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Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 825 students

 

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15 reviews of this school


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Posted August 22, 2013

This is great school, both of my kids attend there, the teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Wonderful school, my kids love it, awesome teachers & principal, great after school program Casper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

i love this school im in it and they have won alot of contests they very safe for your children they even have safety patrols they also have the student council they also dont allow any junk food only healthy snacks so your child will be iin good shape this school goes up to grade 5


Posted January 14, 2010

Both my children attend this school & I have to say it is one of the best in JC. They offer a lot of special programs such as HOPE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

As a parent that has lives across from the school for the past decade I have never witnessed any fighting. The only problem that concerns me is the 'pestilence problem' my older daughter has witness large water bugs in the cafeteria and mice. As far as the nutrition for the state of NJ has passed a law prohibitting soft drinks and 'junk food'. If the school is caught selling or purchasing 'junk food' within the premises it could be fined. You should worrry about your child's education and safety. Not about soft drinks and chips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

I graduated from this school 2 years ago. Personlly I loved the school the teacher's taught well. The field trips were awesome. For example we went to Liberty Science Center a couple of times, Ellis Island, and Hershey Park for graduation. I enjoyed my years in this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2006

This school has a great music group and my daughters miss this when we moved to the surburbs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

This is a wonderful school. My children are happy and secure. The teachers are great and the principal is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

I think that my son, Richard McAdams, who graduated from number 25 in 2004, had the best time he has ever had. He would come home every night with a story to tell about Mr. Franks, Mrs. Gurczeski and Mrs. Koukounaras. I thank all the people who helped my son learn all he did and helped ensure his future. Especial thanks to Mr. Franks. Richard McAdams
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2004

This year has been a horrible year for alot of the graduating class. They're always being threaten if they come in late they are told your not going to graduate on stage if they are laughing or talking or just any thing wrong. The children are scared because, alot of the children are not graduating on stage. They think its going to happen. There's always fights in the school and outside of the school and I've been there and seen the teachers just walk away or say take it across the street. The principal doesn't listen to reason she has to be right all the time. I'm not writing this because my daughter is a problem child my daughter is an honor student. I'm just speaking for the children who don't and can't speak out because they just won't be heard not with that staff. The board of education needs to step in and fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

This school is poorly administered. The security is inadequate (in especially during the student arrival times and departure times). School policies and dress codes are not consistently enforced. Facilities and equipment are antiquated. There is a need for this school and Jersey City Board of Education to 'keep with the times' by providing services which meet the needs of the community which they serve. The administration of this school needs to become pro-active with developing programs and anticipating challenges and, less defensive when constructive criticism (or comment) is offered by those parent which want to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

I must say that this school is great, I highly recommend it. The teachers really care about there students and my son's had one on one tutoring when he was behind in math. Now he is doing great and ready for the hot summer to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I disagree with other parents. My child is currently in eight grade and the teachers are extremely protective. I also believe that not having soda during lunch is a healthy way to eat. This school is also known to have the highest science GEPA scores in Jersey City. In three years running they had the best science GEPA scores and were number one in those years. And for that I'm proud of the school she's in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

I am extremely dissappointed with the fact that the students are not allowed to bring cans of soda to school or bags of chips. I do not understand how this is the school's choice, if a parent chooses to allow their child to drink soda, the school has no right what so ever to prohibit it. The school's responsibility is to teach the students and keep them safe, not enforce rules that parent's themselves must enforce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I have received little to no support for a student with ADHD from the 'Child Study Team' despite repeated requests from myself and each of his teachers throughout the last five years. Since he was 'getting by'(meaning not failing) and wasn't a significant behavioral problem, they didn't consider his needs important or 'needy enough' to warrant any assistance. I am going above and beyond them to a private psychologist and am going to force them to create an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for my son. If your son or daughter has any issues, do not accept what the administrators tell you. Look beyond and find the help your child needs. You truly are the only one who will.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Black75%
Asian73%
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special education47%
General education72%
English language learners56%
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black75%
Asian90%
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
General education85%
English language learners81%
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female63%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian61%
Hispanic42%
White35%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education25%
General education62%
English language learners30%
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former37%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic83%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education69%
General education94%
English language learners61%
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former70%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic85%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education69%
General education95%
English language learners74%
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former80%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female56%
Male43%
Black46%
Asian69%
Hispanic45%
White32%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education18%
General education61%
English language learners25%
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former25%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black77%
Asian90%
Hispanic77%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education41%
General education88%
English language learners83%
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former83%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 22%
Asian 31% 9%
White 14% 52%
Black 8% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3385 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Phone: (201) 714-4340

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