East Orange School District

Welcome to the online home of East Orange School District. We share our borders with Newark to the east and south, South Orange to the southwest, Orange to the west, and Glen Ridge and Bloomfield to the north. East Orange School District educates more than 10,000 students on our 22 campuses, serving students from preschool to 12th grade. Our diverse schools and educational programs work in concert with our teachers and staff to provide the best education possible for each of the children in our charge.

Please take the time to browse our website to learn about all that East Orange School District has to offer. You may access our latest district news, anti-bullying information, and calendar for upcoming events or by clicking the appropriate links listed here and throughout our site. If you experience any difficulties in finding the information you need, please contact us. Our doors are open to you.

EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal News

Attention All Parents, Guardians, and Students!EOSD Focus Parent Portal

EOSD App in the App StoreHave you heard? The East Orange School District has a new FOCUS app!

The EOSD FOCUS app is a free download from the Apple iTunes store and from the Google Play store. To download from iTunes, please search for EOSD Community Portal. To download from the Google Play Store, please search for East Orange School District Community Portal. Parents, in order to use the EOSD Community Portal app, you must already be a registered and verified user of the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal. Your username and password for the FOCUS Parent Portal is the same information that you will use to access the EOSD Community Portal app. If you have not registered to receive a username and password for the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal, please go to the East Orange School District parent registration portal to do so. Once you have registered your child and yourself, you must then take a valid government ID to your child's school to verify your identity. After you have verified your identity, you will be able to access your child's information on the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal and the EOSD Community Portal App. Please note: you will not be able to download report cards or email your child’s teacher from the FOCUS APP.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Greetings EOSD Family:

Dr. Kevin WestI hope your summer was fun and relaxing and time well-spent with family and friends. It is with great enthusiasm that I officially welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. Here, in the East Orange School District, we will continue to “Develop Leaders One Student at a Time.” I anticipate this being an extremely exciting, challenging, innovative, and productive school year.

Our primary goal this year is improving teaching, learning, and student achievement as we prepare all of our students for college, careers, and life in high-performing schools. We all know that effective teaching results in quality student learning. Effective strategies and practices implemented by teachers in the classrooms will play a critical role in achieving our primary goal. However, in order to get the desired results we are capable of achieving, it is going to take hard/smart work, dedication, commitment, and excellence from all EOSD staff members and stakeholders. It must be a collaborative team effort!

Research suggests that the quality of classroom instruction, more than any other factor, has the greatest impact on student learning. Creating positive school/class environments that are conducive to teaching and learning is our priority. Getting better results in student achievement is our goal. Albert Einstein stated, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Old teaching practices will have to give way to more effective, innovative teaching methods that are measurable by student achievement gains. The old results we once sought are no longer good enough. Our students must now be able to compete, not only with students across the state of New Jersey, but also with students globally. That is why every one of us is accountable for the job that we do in positively transforming our schools and students.

I look forward to working with you, and I am excited about what the future holds for our students as we expand opportunities for them by improving teaching and learning in every classroom, in all of our safe, clean, welcoming schools. Together, we will strive to exemplify excellence in all that we do and make a positive difference in the lives of our students. We must be champions for children!

As a former teacher and principal, I know how important it is for teachers to come in and prepare their classrooms prior to the first day of school. Therefore, all staff members who wish to voluntarily come in and begin preparing their classrooms prior to the first day of school may do so during the week of August 27, 2018.

The members of the East Orange Board of Education, Central Office Administration, and I welcome you back to the East Orange School District. Best wishes for an extremely rewarding and successful school year as you partner with us in creating “Visions of Excellence.”

Respectfully,

Kevin West

Dr. Kevin West
Superintendent of Schools