The North Star Academy Downtown Middle School was founded in 1997 by James Verrilli and Norman Atkins. It was one of the first charter schools in New Jersey. A school that once began with 36 5th graders and 36 6th graders has now expanded to more than 300 students, serving grades 5-8.
School Information for Families
The Newark Enrolls School Guidebook provides an overview for families of how each participating school is performing in several different areas, including attendance, test scores, and graduation rates. It also provides information about community partnerships, as well as sports, clubs, and other activities.
Kelly Dowling, Principal
Nihir Bhavsar, Director of Operations