Jersey City school information

IndexJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores59%74%68%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools511,60479,235
Total private schools3782324,875
Total post-secondary schools131577,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Jersey City are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Jersey City.
  • 84.9% of people in Jersey City have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.8% of people in Jersey City have completed high school.
  • 42.5% of people in Jersey City have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Jersey City

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  • Alexander D Sullivan 30171 Seaview AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 828 · Ratio: 14:152
  • Alfred E Zampella No 27201 North StGrades: KG - 08Students: 1,039 · Ratio: 17:166
  • Anthony J Infante No 313055 Kennedy BlvdGrades: PK - 02Students: 239 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Center For The Arts59 Wilkinson AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 414 · Ratio: 9:1n/a
  • Charles E Trefurt No 896 Franklin StGrades: PK - 05Students: 773 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Cornelia F Bradford 1696 Sussex StGrades: PK - 05Students: 292 · Ratio: 15:182
  • County Prep High School525 Montgomery StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 612 · Ratio: 10:1n/a
  • Dr Charles P Defuccio 39214 Plainfield AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 375 · Ratio: 15:151
  • Dr Lena Edwards Academic Cs509 Bramhall AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Dr Ronald Mc Nair Acad Hs123 Coles StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 694 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Explore 2000 Middle School525 Montgomery StreetGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:179
  • Ezra L Nolan 4088 Gates AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 427 · Ratio: 11:128
  • Frank R Conwell No 3111 Bright StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 643 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Franklin L Williams Ms No7222 Laidlaw AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 762 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Henry Snyder239 Bergen AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,103 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Infinity Institute193 Old Bridge RdGrades: 07 - 09Students: 69 · Ratio: 7:196
  • James F Murray 38339 Stegman ParkwayGrades: PK - 08Students: 936 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • James J Ferris35 Colgate StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,622 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Jersey City Comm Cs128 Danforth AvenueGrades: KG - 08Students: 586 · Ratio: 21:146
  • Jersey City Golden Door180 9Th StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 48 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Joseph H Brensinger 17600 Bergen AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 1,157 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Jotham W Wakeman 6100 St Pauls AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 872 · Ratio: 14:169
  • Julia A Barnes No 1291 Astor PlGrades: PK - 08Students: 417 · Ratio: 14:142
  • Learning Community Cs2495 J.F. Kennedy BoulevardGrades: KG - 08Students: 413 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Liberty Academy Cs211 Sherman AvenueGrades: KG - 08Students: 278 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Liberty High School40 Sip AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 191 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Lincoln60 Crescent AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 97 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • M E T S Charter School180 9Th StGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:144
  • Martin L King Jr No 11886 Bergen AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 774 · Ratio: 15:163
  • Nicolas Copernicus Num 253385 Kennedy BlvdGrades: PK - 05Students: 833 · Ratio: 17:165
  • Number 14153 Union StGrades: PK - 05Students: 417 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Number 20160 Danforth AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 598 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Number 22264 Van Horne StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 635 · Ratio: 15:154
  • Number 23143 Romaine AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 1,534 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Number 24220 Virginia AveGrades: KG - 08Students: 884 · Ratio: 14:144
  • Number 28167 Hancock AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 967 · Ratio: 16:160
  • Number 29123 Claremont AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 496 · Ratio: 14:154
  • Number 33326 Union StGrades: PK - 04Students: 408 · Ratio: 18:176
  • Number 341830 Kennedy BlvdGrades: PK - 08Students: 579 · Ratio: 13:137
  • Number 4 Middle Sch107 Bright StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 843 · Ratio: 15:160
  • Number 5182 Merseles StGrades: PK - 08Students: 678 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Rafael De J Cordero No 37158 Erie StGrades: PK - 08Students: 735 · Ratio: 15:155
  • Schomburg Cs508 Grand StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 246 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Soaring Heights Cs1 Romar AvenueGrades: KG - 08Students: 218 · Ratio: 17:176
  • The Academy I209 Bergen AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 413 · Ratio: 15:189
  • The Ethical Community Charter School75 BroadwayGrades: KG - 02Students: 147 · Ratio: 17:175
  • University Academy Cs275 West Side AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 43 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Whitney M Young135 Stegman StGrades: PK - 05Students: 652 · Ratio: 13:142
  • William L Dickinson2 Palisade AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,377 · Ratio: 16:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Jersey City

IndexJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade84.9%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school82.8%85.9%82.4%
Completed some college61.6%59.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree46.6%42.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors42.5%36.4%29.3%
Completed masters16.8%13.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.1%3.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Jersey City (high school & post-secondary)

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Jersey City, NJ255,86159%13%

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Source: The Jersey City, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.