Irvington Public Schools

Irvington Public Schools

Irvington Public Schools is a public school district serving children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in Irvington, New Jersey, United States. 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 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising 12 schools, had an enrollment of 7,924 students and 511.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.5:1.

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 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

  • Augusta Preschool Academy (320 students; in PreK)
    • Rose Gordon, Principal
Elementary schools
  • Berkeley Terrace School (487; PreK–5)
    • Sean Evans, Principal
  • Chancellor Avenue School (482; K–5)
    • Dr. Winston D. Jackson, Principal
  • Florence Avenue School (637; K–5)
    • Mary Michailidis, Principal
  • Grove Street School (430; PreK–5)
    • Dr. Deniese Cooper, Principal
  • Madison Avenue School (304; PreK–5)
    • Malikita Wright, Principal
  • Thurgood G. Marshall School (432; PreK–5)
    • Stacey Love, Principal
  • Mount Vernon Avenue School (582; PreK–5)
    • Nicole Gilmore, Principal
  • University Elementary School (459; K–5)
    • Sandra Y. Boone-Gibbs, Principal
Middle schools
  • Union Avenue Middle School (723; 6–8)
    • Muller Pierre, Principal
  • University Middle School (758; 6–8)
    • Andrea Tucker, Principal
High school
  • Blue Knights Academy (NA; 9–12)
    • Hubert Ato-Bakari Chase, Principal
  • Irvington High School (1,482; 9–12)
    • Dr, Ogé Denis Jr., Principal


Core members of the district's administration are:

  • Dr. Neely Hackett, Superintendent
  • Reginald Lamptey, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Board of education

The district's board of education, with nine members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held as part of the April school election. As one of the 13 districts statewide with school elections in April, voters also decide on passage of the annual school budget.


External links

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

Irvington Public Schools

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