Paterson Public School Number 26 participated in the district Social Studies competiton proving second place efforts. The school continues to recognize efforts towards spreading kindness. Random acts of kindness are noted and recognized publically. Teachers are committed to applying for and winning grants through collaborative efforts with programs such as Donors Choose.
|White|| 1% |
|Black|| 42% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 56% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 51.7% |
|Male|| 48.3% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 64% |
|Students with disabilities|| 14% |
|English learners|| 17% |
|Homeless students|| 2% |
|Students in foster care|| 1% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 11% ||54|
|1st Grade|| 8% ||40|
|2nd Grade|| 9% ||46|
|3rd Grade|| 11% ||56|
|4th Grade|| 11% ||54|
|5th Grade|| 12% ||61|
|6th Grade|| 13% ||68|
|7th Grade|| 12% ||59|
|8th Grade|| 14% ||69|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||2|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 5% |
|1 to 5 days|| 36% |
|6 to 10 days|| 26% |
|11 to 15 days|| 16% |
|Over 15 days|| 17% |
|English|| 56.2% |
|Spanish|| 41.2% |
|Other|| 2.6% |
Learn more about School 26.
Mission: To empower students to become independent thinkers and learners by fostering relationships, which unveil and cultivate studentÃ¢ÂÂs potential that will lead them to future success. Vision: to create and maintain a safe environment where every student has opportunities to thrive and be successful.
The structure of this kindergarten through 8th grade school is formatted in two ways. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades are self contained. Classes in grades 3-8 are departmentalized in all academic courses. Supplemental instruction is provided with in-class support in key literacy and math areas.
Basketball (Boys & Girls)
Education extends into all aspects of students' experiences at School Number 26 by participation in the Paterson Music Project, quarterly academic recognition ceremonies, Spelling Bee, Girl Scouts STEM program and field trips. Competitive participation is devleoped through cheerleading/basketball programs, Geography Quiz Bowl, and the city-side poetry contest for middle school grades students. In addition, students particpate in the school Enrichment Club Choice program expanding knowledge in academia, the arts and chess.
StudentsÃ¢ÂÂ grades K-8 are invited to participate in the afterschool program sponsored by the Paterson Boys and Girls Club. This program offers homework support, performing arts and physical education activities for students to enjoy. The academic test preparation afterschool program targeting language arts and mathematic skills is offered to students in grades three through eight. Students participating in this program strengthen skills through project based activities and skill driven tasks.
Communication among the various members of the educational community is a vital part of the school's success. Interdepartmental vertical articulation among grade levels is made possible through weekly math and language arts literacy meetings. Grade level planning time, cross-curricular meetings, workshops and faculty/staff meetings ensure that common goals for the success of all children are met.
Students in need of supplemental instruction are provided with in class support as well as intervention in key literacy and math areas. Full-time instructors work within the Special Education department, Bi-Lingual department, and the English Language Learners programs, all of which support the school's inclusion format. In an effort to provide strong avenues for excellence, additional program, the Algebra program, qualified 8th grade students are offered to enrich the academic experience.
All students are invited to participate in the free Breakfast in the Classroom and lunch programs. Classes throughout the building enjoy the required special subject physical education. Additional physical activity and social learning through play opportunities are offered during the daily 20 minute recess. Students enjoy this tiime on the jungle gym, the basketball courts and the open playground area.
The school community is comprised of students, staff, families, local government, and local businesses. Families are afforded an opportuinty to see education in progress during scheduled and drop-in visits. Parents are also invited to attend Back-to-School night, Report Card Night and scheduled conferences for program and curriculum information sessions.
Students and faculty enjoy the use of the school facility ie. science lab, compuer lab, library, auditorium, art room, gymnasium, outdoor basketball court, the on site fresh air jungle gym, picnic area and herb garden.