Orange Board of Education

Orange Board of Education

Orange Board of Education is a comprehensive community public school district that is headquartered in the city of Orange, New Jersey, United States, and serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.

As of the 2017-18 school year, the district's 11 schools had an enrollment of 5,648 students and 470.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the lowest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.


Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

  • Orange Early Childhood Center (173 students; in PreK)
Elementary schools
  • Cleveland Street School (292; K-7)
  • Forest Street Community School (382; PreK-7)
  • Heywood Avenue School (364; PreK-7)
  • Lincoln Avenue School (708; K-7)
  • Newcomers Academy (K-5)
  • Oakwood Avenue Community School (234; PreK-7)
  • Park Avenue School (455; K-7)
  • Rosa Parks Central Community School (980; PreK-7, formerly Main Street School and Central School)
  • Scholars Academy (K-5)
Middle school
  • Orange Preparatory Academy for grades 8-9 (559, formerly Orange Middle School)
High school
  • Orange High School for grades 10–12 (960)
  • STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges (22; 9-12)


Core members of the district's administration are:

  • Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh II, Superintendent
  • Adekunle O. James, Board Secretary / School Business Administrator


External links

  • Orange Board of Education
  • Orange Board of Education's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
  • School Data for the Orange Board of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

Orange Board of Education

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