About Us


Educating Greatness


Developing a vision of doing what is best for all students and making them academically competitive in a global society


The Jersey City Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district located in Jersey City, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Rooted in rich history, the Jersey City Board of Education continues to offer new opportunities to meet the rapidly growing diverse population in the city. Our vision is to build a new educational community that provides a world-class education for every child in Jersey City. This means delivering an academically enriched and culturally responsive educational program that prepares every student for success while building knowledge, strengthening character, and fostering leadership.

McNair Academic High School was the second-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked second in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. William L. Dickinson High School is the oldest high school in the city and James J. Ferris High School is represented by some of the top students of Jersey City who are members of the National Academy Foundation Magnet Programs. Academy I Middle School is one of the top middle schools in the country. Has been recognized with several achievements, including first place in the Lexus Environmental Challenge in 2008.

Did you know, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public School PS#11 is the nation's oldest-continuous school site, the first free school, and the first public school building in New Jersey and Jersey City? 



The real promise is to give every student E.A.R.S(Enrichment, Acceleration, Resources, Support)



Dr. Norma Fernandez
Superintendent's Cabinet Members
Dr. Dennis Frohnapfel Acting School Business Administrator 
Dr. Gerard Crisonino Assistant Superintendent/Special Education Department
Ms. Ellen M. Ruane Assistant Superintendent/Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Magda Savino Assistant Superintendent/Division A 
Ms. Anne Beirne Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Mr. Robert J. Pruchnik General Counsel/Superintendent's Office
Dr. Ruth Cummings-Hypolite Director/Early Childhood
Dr. Joseph Galano Director/Division B 
Mr. Jaime Morales Director/ Secondary Division
Mr. Edwin Rivera Director/Human Resources
Mr. Debasis Gupta Director/Technology
Board Members
Natalia Ioffe President
Noemi Velazquez Vice President 
Younass Mohamed Barkouch  
Paula Jones-Watson  
Afaf Muhammad  
Lorenzo Richardson  
Lekendrick Shaw  
Christopher Tisdale  
Gina Verdibello