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Public | PK-2 & ungraded | 249 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2010

This is a great school!! The staff work overtime and all staff members of the school take an interest in the children. I have never met a more dedicated principal or seen a school leader who actually sets the example and tone for her staff the way this principal does. I wish more parents would be involved to help the staff with their chldren. If everyone work together, then it is truly a golden opportunity to make a change and a difference with our children!! Go Central!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

This has to be the best elementary school in the district! The staff, principal and parents are highly involved. Plenty of activities and they even have counciling for students who need that extra help. It's like one big family, there could not be a better school for my children. Thanks!
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Posted April 28, 2004

The atmosphere is wonderful.The principal is always there to speak to the parent if he or she has a problem.The teachers are willing to go that extra mile to help the kids excel. The after school activites are great, but I would like to see more parents involved.
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Posted November 14, 2003

This school is wonderful. The staff is great and helpful. I was a Brooklyn, NY public school parent, it is a whole lot better.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 16%
Hispanic 45% 22%
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%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Orange, NJ 07050
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