2022 585 57.6 10.1 45.3
2023 598 55.5 10.7 46.7

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 Jotham W. Wakeman School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 866 44.0 19.6 n/a
1989 804 46.0 17.4 n/a
1990 781 46.0 16.9 46.7
1991 771 49.0 15.7 47.5
1992 859 48.0 17.8 58.8
1993 897 50.0 17.9 52.6
1994 931 52.0 17.9 67
1995 1000 56.0 17.9 68.9
1996 1000 56.0 17.9 68.9
1998 1047 57.0 18.4 68
1999 1061 62.0 17.1 64.3
2000 1053 67.0 15.7 78.3
2001 1097 67.2 16.3 63.7
2002 1133 80.0 14.2 80.1
2003 1133 80.0 14.2 80.1
2004 1084 82.0 13.2 72.2
2005 1094 85.0 12.9 n/a
2006 1068 86.0 12.4 74.9
2007 748 71.0 10.5 80.2
2008 858 79.0 10.9 77.4
2009 860 92.7 7.7 81.9
2010 878 68.0 12.9 83.1
2011 872 66.0 13.2 78.7
2012 828 90.4 9.1 80.7
2013 805 72.0 11.1 78.1
2014 834 68.0 12.2 72.5
2015 824 65.0 12.6 64.8
2016 846 64.0 13.2 70.8
2017 878 67.5 13.0 64.8
2018 753 61.0 12.3 55.4
2019 717 61.0 11.7 52.4
2020 664 60.0 11.0 53.2
2021 652 61.0 10.6 48.6
2022 585 57.6 10.1 45.3
2023 598 55.5 10.7 46.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Jotham W. Wakeman School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $554 (4.5%) $11,729 (95.5%) $12,283

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jotham W. Wakeman School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 349th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 285th of 1342 Elementary schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jotham W. Wakeman School)6675.6
 9.6%
   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 (Jotham W. Wakeman School)70.873.3
 2.5%
   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 (Jotham W. Wakeman School)72.170.4
 1.7%
   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 (Jotham W. Wakeman School)67.860.3
 7.5%
   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 (Jotham W. Wakeman School)68.266
 2.2%
   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 (Jotham W. Wakeman School)65.253.2
 12%
   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 Students717598
 16.6%
African American5564
 16.4%
American Indian27
 250%
Asian284261
 8.1%
Hispanic301201
 33.2%
Pacific Islander01
White6849
 27.9%
Two or More Races715
 114.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.4%46.7%
 5.8%


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Students who attend Jotham W. Wakeman School usually go on to attend:

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

Students at Jotham W. Wakeman School are 44% Asian, 34% Hispanic, 11% African American, 8% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 598 students attended Jotham W. Wakeman School.

Jotham W. Wakeman School ranks 285th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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