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    GoPA New  Inductees

     Mia Baez

    Darleny Gomez

    Tashania Gill

    ABR Report Card

    District Anti-Bullying Report Card

    District Score: 70 out of 78 points

    GOPA ABR Grade is 69 out of 78 points

    Antibullying Specialist

    GOPA Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    Ms. Ayanna DeFreese

    Office:  Room 30

    Ext.: 10512
    Tel:      (973) 321-1000 ext. 10512
    Fax:     (973) 321-0527

    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.

    Senior Night Out

    The District has planned a Night Out celebration for our high school seniors. The Seniors will celebrate at “Paterson Great Falls” on Tuesday June 15th from 4:00-7:00 PM, with music and light refreshments.    The rain date is June 22, 2021.

     JROTC Mighty Ghost Battalion Recognition

    JROTC picture in the gym

              The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Eastside High School, Mighty Ghost Battalion led by Major Luis Eduardo Barraza the Senior Army Instructor and Department Chairmen, Command Sergeant Major Ricardo Garcia, Army Instructor and Sergeant First Class Mauricio Branwell received its JROTC Program of Accreditation evaluation on March 9, 2021 which provided excellent results. Receiving an overall rating of 96% earning Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD). Placing the JROTC program within the elite programs within our entire region and the United States consisting of over 3,275 combined military branch programs.  The 96% rating is a testament of how the Cadets and program has continued to grow and prosper even within a COVID-19 environment. 

              The JPA evaluation is conducted every three years by an inspection team led by the United States Army Cadet Command, 2nd Brigade when a unit scores proficient or an elite score of 95% or higher as the Eastside High School JROTC program did. Of course, it takes years and months of preparation and dedications from all instructors and Cadets. The inspection is designed to assess units primarily in the areas of teaching, learning, and building Cadet leaders through the years. The visit is comprised of accreditation criteria's that include Cadet led Battalion Continuous Improvement Briefing, Cadet led Service-Learning Briefing, Cadet Portfolios and Interviews, Cadet Unit Report, Cadet Color Guard team inspection and Cadet Drill and ceremony team inspection in which a program must score almost perfect in each area to acquire a unique distinction. Unbelievable accomplishment by "The Mighty Ghost JROTC Battalion". Congratulations!!!

    Principal Sosa: Principal's office 973-321-0511,              District cell number 973-626-3488 

    News  flash

    Eastside Educational Campus will be remote.  The building will only be open on Mondays and Wednesdays, Administrators will only be there from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Mission Statement

    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.

    Miguel Sosa Principal.
    Principal's Message

    On behalf of our teachers and administrators, welcome to The School of Government and Public Administration (GOPA)! My name is Miguel Sosa and I am the principal of GOPA (a fellow Patersonian) raised and still living in this great historical city.

    At our school, we believe when given the proper nourishment, motivation, and the adequate resources to learn, all our students can academically succeed and become leaders in their own rights. We are a diversified school that embraces and respects all cultures with their individual heritage. Students’ self-esteem must begin by knowing and embracing their roots.

    For this reason, the staff and administration tirelessly believe in building bridges and inspiring students to have the confidence in themselves to succeed in all facets of body, spirit, and mind. We believe our students can reach their true potential through hard work and determination regardless of their personal circumstances.

    The School of Government and Public Administration understands that it takes a village to raise a child. We have an open-door policy towards the community and the parents that are committed to becoming partners (bridge builders) towards our students’ success.

    As the new principal of GOPA, I look forward to leading this school with these uncompromised values and working with all stakeholders to drive academic excellence. May God bless you all and The School of Government and Public Administration.

    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.

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    Library Media Center

    Use the new Library Website .

    This includes links to the catalog, replica newspapers,databases, and good websites


    New Jersey School Report Cards

    Home School Council

    Home School Council meeting dates are on the PARENTS PAGE