Jersey City Public Schools posted information about the PSAT 8/9 exam scheduled for October 15, 2022 at MS #7 at 222 Laidlaw Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. There is also an FAQ for parents and students.
A few highlights:
- You must register by October 3 at 3pm; details on registration can be received from your private school counselor
- October 15, 2022 is the only test date for students applying for the Fall 2023 school year
- Registration fee is $22, check or money order, by October 7 at 5pm (more details on the FAQ link above)
- The exam is required for students applying to McNair Academic High School and Infinity Institute
Curious about preparing for the PSAT? Check out our test prep page for more information about the PSAT 8/9.
The first day of school for Jersey City public school students is Thursday, September 8, 2022. Looking for all the school holidays? Want a simple pdf of all the key dates? Need to print the monthly calendars? Find everything you need for the 2022-2023 Jersey City Public School Calendar here.
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Jersey City Public Schools announced that April 2, 2022 and April 9, 2022 will be the two OLSAT test dates for students applying to Infinity Institute or to the AEP program. Testing will be at the same location as in previous years: Franklin L. Williams MS#7, 222 Laidlaw Avenue.
Public school students have received or will receive information about the program via their school guidance counselor. Families of students who have not received information about the application process and test dates are advised to have their student’s guidance counselor contact Ellen Ruane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201-915-6209).
Similar testing information about the 2022-2023 AEP program and Infinity Institute was also announced earlier this week.
McNair Academic and Infinity Institute admissions applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Applications are online and a PSAT score is still a required part of the application.
Cornelia F. Bradford appeared near the top of another list of the best schools in New Jersey, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The school serves 812 students, and 92% of students scored at or above proficiency in both reading and math. However, only 11% of the student population is economically disadvantaged, as the school is located in the expensive Paulus Hook neighborhood of downtown Jersey City. Over 50% of the student population is Asian, 26% are White, 10% are Hispanic, and 6% are Black. As the school has ranked highly on various top schools lists, it has attracted quite a few students, creating an overcrowding problem that was partially addressed by the addition of a new school building this year.
The next best ranked elementary school in the district was PS 5, Dr. Michael Conti School, which placed 84th in the state among 1370 elementary schools, putting it in the 93rd percentile. (Although the school serves K-8, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the school as both an elementary school and a middle school independently.) In contrast to PS 16, PS 5’s student population is economically and racially more diverse, with 50% of students considered to be economically disadvantaged. Of the students, 40% are Hispanic, 23% are Asian, 16% are White, and 14% are Black.
Both schools performed “Well Above Expectations” even after adjusting for their racial and economic diversity. In other words, students in these schools performed better than what the publication would have expected based on the racial and economic makeup of their students.
Find out where your school ranked here.
As September comes to a close, here’s your reminder for October’s school holidays for Jersey City Public Schools:
- Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Professional Development (No Classes for Students)
- Monday, October 11, 2021 – Columbus Day (District Closed)
Check out our Jersey City Public School Calendar page for more information on the 2021-2022 holiday calendar.
Jersey City Public School District announced today that there will be an information session on Friday September 24, 2021 regarding the PSAT 8/9 test, now scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021 at MS #7 (click for more information). Students interested in applying to McNair Academic High School or Infinity Institute should attend.