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Jersey City, New Jersey
Hudson County
Jersey City Public Schools
Dr. Paul Rafalides School is a public school located in Jersey City, New Jersey with 428 students in grades Pre-K-4.
Highlights
Every year our school highlights various cultures through students performing cultural songs and dances at our annual Music and Arts Festival.
Student achievement for most books read on MyOn and most participation on Sumdog.
Students published in the District's Liberty Lines for achievement and recognition at the Jersey City History Fair and participation in the "Day of the Girl" initiative.
Awards

City Wide Attendance 2 years in a row; Healthier US Bronze School; Closing the Achievement Gap; High academic performance on PARCC; Reading most books on MyOn.

Location
362 Union Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Contact
Principal: Mr. Todd Bolsius
201-915-6540
tbolsius@jcboe.org
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Grades
Pre-K-4
White 20%
Black 29%
Asian 20%
Hispanic 29%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
428
students
Female 54.0%
Male 46.0%
Economically disadvantaged students 57%
Students with disabilities 7%
English learners 27%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
71
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 11%
45
Kindergarten 19%
81
1st Grade 19%
80
2nd Grade 17%
73
3rd Grade 18%
76
4th Grade 17%
73
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English & language arts proficiency
68%
of students

Math proficiency
47%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
68%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 32%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 14%
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English 50.0%
Spanish 16.4%
Arabic 13.8%
Other 8.9%
Tagalog 8.6%
Urdu 2.3%
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Learn more about Dr. Paul Rafalides School.

Mission

To ignite a passion for learning and strive to meet and exceed all expectations and goals in preparation for college and career readiness. We will continue to nurture and strengthen a strong home school partnership.

Academics

HOPE Classes

Programs

PLCs; Grade Level Meetings; Morning PD; In House consultants PD

Post high school

ESL Classes; Inclusion Classes; 1:1 Aides

Supports

Breakfast Program; Physical Education; Recess; Fitness Fridays; Warrior Wednesdays (Yoga for students)

Health

Parent Council; Family Fun Night; PD for Parents

Parents

Installation of Air Conditioners in 4 classrooms in the main building. Our goal is to equip every classroom with an air conditioning unit.

Facilities

Student Safety Patrol; Anti-Bullying Program; HIB

School safety

SMART Boards in Grades PreK- 4; 1:1 Computers in grades K-4; iPADS in all classes; OSMO in all classes; Computer Classes offered to grades K-4

Technology

3 Full day Pre-K Classes; Some students are still bussed

Early childhood

Students are to wear appropriate school uniform every day. Students must arrive to school no later than 8:30 a.m. Students must complete homework every night and read books on MyOn every day.

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