Number 2

Public PK, KG-5

 1700 South Wood Avenue
       Linden, NJ  07036


(908) 862-3287

District: Linden Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1132nd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,950 Help


Students who attend Number 2 usually attend:

Middle:    Joseph E. Soehl Middle School
High:    Linden High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.2 Help
Number of students:  584

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.5%
African American:
25.7%
White:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.5% Help


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Compare Details Number 2 ranks worse than 84.4% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Linden Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.61. (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 Number 2 has the largest elementary school student body size in the Linden Public School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.5%), African American (25.7%), White (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Linden Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Number 2 is 9.2, which is the 3rd best among 8 elementary schools in the Linden Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Number 2 is $9,950, which is the 2nd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Linden Public School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Number 2:

SchoolDigger ranks Number 2 1132nd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Number 2 in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Linden Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Linden Public School District 505th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Number 2

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Rank History for all students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 18.02 997th 1204 17.2%
2004 24.97 1071st 1298 17.5%
2005 15.07 1153rd 1303 11.5%
2006 36.59 983rd 1314 25.2%
2007 13.75 1187th 1329 10.7%
2008 14.81 1185th 1338 11.4%
2009 23.30 1121st 1346 16.7%
2010 35.72 1004th 1354 25.8%
2011 17.33 1174th 1360 13.7%
2012 27.59 1078th 1363 20.9%
2013 27.63 1071st 1367 21.7%
2014 14.85 1190th 1363 12.7%
2015 35.12 917th 1357 32.4%
2016 56.67 617th 1346 54.2%
2017 49.50 731st 1352 45.9%
2018 27.46 1033rd 1353 23.7%
2019 20.00 1120th 1360 17.6%
2021 14.48 1132nd 1317 14.0%
2022 12.59 1197th 1345 11.0%
2023 16.61 1132nd 1342 15.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.96 256th 434 41.0%
2019 38.38 265th 463 42.8%
2021 41.22 194th 411 52.8%
2022 30.75 331st 489 32.3%
2023 18.19 452nd 499 9.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.50 706th 1001 29.5%
2019 24.39 737th 1007 26.8%
2021 21.55 694th 868 20.0%
2022 13.08 905th 949 4.6%
2023 27.93 649th 958 32.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.55 471st 942 50.0%
2019 36.87 589th 948 37.9%
2021 34.13 569th 839 32.2%
2022 30.16 609th 863 29.4%
2023 37.18 558th 910 38.7%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.04 1071st 1333 19.7%
2019 17.66 1119th 1331 15.9%
2021 15.15 1121st 1290 13.1%
2022 11.83 1176th 1326 11.3%
2023 17.91 1078th 1318 18.2%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.35 876th 1334 34.3%
2019 25.27 1029th 1335 22.9%
2021 16.85 1061st 1297 18.2%
2022 16.23 1098th 1324 17.1%
2023 17.98 1070th 1315 18.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.34 169th 517 67.3%
2019 44.94 287th 522 45.0%
2021 26.40 377th 456 17.3%
2022 30.09 365th 494 26.1%
2023 42.17 258th 463 44.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.35 431st 870 50.5%
2019 38.09 554th 899 38.4%
2021 33.33 623rd 896 30.5%
2022 24.69 726th 953 23.8%
2023 28.55 706th 982 28.1%
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Rank History for White students at Number 2

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.01 914th 1022 10.6%
2023 14.36 871st 975 10.7%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Number 2

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 117 103 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1989 120 117 0 19 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1990 116 113 1 18 0 n/a n/a 0 248
1991 121 123 0 21 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1992 126 119 1 26 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1993 161 130 2 34 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1994 170 144 0 28 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1995 135 147 3 27 1 n/a n/a 0 313
1996 135 147 3 27 1 n/a n/a 0 313
1998 115 145 7 41 1 n/a n/a 0 309
1999 88 157 5 63 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2000 107 143 6 65 2 n/a n/a 0 323
2001 100 148 3 74 1 n/a n/a 0 326
2002 77 134 15 92 1 n/a n/a 0 319
2003 77 134 15 92 1 n/a n/a 0 319
2004 65 118 13 98 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2005 62 125 10 114 1 n/a n/a 0 312
2006 62 133 8 103 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2007 44 106 9 101 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2008 39 108 10 101 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2009 41 129 8 111 0 0 9 0 298
2010 37 117 7 107 0 0 8 0 276
2011 40 132 9 95 0 0 9 0 285
2012 37 125 5 115 0 0 8 0 290
2013 70 160 12 237 0 0 12 0 491
2014 84 175 14 272 0 0 21 0 566
2015 85 161 22 301 0 0 13 0 582
2016 96 160 24 303 0 0 9 0 592
2017 90 171 23 348 0 0 17 0 649
2018 87 159 21 359 3 0 16 0 645
2019 72 163 17 367 3 1 15 0 638
2020 78 158 18 389 1 2 13 0 659
2021 69 145 12 351 2 2 12 0 593
2022 55 142 17 325 2 2 12 0 555
2023 51 150 19 336 1 1 26 0 584

