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Hawthorne Avenue Elementary School

Education for Liberation

About Our School

Our mission is to provide a culturally relevant context from which to develop 21st century skills. The successes and struggles of our ancestors will provide a source of inspiration, pride, self identity, and empowerment for their future academic, political and social achievement. We build culturally engaged students who go into the world to lead, and come back to empower the people.

Unique Fact

Our Young Men’s Academy develops the academic and social aspects of life for boys in grades 6-8.

School Information

  • Principal

    H. Grady James IV

  • Address

    428 Hawthorne Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07108

  • Phone Number


  • Parent Liaison

    Rebecca Wallace

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Navy Blue
    Bottom: Khaki

  • Before School Options

    None offered at this 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: 30 K: 90
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% 4%
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
13 12 to 1 81% 97% 63%
Number of Devices 1:1

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