Learning Community Charter School

Learning Community Charter School
About LCCS


Founded by parents, LCCS opened it's doors for the first time for the 1997-1998 school year, beginning as a small, neighborhood school in downtown Jersey City.
We had 98 students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. 

We now have 630 students in grades PreK - 8th and we are centered in the heart of the city. We are proud that we continue to provide an innovative, top-notch education that Jersey City children need and deserve. 

LCCS is ...   

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About 60% of our 585 students are from minority groups, and some 40 languages are spoken at home. At least 35% of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

In Demand

Students are admitted via a lottery. This year about 1300 children are trying to get with just about 100 open seats for all grades, Pre-K – 8.

In Need

Because of funding inequities, LCCS students receive only $10,530 per year, per pupil in state funding, and our funding has been flat for three years. Traditional schools get more than $17,700 per pupil, per year. 


Our students' test scores meet or exceed their peers statewide in every grade, in every subject. Our 8th Grade graduates go on to the region's best high schools in record numbers. 

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