East Orange School District

Welcome to the online home of East Orange School District. We share our borders with Newark to the east and south, South Orange to the southwest, Orange to the west, and Glen Ridge and Bloomfield to the north. East Orange School District educates more than 10,000 students on our 22 campuses, serving students from preschool to 12th grade. Our diverse schools and educational programs work in concert with our teachers and staff to provide the best education possible for each of the children in our charge.

Please take the time to browse our website to learn about all that East Orange School District has to offer. You may access our latest district news, anti-bullying information, and calendar for upcoming events or by clicking the appropriate links listed here and throughout our site. If you experience any difficulties in finding the information you need, please contact us. Our doors are open to you.

School Admission and Audition Applications

Please visit our News page for application and audition information for the following schools.

  • Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts
  • STEM Academy
  • Whitney Houston Academy of Creative & Performing Arts

EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal News

Focus Parent Portal

Happy New Year EOSD Parents & Guardians,

The East Orange School District is bringing in the new year with a bang! Have you heard? We now have a FOCUS app that you can download for free from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. The app will not allow you to e-mail your child's teacher or download mid-quarter notices and report cards. Select either of the icons below to download instructions.

FOCUS app iTunes Store download instructions
FOCUS app Google Play Store download instructions

Quarter 2 report cards will be posted to and downloadable from the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal website on Friday, February 9, 2018. Report cards will be e-mailed on Friday, February 9, 2018, as well. Report cards will be available for download for students in grades kindergarten through twelve only.

For your convenience, you may download the instructions on accessing mid-quarter notices and report cards on the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal. 

If you have not registered for a parent portal account, we invite you to view the EOSD Parent Portal commercial or click on the FOCUS Owl to help you get started.

Finally, it brings us great pleasure to announce that this school year we will begin e-mailing report cards and mid-quarter notices to one of the parents/guardians listed as the primary contact on their child’s contact information collected by the district. If you are the primary contact for your child and would like to receive report cards, mid-quarter notices, or other district communications via e-mail, please download, fill out, and return the primary contact e-mail address letter to your child’s school.

If you are in need of additional support, please inquire within your child’s school or e-mail Tracy Smith.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Greetings East Orange School District Family,

Happy New Year and welcome back! Although this winter has been brutally cold thus far, I hope that you all had a happy, peaceful, safe, and enjoyable holiday season. Our winter break was well-deserved, and I'm sure you spent quality time with family, friends, and/or other loved ones.

I would like to personally thank and commend all EOSD staff who went beyond the call of duty during the first four months of this school year, inspiring and motivating our students to be the best and to do their best. We must continue to have high expectations, raise the bar, provide rigor, align our instruction to state/national standards and PARCC, use best practices, show students that we care about them, and incorporate innovative strategies and techniques to better engage/prepare our students for the 21st century.

Now that we are all back, rested, rejuvenated, and energized, it is imperative that we commit ourselves to working even smarter, harder, and wiser than ever before to ensure that we provide our students of East Orange with the best, top notch, quality education imaginable. Great schools not only have great principals, but also great teachers, great support staff, and involved parents all working together.

While we must take time out during this first full week of 2018 to reflect, celebrate our accomplishments, and give proper recognition to those who have done their job well, we must also continue to brainstorm new ways to improve our practices and obtain greater results. We can never settle for the status quo. We must commit ourselves to making this our best school year ever for ourselves and for the students of the East Orange School District.

I am excited about 2018 and what the future holds for East Orange Public Schools as we continue to improve, expand opportunities for students, and enhance teaching and learning in every classroom and in every one of our schools. It is my expectation that together we will continually strive to exemplify excellence in all that we do. No time for negative distractions!

Thank you for embracing a positive growth mindset for the sake of our children. Let’s roll up our sleeves and continue on our journey of continued success. We can do it and so can our students. Let’s go! 

Once again, happy New Year! The best is yet to come!

Please take a moment to read the entire New Year letter.


Kevin West

Dr. Kevin West
Superintendent of Schools