Mahatma K. Gandhi School



Mahatma K. Gandhi School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mahatma K. Gandhi School Students by Grade
PK 317
K 162
1 142
2 139
3 123
4 139
5 123
6 75
7 91
8 90
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 44

Mahatma K. Gandhi School is a public elementary school located in Jersey City, NJ in the Jersey City School District. It enrolls 1,445 students in grades 1st through 12th. Mahatma K. Gandhi School is the 5th largest public school in New Jersey and the 200th largest nationally. It has 11.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,445
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 125

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Mahatma K. Gandhi School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 738
(51%)
11,052
(51%)
 Female 707
(49%)
10,450
(49%)

Mahatma K. Gandhi School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Asian 503
(35%)
3,810
(18%)
 White 333
(23%)
2,748
(13%)
 Hispanic 321
(22%)
8,410
(39%)
 Black 256
(18%)
6,148
(29%)
 Two or More 13
(1%)
191
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 12
(1%)
150
(1%)
 American Indian 7
(0%)
45
(0%)

Mahatma K. Gandhi School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 995
(69%)
14,873
(69%)
 Not Eligible 369
(26%)
5,233
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 81
(6%)
1,396
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,546 ranked schools in New Jersey, Mahatma K. Gandhi School is ranked 10th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mahatma K. Gandhi School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.5%. 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.

Mahatma K. Gandhi School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1515
2006 1420
2007 1458
2008 1467
2009 1444
2010 1534
2011 1471
2012 1441
2013 1465
2014 1456
2015 1445

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.4
2006 10.9
2007 11.4
2008 9.7
2009 12.7
2010 13.2
2011 9.5
2012 11.1
2013 12.1
2014 12.4
2015 11.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.80858085808581
2006 0.84366197183099
2007 0.79835390946502
2008 0.83980913428766
2009 0.85387811634349
2010 0.80899608865711
2011 0.83412644459551
2012 0.7675225537821
2013 0.70170648464164
2014 0.80700549450549
2015 0.74463667820069

Compare Mahatma K. Gandhi School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,141.1% 11.4:1
 
1,160.0% 11.6:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 74.5%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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