About Our School
First Avenue School has been the proud recipient of numerous awards for improvement of student achievement and school climate. Our school has high expectations for each of our students and provides them with challenging and stimulating educational experiences that enhance their educational growth through our powerful learning philosophy as well as a wide variety of extra curricular activities.
Our ethnically diverse student body receives Bilingual, ESL, Special Education and Resource Room instruction as well as four (4) self-contained Autistic classrooms and a comprehensive Developmental Program. Each of these academic programs is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Newark Public Schools Educational Plan.
Welcome Back Letter
I hope you are enjoying your summer! I am Rosa Branco, the very proud principal of First Avenue Elementary School. I would like to introduce our fabulous vice principals: Ms. Neysa Miranda (Pre-K - 2nd grade), Ms. Tenelle Edmundson (grade 3-4 and Autism program), Ms. Marvelis Perreira (grades 7 and 8) and our new vice principal Mr. Dave Zatorski (grades 5 and 6). Mr. Zatorski comes to us from East Orange Schools. We are looking forward to having him on our team this year.
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