Washington School

Washington School opened in February of 1912. The school was named for George Washington by the Orange Chapter, New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution. It was located on Sanford Street between Kenwood Place and Elmwood Avenue. The original building shown above had 12 classrooms. In 1920, eight more rooms were added.

This photo was taken in 2009. The sign still posted on the side of the building reads: Washington Academy of Music, Magnet School of Merit, but by this time, the school had closed and most of the students and teachers had moved to the "new" Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, further down Elmwood Avenue, which in turn had taken over the old Vernon L. Davey Middle School building.

Back to Interactive Museum Timeline