East Orange School District

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!

Future Ready Prep

On September 6, 2018, we plan to implement an innovative "school within a school" initiative called Future Ready Prep in its own separate wing inside our very own Sojourner Truth Middle School. Future Ready Prep will enroll only 80 sixth grade students during the 2018-2019 school year. This school will expand each year by 80 students until it eventually becomes a premier middle school with grades sixth, seventh, and eighth. 

We will accept 80 students into Future Ready Prep based on serious interest, commitment, passion, leadership, independence, drive, and a willingness to become college and career ready. Applications are due no later than Friday, June 29, 2018. Please see the information below for complete details.

Anti-Bullying School and District Grades

We are proud to share with you the anti-bullying school and district grades for the 2017-2018 school year. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Summer Reading Initiative

During the summer, in collaboration with the East Orange Public Library, the East Orange School District is requiring all students entering grades 1 through 12 to participate in the district-wide summer reading initiative with the goal to support the development of life-long readers as students increase their vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension skills. Research has proven that summer learning loss consistently contributes to the achievement gap in reading performance.

The curriculum supervisors, literacy coaches, and media specialist have chosen culturally relevant titles with the hopes of increasing students’ interest and engagement as they complete the supporting activities that have been developed for summer learning. Please see the items below for complete details on our summer reading initiative.

2018 STEM Fair Winners

We would like to congratulate the 2018 STEM Fair winners! You did a fantastic job representing our district, and we couldn’t be prouder. Please see the STEM Fair sheet for a complete list of winners.

East Orange School District Elementary Summer STEM Program

Are you looking for something amazing to do this summer? Then sign up for our elementary summer STEM program! The programs runs from July 9 through August 3 and will be at Louverture School (330 Central Avenue in East Orange.) Visit our summer STEM page to register.

SEC Independence Division Champions

Congratulations to the East Orange campus baseball team on an amazing year. They finished the season with a division best 10-2 and were crowned the SEC Independence Division champions. Overall, they had a 10-6 record which earned them a spot in the state tournament for the first time in eight years. They also had the most players selected to the all-SEC teams in school history with seven in total. The following players were selected for 1st team all-SEC: Elieh Carrington, catcher, Rady Rojas, infield, Jessie Iannello, infield, Joshua Herrera, outfield, and Eduardo Mercado, pitcher. Avery Phil was selected to 2nd team all-SEC-infield, and Jon Michel Harley was voted honorable mention-infield. More than half of this all-rtar lineup was represented by East Orange. They led the division in almost every offensive category, as well as ranking in the top five in the state. In addition, Rady, Elieh, and Jessie ranked in the top five in many individual state categories. 

Thank you to all the administrators and faculty members that work with our athletes and coaching staff every year to help these athletes be the best young men possible. We truly appreciate you. Great job, Jaguars!

Congressional Arts Competition

View more photos of the Congressional Arts Competition participantsFour of our wonderful and talented students from East Orange Campus High School recently participated in the Congressional Arts Competition at the Newark Museum.

Aaron Walker, Adriana Nunez, Lud Jaques, and Kiara Martinez participated in several different categories with students throughout Essex County. We are proud to announce that East Orange Campus High School, once again, came out with several wins! 

Lud Jacques placed first in the collage category. Adriana Nunez placed first in the mix media category and placed second in the overall competition. Please give these amazing scholars huge congratulations! We are very proud!

American Dairy Association North East

The American Dairy Association North East appreciates the partnership with Sodexo and East Orange School District. We celebrate the successful implementation of Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) and will continue to support the district through expansion of the program. 

Kudos to Yolanda for engaging East Orange School District in leading the change in health and wellness. Special thanks to Dr. Monica Burton for volunteering to host the first FUTP60 kick-off event in the district and supporting our newest NJ FUTP60 student ambassador, Brenna Thompson.

Wonderful job to everyone that made this event a success! 

Picatinny STEM Robotics Student Gets Full Scholarship to Princeton

Congratulations to Frantzesca Barron on receiving two full scholarships to Princeton University. To read about Frantzesca and her amazing accomplishment, please see Picatinny STEM Robotics Student Gets Full Scholarship to Princeton.

Essex County 31st Annual Awards Banquet

The Essex County 31st Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, honored over sixty students representing high schools throughout Essex County. This event was at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, New Jersey. Each school celebrated the academic excellence of their valedictorian and salutatorian. The East Orange School District had representatives from Cicely Tyson Community School for Performing and Fine Arts, East Orange Campus High School, and The East Orange STEM Academy. Dr. Kevin West, superintendent of schools, board members; Ms. Terry Tucker, board president, Dr. Kristie Howard, Ms. Lena Ragin, Mr. Vernon Pullins, and Mr. Jenabu Williams, district administrators, and family and friends celebrated this event. As an introduction, the students shared which college they will be attending in the fall. East Orange was well represented as our graduates are attending Ivy League and several top-tier schools.

Marlon Solomon is the valedictorian at Cicely Tyson with a GPA of 4.316. Marlon will be attending Berkley College of Music. Fataoumata Kaba is the salutatorian at Cicely Tyson with a GPA of 4.274. She scored a 5 on the AP English Language Composition Examination. She will be attending Georgetown University on a full scholarship. Adriana Nunez is the valedictorian at East Orange Campus with a GPA of 4.1. She will be attending Montclair State University, majoring in art education. Brianylis Tavares is the salutatorian at East Orange Campus with a 4.0 GPA. She will also attend Montclair State University, majoring in education. Frantzesca Barron is valedictorian at East Orange STEM Academy, with a 4.4 GPA. She received the Bill Gates Scholarship and will be attending Princeton University where she also received a full scholarship. Ashma Thomas is salutatorian at East Orange STEM Academy, with a GPA of 4.3. She will be attending the University of Virginia.

Meet, Move, and Mingle

Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council invite you to a healthy community festival on Saturday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. at Elmwood Park. There will be free demonstrations, entertainment, food vendors, fun exercise, and more. Please bring your own lawn chairs, and call (973) 266.5480 or (973) 266.5484 for more information.

Lead Testing

East Orange School District is committed to protecting students, staff, and parents/guardian’s health. The Department of Education regulations require we sample all drinking water outlets in our facilities for lead. Please read our letter in its entirety for all of the details.

The water sampling occurred at the following locations on August 29, 2017.

  • Campus High School - 340 Prospect Street
  • East Orange Board of Education - 199 4th Avenue
  • Cicely Tyson Elementary - 45 North Arlington Avenue
  • Service Building - 125 Glenwood Avenue
  • STEM Academy - 129 Renshaw Avenue

Please review the lead testing results for facilities within our district.