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 Number 2

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 233 11.0 21.1 n/a
1989 256 15.0 17.0 n/a
1990 248 15.0 16.5 32.7
1991 265 18.0 14.7 32.1
1992 272 18.0 15.1 43.8
1993 327 17.0 19.2 43.4
1994 342 20.0 17.1 47.1
1995 313 17.0 18.4 41.9
1996 313 17.0 18.4 41.9
1998 309 18.0 17.2 42.1
1999 313 19.0 16.5 47.6
2000 323 20.0 16.2 54.8
2001 326 20.3 16.1 54.3
2002 319 20.0 16.0 59.2
2003 319 20.0 16.0 59.2
2004 295 19.0 15.5 56.9
2005 312 22.0 14.2 n/a
2006 307 23.0 13.3 58
2007 260 22.0 11.8 57.3
2008 258 16.0 16.1 62.4
2009 298 27.9 9.0 53.4
2010 276 20.0 13.8 56.5
2011 285 18.0 15.8 64.9
2012 290 24.1 12.0 59.3
2013 491 42.0 11.6 64.2
2014 566 50.0 11.3 70.1
2015 582 52.0 11.1 67.7
2016 592 53.0 11.1 63.3
2017 649 59.0 11.0 64.4
2018 645 59.0 10.9 64.5
2019 638 61.0 10.4 66.8
2020 659 60.0 10.9 68.7
2021 593 65.0 9.1 55.1
2022 555 61.0 9.0 56
2023 584 63.0 9.2 68.5

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 Number 2

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 233 11.0 21.1 n/a
1989 256 15.0 17.0 n/a
1990 248 15.0 16.5 32.7
1991 265 18.0 14.7 32.1
1992 272 18.0 15.1 43.8
1993 327 17.0 19.2 43.4
1994 342 20.0 17.1 47.1
1995 313 17.0 18.4 41.9
1996 313 17.0 18.4 41.9
1998 309 18.0 17.2 42.1
1999 313 19.0 16.5 47.6
2000 323 20.0 16.2 54.8
2001 326 20.3 16.1 54.3
2002 319 20.0 16.0 59.2
2003 319 20.0 16.0 59.2
2004 295 19.0 15.5 56.9
2005 312 22.0 14.2 n/a
2006 307 23.0 13.3 58
2007 260 22.0 11.8 57.3
2008 258 16.0 16.1 62.4
2009 298 27.9 9.0 53.4
2010 276 20.0 13.8 56.5
2011 285 18.0 15.8 64.9
2012 290 24.1 12.0 59.3
2013 491 42.0 11.6 64.2
2014 566 50.0 11.3 70.1
2015 582 52.0 11.1 67.7
2016 592 53.0 11.1 63.3
2017 649 59.0 11.0 64.4
2018 645 59.0 10.9 64.5
2019 638 61.0 10.4 66.8
2020 659 60.0 10.9 68.7
2021 593 65.0 9.1 55.1
2022 555 61.0 9.0 56
2023 584 63.0 9.2 68.5

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 Number 2

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $510 (5.1%) $9,440 (94.9%) $9,950

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Number 2

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1120th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1132nd of 1342 Elementary schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Number 2)21.416
 5.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Linden Public School District)39.131.9
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Number 2)37.126.2
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Linden Public School District)43.938.5
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Number 2)32.638.6
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Linden Public School District)44.538
 6.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Number 2)27.322.6
 4.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Linden Public School District)37.929.1
 8.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Number 2)58.829.7
 29.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Linden Public School District)61.746.3
 15.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Number 2)29.611.9
 17.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Linden Public School District)42.622.9
 19.7%
   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 Students638584
 8.5%
African American163150
 8%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian1719
 11.8%
Hispanic367336
 8.4%
Pacific Islander11
White7251
 29.2%
Two or More Races1526
 73.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.8%68.5%
 1.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 584 students attended Number 2.

Students at Number 2 are 58% Hispanic, 26% African American, 9% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Number 2 ranks in the bottom 15.6% of New Jersey elementary schools.

Students who attend Number 2 usually go on to attend:

Middle : Joseph E. Soehl Middle School
High : Linden High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education. Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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