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Lafayette Street Elementary School

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About Our School

Lafayette Street School is the oldest continuously operated public school in the state of New Jersey. It opened its doors in 1848 and in 2022-23 school year, we will celebrate 175 years servicing the community. We are a high performing PreK-8 grade school situated in the heart of the Ironbound. We strive to provide a rigorous standard based curriculum focused on students and their individual needs.

Unique Fact

Students engage in the curriculum through thematic Interdisciplinary Units of Study.

School Information

  • Principal

    Diane Pereira

  • Address

    205 Lafayette Street
    Newark, NJ 07105

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  • Parent Liaison

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Light Blue
    Bottom: Navy Blue

  • 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: 75 K: 138
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
95% 10%
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
21 14 to 1 47% 88% 28%
Number of Devices 1:1

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