Langston Hughes Elementary School

East Orange School District is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from the city of East Orange, New Jersey. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide,[1] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[2][3]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the district's 20 schools had an enrollment of 10,053 students and 973 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.33:1.[4]

In 2003, Patrick Healy Middle School was identified as one of seven "persistently dangerous" middle schools in New Jersey.[5] The designation has since been removed.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the lowest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[6]


Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:

Early childhood education centers
  • Althea Gibson Early Childhood Academy (169 students)
  • Wahlstrom Early Childhood Center (168)
Elementary schools
  • Benjamin Banneker Academy
  • Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School
  • Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Ecole Touissant Louverture
  • George Washington Carver Institute of Science and Technology
  • Gordon Parks Academy School of Radio, Animation, Film and Television
  • J. Garfield Jackson, Sr. Academy
  • Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Academy
  • Langston Hughes School of Publishing & Arts
  • Mildred Barry-Garvin School
  • Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative & Performing Arts
Middle schools
  • Edomonson Alternative School
  • Glenwood Alternative School
  • John L. Costley Middle School
  • Patrick F. Healy Middle School
  • Sojourner Truth Middle School
  • Cicely L. Tyson Community School of the Performing & Fine Arts Middle School
High schools


Core members of the district's administration are:[9][10]

  • Dr. Gloria Scott, Superintendent of Schools
  • Victor Demming, Business Administrator


External links

New Jersey portal
Schools portal
  • East Orange School District
  • New Jersey Department of Education
  • National Center for Education Statistics

Coordinates: 40°46′27″N 74°13′18″W / 40.774261°N 74.221546°W / 40.774261; -74.221546

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