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Kearny School District

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Grades  PreK-12
Business administrator  Michael DeVita
Enrollment  5,921 (as of 2011-12)
Phone  +1 201-955-5000
Number of students  5,921
Superintendent  Patricia Blood
Schools  7
Faculty  442.6 FTEs
Founded  2008
Address  172 Midland Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032, USA
Hours  Closed today SaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–4PMTuesday9AM–4PMWednesday9AM–4PMThursday9AM–4PMFriday9AM–4PM

The Kearny School District is a public school district that provides public education for students from the Town of Kearny, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.


As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's seven schools had an enrollment of 5,921 students and 442.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.38:1.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second 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 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

Elementary schools
  • Franklin School (PreK-6; 1,062)
  • Yvonne Cali - Principal
  • Justin Avitable - Vice Principal
  • Garfield School (PreK-6; 663)
  • Curtis Brack - Principal
  • Roosevelt School (PreK-6; 465)
  • Steven Way - Principal
  • Schuyler School (PreK-6; 520)
  • Valerie English - Principal
  • Donna Masters - Vice Principal
  • Washington School (PreK-6; 681)
  • Jon Zimmerman - Principal
  • Antonio Moyano - Vice Principal
  • Middle School
  • Lincoln School (7-8; 795)
  • Robert Zika - Principal
  • Patrick Ragnoni - Vice Principal
  • High school
  • Kearny High School (9-12; 1,735)
  • Jaclyn Richardson - Principal
  • William Gaydos - Assistant Principal for Grades 10 and 12
  • Paul Measso - Assistant Principal for Grades 9 and 11
  • John Millar - Assistant Principal of Athletics and Student Activities
  • Haiti relief effort

    On January 22, 2010, the entire school district held a "dress-down day" in an effort to raise money to help the Haitian people after suffering from the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The students were allowed to wear whatever they wanted, and at their discrepancy they could and were encouraged to donate to those in need in Haiti. The high school alone reported early on that they had raised over $6,500. Shortly after, it was posted on the district website that in total, all seven schools were able to raise $27,210. This number has since increased to $29,000 All funds were donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.


    As of 2014, core members of the school administration are:

  • Patricia Blood - Superintendent of Schools
  • Michael DeVita - Business Administrator/Board Secretary
  • References

    Kearny School District Wikipedia

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