Ms. Tiffani Barnes
p: (973) 762 - 5600 ext 1830
Ms. Jessica Stoia
Assistant District Registrar
p: (973) 762 - 5600 ext 1852
The Schools of South Orange and Maplewood are open to the children of residents who are legally “domiciled” in the Village of South Orange or in the Township of Maplewood. Our nine schools educate a diverse student body of over 7,000 children.
Students shall generally attend the school located in the area closest to their residence (designated school). The Superintendent MAY, assign a student to another school, in the District, other than the school that is designated by the attendance area when such an exception is justified by circumstances (e.g. re-zoning, over-enrollment, changes in the structure of the school building). All students are placed in accordance with District Policies 5112, 5120, 5124, and 8600:
- In their designated school (based upon address), when space allows,
- Another school, in the District, with available space
The District will make every attempt to place siblings in the same school, but placement may not always be in their designated school.
Note: Elementary school configurations may change as part of the District's Intentional Integration Initiative (III). Starting in Fall 2021 Kindergarten families may be reassigned to a different school as their children progress through the District within the District III algorithm. Starting in Fall 2022, newly enrolled 1st grade students will also be assigned based on the District's III algorithm. For more info on the District's III visit: https://bit.ly/SOMSDIII
All such decisions of the Superintendent (or Representative) are final.