East Rock Community Magnet
Address: 133 Nash St., New Haven, CT 06511 MAP
General Phone: (203) 503-5900
Grades: Kindergarten to 8th Grade
Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling
School Hours: 7:55am - 2:10 pm
Principal: Peggy Pelley
Enrollment: 480 students
Uniform School: Yes
2013 Open Houses
2014 Open Houses
To be announced shortly!
School Tours & Shadowing
available by appointment
East Rock Community Magnet School’s focus is to have students at all levels be aware of their responsibilities to the community. As we are unfolding this new focus, students will learn about the many different agencies and community resources that help make New Haven a wonderful and exciting place to live. Students will participate in community projects both at the school and sites throughout the City of New Haven.
At East Rock Magnet School, we are guided by the Comer Process; therefore, we stress the total development of each child: morally, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Through continued collaboration among the school, community, parents and learners, it is our goal to develop students who are academically-prepared, while being productive and responsible members of society.
Students at East Rock School are required to wear uniforms. The uniform consists of a navy or white collared shirt, navy or white sweater, navy or khaki pants or skort, and black shoes. Navy or grey sweatpants, navy or white tee shirts, navy or white sweatshirt and sneakers may be worn on days when students take physical education classes. These items may be purchased at any clothing store. Research has found that students are more focused and perform better in school without the distraction of keeping up with fashion trends.
The East Rock School community is excited to be moving into a brand new state-of-the-art facility at 133 Nash Street in 2013.
- Service Learning Opportunities such as Peer Tutoring, Peer Mediation, Helping Hands and Best Buddies
- School Development Program (Comer) which focuses on child development theory and collaborative decision-making
- ESL - English as a Second Language program
- Spanish instruction in grades 6-8
- Full-time Library Media Specialist
- Library Media Center networked to classrooms
- Instrumental Music Instruction
- After School Programs such as Girl Scouts, Extended Day (6 week fall schedule, 6 week spring schedule), Math Counts
- Student Government
- Summer, Fall and Spring Reading Incentive Programs
- Middle School Sports Program - football, basketball
- Squash Haven
- PBIS - Positive Behavior I nterventions and Support
- TD Bank
- Yale New Haven Teachers Institute
- SCSU Professional Development Schools Network
- Yale TIES Tutors
- Yale DEMOS Science Program
- Community Mediation Inc.
- Yale School Development Program
- VH1 - Save the Music
- Girl Scouts of Americac
What our students are saying...
«East Rock is a very loving school. Students work hard to achieve their goals, and teachers are always there to help.»» -Soniya, Grade 8
«I love the teachers and administrators at East Rock. They not only provide great programs, but they are also very caring, encouraging, and so friendly.» -Melody, Grade 6
2012 Lottery Results Data
2012 Lottery Results Data
In an effort to help make families make informed decisions about choosing magnet and charter schools, for the first time NHPS is publishing last year’s lottery data for each magnet and charter school at the bottom of each page. Although the data changes year to year, you can see a snapshot by grade level of how many seats were available, how many applicants applied, how many applicants lived in the neighborhood and how many applicants had siblings. Seats and applicants are specific to New Haven and suburban residents. Hopefully this added information, along with attending Open Houses, will give families the information necessary to choose schools that will fit the individual needs of their children.
Last Year's New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level
|Grade Level Seats Made Available by School:||48||3||0||0||10||9||13||5||0|
|Applicants with Attendance Zone Preference:||26||4||2||4||6||3||3||0||1|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||24||2||5||0||2||2||0||0||0|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference:||71||20||18||10||13||16||7||5||5|