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Paterson Public Schools

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    Mr. Boris E. Simon



    Vice Principals

    Mrs. Kaela Quince-McMillan

    Mrs. Jennifer Woods

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    Welcome to School 20

    I'm Rocky the Bulldog. Bulldogs are known for courage, diGNIty, and good chARACTER, JUST LIKE OUR STUDENTS.

    Paterson Public Schools Mission Statement

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

    Paterson Public Schools Vision Statement

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

    School 20 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.

    School 20 Motto

    Proper planning promotes success!  Failure is not an option! 


    Social Media Alert!!!

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 

    We are writing to make you aware of the latest internet issue that may be negatively impacting your children.   

    The "Momo Challenge" is a frightening-looking female character that is said to appear in some YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, and other social media applications. It is claimed that these videos "pop up" while a child may be watching a safe and age-appropriate video.  This character challenges children to hurt themselves and others. 

    Though experts cannot confirm specific occurrences, this is an opportunity for us to highlight the need for the appropriate supervision of technology and social media.   

    Some useful tips for keeping children safe while using the internet at home:  

    • Keep computers and smartphones in highly visible areas or rooms. 

    • Create an acceptable use policy at home that supports school policy. 

    • Encourage device safety for passwords & sharing personal info. 

    • Set limits for how much time is spent on devices. 

    • Be alert to signs of unhealthy online relationships or predators. 

    Below is a link that may be helpful to you regarding this issue with some additional information. 

    Anti-Bullying Program


    Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying Policy
    Paterson Public School’s new Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) policy is available here.

    Local Anti-Bullying Specialist:

    Mrs. Kaela Quince-McMillan

    Office: (973) 321-0200

    District Anti-Bullying Specialist, School Self-Assessment Score and School ABS:

    Ms. Nicole Y. Payne

    Office: (973) 321-0324

    Culture, Climate and Non-Traditional Programs

    Director of Culture, Climate and Non-Traditional Programs:

    Mr. Theodore "TJ" Best

    Office: (973) 321-2404 

    Mobile: (973) 330-7613

    Fax: (973) 321-0399

    ABR Grade

    Paterson Public Schools ABR Grade: 64 out of 78 points

    School 20 ABR Grade: 62 out of 78 points