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                                                                                                 JOSEPH A. TAUB SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

    Our mission at the Joseph A. Taub School is to provide a high quality, rigorous, and meaningful education for all students. Through the collaboration of all stakeholders, each student will be expected to succeed and encouraged to achieve a standard of excellence while working toward chosen career goals.

                                                                                                JOSEPH A. TAUB SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT

    To create a highly successful middle school community that inspires a passion for learning.                                                                                                    


    Mrs. R. Cecala



    Mr. A. Field



    Mrs. Fran Dransfield-Horn

    Vice- Principal


    Mr. Raul Guzman 


    School Phone Number


    Office Staff

    Ms. Beverly Chestnut

    Ms. Darlene Gibson

    Ms. Zoraida Gonzalez


    School Nurse

     Nurse Lee


    Guidance Department

    Mr. Marcus Hammond

    Ms. Gloria Hunt


    Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator 

    Mr. Saidur Rahman

    Parent Portal Point Person 

    For any parent having an issue with the Parent Portal please contact:

    Ms. B. Chestnut: 


    JATS ABR grade: 58 of 78 pts.

    District Anti-Bullying Report Card

    District Score: 70 out of 78 points

    District Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Nicole Y. Payne


    Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying Policy 
    Paterson Public School’s new Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) policy is available here.

    Our Anti-bullying Specialist is 

    Mr. R. Guzman

    DBTA HIB Score: 65/78.

    NJSLA TEsting 

     JATS Parents and/or Guardians,

    We want to inform you that the staff will begin administering the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) to our students next week, starting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.  In order for the students to do their best, we ask that you please ensure that your child has a good night’s sleep and attends school on time each day. We expect all of our students to take their time on these assessments and to focus on what is being asked of them, in each of the assessments.  These assessments will provide you and the school with valuable information regarding each students’ understanding, abilities, and skills in the areas of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science (Grade 8).


    Testing Dates

    Grades 6, 7, and 8 (all students)


    Language Arts (Reading and Writing)

    Tuesday, May 2nd – Wednesday, May 3rd


    Thursday, May 4th – Monday, May 8th

    Grade 8 (General Education students)



    Tuesday, May 9th – Wednesday, May 10th

    Grade 8 (English Language Learners and Special Education Students)



    Tuesday, May 9th – 11th and May 15th

    Please know that all cell phones will be collected at the start of the day, by each test administrator, and then returned at the end of each testing session. If you have any questions or concerns, in regard to the NJSLA assessment, please contact the school at 973-321-0700.

    Thank you for your support and cooperation.

    Joseph A. Taub Administration

    Parent workshops

    Good Afternoon JATS Parents and Guardians,

    This is a friendly reminder that we will be holding parent and guardian workshops over the next few weeks.  Our own JATS teachers will be providing strategies, tools, and ideas to help support our kids at home.  Please consider coming out to take advantage of these opportunities!  We kick off our workshops today at 4:00 pm.  

    Please use the link listed below to register for the parent workshops.

    Letter to eighth grade parents regarding moving up ceremony and end of the year activities 


    Dear Parents and Guardians of Eighth Grade Students:  

    As the end of the school year approaches, the JATS (Joseph A Taub School) Administration Team wants to take this opportunity to inform parents of upcoming eighth grade activities, participation policies and information regarding in-person and virtual meetings for all eighth-grade parents. 

    On April 13, 2023, two parent information sessions will take place. The morning meeting will be in person at the JATS school from 10:00-10:30 a.m. The evening google meet will be held from 5:30-6:00 p.m. The JATS Administration will be hosting both meetings to discuss upcoming eighth grade activities. These meetings will help spread the word on how we will celebrate our eighth-grade students as they prepare to move up to high school. Parents who will attend the google meet should use the following link to join the meeting:   We hope many parents will attend either of these highly informative meetings.   

    For all upcoming activities, students will be required to adhere to a set of rules and regulations. These procedures and requirements will become effective on April 11,2023 and remain in effect for the remainder of the school year. These procedures and requirements are as follows:  

              * Any student who has an out of school suspension will be            excluded from one activity per suspension.  

               * Any student who has chronic absenteeism (more than 2x per      month) will be excluded from one activity. Extenuating circumstances will be subject to the administration’s approval. (i.e., medical issues etc.) 

                * All students must be in good academic standing and passing all their core classes: Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education. Additionally, students must complete every assignment for all classes.   

                * Any student behavior which violates the district code of conduct will be assigned consequences as outline in the Student/Parent Handbook. A violation of the code of conduct may result in a loss of privileges.

    According to the Board Policy #5411 revised in September 2021, states that “all eighth-grade activities must take place in house.”  The same policy prohibits the use of caps and gowns at the Moving Up Ceremony. Students should dress appropriately for the ceremony. For safety reasons, flat shoes are recommended. Each student will be given two tickets for admission to the Moving Up Ceremony. Tickets will be distributed the week of the Moving Up Ceremony.    

    To celebrate our students, the JATS Administration is planning several age-appropriate activities, all of which will be held at the school. A sample of the activities include an Awards Brunch (June 9, 2023), Field Day (with a Marvel Day Theme June 16, 2023) and a moving up ceremony (June 27, 2023.) We look forward to having parents volunteer to chaperone these activities, as well as help decorate for them. The scheduled times for these events will be announced as the dates draw closer. 

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact me by phone or via email and a member of the Administrative Team will return your call.   


    Amod Field 

    Principal of Operations 

    Joseph A Taub School 

    202 Union Avenue 

    Paterson, NJ 0750 

    Office: (973) 321-0250 


    "Education is the key to life." 


    Please click on the link below to see JATS Students update us on current events on the latest episode of Blvd. News!  

    school based health center 

             School Based Health Center | FSCS Health Center | United States

    School-Based Health Centers providing quality healthcare and mental health for elementary through high school students on-site during the school day. Additional information can be found, by clicking on the link below.

    title i- parent's right to know 

    Please follow the link below for a letter from our adminstrative team regarding the Title I Program and a Parent's Right to Know. 

          2022-2023        District Calendar

    comprehensive Phys. ed & health exclusion letter

    code of student conduct  


    Student Handbook

    Uniform vendor 

    United School Uniforms

    Center City Mall


    Parent Portal Training Videos