Vision and Mission
Kindergarten, First, Second Third, Fourth, Fifth Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Bilingual Child Study Team Classroom Instructional Aides Resource Security Specialists Student Support Services Support Staff

Public School #20

500 East 37th Street

Paterson, New Jersey 07504



Home of the "Mighty Bulldogs!"

School 20's Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare our students in an environment that nurtures students academically, socially and emotionally, in order to be successful life-long learners.


Mr. Boris E. Simon



Anti Bullying Specialist

Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying Policy
Paterson Public School’s new Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) policy is available here. Our Anti-Bullying Specialist is Mrs. Noreen Ambrose.

She can be reached at nambrose@paterson.k12.nj.us


Director of Culture, Climate and Non-Traditional Programs

Theodore "TJ" Best

He can be reached at tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us

Office: 973-321-2404 

Mobile: (973) 330-7613

Fax: (973) 321-0399


School 20's Motto!

Proper Planning Promotes Success; Failure Is Not An Option!

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Important Dates

2/3 - 1:00 PM Student Dismissal; Staff In-service

2/16 - Report Card Distribution

2/17 - School 20 Day

2/20-2/21 - President's Day Weekend (District Closed)








School 20's Vision Statement

Our vision is to make School #20 a leading elementary school in Paterson, New Jersey in educating its youth.

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Petula Harden-Brown


Assistant Principal

Mrs. Nicole Gibbs

ABR Grade

Paterson Public Schools ABR Grade: 64 out of 78 points

School 20 ABR Grade: 62 out of 78 points






District Mission Statement

To prepare each student to be successful in the institution of higher education of their choosing, and in their chosen profession.

District Vision Statement

To be the leader in educating New Jersey's urban youth.

Today: 4/29/17