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    Principal of Academics

    Mr. Andre S. McCollum Sr. Principal of Instruction


    Principal of Operations

    Mr. Edgard Nieves

    Principal of Operations

    GoPA Vice Principal

    Mrs. Theresa Logan,                  Vice Principal

    National Honor Society Shield

    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. Follow this link to read more.

    Omage of GoPA Ghost

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    Covid Consent Forms and Information

    september 11, 2021


    Daily student schedule
    Virtual Student Schedule

     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!!!

    Eastside Ghost

    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.

    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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    “2ND BDE Cadet Competition”   

     2nd Competition of 2022

    Winning: 1st place: Physical Challenge

    Male 2nd place: Male Team

    Rope 3rd place: Male Team gauntlet

    3rd place: Male Team 3k run

    1st place: Female Team Physical Challenge

    2nd place: Female Team 3K run

    2nd place: Female Team Rope

    3rd place: Female Cross Country

      “RAIDERS Win 11 Trophies”      1st Competition in 2022 Winning the following Trophies

    “2nd Place Over all Physical  

    Raiders Challenge Winners” Male categories:

    1st Place: Physical Challenge 1st place: 3K Team Run

    2nd place: Gauntlet Run

    3rd Place: Cross Country Rescue

    2nd place: Overall winners Female categories:

    1st Place: Physical Challenge

    2nd Place: 3K Team Run

    3rd Place: Gauntlet Run

    3rd Place Cross Country Rescue

    2nd Place: Overall winners

    Eastside H.S. wins


    March 19, 2022, Third Drill Competition this year 

    (Hosted by: Woodbridge H.S & Union H.S.)

    1st place Unarmed Color guard

    1st place Unarmed Regulation 

    1st place Knockout

    2nd place Armed Color guard

    2nd place Armed Regulation 

    2nd place Armed Overall

    3rd place Open Squad 

    3rd place Armed Inspection  

             JROTc           outstanding Competition Performance

    Six Trophies

    Eastside H. S. wins "SIX TROPHIES OVERALL" March 5, 2022, second Drill competition this year:

    1st place Armed Regulation

    , 2nd place Unarmed Inspection,

    3rd place Unarmed Regulation,

    3rd place Armed Inspection and

    3rd place Armed color guard all within the US Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade competition categories.

    Eastside also won 2nd place Armed Regulation within the Lenape Regional High School categories competed. 


    Mighty Ghost Battalion wins 3rd place in Unarmed regulation drill & Color Guard at Delsea Regional H.S. “1st competition in 2 years since COVID-19 pandemic”


    Mighty Ghost Battalion Drill and

    Color Guard Team Exhibition

    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