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School 16

Paterson Public Schools

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    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.

    Together we can!

    Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Mr. Butler
    Mr. Rober Butler

    Mr. Willemsen

    Affirmative Action

    Mr. William Willemsen

    Congratulations to Our Basketball Team!

    School 16 Vs S&T Game 

    School 16 Wins 46 to 24


    Meet our Cheerleaders

    Meet our Safety Patrol!

    Meet our  Student Government Association (SGA)


    Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.

    George R.R. Martin

    School 16 celebrates Diversity in January.

    Students will participate in activities that foster their understanding of how similarities and differences are essential parts of all of us.


    Embracing Diversity

    "Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together."

    Jacqueline Woodson



    Congratulation to our 8th grader, Alexa Sosa who received the 2nd Place in the District Wide Science Fair!!


    We are proud of all the students that participated in this competition!

    A special thanks to our science teachers, Mr. Gondelman, Ms. Lee and Ms. Morah for preparing our students for these event!

    District Wide Science Fair

    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!



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    Vice principal
    Acting Principal

    Nancy Tavarez-Correa


    vice principal

    Vice Principal

    Anthony Bien-Aime







    Acting Vice Principal

    Liza Otto


    SGA President

    Sheiylin Chary


    SGA Vice President

    Valentina Ucros

    SGA Treasurer

      Tania Felix

    SGA Secretary  

    Jelena Paulino