Every child can learn and succeed. An ethical school system requires respect, honesty, perseverance, responsibility, teamwork, sportsmanship, tolerance, and compassion.
Letters from the Superintendent
Our superintendent distributes letters from time to time. We will archive this communication here for you.
Contact the Superintendent
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The superintendent is responsible for curricular, operations, governance, and fiscal oversight for approximately 10,000 students in 22 schools and 12 collaborating daycare centers.
The superintendent endeavors to work with educational leaders, teachers, and community representatives to review and/or modify policies and curricula that will ensure all students are “Rising to a Standard of Excellence” in the East Orange School District. Together they strive to create a learning environment and educational opportunity utilizing the Common Core State Standards and the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Standards to ensure all students become competitive and well-rounded.
We have a new superintendent! Dr. Kevin R. West is a proud product of the Newark Public Schools where he graduated from Barringer High School in 1978. He continued his education at Seton Hall University earning a bachelor’s degree with honors in elementary education in 1982, a master’s degree with honors in educational administration and supervision in 1984, and a doctor of education degree from Nova Southeastern University in educational leadership in 2003. Kevin also attended and completed the Princeton University Principals Center for Educational Leadership in 1994, the Harvard University Institute for educational leadership in 1985, and the Yale University School Development Program in 2001. Get to know Dr. West by reading his full bio.
NAACP Awards Dr. Kevin West
The NAACP recently awarded our superintendent, Dr. Kevin West, with the NAACP Education Award. We invite you to come celebrate Dr. West when the Oranges and Maplewood unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosts 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. Congratulations, Dr. West!