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How New Jersey School Districts Spend Their Monies

The 2019 Taxpayers Guide to Education Spending has just been released. Every district is profiled using multiple indicators. Want to know how much money your district spent? How much revenue came from the state? The teacher-pupil ratio? The cost per student? All of these questions and so many more are here.

Here are some numbers for Jersey City: total expenditures were $725, 612, 663; revenue from the state was 79.8%; the teacher pupil ratio was 11.4; and the total cost per student was $26, 028.

You can search by indicator, district, or group, and you can easily call up state averages medians as well. Access to prior reports are also available.

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Jersey City School District’s Rankings in Niche’s 2020 Best School Districts in America Survey

Niche utilized various indices to rank the more than 11,000 school districts in the country. You can search among many criteria: private school, charter school, by state, by city, etc. Here is how Jersey City fared.

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Where Does Jersey City Rank in “Stressed Cities” List?

WalletHub ranked 180 major cities according to a set of metrics derived from public and private sources; the list runs from #1 (most stressed city) to #180 (least stressed city). Newark holds the #4 slot while New York City appears at #55. Jersey City is at #105, making it among the least stressed cities in this area; only Yonkers has a better rating at #116. This entry also lists the top five cities in various categories.

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Jersey City’s Population Estimates Show Great Growth

Based on the data contained in the Census Bureau’s 2018 population estimates found in its American Factfinder, Jersey City’s population has increased by over 17,000 since the 2010 census; it has increased by 2,000 since 2017. Newark, on the other hand, has seen its population rise by 5,000 since the 2010 census; its rise from 2017 tallies at a little more than 1,000. Every city, state, county, congressional district, etc can be tracked among the many metrics offered by the above site.

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Another Groundbreaking for University Place

University Place, NJCU’s transformative project on the city’s West Side, continues to grow as Rivet 2 was formally started yesterday.

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Watch Mayor Fulop’s 2019 “State of the City” Address

You can watch this hour+ talk here.

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NJ Proposed State Aid for School Districts 2019-2020

In Governor Murphy’s proposed budget for 2019/2020, many school districts will see an increase in aid; however, there will be some losers as well – Jersey City will lose over $27M. Here is a chart with all the figures for each district in the state.

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