First Avenue School



First Avenue School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

First Avenue School Students by Grade
PK 31
K 115
1 120
2 117
3 118
4 107
5 140
6 128
7 114
8 95
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 23

First Avenue School is a public elementary school located in Newark, NJ in the Newark Public School District. It enrolls 1,108 students in grades 1st through 12th. First Avenue School is the 22nd largest public school in New Jersey and the 759th largest nationally. It has 16.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,108
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 67
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 759th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New Jersey: 22nd out of 1,586
Student/Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 1,504th out of 1,572
Full Time Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 67th out of 1,572

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First Avenue School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 568
(51%)
14,143
(52%)
 Female 540
(49%)
12,850
(48%)

First Avenue School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 887
(80%)
12,724
(47%)
 Black 136
(12%)
11,919
(44%)
 Asian 29
(3%)
198
(1%)
 White 26
(2%)
2,012
(7%)
 American Indian 18
(2%)
52
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 12
(1%)
85
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

First Avenue School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 829
(75%)
21,028
(78%)
 Not Eligible 208
(19%)
4,776
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 71
(6%)
1,189
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,546 ranked schools in New Jersey, First Avenue School is ranked 21st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of First Avenue School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.2%) 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.

First Avenue School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 859
2006 882
2007 1059
2008 1195
2009 1206
2010 1143
2011 1082
2012 1050
2013 1033
2014 1009
2015 1108

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.2
2006 16.3
2007 17.6
2008 19.5
2009 20.4
2010 21.2
2011 18.4
2012 N/A
2013 14.8
2014 15.1
2015 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38649592549476
2006 0.87074829931973
2007 0.71576959395656
2008 0.87364016736402
2009 0.86401326699834
2010 0.88626421697288
2011 0.81515711645102
2012 0.86190476190476
2013 0.86447241045499
2014 0.81962338949455
2015 0.81227436823105

Compare First Avenue School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,141.1% 11.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 81.2%
 

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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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