Jersey City Public Schools
|Jersey City Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Marcia V. Lyles|
|Business Administrator:||Richard Rosenberg|
|Address:||346 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
|Enrollment:||34,505 (as of 2010-11)|
|Faculty (in FTEs):||2,665.0|
|District Factor Group:||B|
| %± vs.
|10||Operations & Maintenance||2,553||100||1,674||52.5%|
|16||Median Teacher Salary||52,623||21||57,597|
|Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.
*Of K-12 districts with 3,501+ students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=105
The Jersey City Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
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 the 2nd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 2nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. 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, recognition and rankings 
School uniforms 
Students have been wearing school uniforms since 1998.
Division A 
- Elementary schools
- Charles E. Trefurt P.S. 8
- Luther King Jr. P.S. 11
- Julia A. Barnes P.S. 12
- Whitney M. Young, Jr. P.S. 15
- Joseph H. Brensinger P.S. 17
- P.S. 20
- Rev. Dr. Ercel F. Webb P.S. 22
- Mahatma Gandhi P.S. 23
- Gladys Cannon Nunery P.S. 29
- Alexander D. Sullivan P.S. 30
- Dr. Paul Rafalides P.S. 33
- P.S. 34
- James F. Murray P.S. 38
- Martin Center for the Arts
- Academy I Middle School
- Gerard J. Dynes N.J. Regional Day School
Division B 
- Frank R. Conwell P.S. 3
- Frank R. Conwell M.S. 4
- Dr. Michael Conti P.S. 5
- Jotham W. Wakeman P.S. 6
- Frank L. Williams M.S. 7
- Ollie E. Culbreath, Jr. P.S. 14
- Cornelia F. Bradford P.S. 16
- Chaplain Charles Watters P.S. 24
- Nicholas Copernicus P.S. 25
- Alfred E. Zampella P.S. 27
- Christa McAuliffe P.S. 28
- Anthony J. Infante P.S. 31
- Rafael Cordero P.S. 37
- Charles P. DeFuccio P.S. 39
- Ezra L. Nolan M.S. 40
Secondary Division 
- William L. Dickinson High School Academy of the Sciences
- James J. Ferris High School Academy of International Enterprise
- Infinity Institute was opened in September 2010, offering a magnet college preparatory program with admission based on an admission exam. The school, with 225 students in seventh through ninth grades, will be located in a building in the Greenville section of the city that has been leased from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and that had been the previous home of the Create Charter High School, which lost its charter after the 2009-10 school year.
- Liberty High School
- Lincoln High School Academy of Governance and Social Sciences
- Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School
- Henry Snyder High School Academy of the Arts
Core members of the district's administration are:
- Dr. Marcia V. Lyles, Superintendent
- Mr. Richard Rosenberg, Business Administrator
Board members 
"[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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, located at 886 Bergen Avenue.
|Name||Term Start||Term Expires||Served Since||Number of Terms|
|Marilyn Roman||April 2011||April 2014||April 2011||1|
|Vidya Gangadin||April 2011||April 2014||April 2011||1|
|Sangeeta Ranade||April 2011||April 2014||April 2001||1|
|Carol L. Lester||April 27, 2010||April 2013||April 27, 2010||1|
|Suzanne T. Mack||April 27, 2010||April 2013||April 1996||5|
|Gerald Lyons||Sept 2012||April 2013||Sept 2012||1|
|Angel L. Valentin||April 27, 2010||April 2013||April 2005||3|
|Sterling Waterman||April 27, 2010||April 2013||April 27, 2010||1|
|Carol Harrison-Arnold||April 27, 2010||April 2013||April 27, 2010||1|
- District information for the Jersey City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 23, 2012.
- Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- Abbott Districts, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archiveas of May 15, 2009. Accessed August 14, 2012.
- What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012. "SDA Districts are 31 special-needs school districts throughout New Jersey. They were formerly known as Abbott Districts, based on the Abbott v. Burke case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide 100 percent funding for all school renovation and construction projects in special-needs school districts.... The districts were renamed after the elimination of the Abbott designation through passage of the state’s new School Funding Formula in January 2008."
- SDA Districts, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012.
- NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 21, 2012. Accessed September 23, 2012.
- 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.
- "UNIFORM POLICY REMINDER." Liberty Lines. Jersey City Public Schools. Summer 2011. Volume 14, Issue 5. p. 2. Retrieved on December 9, 2011.
- William L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City Board of Education. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- James J. Ferris High School, Jersey City Board of Education. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Whiten, Jon. "Deadline to Apply to New Jersey City Middle/High School is This Friday", Jersey City Independent, August 23, 2010. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Liberty High School, Jersey City Board of Education. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Lincoln High School, Jersey City Board of Education. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School, Jersey City Board of Education. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Henry Snyder High School, Jersey City Board of Education. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Hudson County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.
- Superintendent's Message, Jersey City Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Board Members, Jersey City Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Jersey City Public Schools
- Jersey City Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Jersey City Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics