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Newark, New Jersey
Essex County
Newark Public School District
Camden Street Elementary School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 625 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Our mission is to provide all students with the skills they need to achieve their dreams and to challenge themselves and to use their resources to positively impact the world as global citizens

Camdens daily convocations equip students with social and emotional skills to allow students to build connections resolve conflicts and reduce frustration

281 Camden Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Principal: Ms. Samuel Garrison
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White 1%
Black 78%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 20%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 46.4%
Male 53.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 93%
Students with disabilities 26%
English learners 7%
Homeless students 3%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 15%
Kindergarten 10%
1st Grade 12%
2nd Grade 10%
3rd Grade 8%
4th Grade 9%
5th Grade 9%
6th Grade 8%
7th Grade 9%
8th Grade 9%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 34
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 40
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 18%
6 to 10 days 24%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 38%
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English 83.5%
Spanish 13.0%
Other 1.9%
Yoruba 1.6%
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Our mission at Camden Street School is to provide all students with the skills they need to achieve their dreams and to challenge themselves and others to become innovative high achievers who will use all available resources to positively impact their world as global citizens The actualization of our mission includes: high expectations realistic goals high quality staff high quality curricula and sound pedagogy


Gifted and Talented / Honors


Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Soccer (Coed)


Chess Club Dance Debate Disney NJPAC theater National Junior Honor Society


Afterschool Program serving students ages 5 13 Operated by Afterschool AllStars


Special education programs are offered in the least restrictive environment and emphasize specialized instruction and related services designed to meet the unique needs of students based on individual needs Highly specialized programs for students with greater needs are available including transitional services Bilingual education and ESL is available in the district to English Language Learners (ELLs) as per NJAC6A:15 Transitional bilingual education programs and dual language programs are available for Spanish speaking ELLs as well as part time bilingual education for Portuguese French and Haitian Creole speaking ELLs The goals is for students to acquire English language proficiency by making annual progress through targeted support and instruction in the home language and or tailored second language acquisition I RS services are available for students in need of academic social or emotional support as well as school counselors academic support and interventions OT PT


After School All Stars H O P E Head Start My Very Own Library National Honors society


Built in 1968 and includes an Auditorium Makerspace Robotics Lab Media Center and Music Classrooms

School safety

Our students and staff regularly participate in both fire and security drills The drills ensure preparedness for a wide spectrum of emergencies In addition we installed a LobbyGuard system in our building The system assists with visitor management and flags registered Megans Offenders upon entry into our school Additionally we participate in Newark Cares a program in partnership with the Newark Police Division and the US Drug Enforcement Agency The program is designed to alert our administrators anytime a student has been involved in or exposed to a traumatic experience Our school staffs a team of professionally trained Security Guards solely dedicated to ensuring the safety of students staff visitors and property

Early childhood

The school offers a full day pre kindergarten program for all Newark residents who turn 3 or 4 years of age by October 1st In addition any child with an individualized education plan (IEP) is able to enroll and attend preschool as soon as they turn 3 years old Each preschool classroom is staff with at least one teacher and one teacher aide for a maximum of fifteen students The preschool day is aligned with the school district’s 6 hour day Preschool programs are funded by New Jersey Preschool Education Aid and or Federal Head Start funds


The traditional standard schedule for students in our elementary schools is 8:25 am 2:55 pm All schools have a centralized homepage where important information is posted Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are also utilized to communicate important information special events and reminders We also utilize the Blackboard telephone communication system to notify families of emergency school closings All students in (Pre K to 12th Grade) are required to wear a school uniform The clothing guidelines and colors can be found at www nps k12 nj us parents resources school uniforms Admissions information for all Newark Board of Education schools can be found at www NewarkEnrolls org

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