At Hazel Avenue School, we are proud of the academic gains our students have made and their ability to soar in all areas.
|White|| 8% |
|Black|| 34% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 50% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 1% |
|Multiracial|| 6% |
|Female|| 51.6% |
|Male|| 48.4% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 59% |
|Students with disabilities|| 12% |
|English learners|| 8% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 14% ||49|
|1st Grade|| 17% ||57|
|2nd Grade|| 16% ||53|
|3rd Grade|| 14% ||46|
|4th Grade|| 19% ||63|
|5th Grade|| 21% ||71|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||4|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 7% |
|1 to 5 days|| 40% |
|6 to 10 days|| 28% |
|11 to 15 days|| 14% |
|Over 15 days|| 11% |
|English|| 71.1% |
|Spanish|| 23.9% |
|Creoles and pidgins, French-based|| 3.2% |
|Other|| 1.8% |
Learn more about Hazel Avenue Elementary School.
Hazel Avenue School is a student centered elementary school that celebrates diversity and is committed to meeting the needs of all students academically, socially and emotionally. We implement integrated curricula that emphasize literacy, utilize technology, and incorporates hands-on cooperative activities, differentiated instruction and 21st century skills. We strive to instill in our students the positive attributes that encourage them to become self-directed, lifelong learners.
At Hazel School, we deliver instruction that prepares our students for the future by emphasizing high-level skills needed for tomorrow's world. The Social Studies curriculum engages our students in the critical analysis of historical and contemporary issues. The Science curriculum addresses the skills students need to succeed in the 21st century with lessons that encourage thinking like scientists. The math curriculum allows students to gain an understanding of concepts and develops math sense as they learn multiple strategies to solve problems. Our ELA curriculum encourages students to become avid and skilled readers and writers through practice and inquiry.
Hazel Avenue Schools offers a wide variety of school clubs and activities. Schools clubs include: Homework Club, Studio Art Club, Maker-Space club, Early Morning Intervention Club, Student Council, Peer Mediation, Kindergarten Helpers, Ceramics Club, Exercise Club, and Tutoring (In partnership with West Orange African Heritage Organization and Seton Hall Prep School). We also offer PTA enrichment clubs including Basketball, Step Dance, Baseball, Soccer, Theater, and more.
The West Orange Community House Boys & Girls Club offers before school care and after school care which is located at Hazel Avenue School. They serve grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
Our staff engages in rich and collaborative professional learning opportunities across the content areas through professional learning communities, grade level meetings, collaborative planning, district professional development, and workshops.
Students are provided with the foundational skills necessary for academic success in postsecondary life.
Students are provided with programs and services in accordance with each student's individual needs, program placement and/or IEP.
Hazel Avenue School offers a Health curriculum in grades K-5 as well as several related clubs and assemblies. We work closely with our food service company to offer healthy food choices for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Hazel School involves families and the community through the Parent Teacher Association. The PTA supports our school through events such as: Book Fairs, Holiday Boutiques, Carnival, Trunk or Treat, and Movie Nights. They also support our students with fundraising for field trips, supplies, and items to better our school environment. The school has a school messenger which allows the school to send messages via email, text, and phone. Hazel School also offers an Adult English as a Second Language program to parents in our community for whom English is not the first language.
In partnership with local law-enforcement, we work daily to maintain the security of our school. We conduct drills on a regular basis to ensure our students can respond quickly, calmly, and safely to an emergency. The district has partnered with security consultants and conducted a security audit for each school. This audit has informed us on the necessary upgrades for our school including training for all stakeholders and the updating of plans and processes.