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Today: 2/22/17


The School of Government and Public Administration at Eastside High School, in partnership with all stakeholders, instills in its students core values for academic excellence, leadership and responsible citizenship.

Vision Statement

GOPA aims to create a community of learners through working collaboratively in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages dignity, involvement, independence and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in life long learning and personal growth.

ABR Report Card

GOPA ABR Grade is 70 out of 78 points

District ABR Grade is 64 out of 78 points

GOPA Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Ms. Verraina Freeman

Office:  Room 29
email:   vfreeman@paterson.k12.nj.us
Tel:      (973) 321-1000 ext. 51125
Fax:     (973) 321-0527

New Jersey School Report Card

Thoughts to live by

 Falling down does not make you a failure but failing to get up does.


Students see Hamilton Performance

On Wednesday January 18 a group of 45 GoPA students and 4 teachers were able to attend a showing of Hamilton in New York City with all expenses paid. A front page article was in the Record on Thursday and expanded coverage, with a video, is on Northjersey.com.



Report cards will be distributed on February 23 from 4:30 - 6:30. This provides an opportunity to meet with your child's teachers.



Click here for the list of senior dues and other costs.


Seniors:     Here is the website for you regarding Senior Class of 2017 Activities and Information.  Copy this link onto your smartphone homepage and get quick access through your phone’s link.


click on the Class of 2017 Link (it has a Ring as an icon)

Estudiantes del Grado 12: Aquí está la página web para ustedes con respecto a las actividades e informaciones de la Clase Mayor de 2017. Copia este enlace en tu página de inicio del Smartphone (teléfono inteligente) y obtén un acceso rápido a través del enlace de tu teléfono.


Haz un clic en el enlace de la Clase de 2017 (tiene un anillo como un ícono)



GoPA earns national recognition

U S News and World Report has recognized GoPA as one of America's Best High Schools in 2016. Follow this link to read more.

Principal's Message

To all of the Eastside family as we move into the 2016 2017 school year,

In gratitude:  The Eastside 90th Anniversary Jubilee was a tremendous success and we thank everyone who came to the Venetian to celebrate with us and we keep in our prayers those that could not attend.  

Living in the present:  Our students continue to succeed in extracurricular activities.  Our basketball teams continue to be contenders each year for state titles, our Debate, Mock Trial and National History Day teams again produce winners in local and regional levels and our Community Service groups receive local and regional recognition in community and corporate form.  See the links for details.

Moving forward:  In order to prepare all current students for graduation and a college or career, every student must take the PARCC exams.   PARCC is considered one of the tests where students must demonstrate success in order to graduate high school.  State requirements are explained in the accompanying link.


All students are required to have a minimum of 125 credits to earn a diploma.

 4 years of English (20 credits), 4 Years of Physical Education (3.75 credits/year) and Health (1.25 credits/year)

3 years of Mathematics (15 credits) -The credits are to include Algebra I and Geometry, and a third year of math that builds on the concepts and skills of Algebra and Geometry and prepares students for college and 21st century careers.

 3 years of Science (15 credits) to include Biology The credits are to include Lab Biology, Lab Chemistry and/or Physics and/or Environmental Science; plus a third laboratory/inquiry-based science.

 3 years of Social Studies (15 credits) The credits are to include World Cultures, US History I, and US History II.

 2 years of World Language (10 credits), 1 year of Visual or Performing Arts (5 credits), 1 year of 21st Century Life and Careers/Practical Arts (5 credits) and 1 semester of Financial Literacy (2.5 credits)

In addition students must meet the threshold scores for PARCC or any of the other substitute assessments.

New GoPA Uniforms

The last order for this school year has been placed BUT we will be receiving some extra small, medium, and large fleece when it arrives. If you would like to reserve one with prepayment see Mrs. Gordon in the library. Click on the garment name to download a larger picture than seen in the slideshow to the left. 

Options: Fleece $28, Scoop-neck cardigan $30, V-neck cardigan $30, Varsity sweater $28, Varsity cardigan $30.

              There is a $2 charge for sizes XXL and up.

               Embroidery of names has a $5 charge.


Hats are in-stock and available for $10 from Mr. Ollo.




Library Media Center

The new Library Website is now operational.

Use Library Link to go to our page on this site for some basic links. It will serve as our backup site.


Home School Council

Home School Council meeting dates are on the PARENTS PAGE.

Graduation Rates

Recent graduation rates for the School of Government:

    2015 - 85.0 %

    2014 - 76.7 %

    2013 - 88 %

    2012 - 75 %

Handbook for students and parents

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Summer Reading Info