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$241 million education campus opens in Passaic, N.J.

Aug. 24, 2022
The 448,000-square-foot campus will house four schools for about 3,000 students from prekindergarten through eighth grade.

The Passaic (N.J.) school district has opened a $241 million Dayton Avenue Educational Campus

The 448,000-square-foot campus houses four schools, reports northjersey.com

The project broke ground in 2018 and has space for about 3,000 students from prekindergarten through eighth grade.

The schools:

  • Abraham Lincoln School (pre-K program): 28 classrooms, three specialized rooms and a courtyard play area.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Elementary School: 33 general classrooms, five self-contained special education classrooms, three science labs, media center, music room and gym.
  • Ellen Ochoa Gifted and Talented Academy (magnet school): 28 general classrooms, three self-contained special educational classrooms, three science labs, art room, dance studio, vocal music room, media center, two Teach to One Learning Areas and cafeteria.
  • Muhammad Ali Middle School: 27 general classrooms, six self-contained special education classrooms, three science labs, four project labs, three Teach to One Learning Areas, gym, cafeteria and classrooms dedicated to the arts.

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority(SDA) oversaw the project. Passaic is one of the state's 31 so-called SDA districts, which are typically low-income school systems; the SDA manages school construction in those districts.

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