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Number 28 Elementary School Overview

167 Hancock Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307 , Tel: +1 (201) 714-4360 Jersey City Public School District

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Number 28 Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

August 21, 2015 Submitted by a parent
This principle is the wicked with of the USA and the vice principal is her side kick in every way!
February 11, 2013 Submitted by a parent
We heard over and over again that this was the best school in Jersey City and we were lucky to send our daughter here. Maybe it is a great school for average students, but if your child needs additional help because of a learning disability or because they happen to be gifted this school is not the place to foster his or her mind. The teachers have HUGE classes to manage. Our child is one of 28 first graders with one teacher in the classroom! The staff as a whole is very defensive and would rather defend their way of doing things than work as a team with a child's parents. If your child needs special accommodation, the school will do only the bare minimum of what is required of them and no more. Children are cooped up with only 2 recesses for the entire week and the schools test scores continue to slip. As an involved parent the word that most often comes to mind with the staff is incompetent. Look at the GreatSchool's rating - it speaks volumes! This school may have been the best in JC at one time but it is a shadow of that today.
September 20, 2012 Submitted by a parent
I posted a review a few years ago and feel the need to update it. School was great for my child up until third grade, last year. She is special needs, and everything changed for her that year. She is not getting the services she needs to be successful, and as a result she is failling school, acting out and depressed. The curriculum is as unimaginative and dull as it gets, and any children who are gifted or 2E will not be challenged or engaged sufficiently (especially if, due to their special needs, they are not being invited to join extracurriculars). Often my child has done extra credit projects or put her heart into her work and it goes unnoticed. Other parents I know of special ed kids at this school also report the same very negative focus or unresponsiveness to their different learning styles as they enter the higher grades. The staff is patronizing, teachers have not always been personal and friendly, and a lot of the teachers do not even know how to spell... they leave lots of errors on my child's homework, including once misspelling the name of a major continent and ocean in a geography lesson! I am tired of fighting the system here and ready to just move OUT.
April 18, 2012 Submitted by a parent
PS #28 is a great school. Dr Elder the current prinicpal is very effective and gets things done for the children and the school. Staff seem to really care about the kids. They follow school policies very strictly, therefore you don't see children out of control, or causing disruptions, and any inappropriate behaviour by students is handled appropriately and they involve the parents right away. The PTA could be a little stronger in getting parents involved, but they do reach out. Overall, I would say it's one of the top schools in JC.
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Average Rent in Jersey City, NJ

  • Jersey City, NJ Average Rental Price, February 2020 $2,986 /mo

Jersey City, NJ Apartment Rent Ranges

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Jersey City, NJ Education Statistics

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  • Associate Degree4%
  • Bachelor Degree27%
  • Graduate Degree17%

Apartments and homes for rent near Number 28 Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Number 28 Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Number 28 Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 1,996 apartments for rent available in this part of Jersey City. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Number 28 Elementary School is currently at Birchwood at Fairmount Hotel 62+ Community, renting for $1,034 per month, but if $13,000 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at AKA Times Square. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Number 28 Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Number 28 Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Number 28 Elementary School is a well-known public PK-8 school in Jersey City. It is located at 167 Hancock Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307 and it is the second home of 1043 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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