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PK-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Jersey City, NJ
Students enrolled: 915

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339 Stegman Parkway
Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 915-6620
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January 10, 2014
The school attempts to mask its many flaws wit false statements such as an apparent bully free zone. Students often get into fights,are incredibly vulgar, fights often happen. Quite recently a mother aided her son in beating another student. Many children plea for help but at most the of staff will give a pep talk and them off. As a parent and a teacher I higly recomend you keep your chidren away from this school.

- submitted by a teacher

October 26, 2013
School provides a diverse environment to learn, and have a great amount of discipline. Lunch is much better compared to other schools. Teachers encourage students to learn. Love the extracurricular activities and their involvements with them.

- submitted by a community member

January 30, 2012
I have one child in this school, 4th grade. The teacher that my child has seems to have little patients. some teachers need to understand that these are children they are working with. they do not create a caring learning environment. My child attends tutoring at the school and it seems that I, still need to pay to get my child extra help.. What are they doing during after-school tutoring?.. I'm spending extra money to get my child the extra help that is needed. Hopefully my child will be moving to a charter school. I, hope it is better there!

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2011
I have a 3 children attending this school. The Pre-K teachers has been on short-term leave for so long without even informing parents. Substitute come and go - it does not create a love for learning for my kids. Luckily my eldest is above average, thanks for KUMON and a lot of preparation at home. It seems like it lacks challenge work to students who are getting bored... school is more after exceeding the standard test score and being out of the "Need for more improvement ..." title. Private school options around the area is limited. Because public school is free, I spent money on better after school program and extra-activities that supplements their learning. My Pre-K child will be moving to a charter school, hopefully it's better there!

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2007
I have a child that use to be in 38 and one who is currently in 38. My one in high school got skipped on her first day of high school. My 6th grader is smarter then her. All I can say is this school is the best coming from this school myself.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2006
The course curriculum of the school was very diverse. I know the district demands it follows a path leading up to standardized testing, but a lot of the 'common knowledge' topics that make up our culture today are lost on these children, and as a parent, you have to make sure you are covering those topics at home. The music program that provided instruments was a great benefit. I was disappointed at the lack of after-school program availability for grades 5-8. For children with parents that work, it's a struggle, being children can't be at home alone until they reach age 12/13. The only option is the Boys/Girls club,which serves all districts. Also, notices of shool events rarely came home.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
I've have had 2 children in this school. One is currently in 7th grade the other is graduating HS. We have found PS#38 to be a very good school with a dedicated staff and exceptional teachers. My only worries is with the state and federal government emphasizing standerized testing that some of the basic subjects and extracurricular activities are being lost or underfunded.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2003
Having four kids in Grades 4,6, 8 and pre-k, we can say that PS 38 has given the opportunity for all our children to explore and enhance their talent. This would only be possible with the motivation and assistance of their teachers. We have found it fulfilling that we can discuss with their teachers the progress they have been making, thus, both teachers and parents can collaborate towards the child's development.

- submitted by a parent
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James F. Murray No. 38 Elementary School
339 Stegman Parkway, Jersey City, NJ  07305
(201) 915-6620
Last modified James F. Murray No. 38 Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James F. Murray No. 38 Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top