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Jersey City Public School District

  • $1,260,939raised
  • 1,871projects fully funded
  • 5,894donors
  • 47schools served
  • 29%of funding from out-of-state
The Jersey City Public School District (JCPS) is a comprehensive educational system that provides a full range of educational services to a very diverse student population from preschool through the 12th grade. The District’s mission is to educate for greatness by developing a vision of doing what is best for all student and making them academically competitive in a global society through enrichment, acceleration, resources and support. The JCPS serves the children of Jersey City, in Hudson County. The City is the second-most populous city in the State with a population of 265,549 according to the 2018 Census Bureau Population Estimates Program, an increase of 9.4% from the 2010 Census, ranking the City as the 78th most populous in the nation. Jersey City is connected to lower Manhattan by the Holland Tunnel, PATH, and major highways Port Newark and Newark International Airport. Redevelopment of Jersey City is a center for banking, finance, and artists. At the same time, not all areas of the city have the same level of revitalization.

The district enrolls 27,000 students who identify themselves as, 27% African American, 38% Latino American, 18% Asian American, 14% Caucasians, and 3% as others. 14% of our student body is coded as students with a disability, 13% are English Language Learners, Seventy-eight (78)% of our students are eligible for Free or Reduced meals. We build on our students’ strengths and diversity by providing a rigorous, academic research based curriculum in a nurturing environment meeting the social-emotional needs of all students