West Orange School System

 

179 Eagle Rock Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052
973-669-5400

 
 
 

The West Orange Public School District has been educating students since 1895 when the historic Washington Elementary School opened its doors.  Today, the district boasts eleven extraordinary schools. The seven traditional neighborhood elementary schools include a very sought after full day kindergarten. Each elementary school feeds an innovative central sixth middle school. Students are offered 7th and 8th grade in two middle schools complete with all the latest technology. The state-of-the-art high school campus rivals a small university campus and prepares students for the variety of 21st century opportunities, choices and expectations both socially and academically.

The 7,000 plus student body speaks more than 48 languages in the home and provides a mix of cultures, socio-economic and religious groups that creates a harmonious microcosm of a global community contained within the borders of West Orange. The diversity is a tremendous strength and contributes greatly to the success of each and every student.

The West Orange Board of Education emphasizes educating the ‘whole’ child, and each ‘individual’ student with an educational program tailored to meet each student’s needs. The West Orange Board of Education pays close attention to individualized education with special attention to class sizes maintaining one of the lowest teacher-to-student ratios in the state.

Understanding that children have different learning styles and abilities, through the efforts of a highly qualified and dedicated teaching and administrative staff,  all West Orange public school students receive the highest quality of education in each and every West Orange school building.

The West Orange school district provides hundreds of extracurricular activities and clubs, after school programs and sports programs. West Orange High School is home to a brand new athletic complex complete with top level playing fields, courts, track and facilities that are the envy of the region.

The West Orange Board of Education is committed to a strong cultural arts program. Performing arts, music and fine arts education begins at the elementary school level and is provided as part of the curriculum throughout the K-12 program.

Physical fitness and health awareness remains an important focus for the West Orange Board of Education. Health and Physical Education programs are mandatory for every student in all grades. Nutrition and wellness programs are a district priority integrated through a nutrition-conscious food service with healthy lunches and snacks served in every school. The athletic program offers a broad range of award winning sports programs that prepare each student athlete for excellence. Most graduates are scholar athletes that have more than satisfied the requirements for post secondary athletic opportunities.

The Public Schools of West Orange provide each resident family with an extraordinary educational value. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you with any questions that you may have about the West Orange Public Schools and how to best serve your family. For more information please contact the West Board of Education at (973) 669-5400.

The West Orange Board of Education emphasizes educating the ‘whole’ child, and each ‘individual’ student with an educational program tailored to meet each student’s needs. The West Orange Board of Education pays close attention to individualized education with special attention to class sizes maintaining one of the lowest teacher-to-student ratios in the state.

The West Orange school district provides hundreds of extracurricular activities and clubs, after school programs and sports programs. West Orange High School is home to a brand new athletic complex complete with top level playing fields, courts, track and facilities that are the envy of the region.

The West Orange Board of Education is committed to a strong cultural arts program. Performing arts, music and fine arts education begins at the elementary school level and is provided as part of the curriculum throughout the K-12 program.

This is an excellent school. My son won national awards for academics and was accepted early at the top-ranked military academy and that doesn't happen attending a school that doesn't deliver. Caring and acclaimed teachers, an enthusiastic and involved administration, amazing variety of extra curricular and sports programs and a very diverse and outstanding student population help make West Orange High School the great place it is. I recommend this high school without any reservations...GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!
—Submitted by a parent to www.greatschools.org

I spent four years at West Orange High School, and would never change a thing about my experience. The teachers and administration are outstanding and the curriculum is definitely challenging. I felt like the school went above and beyond to prepare me for college. The student population is extremely diverse, and I feel so fortunate to have experienced it because I really enjoyed being able to have friends of so many races, ethnicities, religions, etc. It is the real world, and it makes you a better person.
—Submitted by a student to www.greatschools.org