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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Murphy has mandated that all public, private and charter schools remain closed for the remainder of this school year. Our current school year ends on June 12, 2020, and as we move closer to that date, all parents will be informed of the processes for returning school books, materials, and equipment, receiving student report cards, and the processes and dates for 2020-2021 school reopening.


The updated information will be provided though teacher Class Dojo accounts and on the school’s website.


Please stay well and remember to practice social distancing, and all other recommended precautions.


About The Gray Charter School



Statement About Drinking Water


The Gray Charter School is not affected by the recent concerns regarding elevated amounts of lead that was discovered in some of the city’s water supplies. The State Department of Education understands that lead in drinking water continues to be an issue within local school communities and has worked in collaboration with the State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection, to create a back-to-school package of resources for school districts to use regarding testing for lead in school drinking water and educating families on prevention, screening, and intervention related to lead exposure.


See Which School in Newark Was Ranked the Highest By The State (Spoiler Alert: It's us!)

March 14, 2019




A Parents' Guide to Summer!




Breakfast is in the Bag!








On Thursday, September 9, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized The Gray Charter School, one of only 304 schools, as a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The honor -- alongside those of eight other New Jersey schools, two of them private -- was officially recognized at an awards ceremony Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.


Read the entire news story on NJ Spotlight.com!


View the PRESS RELEASE and detailed information about what it takes to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.


View the Official Certificate!



Focus Group Participants Wanted


The Gray Charter School is in the process of developing a school-wide Marketing Plan and would like to ask the school community to assist us in our efforts. If you would like to participate in focus group discussion centered around developing the plan, please text "Focus Group", along with your name to 973-223-9998. The focus group will be conducted by Skpe on Tuesday May 12, 2020 @ 6:00pm and space is limited.


May, June 2020 Board Meeting Update


In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the next two regularly scheduled meeting of the Gray Charter School's Board of Trustees will be conducted by teleconference. The meetings will take place on Monday May 11, 2020 and Monday, June 8, 2020, both at 5:00pm. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting should call 425.436.6326 and use Access Code: 881082. Thank you.


Commissioner of Education Suspends all State Mandated Student Assessments


On Tuesday March 24, 2020 the Commissioner of Education suspended all state mandated student assessments for this school year. As a result, the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment which all of our students in grades 3-8 were scheduled to take from May 4 - May 18th of this year have been canceled. We will keep all parents updated as we receive additional information.


Board of Trustees Meetings 2019-2020


The Gray Charter School Board of Trustees will hold their regular Board Meetings for the 2019-2020 school year at 55 Liberty Street, Newark, NJ 07102. All meetings begin at 5:00PM. Dates for each meeting are as follows:


September 9, 2019

October 14, 2019

November 11, 2019

December 9, 2019

January 13, 2020

February 10, 2020

March 23, 2020 (virtual)

April 20, 2020

May 11, 2020

June 8, 2020


Board Minutes


Janaury 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019



The Gray Charter School nabs the 13th spot in the latest N.J. state ratings of elementary and middle schools

April 14, 2019





Ski Club Photos!


The Gray Charter School went skiing. Photos from the wonderful day on the slopes:



How to Order Your School Uniform


Flynn O'Hara


The Gray Charter School proudly wears Flynn & O'Hara uniforms.

Pricing and instructions for ordering your school uniforms can be found on the fact sheet [PDF].


Anti-Bullying Information


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The Gray Charter School is located in Newark, NJ.

All children who attend The Gray Charter School must reside in the city of Newark.


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School Evaluation Documents


Teacher & Principal Evaluation System documentation available for download.

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Other News

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No Child Left Behind

NCLB (Title I)


NCLB Parent Information