Jersey City

Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county’s largest city. The Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated that the city’s population was 262,075 in 2019, ranking as the 80th-most-populous incorporated place in the nation.

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Jersey City, New Jersey is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. It sits between the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay on the east and the Hackensack River and Newark Bay on the west. This Hudson County city is a transportation, distribution, and logistical hub for the region. It is also one of the great manufacturing centers in the area. The city shares extensive mass transit links with Manhattan, via the Holland Tunnel, NY/NJ Path Trains, and the Waterway Ferry. In recent years, it has also become a powerful center of banking and finance in its own right. It has, in fact, earned the nicknames Wall Street West and the 6th Borough.

Many professionals who work in New York City prefer to make their home in Jersey City. And the economic boom in the city has made it a great place to both live and work. Jersey City families can enjoy the outdoors along it's waterfront boardwalk and Liberty State Park taking in breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty a United States National Treasure. The city's wide array of diverse neighborhoods leaves a place for all lifestyles and budgets.

Although New York City is known as one of the great cultural hubs of the country, the culture and arts scene in Jersey City is notable. The Jersey City Free Public Library has five regional branches. These branches hold more than books. They are also home to permanent collections, and they do duty as exhibition spaces. One of the branches is home to the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum. Jersey City Museum and the Museum of Russian Art, which contains pieces of Soviet Nonconformist Art, can also be found in the city.

The city also hosts various performance art programs. The Shakespeare festival of Hudson County stages plays from The Bard during each month of summer. These take place in various parks in the city, and they are free to the public.

If you are unwilling to pay the enormous sums of money to purchase or rent a place in New York City, you should seriously consider Jersey City. The commute to Manhattan is short and you can enjoy the thriving social and cultural life of the city.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Number 5 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Frank R. Conwell No. 3 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Rafael De J. Cordero No. 37 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Number 33 Elementary School Preschool - 4th Grade Public
3 Learning Community Charter School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Number 14 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Joseph H. Brensinger No. 17 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Number 22 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Julia A. Barnes No. 12 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Number 24 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 President Barack Obama Elementary School Number 34 Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Dr. May Angelou Elementary School Number 20 Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Whitney M Young Preschool - 8th Grade Public
N/A Center For The Arts Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Number 29 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Alexander D. Sullivan No. 30 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 James F. Murray No. 38 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
4 Jotham W. Wakeman No. 6 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Jersey City Golden Door Charter School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Dr. Charles P. Defuccio No. 39 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Number 23 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Number 8 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Number 28 Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Beloved Charter School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Cornelia F. Bradford No. 16 Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 Dr Lena Edwards Academic Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A N J Reg Day Jersey City Kindergarten - 11th Grade Public
2 Empowerment Academy Charter School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Soaring Heights Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
1 Jersey City Comm Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
3 The Ethical Community Charter School Kindergarten - 4th Grade Public
3 Alfred E. Zampella No. 27 Elementary School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
5 Jersey City Global Charter School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Explore 2000 Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Number 4 Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Ezra L. Nolan No. 40 Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 The Academy I Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Infinity Institute 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Franklin L Williams Ms No7 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
1 M E T S Charter School 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 County Prep High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Academy Of International Enterprise At James J Ferris 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Renaissance Institute 11th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Dr. Ronald Mc Nair Academy High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Lincoln High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 University Academy Charter School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Henry Snyder High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
2 Innovation High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 William L. Dickinson High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Liberty High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Our Lady Of Czestochowa Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Kenmare Alternative High School Catholic/Religious
N/A St Peters Preparatory School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Dominic Academy 7th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Sacred Heart School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Aloysius Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Hudson Catholic Regional High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Joseph Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St.nicholas School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A P.r.r. Corporation/Smile Preschool & Child Care Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Montessori School Of Jersey City Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Nuturing Place Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Hudson Montessori Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Genesis Academy Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A First Christian Pentecostal Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Alghazaly School Inc Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School Private/Charter
N/A Badr School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Primary Prep Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St Elizabeths School Kindergarten - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A St Josephs School Blind Private/Charter
N/A Stevens Cooperative School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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