Number 5

Public PK, KG-5

 1014 Bower Street
       Linden, NJ  07036


(908) 486-2666

District: Linden Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
753rd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,457 Help


Students who attend Number 5 usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  10.3 Help
Number of students:  290

Racial breakdown:

African American:
59.0%
Hispanic:
29.7%
White:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.9% Help


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Compare Details Number 5 ranks worse than 56.1% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 2nd 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 43.79. (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: African American (59%), Hispanic (29.7%), White (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Number 5 is 10.3. 4 elementary schools in the Linden Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Number 5 is $9,457. 5 elementary schools in the Linden Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Number 5:

SchoolDigger ranks Number 5 753rd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Number 5 in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 5

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Rank History for all students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 13.67 1214th 1367 11.2%
2014 8.78 1251st 1363 8.2%
2015 10.62 1235th 1357 9.0%
2016 26.65 1037th 1346 23.0%
2017 24.50 1049th 1352 22.4%
2018 36.42 919th 1353 32.1%
2019 52.79 686th 1360 49.6%
2021 29.33 879th 1317 33.3%
2022 27.60 967th 1345 28.1%
2023 43.79 753rd 1342 43.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.35 477th 1001 52.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.62 284th 942 69.9%
2019 76.85 127th 948 86.6%
2021 50.05 352nd 839 58.0%
2022 44.39 447th 863 48.2%
2023 69.01 190th 910 79.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.79 883rd 1333 33.8%
2019 49.01 713th 1331 46.4%
2021 32.37 832nd 1290 35.5%
2022 33.48 866th 1326 34.7%
2023 45.03 700th 1318 46.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.06 871st 1334 34.7%
2019 57.30 589th 1335 55.9%
2021 29.31 855th 1297 34.1%
2022 23.25 995th 1324 24.8%
2023 43.32 741st 1315 43.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.88 121st 517 76.6%
2019 80.21 74th 522 85.8%
2021 61.38 121st 456 73.5%
2022 60.09 161st 494 67.4%
2023 82.28 61st 463 86.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Number 5

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.78 210th 870 75.9%
2019 95.87 17th 899 98.1%
2021 55.06 316th 896 64.7%
2022 21.21 769th 953 19.3%
2023 65.51 274th 982 72.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Number 5

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 111 173 3 13 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1989 105 173 8 21 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1990 101 179 5 25 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1991 87 185 8 22 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1992 103 193 6 19 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1993 122 188 6 22 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1994 118 219 12 21 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1995 105 249 9 36 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1996 105 249 9 36 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1998 83 235 9 50 0 n/a n/a 0 377
1999 86 235 11 48 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2000 77 223 11 52 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2001 79 239 8 54 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2002 69 238 4 76 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2003 69 238 4 76 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2004 72 204 4 83 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2005 67 201 9 72 1 n/a n/a 0 350
2006 65 203 9 77 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2007 42 236 8 92 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2008 35 218 7 85 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2009 24 227 7 76 0 0 5 0 339
2010 33 206 7 79 0 0 6 0 331
2011 34 195 5 101 0 0 3 0 338
2012 46 201 3 105 1 0 4 0 360
2013 13 223 1 57 0 0 4 0 298
2014 8 215 0 59 0 0 7 0 289
2015 5 241 1 75 0 0 7 0 329
2016 3 230 1 77 0 0 5 0 316
2017 8 236 1 69 0 0 3 0 317
2018 11 224 0 80 0 0 4 0 319
2019 14 218 1 77 0 0 5 0 315
2020 23 191 3 84 1 0 4 0 306
2021 16 171 3 82 2 0 1 0 275
2022 12 175 3 89 2 0 5 0 286
2023 16 171 1 86 2 0 14 0 290

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 5

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 300 19.0 15.7 n/a
1989 307 18.0 17.0 n/a
1990 310 18.0 17.2 23.9
1991 302 18.0 16.7 24.8
1992 321 17.0 18.8 35.2
1993 338 17.0 19.9 32.8
1994 370 17.0 21.8 31.9
1995 399 18.0 22.2 40.6
1996 399 18.0 22.2 40.6
1998 377 19.0 19.8 38.2
1999 380 20.0 19.0 38.4
2000 363 19.0 19.1 47.4
2001 380 19.3 19.7 47.1
2002 387 19.0 20.4 49.6
2003 387 19.0 20.4 49.6
2004 363 20.0 18.2 51.2
2005 350 25.0 14.0 n/a
2006 354 26.0 13.6 58.5
2007 378 23.0 16.4 59.3
2008 345 19.0 18.2 61.4
2009 339 31.3 9.2 61.7
2010 331 22.0 15.0 58.6
2011 338 20.0 16.9 58.6
2012 360 25.4 14.1 57.5
2013 298 23.0 12.9 66.8
2014 289 26.0 11.1 68.5
2015 329 24.0 13.7 65.7
2016 316 24.0 13.1 68.7
2017 317 25.0 12.6 67.2
2018 319 26.0 12.2 64.6
2019 315 25.0 12.6 67
2020 306 24.0 12.7 71.9
2021 275 26.5 10.3 58.2
2022 286 27.0 10.5 59.8
2023 290 28.0 10.3 67.9

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 5

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 300 19.0 15.7 n/a
1989 307 18.0 17.0 n/a
1990 310 18.0 17.2 23.9
1991 302 18.0 16.7 24.8
1992 321 17.0 18.8 35.2
1993 338 17.0 19.9 32.8
1994 370 17.0 21.8 31.9
1995 399 18.0 22.2 40.6
1996 399 18.0 22.2 40.6
1998 377 19.0 19.8 38.2
1999 380 20.0 19.0 38.4
2000 363 19.0 19.1 47.4
2001 380 19.3 19.7 47.1
2002 387 19.0 20.4 49.6
2003 387 19.0 20.4 49.6
2004 363 20.0 18.2 51.2
2005 350 25.0 14.0 n/a
2006 354 26.0 13.6 58.5
2007 378 23.0 16.4 59.3
2008 345 19.0 18.2 61.4
2009 339 31.3 9.2 61.7
2010 331 22.0 15.0 58.6
2011 338 20.0 16.9 58.6
2012 360 25.4 14.1 57.5
2013 298 23.0 12.9 66.8
2014 289 26.0 11.1 68.5
2015 329 24.0 13.7 65.7
2016 316 24.0 13.1 68.7
2017 317 25.0 12.6 67.2
2018 319 26.0 12.2 64.6
2019 315 25.0 12.6 67
2020 306 24.0 12.7 71.9
2021 275 26.5 10.3 58.2
2022 286 27.0 10.5 59.8
2023 290 28.0 10.3 67.9

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 5

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $553 (5.8%) $8,904 (94.2%) $9,457

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Number 5

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 686th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 753rd of 1342 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Number 5)52.244.4
 7.8%
   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 5)36.947.2
 10.3%
   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 5)57.144.4
 12.7%
   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 5)41.737.8
 3.9%
   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 5)75.571.4
 4.1%
   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 5)58.531
 27.5%
   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 Students315290
 7.9%
African American218171
 21.6%
American Indian02
Asian11
Hispanic7786
 11.7%
Pacific Islander00
White1416
 14.3%
Two or More Races514
 180%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67%67.9%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Number 5

In the 2022-23 school year, 290 students attended Number 5.

Students who attend Number 5 usually go on to attend:

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

Number 5 ranks 753rd of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Number 5 are 59% African American, 30% Hispanic, 6% White, 5% Two or more races.


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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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