- Jersey City Public Schools
Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent: Dr. Charles T. Epps, Jr. Business Administrator: Melissa Simmons Address: 346 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Grade Range: K-12 School facilities: 40 Enrollment: 28,117 (as of 2007-08) Faculty (in FTEs): 2,507.0 Student–teacher ratio: 11.2 District Factor Group: B Web site: http://www.jcboe.org Ind. Per Pupil District
1 Comparative Cost $17,507 99 $13,632 28.4% 2 Classroom Instruction 10,321 102 8,035 28.5% 6 Support Services 2,679 86 2,166 23.7% 8 Administrative Cost 1,749 104 1,379 26.8% 10 Operations & Maintenance 2,553 100 1,674 52.5% 13 Extracurricular Activities 173 19 258 -32.9% 16 Median Teacher Salary 52,623 21 57,597 Data from NJDoE 2009 Comparative Spending Guide.
*Of K-12 districts with 3,501+ students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=105
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second lowest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School was previously ranked as the top high school in New Jersey according to New Jersey Monthly magazine. William L. Dickinson High School is the oldest high school in the city and James J. Ferris High School is represented by some of the top students of Jersey City who are members of the National Academy Foundation Magnet Programs. Academy I Middle School, one of the top middle schools in the country. Has been recognized with several achievements, including first place in the Lexus Environmental Challenge in 2008.
Awards and recognition
- William L. Dickinson High School 
- James J. Ferris High School 
- Liberty High School 
- Lincoln High School 
- Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School 
- Henry Snyder High School 
- Frank R. Conwell M.S. 4
- Franklin L. Williams M.S. 7
- Ezra L. Nolan M.S. 40
- Fred W. Martin M.S. 41
- The Academy I
- Dr. Michael Conti P.S. 5
- Jotham W. Wakeman P.S. 6
- Charles E. Trefurt P.S. 8
- Kennedy P.S. 9
- Martin Luther King Jr. P.S. 11
- Julia A. Barnes P.S. 12
- Ollie E. Culbreath, Jr. P.S. 14
- Whitney M. Young, Jr. P.S. 15
- Cornelia F. Bradford P.S. 16
- Joseph H. Brensinger P.S. 17
- Rev. Dr. Ercel F. Webb P.S. 22
- Mahatma Gandhi P.S. 23
- Chaplain Charles Watters P.S. 24
- Alfred E. Zampella P.S. 27
- P.S. 34
- Rafael Cordero P.S. 37
- James F. Murray P.S. 38
- Charles P. DeFuccio P.S. 39
PK - 2
Core members of the district's administration are:
- Dr. Charles T. Epps, Jr., Superintendent
- Melissa Simmons, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
"[The] Jersey City Board of Education is comprised of nine, hard-working individuals elected by the residents of Jersey City. [They] work as advocates for our children and families, act as advisors to the Superintendent and the schools’ administrators, and serve as liaisons between the schools and the people of our community. [Members] are elected to three-year terms, and fulfill our responsibilities without benefit of pay or other compensation."
Board Members meet at 6 p.m. once per month at the following location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, 886 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Board Members Name Term Start Term Expires Served Since Number of Terms Sean Connors April 27, 2009 April 2012 April 27, 2009 1 William DeRosa April 27, 2009 April 2012 n/a n/a Dr. Peter J. Donnelly April 28, 2008 April 2011 April 2005 3 Carol L. Lester April 27, 2010 April 2013 April 27, 2010 1 Suzanne T. Mack April 28, 2008 April 2011 April 1996 n/a Patricia Sebron April 27, 2009 April 2012 April 27, 2009 1 Dr. Frances O. Thompson April 28, 2008 April 2011 April 28, 2008 1 Angel L. Valentin April 27, 2010 April 2013 April 2005 3 Sterling Waterman April 27, 2010 April 2013 April 27, 2010 1
- ^ a b District information for the Jersey City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 5, 2009.
- ^ Comparative Spending Guide March 2009, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 28, 2009.
- ^ "Abbott Districts". New Jersey Department of Education. http://www.nj.gov/cgi-bin/education/abbotts/abbotturls.pl?string=code&maxhits=100. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
- ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
- ^ Star School Award recipient detail, New Jersey Department of Education, Archived December 18, 2006. Accessed November 25, 2009.
- ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor’s Education Priorities, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 211, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
- ^ Hudson County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.
- Jersey City Public Schools
- Jersey City Public Schools's 2009–10 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Jersey City Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
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