Call 973-736-3270 to learn more!

Elementary Schools

Arlington Avenue

Image credit Newark Library Digital Archive Address: 13 Arlington Ave. Opened: 1924 Closed:  1990s? Later in building: Ridge Street ECC, Arlington Avenue Alternative School

Read More

Colored School

(1889 atlas) Address: 122 Commerce Street (1878) 1852 is the approximate date of the establishment of the first public colored school in Newark (prior to that date there was no formal policy of segregation, with the few children of color attending the same schools as other children. The first “colored school” was located in the basement…

Read More

Marcus Garvey

Address: 131 13th Avenue Opened: 1965 (district school: 1970) Closed: 1981 Reopened: 1985 (elementary school) Closed: 1990 In 1965 the African Free School was established on the 3rd floor of the school, founded by Le Roi Jones (Amiri Baraka). In 1970 the African Free School becomes a district school, renamed Marcus Garvey School. Earlier in building:…

Read More

Montgomery Street Elementary

Address: 74 Montgomery Street Opened 1911. Later names: Montgomery Street Binet School, Montgomery Academy. Later in building: Academy of Vocational Careers, American History High School

Read More

Montgomery Street Binet School

Address: 74 Montgomery Street Opened: 1931 Previous names: Montgomery Street Elementary, Montgomery Academy. Later in building: Academy of Vocational Careers, American History High School

Read More