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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Union County
Elizabeth Public Schools
Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy School No. 26 is a public school located in Elizabeth, New Jersey with 707 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
Authorized International Baccalaureate World School PYP and MYP
Extended Day/
Mandarin Chinese
Awards

Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School for both elementary and middle school grades. We are also a recognized Ashoka Changemaker school.

Location
1014 South Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Contact
Principal: Mr. Howard Teitelbaum
908-436-5970
teitelho@epsnj.org
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 8%
Black 12%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 78%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
707
students
Female 48.8%
Male 51.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 83%
Students with disabilities 9%
English learners 23%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
71
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 19%
133
Kindergarten 10%
70
1st Grade 8%
55
2nd Grade 7%
50
3rd Grade 7%
50
4th Grade 9%
67
5th Grade 10%
74
6th Grade 10%
73
7th Grade 10%
68
8th Grade 9%
67
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English & language arts proficiency
65%
of students

Math proficiency
44%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.4
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
76%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 40%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 17%
Over 15 days 8%
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Spanish 62.8%
English 29.8%
Portuguese 3.3%
Other 2.0%
Arabic 1.1%
Haitian 1.0%
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Learn more about Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy School No. 26.

Mission

As a multi-disciplinary magnet school hosting the IB PYP and MYP our mission states that Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy is designed to support the belief that all children can succeed. We believe that the education of the whole child is the key to success of anyone who seeks to become a viable, caring, creative and innovative member of their community and the world.

Academics

As an IB World School we believe that educating the entire child is important. To that end all students take foreign langauge, Spanish or Chinese. Students from grade four and higher play at least one intrument. Our school has a one-to-one laptop program allowing all students a chance to learn and interact through the use of technology that enhances learning.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Coed), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Coed), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs

Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy offers a wide variety of classes that encourage students to take an active role in the world they live in. To that end, our student government functions as central to a school culture that fosters and supports student contributions the community through fund raising and the creation and hosting of community special events. Our performing and visual arts students are active in local and regional competitions and collaborations and host multiple arts events each year.

Programs

Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy is an extended day school with K-8 students starting at 7:30 and ending at 3:05. In addition, we offer three days a week of after school enrichment for students in grades 1-8.

Teachers

All staff members are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. Teachers too are life-long learners and there is a culture at School 26 of encouraging all faculty members to continually broaden their knowledge base and skill set as teachers.

Supports

The school has a full time guidance counselor and a full time social worker to support students who attend our school. Various programs are offered to support students in need during the school year either in elective classes that address social and emotional learning issues, classes that support the develop of metacognitive skills, classes that enhance integration of the IB ATLs (Approaches to Learning), or provide students the oppotunity to meet with our professional mental health staff.

Health

Students are provided with breakfast and lunch each day. Students in the after school program are also given a light meal. All students have health class where they learn about health and wellness. There is a full time nurse on staff to address all health matters. Students in K-5 are given a lunch recess everyday with access to a large playground and play materials.

Parents

There is an active PTA and parents are encouraged to become partners with the school and help us to provide exceptional educational experiences for their children.

Facilities

Dr. Orlando Edriera Academy is housed in a state of the art building with specialized learning areas, a library, technology lab, three music rooms and two art rooms to maximize student learning.

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