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First Avenue School

Respect, Responsibility, Reflection, Resiliency


About Our School

First Avenue School (F.A.S.) is a progressive learning community whose graduates are prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected, and competitive career/job market by showing Respect, developing a sense of Responsibility, self-Reflecting and demonstrating Resiliency.

Unique Fact

Students in grades 5-8 choose the humanity class that they are most passionate about.

School Information

  • Principal

    Rosa Branco

  • Address

    214 First Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07107

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  • Parent Liaison

    Myriam Rivera

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Navy Blue, White
    Bottom: Khaki, Navy Blue

  • Before School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: PK-8
    Start Time: 7:30 AM
    Provider: School

  • After School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: PK-8
    End Time: 5:30 PM
    Provider: School

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year PK: 53 K: 141
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
96% 5%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
18 13 to 1 65% 94% 49%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data