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Newark, New Jersey
Essex County
Newark Public School District
South Street Elementary School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 686 students in grades Pre-K-7.
South Street School believes that education is a means to fulfill dreams

We offer a Spanish and Portuguese language bilingual program We also offer a preschool through 8th grade Autism program

44-48 Hermon Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Principal: Mr. Havier Nazario
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White 25%
Black 7%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 67%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 50.3%
Male 49.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 83%
Students with disabilities 18%
English learners 39%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 5%
Kindergarten 10%
1st Grade 13%
2nd Grade 14%
3rd Grade 11%
4th Grade 12%
5th Grade 11%
6th Grade 13%
7th Grade 10%
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English & language arts proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 9
Weapons 2
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 5
Total incidents 17
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 33%
6 to 10 days 31%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 16%
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Spanish 52.8%
Portuguese 24.8%
English 21.6%
Other 0.9%
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South Street School believes that education is a means to fulfill dreams Our goal is to provide the foundation that our young students need to build upon so that they can be successful in high school and beyond Our mission is to inspire a love for learning a quest for excellence and a compassion for humanity


Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls)


Band Debate Girls Who Code National Junior Honor Society STEAM (Science Technology Arts and Mathematics)


Afterschool Program serving students ages 5 13 Operated by Newark Public Schools


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


Junior Achievement My Very Own Library NJPAC School time Performance Series Program Playworks Riverbank Park


Built in 2018 and Features 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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