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Newark, New Jersey
Essex County
Newark Public School District
Sussex Avenue School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 474 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
Sussex Avenue School is comprised of highly effective teachers that ensure that every student in the school is prepared for lifelong education and social involvement
Awards

Students receive a handshake from the Principal each morning so that they feel welcome and part of greatness

Location
307 Sussex Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107
Contact
Principal: Ms. Darleen Gearhart
973-268-5200
dgearhart@nps.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 0%
Black 48%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 51%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
474
students
Female 48.1%
Male 51.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 87%
Students with disabilities 9%
English learners 18%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
47
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 8%
39
Kindergarten 8%
38
1st Grade 10%
48
2nd Grade 12%
59
3rd Grade 11%
54
4th Grade 9%
42
5th Grade 11%
54
6th Grade 14%
67
7th Grade 10%
48
8th Grade 5%
25
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English & language arts proficiency
28%
of students

Math proficiency
44%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.5
Incidents per year
Violence 4
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 3
Total incidents 7
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
59%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 29%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 22%
Over 15 days 19%
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English 64.3%
Spanish 31.2%
Other 1.7%
Yoruba 1.5%
Twi 1.3%
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Learn more about Sussex Avenue School.

Mission

Sussex Avenue School is comprised of highly effective teachers that ensure that every student in the school is prepared for lifelong education and social involvement With this in mind our focus is mathematics Through mathematics children develop logical and critical thinking skills recognize and make use of relationships and creatively solve problems Our rigorous curriculum offers students courses in Geometric Modeling Robotics and Bicycling

Academics

Robotics Geometric Modeling Dual Language Algebra/Geometry and Drama

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Fencing (Coed), Soccer (Coed)

Clubs

Girls Who Code Jr Honor Society Robotics Student Council Yoga

Programs

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

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

Focus Hispanic Organization Inc My Block My Family Our Village My Very Own Library Newark Kids Coding Program Soccer for All

Facilities

Built in 1900 and includes Auditorium Computer Labs 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

More

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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