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!

Freshman Orientation

The new school year is upon us! The administrative team of East Orange Campus High School invites the class of 2021 (our 2017-2018 freshman class) to our freshman orientation on August 24, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Orientation will take place in the high school auditorium. Please note that the 2017-2018 dress code is grey or white polo shirts with short or long sleeves and khaki bottoms, either knee-length skirts for girl or pants.

Band Camp 2017

It's that time of year! The East Orange Marching Jaguars Band Camp will run from Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25, 2017. The camp will run each day from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Please check back soon to learn more!

Welcome Back to Our Staff

We hope you all have had a great summer break, and we welcome you to the start of another new school year! We anticipate this being another fantastic year here at East Orange School District. We invite you to read this welcome back letter from the superintendent.

Adult Basic Skills and English Second Language Programs

Interested in enrolling in our 2017-2018 Adult Basic Skills Program (ABE) and English As a Second Language Program (ESL)? Listed below, please find useful information about our upcoming events.

2015-2016 Corrective Action Plan

We invite you to read our recent report from June 12, 2017, on the status of the 2015-2016 CAP. For your convenience, you may download it at any time.

Meet, Move, and Mingle

Please join us for Meet, Move, and Mingle, a healthy community festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This event starts at 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Park. There will be free demonstrations, entertainment, food vendors, fun exercise, and a kids corner. Please bring your lawn chairs!

Meet, move, and mingle flyer


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

Anti-Bullying Information

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

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!

ISTE 2017 Conference and Expo

East Orange School District's very own Paulette Salomon presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2017 conference and expo San Antonio, TX.

Cory Poole Is The NJ.com Track Athlete Of The Year

The natural hurdling talent was always there for Cory Poole.

Cory PooleThe rise to elite status, however, began roughly midway through his high school career, some 2,500 miles away from his home in East Orange.

Poole, then a rising junior track star at East Orange, reached the semifinals in the 400-meter hurdles at the World Youth Championships in the northwest corner of South America in Cali, Colombia.

From there, Poole hurdled and sprinted his way into the New Jersey record books, cementing his status as one of the best track athletes in state history.

His legacy, before moving on to the University of Florida this fall, includes doubling up at the state Meet of Champions in the 400- and 110-meter hurdles his junior and senior seasons.

The senior became the fifth athlete in state history to win both in the same year and just the second to win both hurdling events in back-to-back years, though first ever to win the 400 and 110 combination. Monmouth’s Craig Morris doubled up in 1979 and 1980, but won the 110- and 300-yard hurdles.

Please take a moment to read the complete Cory Poole article on NJ.com.

Athlete of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Corey Poole! Gatorade recently named Corey as the Gatorade New Jersey Boys Track & Field Player of the Year. Thank you, Corey, for representing East Orange School District so well.

Dear Coach Wigfall, Congrats, your student athlete, Cory Poole has won Gatorade New Jersey Boys Track and Field Player of the Year! In its 32nd year, the Gatorade Player of the Year program is proud to recognize the nation's most outstanding high school athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character.
2017 Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. cordially invites you to participate in the congressional app challenge. This competition is a nationwide event with the intent to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. Students will compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or app, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The competition opens on July 26, 2017 and runs until November 1, 2017. Please see our congressional app challenge letter and flyer for more information.

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.