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Newark, New Jersey
Essex County
Newark Public School District
East Ward Elementary School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 190 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
East Ward Elementary is located in the Ironbound section of Newark
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The most unique thing about East Ward Elementary is that we will increae in grades to eventually become a Pre k 8 school

Location
104 Oliver Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Contact
Principal: Ms. Kathy Duke-Jackson
973-465-4880
kjackson@nps.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 32%
Black 7%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 60%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
190
students
Female 43.2%
Male 56.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 68%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 53%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
63
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 22%
42
Kindergarten 49%
93
1st Grade 29%
55
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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
54%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 26%
6 to 10 days 25%
11 to 15 days 21%
Over 15 days 25%
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Spanish 45.3%
Portuguese 36.3%
English 17.4%
Other 1.1%
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Learn more about East Ward Elementary School.

Mission

East Ward Elementary is located in the Ironbound section of Newark The school consists of roughly 288 students ranging in grades Pre K 2 We will increase a grade level each year until 8th grade It is our vision as a school community to build a school where each child is prepared to accept responsibility for their academics and behavior to teach students to respect everyone regardless of race nationality economic status or ability

Clubs

BEEP Afterschool Program Vocal Music Afterschool Excel Program

Supports

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

Parents

Boys and Girls Club Ironbound Community Corporation

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

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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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