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East Orange, NJ

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35 Winans Street
East Orange, NJ 07018

(973) 266-5970
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September 10, 2014
I go to this school for middle school and its soo fun .also, the teachers and students are great .

- submitted by a community member
March 13, 2014
This school has a great academic program. Students who have the ability to Become professional dancers, singers and performing artists. it also has good state testing scores. My son is in the band and got a Standing ovation from Ciecely Tyson. I am proud of what this school is accomplishing in this area. Please support them so that they can improve.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
It has Greater Potential . Wish they would find ways to make learning more exciting , or at least be somewhat interested in our opinion.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2013
This is a great school but it has many trouble makers and detract ions that take away the students focus and some of the teachers don't give all the support that is needed for the kids that need it . I use to attended but there was many trouble makers that change good students into bad ones and the concequences don't seem to help as much. But I know that the kids like me are very promising young talented people

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
I have mixed feelings about this school, but I will give it 4 stars. This school has great potential. It has improved over the years. It has some great teachers and staff. The kids are truly talented. Office staff is good, LOVE LOVE LOVE the new principal Ms. Champagne. If anyone takes the school places I think it will be her. We'll see. I thought Dr. Cowan would, but the school did not really thrive when he was there. The Guidance Counselors are wonderful, Ms. Evans is amazing. Now, that all being said, I still don't think the school has reached the caliber that it should, not yet. There are still kids in the school who cause trouble. They don't deserve to be there if they are troublemakers and bullies. To me the school will reach its full potential if they get rid of the ones who make learning difficult for others, because of their behavior. And yes there are some teachers there too who REALLY need to get it together, but honestly, I think Ms. Champagne will handle it. My kids love the school, and I think once they really get EVERYTHING together, the school will truly be a force to be reckoned with. And I think they are working towards that.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
My son entered Cicely Tyson School last September as a sixth grader. I have been extremely pleased with the entire staff. I cannot say enough about the level of support and extra assistance that have been offered to him and also to me as a parent. His teachers have always been willing to call, email or meet with me if I had any questions or concerns. We have had a very positive experience and I look forward to the same in the future.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2012
I really would like to go to this school but i would like to know the following questions.....Do you have to live in East Orange to attend this school?, If you have to audition when do you and if you do have to audition, could i audition during the summer time or is it to late?

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2012
I have four grandchildren that's in attendance at Cicely Tyson school and I must say that they are making their grandmother very proud, first with their accademics, second their choices of what they chose to do as far as their extra-curricular activities, the teachers staff and any other staff members are very helpful with students, parents and grandparents. They all have very heavy loads but they are keeping up with as well as going above and beyond what ever it is that they have to do, I am not going to complain. There need to be more parent involvement with the school and I don't see that taking place at all, but the parents will come out to a program. Come on parents where are you?

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 18, 2010
This is one of the worst schools in New Jersey probably in America. My daughter goes there and she has the worst experience. First of all her lunch is 4th period which is 10:35 in the morning. She has a 9th and 10th period and school for her basically ends at 4:00. The school lunches are disgusting sometimes she doesnt even eat. Another bad thing about the school is how they locked down the bathrooms and she has to all the way to the 1st floor just to go to the bathroom and most of her classes are on the 3rd floor. The last thing is the teachers and the homework. At one point she didnt have a teacher. Eventually she got one but still.... She gets so much homework its unbelievable she doesnt have time for basketball practice or chores. Overall this school is terrible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 18, 2010
This is one of the worst schools in New Jersey probably in America. My daughter goes there and she has the worst experience. First of all her lunch is 4th period which is 10:35 in the morning. She has a 9th and 10th period and school for her basically ends at 4:00. The school lunches are disgusting sometimes she doesnt even eat. Another bad thing about the school is how they locked down the bathrooms and she has to all the way to the 1st floor just to go to the bathroom and most of her classes are on the 3rd floor. The last thing is the teachers and the homework. At one point she didnt have a teacher. Eventually she got one but still.... She gets so much homework its unbelievable she doesnt have time for basketball practice or chores. Overall this school is terrible.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
I have 3 children at this school. For the most part, the guidance counselors and the teachers are great. They seem to care a lot about my children. I like that it is a performing arts school because my children have many oppotunities to be involve in several clubs and activities which I don't think they would be given the same in a regular public school.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2010
I went to Cicely Tyson and I recently graduated last year. Overall, my experiences there were horrible. I was a student there for 7 year (6-12 grade) and there were very few teachers and instructors that actually cared about the academic excellence of the students. The school was about apperances. Over worked and under-appriciated instuctors built on a fundation of the ignorance shared among their superiors. I may have not enjoyed my time as a student there, but I have to say I did learn a lot about my profession from the few individuals that wanted to make a difference in my life. Mrs. Laura Trimmings was and still is a horrible principle, only concerned with making herself look good instead doing her job. Hopefully in the future some else can take over and showcase how a school of the Arts should be ran.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 19, 2009
I think that the principal should show more interest in the marching band since it is a performing arts school and not as a second class degenarate. i never saw her at any of the performances, rehearsal never show or care what is happening to these kids that represent her school, she should or pertent to at least show that she care what happens to these kids.over all i think it is a excellent school where the kids could excell in their careers

