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Paterson, New Jersey
Passaic County
Paterson Public School District
School 16 is a public school located in Paterson, New Jersey with 869 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
A state of the art school building designed to meet 21st Century learning
One-to-one Tech device
District Bilingual Magnet School
Awards

1st Place Soccer League, 2nd PlaceTaud/Doby Basketball, 2nd Place in 8th Grade District Science Fair

Location
11 22nd Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07513
Contact
Principal: Ms. Nancy Tavarez-Correa
973-321-1000
ncorreatavarez@paterson.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 2%
Black 6%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 91%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
869
students
Female 47.9%
Male 52.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 80%
Students with disabilities 13%
English learners 36%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
87
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 8%
71
Kindergarten 10%
83
1st Grade 9%
78
2nd Grade 10%
86
3rd Grade 9%
77
4th Grade 11%
97
5th Grade 12%
105
6th Grade 9%
82
7th Grade 11%
94
8th Grade 11%
96
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English & language arts proficiency
29%
of students

Math proficiency
20%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.0
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 5
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 9
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
67%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 34%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 17%
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Spanish 71.0%
English 26.9%
Arabic 1.4%
Other 0.7%
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Learn more about School 16.

Mission

Mission: To prepare learners for success using the skills of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking while fostering positive character traits. Vision: To be the leaders in actualizing 21st Century Skills

Sports

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

Clubs

Safety Patrol, Art Club, Music Club, Nutrition Club, Technology Club, Sports Club, Reading Club, Student Government

Programs

There were two Before School Program. The before school Morning Mindfullness program was opened to all students in grades K-8 and focus on SEL and activities that supported interpersonal relationship. The second Before School program was opened to students in grades 3-5 and focus on closing learning gaps in math. The after school program was opened to 100 students in grades K-8. It consisted of academic support in Math and LA as well as activites that supported self-monitoring and interpesonal relationship.

Teachers

All teachers partcipated in PLCs and GLM. PLCs targeted Math, LA, SEL, Climate and Culture, and Attendance; Staff collaborated to design and implement targeted intervention for students who struggle in LA and Math which resulted in the school meeting the SGP growth targets

Supports

ELL were provided with additional support through a Bilingual Literacy and ESL after School program. Students that were struggling in LA or Math were idetified as Tier 3 and received targeted intervention. The I&RS process was used when students that were identified as Tier 3 did not show enough progress after receiving targeted intervention.

Health

Breakfast in the classroom was implemented daily. Some students in grades 6-8 participated in a nutrition club

Parents

The PTO conducted monthly meetings with parents and family events such as Mother's Day Breakfast and Family Brunch. There were also various workshops including mental health, bullying, and financial literacy.

Facilities

The school has a state of the art, 21st century building which was built in 2016. It has three science labs, gymanasium, cafetorium, library, and technology lab. All classrooms are equiped with smartboards and FM units. The building has central air.

School safety

Safety is a priority of the school. This is supported through lessons that focus on character development and LiveSchool. LiveSchool is an online behavior tracking site which allowed us to monitor specific behaviors through merits/demerits. Students participated in monthly assemblies which focused on analyzing the data, rewarding students who show positive behaviors and engaged the students in an activity that supportive SEL.

Technology

Technology was integrated in all classes through the use of Google classroom and educational websites. Some students in grades 6-8 partcipate in a technology club. All students in grades 3-8 have a laptop.

Early childhood

We have four PreK classrooms which consist of two PreK3 and two PreK 4. There were about 15 students per class.

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