Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1401 Central Avenue
       Union City, NJ  07087


(201) 348-2737

District: Union City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
960th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,358 Help


Students who attend Veterans' Memorial Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Jose Marti STEM Academy
    Union City High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  551

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.4%
Asian:
1.6%
White:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.1% Help


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Compare Details Veterans' Memorial Elementary School ranks worse than 71.5% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Union City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.05. (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: Hispanic (96.4%), Asian (1.6%), White (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School is 14.8. 8 elementary schools in the Union City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School is $10,358. 5 elementary schools in the Union City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Veterans' Memorial Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Veterans' Memorial Elementary School 960th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Veterans' Memorial Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Union City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Union City School District 283rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 42.17 904th 1298 30.4%
2005 47.41 856th 1303 34.3%
2006 66.79 548th 1314 58.3%
2007 70.95 435th 1329 67.3%
2008 63.45 609th 1338 54.5%
2009 38.95 969th 1346 28.0%
2010 48.66 848th 1354 37.4%
2011 60.91 666th 1360 51.0%
2012 51.29 804th 1363 41.0%
2013 64.01 617th 1367 54.9%
2014 43.81 902nd 1363 33.8%
2015 27.96 1000th 1357 26.3%
2016 28.53 1008th 1346 25.1%
2017 33.41 937th 1352 30.7%
2018 41.46 843rd 1353 37.7%
2019 29.54 994th 1360 26.9%
2021 17.61 1068th 1317 18.9%
2022 24.73 1010th 1345 24.9%
2023 29.05 960th 1342 28.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.08 110th 434 74.7%
2019 64.42 135th 463 70.8%
2021 33.29 281st 411 31.6%
2022 44.23 214th 489 56.2%
2023 52.77 176th 499 64.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.27 211th 942 77.6%
2019 61.38 278th 948 70.7%
2021 41.28 470th 839 44.0%
2022 51.66 354th 863 59.0%
2023 57.02 310th 910 65.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.92 785th 1333 41.1%
2019 26.80 1013th 1331 23.9%
2021 18.83 1060th 1290 17.8%
2022 24.93 978th 1326 26.2%
2023 32.57 881st 1318 33.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.25 859th 1334 35.6%
2019 33.89 909th 1335 31.9%
2021 19.86 1007th 1297 22.4%
2022 25.99 965th 1324 27.1%
2023 27.43 947th 1315 28.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.91 268th 870 69.2%
2019 57.78 330th 899 63.3%
2021 37.79 551st 896 38.5%
2022 43.80 487th 953 48.9%
2023 51.32 431st 982 56.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, February 19, 2012

Open Quote This school is the best school I have ever seen. The things my children come home and talk about are so interesting. I love that my children get to have fun and learn. This school should be listed as a gifted and talented because the children that come out of this school are brilliant. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 13 1 2 466 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2005 12 2 4 467 0 n/a n/a 0 485
2006 13 3 3 401 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2007 13 5 4 423 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2008 13 6 4 416 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2009 13 4 8 408 0 0 1 0 434
2010 14 1 8 460 0 0 1 0 484
2011 12 3 6 446 0 0 0 0 467
2012 12 3 9 449 0 1 0 0 474
2013 14 4 11 518 0 1 0 0 548
2014 13 7 10 567 0 1 0 0 598
2015 17 6 10 612 0 1 0 0 646
2016 9 9 16 581 0 1 0 0 616
2017 11 12 15 597 0 1 0 0 636
2018 9 13 10 576 0 1 0 0 609
2019 5 10 5 586 0 0 0 0 606
2020 6 7 7 588 0 0 0 0 608
2021 6 5 7 541 0 0 0 0 559
2022 9 8 8 553 0 0 0 0 578
2023 8 3 9 531 0 0 0 0 551

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 Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 482 38.0 12.7 91.7
2005 485 38.0 12.8 n/a
2006 420 38.0 11.1 95.2
2007 445 37.0 12.0 94.6
2008 439 30.0 14.6 95
2009 434 36.5 9.8 95.2
2010 484 34.0 14.2 89
2011 467 33.0 14.1 93.4
2012 474 39.9 11.8 89
2013 548 36.0 15.2 89.2
2014 598 33.0 18.1 92.8
2015 646 38.0 17.0 84.7
2016 616 38.0 16.2 87.2
2017 636 36.5 17.4 89.6
2018 609 37.2 16.3 85.7
2019 606 35.4 17.1 89.4
2020 608 34.4 17.6 86
2021 559 35.0 15.9 75.7
2022 578 35.0 16.5 84.4
2023 551 37.0 14.8 87.1

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 Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 482 38.0 12.7 91.7
2005 485 38.0 12.8 n/a
2006 420 38.0 11.1 95.2
2007 445 37.0 12.0 94.6
2008 439 30.0 14.6 95
2009 434 36.5 9.8 95.2
2010 484 34.0 14.2 89
2011 467 33.0 14.1 93.4
2012 474 39.9 11.8 89
2013 548 36.0 15.2 89.2
2014 598 33.0 18.1 92.8
2015 646 38.0 17.0 84.7
2016 616 38.0 16.2 87.2
2017 636 36.5 17.4 89.6
2018 609 37.2 16.3 85.7
2019 606 35.4 17.1 89.4
2020 608 34.4 17.6 86
2021 559 35.0 15.9 75.7
2022 578 35.0 16.5 84.4
2023 551 37.0 14.8 87.1

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 Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $522 (5.0%) $9,836 (95.0%) $10,358

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Veterans' Memorial Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 994th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 960th of 1342 Elementary schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Veterans' Memorial Elementary School)41.925
 16.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Union City School District)45.145.7
 0.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Veterans' Memorial Elementary School)36.610
 26.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union City School District)47.441.4
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans' Memorial Elementary School)57.462
 4.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Union City School District)55.652.8
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Veterans' Memorial Elementary School)38.344
 5.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union City School District)40.737.7
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans' Memorial Elementary School)5140.6
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Union City School District)50.356.3
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Veterans' Memorial Elementary School)18.913
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union City School District)29.730.1
 0.4%
   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 Students606551
 9.1%
African American103
 70%
American Indian00
Asian59
 80%
Hispanic586531
 9.4%
Pacific Islander00
White58
 60%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.4%87.1%
 2.3%


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Students at Veterans' Memorial Elementary School are 96% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% White.

Students who attend Veterans' Memorial Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Jose Marti STEM Academy
High : Union City High School

Veterans' Memorial Elementary School ranks 960th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 551 students attended Veterans' Memorial Elementary School.


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