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Recent News

Students From Mrs. Tolentino’s 4th Grade Class Celebrated Pi Day!

They had a blast learning about the origin of Pi, creating their Pi buttons which they taped to their shirts. They measured the circumference, diameter, and radius of their buttons. In addition, students created their own Pi skyline by plotting the digits of Pi and creating a beautiful skyline! It was either a black skyline or a pattern of beautiful colors!
J.W. Wakeman is proud to announce that Jayesh Sivaraman from Ms. Megaro's grade 5 class placed second in the in the Jersey City Public Schools Annual District Elementary Spelling Bee on March 25th 2023 held at M.S. 7.
He competed at the school level, having won a 10 round battle with a fellow grade five student, ending up our school spelling bee winner. He worked diligently over the several weeks, along with his parents, helping him to study hundreds of words in preparation for the Hudson County and the District Bee!
We are very proud of Jayesh and we look forward to hearing more about his interest in competing next year and thereafter, as he has developed a passion for spelling and competing on national level. We congratulate Jayesh, his family, and his teachers and we wish him luck next year!


Raspberry Pi Showcase

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Mission Statement

Jotham W. Wakeman School Mission Statement
It is our Mission and Mandate to adhere to our Core Beliefs:  Our main purpose is to improve student achievement.  Effective instruction is our key to improving student achievement.  Effective instruction is delivered all day, every day.  Always have high expectations for ourselves and our students.

About Us

  • 70% of students meet or exceed expectations of NJSLA
  • Chess lessons during the school day from a chess master
  • Outperformed the state in ELA and Math on NJSLA on all grade levels
  • Tara Ruiz
    Teacher of the Year 2022
  • Patricia Ortega
    Educational Services Professional of the Year 2022