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Paterson, New Jersey
Passaic County
Paterson Public School District
School 20 is a public school located in Paterson, New Jersey with 483 students in grades KG-8.
Location
500 East 37th Street
Paterson, NJ 07504
Contact
Principal: Ms. Nicole Gibbs
973-321-0200
ngibbs@paterson.k12.nj.us
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Grades
KG-8
White 2%
Black 44%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 53%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
483
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
54
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
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English & language arts proficiency
22%
of students

Math proficiency
11%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.8
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 2
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
49%
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%
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English 64.0%
Spanish 34.6%
Other 1.4%
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Learn more about School 20.

Mission

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!

Academics

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 school’s inclusion format.

Sports

Baseball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

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.

Teachers

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.

Health

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.

Parents

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.

Facilities

Year constructed: 1898/ Renovated 2001, 118yrs old, 83,000sqft. Renovation: New Boilers Installed and Solar Panels Installed on the roof…New Roof Top Units in New section of Building. RTU1 and RTU2. School 20 has a science lab

School safety

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.

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