J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy



J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 14
1 49
2 45
3 64
4 50
5 44
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 29

J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy is a public elementary school located in East Orange, NJ in the East Orange School District. It enrolls 295 students in grades 1st through 12th. J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy is the 1,173rd largest public school in New Jersey and the 41,673rd largest nationally. It has 12.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 295
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 24
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,673rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in New Jersey: 1,173rd out of 1,567
Student/Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 619th out of 1,494
Full Time Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 1,105th out of 1,494

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J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 155
(53%)
3,797
(50%)
 Male 140
(47%)
3,847
(50%)

J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 293
(99%)
7,232
(95%)
 White 1
(0%)
6
(0%)
 Hispanic 1
(0%)
389
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 213
(72%)
5,584
(73%)
 Not Eligible 49
(17%)
1,546
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(11%)
514
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,480 ranked schools in New Jersey, J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy is ranked 413th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 41.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 305
2006 296
2007 291
2008 267
2009 261
2010 321
2011 288
2012 295

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.5
2006 10.6
2007 12.1
2008 10.5
2009 9.7
2010 13.4
2011 10.8
2012 12.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.76393442622951
2006 0.7027027027027
2007 0.7766323024055
2008 0.78651685393258
2009 0.76245210727969
2010 0.78816199376947
2011 0.57986111111111
2012 0.83389830508475

Compare J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,151.7% 11.5:1
 
1,230.0% 12.3:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 83.4%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
J. Garfield Jackson Senior Academy
East Orange, NJ
Public KG - 05 295 12.3:1  
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Public PK - KG 162 10.1:1 1 miles
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Private PK - KG 78 69:1 1 miles
East Orange Community Charter School
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Public KG - 04 502 13.7:1 1 miles
Our Lady Help Christians School
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Private PK - 08 238 15:1 1 miles
John L. Costley Middle School
East Orange, NJ
Public 06 - 08 437 8.4:1 1 miles
Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle/High School
East Orange, NJ
Public 06 - 12 832 10.7:1 1 miles
Patrick F. Healy Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 422 8.4:1 1 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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