Dickinson High School
Dickinson High School, Jersey City Times file photo

When it comes to spending equity, Jersey City ranks 241 out of 540 New Jersey school districts according to financial website WalletHub.   WalletHub compared a school district’s expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil and income by school district and arrived at a ranking for each district in the state. The degree to which a district spent less on public education than the state average or had a higher income than the state average detracted from the district’s equity rating.

With a per pupil expenditure of $20,867 and an average household income of $65,923, Jersey City Public Schools placed slightly above average according to WalletHub.  By way of comparison, Mountain Lakes Borough School District spends $28,464 per student and has a household income of $216,250 putting it at 539 in the equity ranking.   The full report can be seen here.

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