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Sussex Avenue School

Great Minds Under Construction


About Our School

At Sussex Avenue School, every adult takes responsibility to ensure that each scholar reaches their full academic, social, and personal potential. We nurture scholars as they aspire to achieve to become socially responsible and self-reliant individuals that persevere and act with integrity, respect, and excellence.

Unique Fact

Our students are greeted by staff at morning arrival with music and a smile. Our state-of-the-art playground was designed by students, for students.

School Information

  • Principal

    Ryshan Johnson

  • Address

    307 Sussex Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07107

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  • Parent Liaison

    Lenna Aguiar

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Burgundy
    Bottom: Khaki

  • 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: 30 K: 60
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% %
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
20 15 to 1 37% 90% 31%
Number of Devices 1:1

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