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Orange, New Jersey
Essex County
ORANGE BOARD OF EDUCATION School District
Orange Preparatory Academy is a public school located in Orange, New Jersey with 592 students in grades 8-9.
Highlights
Smart Board technology is in every classroom and 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks to students.
Honors courses in core subjects are offered at all grade levels.
Extended day remedial and enrichment academic programs are available to all students.
Awards

Orange Preparatory Academy recognizes and celebrates the success of students with achievements in academics, athletics, social/community service and character development. Orange Preparatory Academy was recognized by the NJDOE for its sustainability of noted improvements in various areas including student achievement and efforts in closing the achievement gap with English Language Learners and Special Education populations.

Location
400 Central Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050
Contact
Principal: Mr. Dana Gaines
973-677-4135
gainesda@orange.k12.nj.us
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Grades
8-9
White 0%
Black 60%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 40%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
592
students
Female 45.5%
Male 54.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 62%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 13%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
296
Grade Percent of total students Students
8th Grade 53%
315
9th Grade 47%
277
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English & language arts proficiency
38%
of students

Math proficiency
32%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.8
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 2
Vandalism 0
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 5
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
70%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 8%
1 to 5 days 38%
6 to 10 days 24%
11 to 15 days 13%
Over 15 days 17%
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English 59.5%
Spanish 27.3%
Haitian 9.3%
Other 2.2%
Creoles and pidgins, French-based 1.7%
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Learn more about Orange Preparatory Academy.

Mission

Orange Preparatory Academy commits to providing academic excellence and social-emotional support to help our students grow and succeed. The faculty will provide a safe, caring environment and encourage all stakeholders to "Come Together." We will inspire students to be community leaders, as well as lifelong learners. We will prepare students for equitable opportunities for their future endeavors and the challenges of the 21st century.

Academics

Orange Preparatory Academy is committed to providing students with a comprehensive and engaging curriculum program. Students are offered differentiated and rigorous programs in Mathematics, Language Arts Literacy, Science/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, Global Studies, World Language, Computer Technology Education, Visual and Performing Arts and Physical Education/Health.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Football (Boys), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Extracurricular student activities include Chorus, Band, Cyber Cafe, Community Service Club, Diversity Club, Art Club, Library Book Club, Dance, Drama, Robotics, Graphic Animation Club, Newspaper, Junior Debate, STEM Club, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Girls Who Code, Video-Media Club and Sisterhood.

Programs

OPA maintains partnerships with universities and organizations that allow our students opportunities with Essex County College Dual Enrollment Program, NJIT, NJIT Real World Connections, Rutgers Trio, NJ Youth Orchestra and South Orange Performing Arts Center.

Teachers

Professional learning opportunities are available to all staff at multiple times throughout the year. Professional Development topics address, among others, content enhancement; pedagogy in urban education; technology integration; instructional best practices; social & emotional learning and restorative practices. Staff may also seek professional development from sources outside of the school/district.

Supports

The school provides standards based academic programs for students with disabilities and English language learners. There is also an extended day academic program and a Saturday academic and enrichment program for all students. Intervention and referral services are designed to assist struggling students.

Health

Breakfast and lunch programs are available to all students. All students are enrolled in daily physical education and health courses.

Parents

Orange Preparatory Academy employs a Student Family Liaison that connects the school with home. The Liaison works in conjunction with Administration to provide targeted workshops, multi levels of support, and an array of community resources for our families. Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) meetings are held monthly and parent representatives play an active role in school decision making with representation on the School Leadership Team.

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