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Lafayette Street Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 6 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I am a 7th grade student attending Lafayette street school i am very proud to be called a falcon . I believe that the school is very advanced and organized my only concern is that we are lacking a library and art teacher also that the school lunch is very unhealthy the food is never in good conditions but other than that the administration and technology i pretty good!


Posted November 1, 2010

this school is a very good school academical . I'm impressed that with the teachers, and students performance even with the small resources they have they deserve this money so they can buy more computers for their students and help with the lunch the lunch unfortunately is very crappy ( words of the kids ) that the principal should do something about it . but they are working hard to address all the problems A+++++ 5 STARS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I love Lafayette St. School. I have had the privilege of attending this marvelous school for the past 10 years. I am an 8th grader and i have to say that I would never want to leave this wonderful school. We have great activities actually. We have boys & girls soccer, softball, volleyball (sometimes), chorus, debate, National Junior Honor Society, the newspaper comity, Yearbook comity, & Student Council. I would never want to change anything about this wonderful school :D


Posted June 23, 2009

I am a Lafayette St. School Alumni and my children have been attending since Kindergarten. Information is very unorganized and/or sent in an untimely fashion. Most of the teachers seem to care about student progress, which is a plus. The majority of the staff I consider to be courteous and friendly. Administration would benefit from a more hands-on approach to bullying, since I had first-hand experience with that as early on as grade K. But I feel that the bigger problem is NOT the school, but rather the parents. Too many of the parents are not involved and do not seem to have regard for rules. It's definitely a different culture from when I was a student. I will never forget one night when students were invited to the Liberty Science Center with their parents, and many who had RSVP'd to go never showed up. Waste of our tax $!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

There's no diversity in this school. It's overcrowded and extremely unorganized. Security officers are distracted. Bullying is a huge issue that is simply not addressed by administration. It's lacking in extra activities and good teachers with a command of the English language. It feels like a school you would find in a third world country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

Being an alumni of lafayette, I must admit that there has been major progress. Some parents may see the down side of this school but from a diferent view, there has been a lot of work accomplished. As a parent of a student of three years, I have been recieveing the notices, flyers, any events given. Because of that, I was able to participate when asked to volunteer. For my child i feel safe in lafayette environment. I believe we need to step in a lot more as a bundle because I do agree with one of the comments made previously .Where is the money going? More extra activities are needed because not all families can afford outside activites form the school and it is always safer to keep it within the school the child goes to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

I attend Lafayette and I must say this definitly isnt my favorite school. To begin with, there isnt a lot of activities. There is only really the necessary that every school has, gym,art,etc. So there is a lot of things that are bad at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2007

I am in agreement with Angie. As compared to other schools the academic aspects are of higher quality. Standing alone, Lafayette still needs improvement. My children currently attend the school. Extracurricular activities are insufficient. Other than official parent/school conferences, parents are not regularly advised of the child's progress or lack thereof. Homework assignments do not reflect daily progression of classroom work/teaching. I share other parents' concerns with the lack of effective disciplinary practices regarding inter-student offenses, e.g. bullying. The monthly menus are not timely distributed. As a parent, I need to know about my children's regular progression in time for me to take remedial action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

The teachers at this school need to communicate better with the parents. As a parent of a child who graduated I never knew what was going on. They do not have control of the older kids. They also need to have more extracuricular activities. I know that the Board of Ed provides funds for this but where is the money going? Also they are not good about sending home notices. ie Lunch menus, some children are allergic to certain foods and parents need to know what is on the menu ahead of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

I think is a great school but Teachers should be more involve with the parents. I know that teachers are busy teaching but they should also take time to send weekly or bi-weekly reports sent home in order for parents to help thier child with school work. Also they should have more activiy for the children at school. If parents cant make it to meetings they should send home what was talk about so they could get a chane to participate. They are parents that have young childrens at the home that they cant get to go to meetings and its not fair for the parents not to get notify if they cant make it. If they try to to do some of these things It would be even a better school. Don't get me wrong Its a great school! Pricipal Merlo is also great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Arts Literacy

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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68%

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52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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84%

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88%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

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 82% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learners67%
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learners89%
Not migrant91%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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%
Female70%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former48%
Limited English Proficient Former50%

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former92%
Limited English Proficient Former95%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education14%
General education71%
English language learners36%
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education27%
General education86%
English language learners39%
Not migrant72%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female44%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant52%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students69%
Female62%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former25%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 68% 22%
White 30% 51%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 88%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Portuguese
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Maria Merlo

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Our parents are an integral component of our school community and they participate in all activities through: home and school association, class parent volunteers, cafeteria volunteers, classroom volunteers, and as members of the school leadership council
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  • Lafayette Street School is a landmark school and was established in 1848 three years prior to the creation of the Board of Education. Lafayette has served as the educational and social center for an immigrant/bilingual population in the Ironbound Community of Newark. The populations have varied, but all bring with them rich cultrual backgrounds that have and continue to have an impact that enriches the history and climate of the school. lafayette is among a select group of Newark Public Schools that lead the city in measured standardized assessment results, and student/teacher daily attendance rate. Our students' achievements compare very favorable to comparable surburban student accomplishment. All school components address the academic progress/achievement and social balance/well being of all our students. The message stressed daily is one that promotes honesty, integrity, responsibility, and quality education. Administrators, teachers, and staff constantly review and revise instruction based on assessment data in alignment and support of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards through district curriculum/initiatives, and instructional approaches. All eyes are on the prize from day one of the school experience - student success through academic and social achievement! This is accomplished through a tiered system comprised of professional development, grade level/vertical meetings, and innovative teaching methods that incorporate differentiated instruction, interdisciplinary units of learning, problem-solving strategies, collaborative project-based techniques and best practices that promote the ability of the student to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information. Student work is constantly and consistently reviewed and data analysis a daily occurrence based on both formal and informal evaluation. Teachers report student progress on a monthly basis utilizing progressive data analysis; then pinpoint priority areas to align instructional techniques based on teacher professional development that address student needs. Based on our Title I Unified Plan, Literacy (both reading and writing) is our priority. Our goal is to make life-long readers, writers, and learners of our students that will assist them to facilitate wonderful positive life choices in the future. It is the primary goal of each and every administrator that has walked the halls of Lafayette to garner greater student achievement from year to year. The school and staff have received innumerable awards, citations, and accommodations, but the one award that lingers is that of the successes of our students. Lafayette recognizes the worth in all children and instills in them the sense of values, principles, and morality that will carry them through a lifetime into 21st century learning.
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205 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: (973) 465-4860

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