|White|| 2% |
|Black|| 44% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 53% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 40.2% |
|Male|| 59.8% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 65% |
|Students with disabilities|| 30% |
|English learners|| 10% |
|Homeless students|| 3% |
|Students in foster care|| 1% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 12% ||57|
|1st Grade|| 11% ||53|
|2nd Grade|| 10% ||46|
|3rd Grade|| 11% ||55|
|4th Grade|| 12% ||60|
|5th Grade|| 11% ||55|
|6th Grade|| 13% ||63|
|7th Grade|| 8% ||41|
|8th Grade|| 11% ||53|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||2|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 1% |
|1 to 5 days|| 19% |
|6 to 10 days|| 29% |
|11 to 15 days|| 22% |
|Over 15 days|| 29% |
|English|| 64.0% |
|Spanish|| 34.6% |
|Other|| 1.4% |
Learn more about School 20.
Mission: Our mission is to prepare our students in an environment that nurtures students academically, socially, and emotionally in order to be successful life-long learners. Failure is not an option!
The K-2 classes are self-contained. Middle school is departmentalized.Classes for students with behavior disabilities grades 3-5 departmentalize in language arts/social studies and math/science. Grade 6-8 students travel to Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. All classes physical education. Full-time instructors work within the Special Education department servicing and English Language Learners programs, all of which support the schoolÃ¢ÂÂs inclusion format.
Baseball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Boys & Girls)
Middle School students are afforded the opportunity to participate in the Student Government Association. School # 20 students also compete in Taub Doby little league basketball and cheerleading. All students interested in playing chess have the opportunity to learn and compete against each other during their lunch period.
Interdepartmental vertical articulation among grade levels is made possible through weekly math and language arts literacy meetings. Grade level planning time, cross-curricular meetings, workshops, and faculty/staff meetings ensure that common goals for the success of all children are met.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Students are provided with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) established for parent and teachers during the school year. The Paterson Public Schools Student & Parent Portal is a secure website that provides parents, guardians and students with real-time access to information to better understand and participate in the education of our students.
Year constructed: 1898/ Renovated 2001, 118yrs old, 83,000sqft. Renovation: New Boilers Installed and Solar Panels Installed on the roofÃ¢ÂÂ¦New Roof Top Units in New section of Building. RTU1 and RTU2. School 20 has a science lab
A School Safety Plan has been created in the event of any school emergencies. A Student Safety Patrol Committee has been established to ensure additional safety protocols are monitored and implemented by students.