School Details

Number 22 Elementary School

264 Van Horne Street, Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 915-6481
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 664 students 6 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

38%
51%
66%
64%
62%
76%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
44%
60%
70%
65%
75%
74%
81%
89%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
44%
62%
63%
73%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Number 22 Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jersey City. The principal of Number 22 Elementary School is Mr Ismael Aponte and can be contacted at iaponte@jcboe.org. 664 students attend Number 22 Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 88% of the 664 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Number 22 Elementary School is 6:1. N J Reg Day Jersey City is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 17%
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Hispanic 47% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 34%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    As a parent I felt that a few of the staff treated the students unfairly and they played favorites when it came to students. Also I felt that some of the staff was unprofessional in working with parents as well as their colleagues. I would not recommend this school to any parent.

  • (1 year ago)

    My twin daughters got admission at the middle year and they were bussed from Ps 16 to Ps 22. I was worried about the school but the school was good with good teachers in pre k3. My daughters love to go to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Ps 22 always had a bad review. When i first learned ( pre k) my daughter was routed to ps 22 from ps3 I cried .....the board of ed said no exceptions....as a working parent i hardly visited ps 22 i only did one day a week and as time pass by i realized the school is not bad is some parents and i learned is not the school you attented is what you get out of it. My daughter was in 22 from prek till 5 th grade. No regrets. An honor student. All her teachers were great. A lesson learned.

  • (2 years ago)

    My 4 year old son is being bussed to PS 22 from Ps 11 and my son loves being in PS 22. His teachers Mrs. Minervini and Mr. Lemise are the best teachers. They are so sof spoken and very approachable and they make the students very comfortable. My son enjoys every minute in this school and he adores Mrs. Minervini. This is the best thing that happened to him though I was a little worried about sending him by bus as this is his very first time. But now he has a truly wonderful experience and his teachers are THE BEST. Thank you teachers for taking such good care of the kids and for teaching them all the good values.Truly a wonderful experience for my son.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our daughter was bussed to PS22 from PS16 for her Pre-K3 year. Initially we were wary of the school due to the reviews online but we found a few parents from previous PreK3 students and they were happy with the school so proceeded. Our daughter had a great year she really liked her teachers & made some good friends. There were some interesting field trips too. All the staff we met were friendly and dedicated. We met most of the parents at a few events (and bus stop) but would have to say we didn't hear from the PTA at all. Most of the other children were very nice but there were some disruptive kids around. Originally we did hope to go to PS3 for the year with its new buildings but we probably prefer ps22 now. There is a nice large park next to the school where the class went to play every nice day. PS3 also has portable rooms out the back which you dont see at first glance. So PS22 isn't the world's best school but for Pre-K at least dont write it off we were very happy how our daughter enjoyed it..

  • (3 years ago)

    PS 22 is ran very poorly. There is no supervision for the staff as well as the children. A lot of the staff members should not be working with children. The children need adults to look up to admire & learn from. That example is not given at 22. There are a few exceptions like Ms. Kirby. Most of the others are just getting by as they please including administrators. I don't understand why more parents are not complaining about this poor excuse of a school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very dissapointing year. The academic program is very unchallenging The teacher seemed annoyed with the kids and seemed unmotivated. This was a wasted year for our child.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with another parent my child too was in Miss Trovados class. I am amazed how much my son learned in just a few short months. My only issue now is that he seems to be more advanced then others in his grade and the teacher isnt quite sure how to handle that. The arrival and dismissal plan has a few glitches which need to be worked out however i think that if us parents voice our opinion we will be heard.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school really needs an administrative overhaul. The children have gym only once a week their nutrition meal plan is sub par. There isn't a strong PTA nor is their a push for parent involvement by administration. I wouldn't send my enemies child to this school/

  • (5 years ago)

    Miss Trovado is the best Pre-K teacher in the world. My daughter had a wonderful time in her class. This year for Kindergarten I'm planning on transferring my child to another school with higher test scores & a safer arrival/ dismissal plan. I don't think it's smart to let 5 yr olds line up alone outside in a courtyard with 2 entrances wide open to the street nor do I think it's safe to walk a class out of the school to the sidewalk across the street & just leave them there. Anyone can walk off with anyone's kid as I have done for the past 2 days (parents of the students were aware). PS22 you have potential- Just work out the kinks.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is great with great teachers that is willing to help the kids achieve success!

  • (6 years ago)

    pre k was actually really great for my son. There are some good teachers as well as not so good.

  • (7 years ago)

    The majority of the public schools in Jersey City fall far below the State of NJ performance averages. The worst of these schools is Public School #22. The school is so horrible and the test scores are so low that the BOE allows parents with students in this district to place their children in schools that are out of district. The main problem is the Jersey City Public School curriculum. Although the school boasts that it a part of the 'No Child Left Behind Act' it does in fact do just that leave our children behind. In the more affluent district school in NJ Pre-K prepares the children for reading. The curriculum in JC does not allow for our children to be taught how to read instead the curriculum focuses on social skills. PS #22 is a disgrace.

  • (11 years ago)

    i love ps.22 my i go there iam in 8th grade and that school did a pretty job getting my head on right.

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