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Nutley, New Jersey
Essex County
Nutley Public School District
Yantacaw School is a public school located in Nutley, New Jersey with 493 students in grades KG-6.
Highlights
Yantacaw School implements a rigorous curriculum including Spanish instruction provided to grades 2-6.
Yantacaw offers a wide range of clubs including Student Council which promotes volunteerism and community service. Newly added clubs include, the Drama Club, STEAM Club, and Creative Writing Club.
The Gifted and Talented program is offered to students in grades 4-6.
Awards

Yantacaw School students were recognized for their participation in the Law Fair, Forensics, and Challenge 24 Math Competitions. The Nutley school district is recognized in the top 100 school districts for its music program.

Location
20 Yantacaw Place
Nutley, NJ 07110
Contact
Principal: Mr. Frank Francia
973-661-8891
ffrancia@nutleyschools.org
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Grades
KG-6
White 56%
Black 2%
Asian 18%
Hispanic 20%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 4%
School size
493
students
Female 51.1%
Male 48.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 6%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 6%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
70
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 16%
79
1st Grade 14%
71
2nd Grade 15%
73
3rd Grade 13%
65
4th Grade 14%
68
5th Grade 13%
66
6th Grade 14%
71
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English & language arts proficiency
73%
of students

Math proficiency
60%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.2
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 6
Total incidents 6
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
68%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 29%
6 to 10 days 37%
11 to 15 days 19%
Over 15 days 12%
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English 89.2%
Other 4.3%
Spanish 2.6%
Telugu 1.4%
Gujarati 1.4%
Turkish 1.0%
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Learn more about Yantacaw School.

Mission

As part of the Nutley Public Schools the mission is to challenge, inspire, and empower students to become creative, confident, passionate, self-directed citizens who actively and purposefully contribute in our global society. The vision of the school and district is a sustainable, integrated, efficient, and innovative school district that serves as the unifying and driving force in the community’s effort to affect measurable growth as students develop into confident, responsible, productive, self-directed citizens who pursue excellence through personal, research-based, rigorous learning toward district established standards that fosters an on-going pursuit of excellence.

Academics

Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Physical Education, Music, Media Center/Library, Instrumental Music, Choir, Health, Spanish, Resource replacement Language Arts and Math (special education), In-class support Language Arts and Math (special education), ESL, Leveled Literacy Intervention, ESL.

Clubs

Forensics, Law Fair, Math Club, Safety Patrols, Student Council, STEAM Club, Drama Club, Creative Writing Club, Choir, variety of school assemblies, student participation in History and Science Fairs, spelling bee, and American Legion poster contest.

Programs

Extended Day program with enrichment available to students including yoga, chess, and STEAM activities.

Teachers

Conquer Math, ongoing Language Arts professional development, in-service training relevant to Yantacaw building goal, Handle With Care training, Dyslexia training, Lunch and Learns, grade-level meetings, faculty meetings.

Supports

Intervention and Referral Services, Leveled Literacy Intervention/Strategies, Child Study Team (Special Services), Gifted and Talented, HIB specialist.

Health

Height and weight checks, hearing and vision checks, character education lessons, scoliosis screening, Health education (dental visit from local dentist for Kindergarten), Nutritionist visit (Grades 5 and 6), Partnership for Drug Free NJ program, Grade 6 Advisory lessons, Fire Prevention.

Parents

PTO involvement, School Safety team, LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) program, PALS (Police and Lunch) program, Curiosity Shop, American Young Voices, Partnership for Drug Free NJ, Nutritionist visit from local Shop-rite, Fire Prevention (Nutley Fire Department).

Facilities

Yantacaw School was constructed in 1902.

School safety

Front entrance security doors, School Safety team, security cameras, staff safety training, ID badges for all students and staff, HIB building coordinator.

Technology

Grade 6 1:1 chromebooks. Teachers and students utilize smart boards, IPads, chromebooks and MacBooks to further automate the learning process. STEM is incorporated through the Media

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