Colin Powell Elementary School

Public K-5

 1500 New York Avenue
       Union City, NJ  07087


(201) 351-5165

District: Union City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
621st of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,464 Help


Students who attend Colin Powell Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Jose Marti STEM Academy
    Union City High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  721

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.0%
African American:
1.8%
Asian:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.9% Help


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Compare Details Colin Powell Elementary School ranks better than 53.7% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 4th 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 53.65. (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%), African American (1.8%), Asian (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Colin Powell Elementary School is 14.1. 6 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 Colin Powell Elementary School is $10,464, which is the 4th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Union City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Colin Powell Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Colin Powell Elementary School 621st of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Colin Powell Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Low Socio Economic Status students:
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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 Colin Powell Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 18.01 1138th 1357 16.1%
2016 23.60 1070th 1346 20.5%
2017 30.49 969th 1352 28.3%
2018 41.79 836th 1353 38.2%
2019 33.42 957th 1360 29.6%
2021 22.64 978th 1317 25.7%
2022 43.82 749th 1345 44.3%
2023 53.65 621st 1342 53.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.70 106th 434 75.6%
2019 62.44 142nd 463 69.3%
2021 45.45 156th 411 62.0%
2022 70.00 101st 489 79.3%
2023 78.56 87th 499 82.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.64 748th 1001 25.3%
2019 37.56 556th 1007 44.8%
2021 31.18 559th 868 35.6%
2023 26.55 665th 958 30.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.37 204th 942 78.3%
2019 62.12 269th 948 71.6%
2021 52.05 325th 839 61.3%
2022 73.99 152nd 863 82.4%
2023 86.30 73rd 910 92.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.40 832nd 1333 37.6%
2019 29.75 975th 1331 26.7%
2021 23.41 974th 1290 24.5%
2022 45.91 706th 1326 46.8%
2023 51.99 611th 1318 53.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.96 785th 1334 41.2%
2019 38.79 844th 1335 36.8%
2021 24.26 924th 1297 28.8%
2022 42.88 734th 1324 44.6%
2023 55.52 578th 1315 56.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Colin Powell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.96 257th 870 70.5%
2019 54.50 368th 899 59.1%
2021 45.26 435th 896 51.5%
2022 67.45 244th 953 74.4%
2023 77.32 173rd 982 82.4%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Colin Powell Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 21 5 11 830 0 0 0 0 867
2014 23 6 11 850 0 0 0 0 890
2015 18 7 13 844 0 0 0 0 882
2016 14 5 8 762 0 0 0 0 789
2017 17 4 9 758 0 0 0 0 788
2018 17 11 12 802 0 0 0 0 842
2019 18 12 6 797 0 0 0 0 833
2020 18 17 10 820 0 0 0 0 865
2021 15 18 13 803 0 0 0 0 849
2022 12 15 10 716 0 0 0 0 753
2023 6 13 10 692 0 0 0 0 721

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 Colin Powell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 867 47.5 18.2 91.1
2014 890 47.0 18.9 94
2015 882 52.0 16.9 90.6
2016 789 55.0 14.3 89.2
2017 788 55.0 14.3 83.6
2018 842 54.8 15.3 84.6
2019 833 54.8 15.2 83.3
2020 865 52.6 16.4 73.6
2021 849 51.0 16.6 60.8
2022 753 52.0 14.4 76.4
2023 721 51.0 14.1 84.9

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 Colin Powell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 867 47.5 18.2 91.1
2014 890 47.0 18.9 94
2015 882 52.0 16.9 90.6
2016 789 55.0 14.3 89.2
2017 788 55.0 14.3 83.6
2018 842 54.8 15.3 84.6
2019 833 54.8 15.2 83.3
2020 865 52.6 16.4 73.6
2021 849 51.0 16.6 60.8
2022 753 52.0 14.4 76.4
2023 721 51.0 14.1 84.9

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 Colin Powell Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $355 (3.4%) $10,109 (96.6%) $10,464

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Colin Powell Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 957th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 621st of 1342 Elementary schools
 24.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colin Powell Elementary School)48.260.4
 12.2%
   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 (Colin Powell Elementary School)57.360.3
 3%
   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 (Colin Powell Elementary School)49.753.7
 4%
   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 (Colin Powell Elementary School)40.236.2
 4%
   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 (Colin Powell Elementary School)43.961.5
 17.6%
   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 (Colin Powell Elementary School)26.733.3
 6.6%
   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 Students833721
 13.4%
African American1213
 8.3%
American Indian00
Asian610
 66.7%
Hispanic797692
 13.2%
Pacific Islander00
White186
 66.7%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.3%84.9%
 1.6%


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Students at Colin Powell Elementary School are 96% Hispanic, 2% African American, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 721 students attended Colin Powell Elementary School.

Students who attend Colin Powell Elementary School usually go on to attend:

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

Colin Powell Elementary School ranks 621st of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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