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!

NJPAC Music Advancement for Youth Program

Initiated by two of New Jersey’s premier performing arts organizations, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, M.A.N.Y. offers programs for beginning and experienced students. Participants can study the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, and oboe with NJPAC. This amazing opportunity is available to students entering grades five through ten in the following communities:  Bayonne, Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Elizabeth, Harrison, Hillside, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearny, Maplewood, Newark, Orange, Paterson, and South Orange. Please see our music advancement flyer for cost, location, and contact information.

Decoding the Curriculum

Join us for our Decoding the Curriculum presentation on October 26, 2017. Please view our event flyer for more information.

Breakfast after the Bell

cafeteria photosCongratulations to the Hart Complex (John L. Costly, Sojourner Truth, and Patrick Healy Middle Schools) for receiving the "Fuel Up to Play 60" grant. This grant, funded by the American Dairy Association North East and the National Football League, gave the Hart Complex the opportunity to restyle the three cafeterias in the complex. "Breakfast after the Bell" is one of the strategies of the NFL and the American Dairy Association North East’s "Fuel Up to Play 60" program, created to increase student access to nutritious foods and increase physical activity. The goal is to ensure that every student starts the day with a nutritious breakfast by serving meals from kiosks as students arrive at school and serving breakfast to students in classrooms.

Thank you to Graham Ackerly (Vernon, NJ dairy farmer) and Amani Toomer (former NY Giants wide receiver) for teaming up to encourage students to eat right and get plenty of exercise. 

We would like to offer special kudos to Yolanda Shivers, Sodexo, Dr. Monica Burton, Dr. Howard Walker, Ms. Amalia Trono, and the entire Hart Complex staff for all of your hard work and dedication.

2017-18 Board of Education

We are proud to introduce our 2017-2018 East Orange School District Board of Education. We are looking forward to another great year as we work together to ensure we are meeting our district's goals! To learn more about our board members, visit our Board of Education page.

Lapel Pin Contest

Calling all elementary, middle, and high school artists, we need your talents for our lapel pin contest! Please view our contest flyer for more information. The deadline for all entries is October 6. We can't wait to see everyone's ideas!

Marching Band Invites New Members

The East Orange Unified Marching Band is inviting new members! There is no experience necessary. All students in grades six through twelve are welcome to participate. Practices are at East Orange Campus High School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Please see the marching band flyer for details.

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.

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.

Free and Reduced Applications

Please view our Food Services page for more information about our free and reduced applications.

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.