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433 Peshine Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

(973) 705-3890
(973) 705-3898
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February 15, 2012
Peshine Avenue can be a great school. Parents should be more involved in their student's academics and reinforce good behavior. There are some wonderful teachers/staff members that go above and beyond the politics to ensure that our children become educated members of society. It starts at home. Don't wait til something is wrong to come visit the school. Join the parent Academy, the PTA, Parent Book Club, and so many other programs for parents that have been created that should be utilized.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2012
Against many odds, I have to say that the school spirit amongst the students are uplifting. Peshine has that "family" atmosphere. Kudos to the teaching staff for their efforts in building the Peshine community and providing as much support for academic achievement as they can. We have crossed many puddles and mountains, but the greatest lift is that we don't give up on the students.

- submitted by a teacher

February 13, 2012
Peshine Avenue has a great staff that works hard. They are very dedicated and go beyond the call of duty

- submitted by a teacher

February 13, 2012
This is my son's first year here and I must say honestly there is some good and some bad expericences with this school as there would be with any school. The good: If your a very involed parent come to this school become a volunteer I have had nothing but the best experience with it thier parent liasion goes all out for us parents. Majority of the teachers are wonderful and are actully here for your child's(dren) to learn not just here for a pay check. They offer a lot of classes/programs for the parents (ie) microsoft word, fitness, book club, esl french and spanish.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2012
The staff really care about the students and are continuously improving themselves professionally to better serve students and their parents.

- submitted by a teacher

February 13, 2012
The staff is friendly and supportive. I love the way the students represent school pride.

- submitted by a teacher

November 07, 2011
This school does not deserve any starts. My daughter moved from a school rated 9 to a school rated 1. When she moved here, everything she learned in Kindergarten and preschool they were teaching again in First Grade. Her 1st grade teacher tested her and said she was reading at a 3rd grade level. My daughter is in 3rd grade now and I am teaching her fractions and long division. Without my dedication to her education she would be in bad shape. My niece is in 5th grade and while I was helping her with her homework I realized that she was developing gaps in her math. She did not learn long-division yet, even though they are teaching her to adding/subtracting negative numbers now. How does that happen, they are glazing over this material not really teaching it to the kids. This school has many other problems too numerous to speak of here - similar to other urban environments. This school is constantly on the verge of a lawsuit. As an informed parent I know better. The principal is the best they have had in years, but she has a lot of unfavorable qualities that I am not too pleased with. She is very much a dictator. The teachers have the worst attitudes I have ever seen, no compassion.

- submitted by a parent
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October 13, 2009
Dear Parents: As I begin my third year as the Principal of Peshine Avenue Preparatory School, I would like to thank you for your support. Together we have maintained a spirit of enthusiasm and pride and continue to move forward in our collective dream of making Peshine Avenue Preparatory School a Blue Ribbon School! Please contact me often, as your input is critical fodder for making mid-course corrections, to ensure our children and stakeholders receive the excellence of services they deserve! I look forward to hearing from you! Wanda Brooks-Long, Principal

- submitted by a school leader
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January 11, 2008
Peshine has the potential to be a good school. The problem is that the administration for the last several years has been inconsitent to say the least. There is no sense of support from administration for the staff which leaves the staff on a dead end when dealing with the students.

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2007
The administration does not support the teachers and they sure dont support the students. Everyday my child tells me about a fight where there were no consequences, that their teacher told the office and nothing happend, and that their class was disrupted by outside students (from the hallway, next door).

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2006
The most impressive thing about Peshine Avenue University Prep. is the name of the school. The academics can be described as mediocre at best. The school is fine for uninvolved parents who do not stress academic excellence. My daughter is a third grade honor roll student, who has been on the principal's list every year. Although, I am proud of her accomplishment, it must be taken with a grain of salt. The level of difficulty of her assignments is 1st grade. I have been forced to home school my daughter, and involve her in outside academic programs. Peshine is wonderful if slightly below average is what you are seeking. I even have to send my child to school with toilet paper since it is rare to find it in the bathroom.

- submitted by a parent
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Peshine Avenue Preparatory School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school located at 433 Peshine Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. The Stakeholders (Administration, Teachers, Staff, Students, Parents and Community Partners) of Peshine Avenue Preparatory School believe that every student will succeed by practicing, Excellence Everyday in Every Way. Stakeholders work partnership to ensure our children are academically, socially, emotionally and technologically prepared to become intrinsically motivated life long leaders, learners and citizens of the global community. We are extremely proud that our work has produced students that have scored a perfect 300 in NJASK math and that we have begun to develop cohorts of students in both general and special needs populations who are scoring at the advance proficient range. Peshine Avenue Preparatory School is extremely proud of our School Uniform Policy. Students exhibit pride and a sense of belonging as the school uniform symbolizes our unity and team spirit! The student population at Peshine Avenue Preparatory School is over six hundred. The school has a reputation for being one that is truly child-centered. The instructional program includes a rigorous course of study in all content areas with a minimum of 90 minutes of daily instruction in Literacy, Mathematics, and Science. Our Middle School interdisciplinary courses of study infuse our content area programs with our Humanities Academy (Art, Music, etc.), Math Academy, Science & Technology Academy, Social Justice Academy, Accel Academy (Special Needs Students) and our Excel Academy (Gifted & Talented); in order to provide extended learning experiences that enrich and broaden the students understanding of core concepts and skills. Peshine Avenue Preparatory School values the need to differentiate the instructional programs to meet the learning styles of our diverse population. Professional development seminars that focus on Learning Centers, Rigorous and Relevant instructional strategies are a major point of emphasis for the Peshine Ave. Preparatory teaching and learning protocols for 2008-2009. Authentic learning environments that are Culturally Relevant and centered on the Higher Order Thinking skills outlined by Blooms Taxonomy, have become the foundation by which we are trying to build a High Performing 21st Century Academic Learning Center. We have implemented a fully inclusive Special Education program that provides individualized Resource-Room and In- Class Support instruction. Our Bilingual program provides both Native Language and English as a Second Language services. Our school based Tutors assist our students in meeting reading proficiency targets. Our Extended Day programs for students in all grades include After School programs which provide academic and enrichment activities to enhance the social and moral growth of our children. Peshine Avenue Preparatory School stakeholders believe in educating the entire student. Our students are provided opportunities to participate in leadership opportunities through our Peer to Peer Programs such as Best Men, Best Friends, Student Council, The League, Safety Patrol and Extended Day Programming. Our students also participate in many extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to, Robotics, Baseball, Basketball Girls and Boys, Track, Debate, Cheerleading, and Yearbook! Peshine Avenue Preparatory School's goal of meeting the needs of the entire child includes parental support targets. The Family Support Team provides a hub for the coordination of services and benefits for our parents and students. Our Family Support Team consists of the Guidance Counselor, Parent Liaison, Substance Abuse Coordinator, Drug Resource Committee, Attendance Counselor and Child Study Team. This team provides health and social services programs for our community via both in school and out sourced programs, with the continued support of all stakeholders, we know and our children will be ready to face the challenges of the new millennia! Wanda Brooks-Long, Principal 973-705-3891

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Peshine Avenue Preparatory School
433 Peshine Ave, Newark, NJ  07112
(973) 705-3890
Last modified Peshine Avenue Preparatory School is a Public school
Peshine Avenue Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top