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PK-8 & Ungraded
East Orange, NJ
Students enrolled: 436

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215 Dodd St
East Orange, NJ 07017

(973) 266-5880
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August 31, 2012
This school is horrible my daughter broke her in that school. I wish they would just put it for six to eight graders.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2012
Hello, i used to go to whiney E. Houston Academy i was there from 4th grade form 8th grade. the reson i went to houston was i was a bron with speech problems and houston was the only school in the east orange who had a program for me. i love the school because the teacher would stay on top of u and sure u no the work that bein teach. the suff is friendly and careing. the school is a performing art school from pk-5 u would have arts,drama,dance,music,tech, olny once a week and from 6-8 u would have a major. with the same principal and a new VP ans the samee sprits i would not be where im am now . i learn and enjoy a lot from this school i hope u do to

- submitted by a community member

January 18, 2012
not a good school staff are not friendly at all, have this crazy thing about students being late even if the parents are with them no respect for parents at all can't wait to take my child out

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2011
This school is horrible. My son went here for 1 year. First, it is NOT a performing arts school. They might have music or drama once a week if that. The school is falling apart and in horrible shape. The students use the worse language I have ever heard! Bullying, name calling and cursing are a norm. The principle has been there forever and does nothing. The vice principles hands are tied in policies. My son has never been in a fight before this school. During his year, I have heard stories of cops being called, children getting beat up in bathrooms, closets, hallways, you name it! I had to go to the board of education for answers and action. I pulled my son out of that so called "school" and he his now thriving and on the honor roll in a REAL performing arts school.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2008
This school is a stepping stone on my children's path to success. The teachers have helped to solidify the foundation that was already laid out from home. My children have done outstanding work under the guided leadership of the administration and the teachers. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone, especially for the arts.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2008
My daughter attended this school for the 1st grade and for 3 weeks for the 2nd I found there was alot of older childern powering over the small childern and there was not alot of order in this schoole small childern are subjected to alot of things they are too young to see I transfered my daughter to another school.

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May 05, 2008
This school is very below standards. It doesn't prepare out children to achieve greatness. Our children cannot compete with children around the globe. Two of my children attend this poor performing school.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2008
my child goes there it is a exelent school

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2007
I like this school alot, It has a free afterschool program that many East Orange Schools didn't have especially for single moms that need those types of programs

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July 10, 2007
I am sorry to admit this school wasn't a walk in the park for my son Denzel. The teachers very much slacked their job. The science fair projects were a disgrace. My son did not enjoy his 6th grade year here but we are hoping 7th to be the best.

- submitted by a student

July 10, 2007
I was a new student to Houston and at first i liked it but it started to get worse. There was no one-on-one help and i got left behind real easily. My mother moved out the district so i could go to another middle school.

- submitted by a student

June 19, 2007
I am a parent of a kindergarten student, as well as the wife of a teacher. I feel that the teachers at Whitney, for the most part, care about the students. Ms. Moore-Becker and Ms. Thomas, have kept my daughter, who started the year advanced for her age group, engaged and forever learning. Her desire to please her teachers, is yet another motivation for her to excel. I pray that the teachers at Whitney will be able to continue to offer such dedication to their students with the possibility of increased class size due to the multiple layoffs. My daughter has learned in a year, to write in complete sentences, and to write a paragraph. Proud Parent

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February 22, 2007
Im a new student since September at Whitney E. Houston academy. Whitney Houston Academy is one of the most excellent school in East Orange. The teachers and cool and you learn a lot! Its Fun! My teachers are the best, speacialy Ms.Newby that is the dance teacher.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2005
Very interesting mix of learning.

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May 31, 2005
I used to attend Whitney Houston(Franklin School) scince kindergarden. Personally I feel that this school is excellent! I was a dance major in the dance toupe under the direction of Mrs. Newby-Reynolds. The activities there are terrific.The teachers I have had, have great teaching skills, they have truly helped me alot in high school.Whitney Houston challenges your ability. They make you work your brain. There has been many great outcomes from any student that graduates from that school. You can make many friends there. I really do miss that school

- submitted by a student

January 26, 2005
I had two older sons who attended Houston Academy when it was Franklin Elementary. The Principal Mr. Hamilton, the staff and teachers are concerned about the students who attend. I now have another son Jordan who is in the 8th grade and will graduate this year (2005). He has attended Houston since 1st grade. The teachers are great and very passionate about the subjects they teach. My son's favorite subjects are social studies and drama. He also likes physical education and Language. Although there's always room for improvement you'll find a great support staff and parents (PTA) that are always willing to go that extra mile. I highly recommend Whitney Houston Academy. I'm going to miss everyone there when my son graduates. Keep up the good work Houston!

- submitted by a parent
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Whitney E. Houston Academy Elementary School
215 Dodd St, East Orange, NJ  07017
(973) 266-5880
Last modified Whitney E. Houston Academy Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Whitney E. Houston Academy Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top