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First Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 22 students

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Posted September 5, 2013

i do not like this school. i have been there for three years sinse 2nd grade and has found multiple problems in this school. bullying is a major part of this and very disrespectful teachers to. On the rare years that we do get a good teacher s/he will usually quit within the first few months. terrible school with an endless list of problems.


Posted June 21, 2013

SIt is a fabulous school. My son had very low grades and had no care for school until he began attending this school. He was assigned to a teacher by the name of Mr. Chaimowitz also known as Mr.C., he is an outstanding teacher. My sons grades shooted up to A'c and B's and is very eager to go to school. He comes home on a daily basis talking about there class room assignments and how awsome his teacher is. I can't thank this teacher enough for all the hard work and dedication he contributed to his class. Thankx to this great school my son has been accepted to technology high. That school rated 2nd best in the United States. Thanks to First Avenue School my son is lucky enough to attend that school. I hope both my daughter's have the privilege to have Mr. C. As one of there teachers in the future. Even though all the teachers are wonderful. Thank you so much First Avenue School. You all are the best...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD. GREAT SCORES, GREAT TEACHERS, GREAT AREA FOR THE KIDS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

EXCELLENT SCHOOL I AM A VERY PROUD PARENT TO HAVE MY SON ASSISTING 1ST AVE SCHOOL. MY CHILD COMES HOME WITH THE BEST GRADES, ALL BECAUSE THE TEACHERS TAKE THERE TIME IN HELPING MY CHILD. ALSO THIS SCHOOL AREA IS GREAT ALWAYS HAVE THE POLICE OUT THE SCHOOL TO WATCH FOR THE KIDS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

I am sorry to say but this school is not great at all. The principle is rude and the teachers well I have my reservations too. My sons teacher stated that he will pass all students who show effort. I'm sorry but children should not be pass/recieve a passing grade for efford. You cannot pass the NJASK or your SATs by showing efforts. Then there is the basketball coach (very irresponsible). The music teacher discouraged my son from playing because he missed a note (my son has been playing for 3 years). Teachers do not have the patients in this school, and it seems the leadership is lacking. My son told me how the principle screamed at the teachers (in front of the students). If you don"t have money to pay for private school, you child is stuck in less than mediocre education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2011

This school is the best school my children have ever attended. The teachers are so caring and so attentive. I have to say, when I first met the principle I didn't like her, we exchanged a few words which I thought were very inappropriate coming from a principle. It's been two years and I've learned her way. She really cares for the children and their education and the whole entire staff. We have to remember, she is just ONE person in charge of so much. I think she's doing a great job and so are the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

This School is HORRIBLE!!!! The principal lacks professional skills, and a lot of the teachers have no idea what they're doing. My daughter complains that when she asks for help with her math material, they refuse to help her. They give her attitude, and then she comes with homework and has no idea what she's doing. The principal is NO HELP!! I think it's time for a new administration and teachers that want to teach and see these students succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I KNOW FIRST AV, SINCE MY TWINS GIRLS STAR 2002, NOW THEY ARE IN 8th GRADE AND I NEVER HAVE ANY COMPLAINT, ALL THE TEACHERS ARE GOOD SO I HOPE THAT FIRST AV. COULD WIN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

This school is horrible. Till this day my son cant read. They don't care about your children's education. Its sad to know that they laid off all these teachers and kept the bad ones. The principal actually laughed at me while I was pouring my heart to her about my concerns with son. Who to turn too.....please help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

I think that the teachers do not care what becomes of the children. Of course, I only have experience pertaining to one class where my child is, so, maybe it cannot be generalized. However, my own experience is that we have struggled through this year. They do not give the children homework. Why do parents have to ask all the time that they should give homework to our children? I thought this was a good school at the beginning, but I have been truly disappointed. I wish there had been a way to have known that this school is a failure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

This school is truly something special. Our school received the National Change Award and we are very proud of it. I am a student here and I've been here since Kindergarten. I'm garaduating in 6 days. I really like this school.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students59%
Female69%
Male49%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education33%
General education81%
English language learners27%
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students48%
Female58%
Male37%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education29%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students58%
Female71%
Male49%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special education14%
General education68%
English language learners25%
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former25%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female60%
Male74%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special education36%
General education76%
English language learners42%
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former42%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students47%
Female54%
Male39%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special education24%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education12%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learners64%
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students72%
Female77%
Male66%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learners18%
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former18%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 80% 22%
Black 13% 16%
White 3% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Newark Public Schools Math Olympics - 1st place (2009)
  • Debate Team - 1st place (2006)
  • National School Change Award in 2003

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25
School end time
  • 2:55
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Kathy Duke-jackson
Fax number
  • (973) 268-5333

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • The parent liaison works closely with parent volunteers on a daily basis to assist teachers and the staff with on-going projects during the course of the year. workshops are being planned that are designed to meet the specific needs of the parents and their children.
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  • At First Avenue School, we are proud of our &#34Open Door&#34 policy and welcome all parents to become stakeholders and active participants in the school community.
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214 First Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
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Phone: (973) 268-5240

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