Memorial High School has been awarded the Bronze Medal by the U.S. News & World Report
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Optimum Community Brings Student Lens Screening to Memorial High School.
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Readers aboard the Reading Bus
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Readers aboard the Reading Bus
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Congratulations MHS Sophomore Erika Crisantos!
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PS#1 S.T.E.A.M. Challenge
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MHS: A night of conversation with Dr. Oz
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Great News! Magda, our international exchange student from MHS, has arrived in Japan!
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Tani, our international exchange student, has arrived from Spain to MHS, USA
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Ron Grosinger, Alternative Fuels/Maker Teacher, attended the Maker Faire, at the NY Hall of Science. More details...

"Our Mission: Maximizing all students' potential for success in an ever-changing world."



Free Preschool Education Registration Continues

for 3 & 4 year old children living in West New York.

Daytime Schedule - Monday through Friday - Hours: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Children eligible for the 3 year old Pre-K Program must be 3 on or prior to October 1, 2016.
Children eligible for the 4 year old Pre-K Program must be 4 on or prior to October 1, 2016.

Visit the Registration page for more information

Matrícula de Educación Preescolar Gratuita Continúa

para niños de 3 y 4 años que residan en West New York.

Horarios de matrícula - lunes a viernes - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Niños elegibles para el programa preescolar de 3 años de edad, deben cumplir 3 años el 1ero de octubre del 2016 o antes.
Niños elegibles para el programa preescolar de 4 años de edad, deben cumplir 4 años el 1ero de octubre del 2016 o antes.

Visite la página de Registración para más información.


West New York Board of Education

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Board of Education of the Town of West New York in the County of Hudson, New Jersey, will meet for a regular monthly meeting to discuss and act upon public business on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the West New York Middle School Auditorium, 201 -57th Street, West New York, NJ 07093.

A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public for attorney client privilege, negotiations and matters of personnel. Board action will be taken.

Dean Austin
School Business Administrator/School Board Secretary


West New York Board of Education Election

The election for members of the West New York Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 8 , 2016.

The deadline for filing to seek a seat on the nine member board is July 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Nominating petitions are available from the Hudson County Clerk - Elections Division between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The County Clerk is located at 257 Cornelison Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302. The contact number is 201-369-3470 extension 2767 or option 6.

There are three (3) seats available each for a term of three (3) years which will be voted upon.

Candidates filing a nominating petition for board membership must meet the following qualifications:

  • He/she is a citizen of the United States of America
  • He/she must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to qualify for office
  • He/she must be able to read and write
  • He/she has been a resident of the municipality from which he/she is to be elected for at least one (1) year preceding the date of the election
  • He/she is not disqualified as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1
  • He/she is a registered voter in the district
  • Not hold office as a mayor or member of the governing body of the same district
  • He/she is not disqualified from membership on the Board due to conviction of a crime or offense listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:l2-1
  • He/she has no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board
A Candidate’s Kit is available from the New Jersey School Boards Association (“NJSBA”) at


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

During the spring of 2016, students throughout New Jersey will participate in the PARCC assessment. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a computer-based assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics skills for students in grades 3-11. PARCC has replaced the NJASK/HSPA for these grade levels.

To assist you in understanding this assessment, the West New York School District has compiled a “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet, accessible via this link. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

Some key points to consider:

  • This year, PARCC will be administered once: beginning April 4, 2016 through April 29, 2016.
  • The testing is done online using the following equipment: Desktops, Laptops, and Chrome Books.
  • NJASK Science testing in grades 4 and 8 will still be administered via pencil and paper.
  • Accommodations will be made for students as appropriate.
  • As a result of our focus and planning, the West New York District exceeds all recommendations provided by PARCC and the NJDOE in the area of technology readiness.

Since the state requires that districts have at least 95 percent of students participating in the test, (districts could potentially lose state or federal funding if they do not meet that rate), the district is obligated to administer the exam to all eligible students.

Our District is committed to ensuring that our students are prepared to be successful in college and their careers. We will continue our efforts to provide high quality curricula, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, to facilitate our students’ success.



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Board of Education of the Town of West New York in the County of Hudson, New Jersey, will meet to discuss or act upon public business at 6 p.m. on each of the dates set forth below, in the West New York Middle School, 201 - 57th Street, West New York, NJ 07093.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016 (formerly March 9, 2016)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016 (Special Meeting - Public Hearing 2016-17 Budget)
Monday, May 9, 2016 (Special Meeting - Ratification of 2016-2017 Budget & Matters of Personnel)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (formerly May 11, 2016)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (Reorganization)


Attention: For the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors to our schools, the following procedures will continue to be enforced:

  • All visitors must utilize the front door for business.
  • All visitors must present a valid picture identification card (e.g., driver license) to be admitted into the building.  The photo identification will not be returned until the visitor leaves the premises.
  • Each visitor will be given an identification tag or badge, which must be worn while the visitor is in the school and/or on school grounds.
  • The Principal or office personnel designated by the Principal shall arrange for an escort to accompany each visitor to his/her destination. 
This is an edited summary of the District's School Visitors Policy 9150. You may review the entire policy online for further clarification.  Some items may feel like an inconvenience at this time, but they are designed to create a safer environment for all.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.