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District News

With so many schools, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on important news. Here we’ll archive our most recent and past newsletters to help keep you up-to-date and just in case you missed something along the way.


East Orange School District News

With 22 schools and a number of day care centers, East Orange School District has a lot going on! Visit this news page often for the latest on school awards, upcoming events, and important information. We will update this page regularly so you are always informed!


For important forms and information about submitting a bid for our district, please visit our Purchasing Department page.

East Orange is on Facebook!

Anti-Bullying Information

Please visit our Anti-Bullying page for information about this very important topic.

Exciting Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle/High School class of 2012 graduate, Rasul Douglas, was selected in the third round with the 99th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft. Please take a few minutes to read the full article on the EerSports website

Food Service Forum

Parents and students, please come out on May 17 to make your opinion count regarding our food service in the district. Please see the food service forum flyer for more information. 

STEM Academy on

Congratulations to Kofi Owens and his students (STEM Academy) for being featured in this month's Case Study! Read how Mr. Owens introduced his students to algorithms and coding through a game-based environment. Students gained computational thinking skills through real-world projects and coding challenges. Mr. Owens presented an overview and results of the pilot at the NJASA Techspo Conference in January.

Award Granted to Superintendent

Congratulations to our superintendent, Dr. Kevin West, on winning the NAACP Education Award.
The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host its 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on Sunday, April 30, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gala is at the Atrium Country Club, 609 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, N.J. “We Will be Successful in our Pursuits Because our Ancestors Endured” is this year's theme.

East Orange School District Mission, Vision, Core Beliefs, Non-Negotiables, and Motto

Please take a moment to review our new mission, vision, core beliefs, non-negotiables, and motto.

PARCC Testing

Beginning on March 27, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Education will administer PARCC testing in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics for students in grades 3-11. The PARCC test provides a deeper level of information about student progress than previous tests, which makes it a valuable tool to measure student performance. PARCC identifies the areas in each subject where a student needs additional support and where he or she has mastered the content and where we can challenge the student to go deeper into the subject matter. This information is useful for parents, teachers, students, and school administrators.

We strongly encourage full participation in the PARCC assessment to ensure that every student has the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in college and career readiness, and to meet the NJDOE graduation requirement. Please see our PARCC parent letter and our PARCC page for more information.

District YouTube Channel

Did you know that the East Orange School District has its own YouTube channel? We invite you to check it out today!

Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts

As we move towards an online application and begin our quest to become paperless, you will be able to access the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts application online or through Google Forms Fine Arts online application. In addition, you can download a free QR reader app from any smartphone to scan the QR code found in the top left corner of the flyer. Please see our audition/application packet for more information.

Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts flyer

Right to Know Notice

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress late last year and signed into law on December 10, 2015. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

For more information about this, please read our Right to Know Notice in its entirety. 

George Washington Carver Construction

It is a pleasure to announce that the East Orange School District won approval for the design and construction of the New George Washington Carver Institute on the grounds of the former Columbian School located on the corner of Springdale Avenue and Grove Street.

The New George Washington Carver facility will be designed to educate approximately 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. The School Development Authority (SDA) anticipates completion of the new school by the Summer of 2020.

It is our belief that this project will provide a safe learning environment for the children of Carver Institute. We look forward to working with the SDA to accelerate the process.