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Paterson, New Jersey
Passaic County
Paterson Public School District
Rev. Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School is a public school located in Paterson, New Jersey with 435 students in grades 2-8.
The learning environment is modern, comfortable, suitably equipped, thechnologically and specifically designed for specific learning needs.
The facilities are continuously upgraded to keep pace with the demandsof the educational and extra-curricular programs.
55 Clinton Street
Paterson, NJ 07522
Principal: Mr. Derwin Smith
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White 2%
Black 49%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 49%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 49.7%
Male 50.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 82%
Students with disabilities 24%
English learners 6%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
2nd Grade 10%
3rd Grade 17%
4th Grade 20%
5th Grade 16%
6th Grade 14%
7th Grade 9%
8th Grade 15%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 17
Total incidents 17
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 1%
1 to 5 days 18%
6 to 10 days 22%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 41%
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English 72.4%
Spanish 27.1%
Other 0.5%
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Mission: To deveople out student's character and intellect in order for them to function successfully in life. Vision: Dedication to drawing out in an excellent manner, that which is within every student, with character and intellect being our cornerstones.


Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School offers a robust curriculum outlined by the Paterson Public Schhol District in all content areas for students in Grades 1-8.


Basketball (Boys & Girls)


Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School offers students in Grades 5-8 the opportunity to participate in the Taub/Doby Cheerleading Squad, which is open to males and females. The chosen squad will particiapte in the yearly cheerleading competition.


Under the direction of the Full Service Community School the Boys and Girls Club offers an After School Program for all school age children from 3:00 pm-6:30 pm. Homework Hhelp and recreational activities are provided.


This year Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School teachers will be engaged in professional development sessions on the importance of small group instruction in the classroom. Teachers will be provided opportunities during Grade Level meetings to collaborate and support this initiative.


Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School provides support and services for all students based upon their needs. ELL students while exposed to grade level content also receives Supplemental ESL instruction during the school day. Students with Disabilities have their needs met by providing Self-Contained classes, Pull-Out Replacement classes and an Inclusion Model for student learning. The Full Service Community School is staffed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior and health difficulties.


Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School supports the Healthy Food in Schools Initiative. Breakfast After the Bell is a program that provides each student with a free nutritious breakfast daily. All students are provided a 20 minute outdoor recess period during their lunch time.


Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School has an active Parent Teacher Organization under the direction of the assigned Parent Coordinator. Working in conjuction with the Full Service Community School parent workshops and events are coordinated. A Parent Portal is available through Infinite Campus so that parents can monitor their child's progress through the school year. Each parent is provided a district access code.


All students at Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School benefit from a large gymnasium, auditorium, library, tech zone classrooms, and an art room. Two classrooms have been renovated to make three new classrooms for additional students. Additional facilities include a playground area and an adjacent softball field. The school Auditorium is being equipped with air conditioning.

School safety

School Safety is a priority at Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. for all staff and students. Staff and studenst are engaged in Fire/Safety Drills monthly in order to practice for emergencies in case they arise. The school is staffed with an SRO detective as well as a Board Guard and Security staff to ensure optimal safety on all floors of the building.


Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School is equipped with five Tech Zone rooms that support student use of technology during the instructional day. Classrooms are also equipped with Smart or Interactive Boards for teacher and student use. Chromebooks are also used to provide students with one to one devices for intervention resources.

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