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Paterson, New Jersey
Passaic County
Paterson Public School District
School 21 is a public school located in Paterson, New Jersey with 788 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
School 21 created an interactive 3D museum throughout the building for Black History Month. Topics included music dance education and historically black colleges universities and activism.
Adopted the public speaking component and writing curriculm producing numerous student led performances and our bilingual students publishing a book about their experiences coming to America.
The 8th grade students placed second in the District's Annual Spelling Bee. Additionally, several students from grades one through four placed first and second in the district annual Spelling Bee.
Awards

Ms. Riviello, Principal of School 21, received the Outstanding Educator Award at the Beakfast of Champions sponsored by Councilwoman Lilisa Mimms.

Location
322 Tenth Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07514
Contact
Principal: Ms. Joanne Riviello
973-321-0210
jriviello@paterson.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 0%
Black 21%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 78%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
788
students
Female 46.1%
Male 53.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 82%
Students with disabilities 12%
English learners 33%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
79
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 5%
37
Kindergarten 10%
80
1st Grade 9%
72
2nd Grade 11%
83
3rd Grade 11%
85
4th Grade 12%
95
5th Grade 10%
80
6th Grade 11%
88
7th Grade 11%
83
8th Grade 11%
85
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English & language arts proficiency
14%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.1
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 4
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 9
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
48%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 1%
1 to 5 days 23%
6 to 10 days 24%
11 to 15 days 23%
Over 15 days 28%
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Spanish 61.4%
English 37.2%
Other 1.4%
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Learn more about School 21.

Mission

Mission: School 21 is committed to ensuring that all students achieve personal and academic success. Or students will be responsible citizens and lifelong learners, instilled with 21st century skills to be successful in high school and beyond. Vision: To expose our students to a robust curriculum that will enhance global and multicultural perspective for them to stand tall in pursuit of their dreams and not accept defeat; reinforcing our theme to be "Conquerors" and our school motto of "Soaring Eagles"

Academics

The students in the bilingual magnet program, with limited years in the US, are achiving at the same rate as general education students on the NJSLA.

Sports

Cheerleading (Girls)

Clubs

School 21 actively participated in the Girl Scouts for the past three years. Servera; teachers have become leaders and there is now a School 21 chapter. Students participate in both School level and District level Science Fair.

Programs

Since 2016 School No 21 did not participate in any district sponsored before/after school program as the school followed an extended day schedule for the entire academic year.

Teachers

School PDP plan is written by administrative team after analysis of schoolwide data. Teachers are required to input two of the three goals (Literacy/Math) into their individual PDP plans. All staff completed the required professional development hours during the 2018-19 school yerar. Several staff members led these professional development sessions.

Supports

Bilingual students throughout the district are sent to School 21 to participate in the bilingual magnet program. School 21 receives support from the bilingual supervisor one and one 1/2 day per week. There are a full time guidance counselor and social worker on staff

Health

The school 21 with the support of the Principal ensures that every student is properly immunized each year. The school nurse teaches wellness classes to a variety of grade level students.

Parents

PTO meetings are aligned with different grader level initiatives. Student presentations occur at the beginning of each meeting. The PTO iss supportive of all school initiatives.

Facilities

School 21 is 112 years old. It was constructed in 1905 and renovated in 2001. The new addition is fully air conditioned and contains a science lab. It has seven new HVAC rooftop units, placed on the roof on the new section of the building.

School safety

The building Principal, two assistant principals and two teacher coordinators are responsible and maintain the safety of the staff and students at School 21. The 6,7,8 grade students participate in the NJ junior patrol program sponsored by AAA.

Technology

Students in grades Kdg. - 8 are assigned to a technology course as part of their regular daily schedule. Currently the district requires coding to be taught at each grade level. Teachers infuse STEM activities in their daily instruction.

Early childhood

Since 2016 School No 21had a Pre- Kdg general ed and a pre-kdg special ed class. During the Spring of 2018, a second Pre-School handicap class was created and placed at School 21.

More

School 21 hearlds and recgonizes the accomplishment of all students by conducting Student of the Month, Most Improved Student, Perfect Attendance initiatives. Additionally, the school celebrates diversity through Hispanic Heritage, Black History, Woman History Month programs.

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