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School 16

Paterson Public Schools

  • Due to the ongoing hazardous conditions all Paterson Public Schools  schools and district offices will be closed Friday, November 16.

    Due to the inclement weather, all schools will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Friday, November 16  at 9:40 am for school staff and 9:45 am for students.  All other Central office Staff should arrive as close to normal work hours as possible. Buses will arrive 90 minutes after normal pick-up times.  Breakfast will be served at the schools beginning at 9:45 am.   Thank you.

    After tracking the forecasted winter storm through the night, we expect the storm to hit Paterson during the school day. Therefore, all students will be dismissed from school today at 1 p.m. All teachers and staff will be dismissed today at 2 p.m. All after school activities for today are cancelled. The High School Choice Fair and the public meetings with the N.J. State Attorney General scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled. The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.



    Our Vision

    To be the leaders in actualizing 21st Century Skill

    Our Mission

    To prepare learners for success using the skills of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking while fostering positive character traits.


    Meet Our Staff

    Click on the picture to visit our Staff Core Beliefs page.

    Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Mr. Rober Butler

    Affirmative Action

    Mr. William Willemsen


    November 13 - Picture Day! All students should have their uniforms


    November  21-  1pm Dismissal

    November 22 and 23 - School Closed


    Principal's Message

    As we begin a new era for School 16, I reflect on the differences between the old School 16, built in 1891 and the new School 16, built in 2016.  The new School 16 is a state of the art, sustainable energy building with three stories of classrooms fully equipped with interactive whiteboards, eco-friendly water stations, and laptops for every student. The old School 16 couldn’t fathom having such a great deal of information accessible to them at their fingertips.  With all that said, I cannot help but be reminded that the mission of the old School 16 was the same as the new School 16’s – making sure that students are collaborating, communicating, creating and thinking critically so that they are successful in their lives.  This, combined with a nurturing and fostering environment where students are respected and treated with kindness, creates an exceptional learning environment in the true tradition of School 16.

    Every kid needs a champion!




    Olga L. Reyes

    Vice principal

    Vice Principal

    Nancy Tavarez-Correa

    vice principal

    Vice Principal

    Anthony Bien-Aime