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Rafael Hernández Elementary School

Cultivating, Respect, Responsibility, Reflection, Resiliency, and Inspiring a Renaissance


About Our School

At Rafael Hernández School we strive to promote the academic, social and emotional health of every student. We encourage our students to be respectful, responsible, reflective and resilient leaders that inspire the renaissance of our community.

Unique Fact

Middle School students choose their electives and are able to focus on art, music, or dance. Pre-Kindergarten Students have an option to join our Baby Shark Ballet Company.

School Information

  • Principal

    Jessica Rios

  • Address

    345 Broadway
    Newark, NJ 07104

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  • Parent Liaison

    Daniel DeOliveira

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Burgundy
    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: 50 K: 92
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
94% 11%
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 48% 88% 35%
Number of Devices 1:1

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