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PK-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Jersey City, NJ
Students enrolled: 701

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182 Merseles St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 714-4300
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Map of Number 5 Elementary School address.

September 10, 2015
Recently moved to Jersey City from Totowa and my son attended catholic private school since pre-k. This school is very welcoming and warm, the staff and faculty are very professional and made me feel as if I was a long time member. I really recommend this school. The principal is extremely educated and humble. Academically this school is making its numbers. I love this school and hope my son will stay here until graduation to go to high school.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
Principal Rivero is a kind passive individual who does not seek to communicate with the parents nor move the school forward to meet today's challenges. The school is changing faster than imagined. The increase in children of educated parents will help improve the schools despite the lack of planning. The school is an institution from the past. No warm welcome when the kids enter the school, communication is barely online (no blog or direct contact that is regularly used online) and an atmosphere that feels like it is still 1970. The school simply does very little to keep parents who have options to send their kids to other schools interested in PS5. If your child is in the Dual Language program they are in a better place than the rest of the student population. The problem is the program only extends to the 5th grade. I do hope the school improves as a young/growing neighborhood is only as good as the schools inside it.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2014
I love ps#5. Great school with excellence teachers ...thet have a excellent dual language program.

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July 10, 2014
This is a fantastic school! My son was in the dual language program Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten. The teachers are well qualified, attentive and there is great communication. I do think they need to send some translation for the parents for the Spanish weeks for those who don't know because sometimes it was a little hard to help. Sometimes the online translations weren't the same as what the homework wanted, ie goat translated to cabra, but the homework wanted Chivo.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2013
Very Good School with well qualified and very good experienced teachers.I Love PS#5 School. I Love PS#5 School.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2013
I am 46 years old and I am proud to say the PS #5 is the school that gave me the basis for who I am today. This school has always placed great emphasis on their students and the teachers have always been top notch. The 70's were a volatile era but this school made it very easy to forget the outside world and focus on education.

- submitted by a community member

November 18, 2010
Yes, the majority of teachers at this school are wonderful. But there is definite favortism. The principal needs to stop making so many speeches and do her job. The school needs more extra curricular activities. Less writing and more attention to the students.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2009
This is a excellent school. I have attended it since Pre-K and this year of 2010 I'm going to graduate this school. The teachers are GREAT and the education is excellent. I'm friends with everyone so I would say the students are friendly as well. I love Dr. Micheal Conti *we believe we can achive*

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2009
The teachers are excellent .This school not only gives importance for academics but also decipline which is first step to success.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2008
The teachers are great, the building is squeaky clean, and the principal really cares. The only thing the school is missing is serious parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2008
My daughter has gone to the pre-k here for 2 years. The teachers are great, go the extra mile. My daughter loves going to school. The teacher try hard to encourage family involvement. I think she has learned alot from these 2 classes. She is ready to read and loves to write. Although there are a few problems here and there, the class environment is exceptional. The teachers really care about the children. The safety of the school thus far is also great. I can only hope the upper classes will be the same experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 18, 2008
My children have been attending #5 school since pre-k they are now 8th and 6th graders. This school has the best teachers who are truly concerned about the education of my children. I have nothing but good things to say to anyone that asks me. It is a safe clean enviornment for my kids. They are very happy there and have become well rounded kids with the help of this schools wonderful staff and thier dedication in teaching our kids

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2008
This school by far has been one of the bests that my child has attended. Many reviews atate the opposite, but I completely disagree. Apart from the exellent grade average that this school holds, it offers a SAFE, nurturing environment for the kids. The teachers work hard with the childrens to help them mantain not only a passing grade, but above. This exellent school offers discipline for all. I am very happy with this school because it has shown improvement on my child whether be on leadership skills and academic skills. Number 5 Elementery School prepares your child for the future! That is why I am beyond satisfied with this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2005
It is average school. Discipline is not so great.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2005
The ideal public school has yet to exist. My children have attended #5 for the last six years during which I witnessed many positive changes. While I share the concerns of safety, teacher training and discipline along with other 'dissatisfied' parents, I urge those of you (parents) to join with our school administrators in helping to find solutions. The quality of academic achievement and extracurricular activities are not just planned by the administrators, they need to be supported by parental involvement, of which I have seen very little. It is not until one's child has a specific problem that I see new parent faces on the premises. Join the School Leadership Council or come the Parent Council meetings. If one has concerns there are plenty of opportunities to do something about it. Overall, I am very satisfied and happy with the way the school is run. We need a new building!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2004
I feel like this school has more interest in what your child is wearing than educating them! My child has been going to this school for the last three years and is still having the same problems with math and the only thing her teacher can say is that she needs help. If this problem has been happening for so long you think the school or teachers would notice and try to help her but they haven't. I have been trying to get help for the first and second grade children but they prefer to leave the children back then to get the children the help they need! Teachers need to get training on how to spot children that need help and those who don't you can not always teach the whole class the same, some kids need more help then others. I am not satisfied with school at all!

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2004
My daughter has been in this school for only a year. She really enjoys the school environment. She would come home excited about her day and wanted to share all that she had learned that day. The school holds a strong learning community. The Principal's leadership is very present at the school and this is important. I could only see better and bigger things coming for the students of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 18, 2003
My children have attended this school for 4 years. As a parent I am completely unsatisfied with how the staff at this school cares for the well being of their students. While the school tests high on its curriculum, its students safety is to be questioned. I've hoped that it would have changed but it seems to have worsen. The teacher to student quota is actually about 25 students to a classroom not 12.8 as stated on the chart. Who are they trying to kid! Enroll at your own risk!

- submitted by a parent
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Number 5 Elementary School
182 Merseles St, Jersey City, NJ  07302
(201) 714-4300
Last modified Number 5 Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Number 5 Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top