N.J. metro district to see 25% boost in enrollment by 2017

Friday, March 14, 2014

The development boom will lead enrollment in the Jersey City public school district to increase by 25 percent between now and 2017, with more than half of the expected increase coming in the Downtown area, according to a study released this week by the district.

All of the enrollment gains will be in grades K through 5, the study finds.

The 144-page study, produced by New York firm Urbanomics at a cost of $89,440, makes a host of recommendations to accommodate the additional thousands of students, including reassigning some students in the Liberty Harbor North area to Liberty High School instead of the nearer Ferris and transforming some pre-K through 8 schools into K through 5 schools in an effort to fill two underutilized middle schools.

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