East Orange School District

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.

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.

13th Movie Screening

Please join us for a free movie screening and panel discussion of "13th" on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. We will screen the movie at East Orange STEM Academy. Check out this flyer for more information. 

2016-2019 Technology Plan

The East Orange School District three-year technology plan is now available. We invite you to view our 2016-2019 Technology Plan.

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!

Whitney E. Houston Academy

Whitney E. Houston Academy is now accepting applications for grade 6 admission. Applications are due on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Applications must be complete. Please submit all materials to your school counselor by this date. Auditions will take place on January 23-25, 2017. We will notify you of our decision on April 14, 2017.

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.