School Details

Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School

3385 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 714-4340
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 825 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

66%
53%
66%
81%
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

51%
41%
59%
84%
73%
78%
87%
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

51%
44%
61%
81%
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

Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jersey City. The principal of Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School is Ms Diane Pistilli, whose e-mail is dpistilli@jcboe.org. 825 children attend Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 825 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School is 9:1. St.Nicholas School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 35%
Hispanic 45% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 14%
Asian 31% %
White, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 76%
Limited English proficiency 6% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school my kids love it awesome teachers & principal great after school program Casper.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is great school both of my kids attend there the teachers are the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

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

  • (9 years ago)

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

  • (10 years ago)

    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

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

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