School Details

Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School

100 St Pauls Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 714-4310
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 828 students 8 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

58%
53%
66%
71%
67%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
41%
59%
86%
73%
78%
91%
81%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
61%
86%
73%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jersey City. The principal of Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School is Mr Nicholas Capodice, whose e-mail is ncapodice@jcboe.org. 828 students attend Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 828 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School is 8:1. St.Nicholas School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Hispanic 50% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 17%
Pacific Islander 3% 0.7%
Asian 27% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 77%
Limited English proficiency 4% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Had our child attend since Prek This is a great school used to be the best elementary public school in Jersey City! They have a honors class style program that starts at grade 3 and its plenty of work teachers are hard working and caring towards the children and their academic progress.We hope to see better things at PS 6.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kid attended Pre-K at this school This school is good for PRE- K. Teachers are good I notice my kid pick up good vocabulary and positive thinking developed attitude of respecting teachers and elders. Every day she admired her teachers. I noticed that the parent involvement is limited they should have shared the ongoing activities and children feed back more frequently. A Monthly email notification of ongoing and future activities is what I would expect to as a parent. Other wise this is good and safe for Pre-K kid.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am glad to be parent of PS 6 school student. The students are growing in all areas. Teachers are excellent in bringing the kids up.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm not sure if i can rate the school but I can tell you that the my initial greeting was one of frustration. I was turned away and advised to come back at another time to register my child. they were rude and provided no help for those parents who so needed a better explanation or were unaware of this schools particular registration policies which differ from those listed on the board of ed handout. I've not heard from the principle's both were to busy to take my call--but I know one thing. My daughter deserves an education and I deserve to be treated with respect and if that means taking time to explain yourself a million times then thats what you do. No wonder our public schools are in so much trouble they treat their communities with a lack of respect.

  • (7 years ago)

    the school has many actvities but yet it is not as strong in education ever scienec mr messano left

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree with the person who posted the comment dated March 2007. The school has gone down in quality ever since Mr. Messano left. The new principal speaks to parents in a condescending tone like we were children. He does not have my respect. The 6th grade teachers that my son has are leaving the students confused and not giving them any sort of guidance. I need to sit with my son to try and figure out what the assignments are. I am very disappointed this year.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has gone down tremendously. The principal was changed some teachers have been changed the new middle school was not opened as promised and consequently it's not the same school it was in 2005. The teachers appear to be stressed and overloaded working int he conditions they are forced to work under. The conferences are now very limited in time and subject matter. My child definitely has not progressed. For classified students the child study team is non-existent and the administration lies about services it claims to be providing when in fact they are constantly being caught not providing that which the I.E.P.'s mandate. It is now a real struggle to get them to do what they are supposed to do. It is disconcerting as a parent to be lied to by those to whom you entrust your child.

  • (8 years ago)

    J.W.Wakeman is great school! My child has been going to this school since the kindergarten.Now she is graduating next year.I am very happy I entered her in this school in the first place.There are so many activities.There are casper programs for little kids and for the older ones they provide 21 century programs wre they have basketball arts and crafts computer classes homework help and also areobic classes.Choirs band and etc.If your child needs more help they get the help they need! There is no need to worry about how your child is doing. There are inclusion teachers.There are parent teacher only meeting were parent can get the opprotunity to get to know there childs teachers more. Not only that wakeman school is very involved in there students education but it is very safe! There are security cameras everywhere it needs to be! There are enough security guards to watch the student. This a great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    The good news is that many of the teachers are themselves parents and bring some sensitivity to the need to deal with children a certain way. Also there are some teachers who care about the level of curricular challenge they offer the students. Unfortunately without an aggressive effort to seek them out (through referrals and such) you may find your child in a fruitless classroom. Students in grades 6-8 are in most trouble (like in many schools) and due to overcrowding and few options the outlook isn't great for their high school preparedness.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a graduate of number six and I truly loved it there. the teachers are great and its just great. my education received has helped me tremendously in high school and continues to. my teachers have helped me overcome my weakness and strengthened my strengths.

  • (10 years ago)

    J.W.Wakeman is one of the best kept secrets in Jersey City. The Principal and the teachers are outstanding. In all the years that my sons have been there I have not encountered a problem that was too great to solve. The teachers and even the school nurse are so very caring and understanding. My son who is graduating this June 2004 has come a long way since Pre-k days and is taking his greatest memories from this school. Keep up the good work and thank you. (Special thanks to Math teacher Mrs.Breyer and Language Arts teacher Mrs.Ulivella. Many thanks to all of the teachers Principal and Vice Principal with out you our school would not be a success.

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