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!

Whitney Houston Academy Auditions

Mark your calendars if you're interested in applying for admission into the Whitney Houston Academy of Creative & Performing Arts! The application for admission must be complete and submitted to your school counselor by Monday, January 8, 2018. Auditions are by appointment only on Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23, 2018. We will call students and parents to schedule appointments. For additional information, please reference the links listed below.

Cicely Tyson Middle and High School Auditions

Are you interested in applying for admission into the Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts? If so, please fill out the application below.

2018 STEM Application

Are you interested in applying for our 2018 STEM Academy? Now is your chance! You can find the necessary application forms linked below.

College Acceptances and Scholarships

We invite you to join us in celebrating our amazing scholars! We wish to recognize our students for their collective award of over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships! Congratulations to our students, parents, and teachers on such amazing accomplishments! We are very proud of you! Please see the college acceptances and scholarship awards below.

Parent Workshop

Parents and guardians, are you interested in learning how to raise your child's test scores? If so, please join us as Dr. Elnardo Webster presents a workshop on developing a home learning center and an effective time management schedule. Dr. Webster will present on Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. Please see our parent workshop flyer for additional information about this exciting event. For information about educational support, please visit our Educational Support page.

2018 Essex County Relay Championship Title

Congratulations to the East Orange Campus High School Boys Indoor Track and Field Team. They recently won the 2018 Essex County Relay Championship Title on January 3! They are a true “Vision of Excellence” and exemplify our school district’s expectations and vision. Congratulations and way to go Principal Hasan, head coach Lance Wigfall, athletic director Mr. Derek Johnson, the entire track team coaching staff, and the phenomenal East Orange Track and Field team! Keep up the extraordinary work. 

We invite you to read the full article online.

    Essex County Boys Winter Track Relays Champions 2018
    FOCUS Parent Portal Commercial

    The East Orange School District would like to congratulate the Edward T. Bowser School of Excellence for their 1st place win in the 2016-2017 FOCUS Parent Portal commercial contest. The FOCUS School Software Users' Conference in St. Pete's Beach, Florida in February of 2018 will feature the winning commercial. When you see the following people, please smile and say congratulations!
    FOCUS Parent Portal Commercial photo FOCUS Parent Portal Commercial photo

    Students (in no particular order): T. Angol; N. Barron; D. Brown; A. Echeverria; M. Gary; G. Ozias; K. Spivey; A. Turner; Ms. Nittoli, music teacher (not pictured); Ms. Alfaro, video production (not pictured); and Mr. Brian Heapy, principal (not pictured).

    Black Box Theater

    Support the arts of the East Orange School District. If you enjoy original play writes you will enjoy the Black Box Original One Act Play Series. This series is presented by the Cicely Tyson Community School for Performing and Fine Arts Theater Arts Department. Please see the flyer below for play dates and times.

    Black Box Original One Act Play Series

    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.

    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.