James F Murray 38 School

339 Stegman Parkway, Jersey City, NJ 07305 | (201) 915-6620
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 940
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5 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Sandra Jones
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Jersey City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $23,102
  • Graduation Rate: 67.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 5.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.8
  • Enrolled Students: 27,464

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 940
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 54.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 488 (51.9%)
  • Females: 452 (48.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 143 (15.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 529 (56.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 672 (71.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
James F Murray 38 School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian121.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For James F Murray 38 School
  Number Percent
1st Grade9410.0%
2nd Grade9710.3%
3rd Grade10210.9%
4th Grade10911.6%
5th Grade11312.0%
6th Grade9610.2%
7th Grade929.8%
8th Grade10611.3%
Source: NJ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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1 review for James F Murray 38 School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 04, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended #38 school beginning in 1953 shortly after it opened in a location that had been a horticulture nursery. A major addition was added around 1958 which removed much of the open space for which the the school was known for at that time. All of the graduates went on to high school and many are physicians, lawyers, business people and teachers today. Obviously much has changed in 50+ years. The school was 100% white and largely jewish at that time. The first african american student arrived in 1960 shortly before my family moved away when my father was transferred to Holmdel NJ from New York.

    I visit the area when I am in from California just to "check out" the old homestead. The neighborhood still looks the same although Jersey City State (formerly the State Normal School) now dominates the neighborhood.

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