About Our School
Rafael Hernandez Elementary School is located in the North Ward of the City of Newark. It houses approximately 725 students in grades Pre-K through Grade 8, including six self-contained special education classes, two Resource Rooms, and three Bilingual Classes. The building conforms to 504 building codes and welcomes those students as well as staff members who need this access. Rafael Hernandez School was one of the Newark Public Schools awarded by the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey and the NJ Arts Education Survey conducted in the spring of 2006 used to categorize arts education in the public schools in NJ, singled out Rafael Hernandez as an elementary school with an exemplary program of arts education offerings.
Supply Distribution Day!
Please join us on August 30th for a supply distribution for all of our students! We will have games offered by Playworks, supplies on behalf of UPS and vaccines for all 12 and up by St. James Health.
Welcome Back Letter
Please click on this link to read our Welcome Back Letter to Students and Families!