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Paterson, New Jersey
Passaic County
Paterson Public School District
School 26 is a public school located in Paterson, New Jersey with 507 students in grades KG-8.
Highlights
Paterson Public School Number 26 offers a wide range of comprehensive educational programs serving a diversified population of 539 students.
Awards

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.

Location
1 East 32nd Street
Paterson, NJ 07514
Contact
Principal: Ms. Courtney Glover
973-321-0260
cglover@paterson.k12.nj.us
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Grades
KG-8
White 1%
Black 42%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 56%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
507
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
56
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
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English & language arts proficiency
22%
of students

Math proficiency
16%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.6
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
67%
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%
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English 56.2%
Spanish 41.2%
Other 2.6%
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Learn more about School 26.

Mission

Mission: To empower students to become independent thinkers and learners by fostering relationships, which unveil and cultivate student’s 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.

Academics

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.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

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.

Programs

Students’ 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.

Teachers

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.

Supports

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.

Health

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.

Parents

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.

Facilities

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.

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