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
My name is Quincy Carter and I am an alumni of The Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts. This is one of the best art schools in the state of New Jersey. The staff at the school really expose the students to the real world and what it is like being in the real world. I am not saying this because I graduated from there but because it is truly a diamond in a rough.

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2009
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October 09, 2008
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September 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2008
The school is wonderful I go to Cicley Tyson and I admire it. They have good teachers that help students to achieve in the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 31, 2008
I graduated from cts and let me tell you. the teachers and other staff, help the students in any way they can. i am pride to say that i came from Cicely Tyson School of Perfroming and Fine Arts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 18, 2008
My daughter is graduating tomorrow from Cicely Tyson and in the beginning she seemed to have a hard time in the beginning but has perservered through the 12th grade.I am so pleased that certain teachers took the extra effort to continue to support and encourage her.I truly believe that this school can use some improvement,but i am happy that my child has made it through

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
I am also a parent at Cicely Tyson high school and in fact my daughter is a senior. I can honestly say Cicely Tyson impelled her to become a responsible student. Cicely Tyson preparedd my daughter far more than many schools I know. My daughter has completed internships, she has resume, she is the founding president of two organizations within the school. Although it has been a great challenge I am proud that my daughter had the opportunities to experience things I never have. Because of the theater instructor my daughter is applying and very well prepared in colleges: Julliard, mason gross, purchase, howard, and temple. The theater program has opened her eyes and helped her to stand a chance. Cicely is not in best conditions but the education is beneficial.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
The school is horrible. Typical Public Institution. The school does not offer any program(s) for children who have excelled academically. Administration lacks care, concern.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2006
I am an alumi student from Tyson and I'm now getting ready to graduate for a pretty well know four year institution. I feel that there were definitely some teachers who helped to prepare me for the transition from high school to college and others that did not so much. I would reccomend that the school upgrade their curriculum and that they make their standards higher, so that more students can be better prepared for the transistion into college. I did enjoy my years grades 6-12 very much in Tyson and do not regret being a student there at all! I just wish that I was not in for such a shock when I entered college. There are plenty extracurricular activities at tyson, and I feel that the level of parent involvment was mediore, but then I didn't see everyting involving parental involvement, so I can't be 100% sure.

- submitted by a former student
February 27, 2006
Cicely Tyson is one of the best schools in the East Orange School district. There is so much room for personal and academic growth there. The students are required to participate in performing or fine arts, so anything like: drawing, danceing, singing, acting, playing an instrument are all availible for children. There are many opportunities availible for parents to be a part of their child's school life. Academically, Tyson was the first high school in East Orange now to offer Advanced Placement classes for students. It is a wonderful learning enviorment and I am glad to be a part of that family.

- submitted by a former student
February 21, 2006
Cicely tyson is a school of performance arts. I'm partialy satisfied with it's academic program. The teachers try their best to deliver the message but the children don't listen. The children dont understand the importance of edu-tainment. School first, then performing. I attends there and constantly complain about their food and not having electives. How do you expect a growing child to focus on school when the lunch is nasty or burnt? If Campus can recieve such good tasting lunch why can't Tyson! Also to enter some colleges you need elective credits. Why don't they offer electives? I know its a school of the arts but they need electives.

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2005
My daughter is going to the 7th grade and her summer has been ruined because she is afraid to go back to this school because of all the violence she saw in the 6th grade. They need more securtiy and stricter rules. The teachers are mean, and they need more training with dealing with trouble kids, because alot of the kids are not loved at home and come to school and let out their frustration on other students. The dance section need more activity and interests for the children, doors should be watched and the buses are sometimes 1 hour late. This is my only option right now since I can't afford private school but I feel so bad for my daughter have to be scared to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2005
I think that this school needs help all the way around. There is very little organiztion when it comes to activities for students. I am an eight grade student this year and this will definetely be my last year at this school. They also need more security. There are many side doors and anyone can come in and out withought people knowing it. They also need to get the proper tools needed for the teachers to teach. I think that if teachers had the right tools, they could teach students at a higher level.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2004
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Cicely Tyson Middle/High School
35 Winans Street, East Orange, NJ  07018
(973) 266-5970
Last modified Cicely Tyson Middle/High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cicely Tyson Middle/High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top