District Overview & News
Requesting Nominations for Wallington High Schoolâ€™s Academic Hall of Fame
A November 13, 2014 Induction Ceremony is being planned for outstanding graduates from Wallington High School. If you know of someone who graduated, in particular, more than 10 years ago from WHS, and who has succeeded academically and professionally, please nominate them. The district of Wallington is truly looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of their talented alumni! The forms found below can be faxed (973-777-1434), scanned and emailed to (
) or mailed in to the following address:
Academic Hall of Fame
c/o Guidance Department
234 Main Avenue
Wallington, NJ 07057
Nomination Form Application Form
***Hard copies can be obtained by picking up a copy at the local school offices, library, or Civic Center
HIB District and School Grade Report:
Last week the State of New Jersey released the District and School Grades report as they relate to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act for all public schools in New Jersey. Click Here to see the results for Wallington Public Schools.
Click here to view NJ School Performance Reports
Amendment to 2013-2014 Calendar
Due to the four emergency closures in the Wallington Public School District that were necessitated because of excessive snow, the board of education has resolved at its February 10, 2014 meeting to amend the current school calendar. Accordingly, school will be in session on April 14, 15, 16, and 17 to make up those days we had closed. April 14, 15, and 16 will be full days of school, and April 17 will be a single session day. In the event that we need to close a fifth time before April, we will keep schools in session on April 21 as well.
Surely this is an inconvenience to many, however; I am sure you can appreciate that in a winter such as this our options are limited. The board considered several options, but decided on this one as the one that is the most beneficial for the continuity of your childâ€™s education.
James Albro, Superintendent of Schools
â€śJefferson School Centennial: 100 Years of Learningâ€ť
The cornerstone for Public School #2 in the Borough of Wallington was laid in September of 1914. On April 1, 1915 Public School #2 (now Jefferson School) opened its doors to students for the very first time.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of these events, and to celebrate Jefferson Schoolâ€™s 100 years of educating the young people of Wallington, Principal Giambrone will be putting together a book of memories.
A form has been created for this purpose, and it is hoped that a variety of stakeholders, former students, teachers, community members, and elected officials will share their memories of Jefferson School for everyone to share and enjoy.
Those wishing to share their memories should return them to:
James J. Albro, Superintendent
Wallington Public Schools
32 Pine Street
Wallington, NJ 07057
Happy Birthday Jefferson Schoolâ€¦A Centennial Celebration
Please share a story or special memory (copies of pictures, poems) of Jefferson School and return the story to Mr. Albroâ€™s office.; 32 Pine Street, Wallington, N.J. 07057. Your memory will be part of a special book filled with â€śJefferson School Memories, 100 years of learningâ€ť.
Student Dress Code Policy Addendum: On January 27, 2014 the Board of Education adopted an addendum to the current dress code which will take effect in September of 2014. Click here to view this policy.
Wallington is a small community, slightly less than one square mile in area, located eight miles from New York City on the banks of the Passaic River. The district has three schools serving 1,250 students: Jefferson School (K-3), Frank W. Gavlak School (K-6), and Wallington Jr./Sr. High School (7-12). Students are encouraged to participate in the vast range of co-curricular programs (i.e. student government, journalism, drama, athletics, music, clubs, Academic Decathlon, etc). There is a strong connection between the school and community as evidenced by Parent-Teacher groups: the PTA at the elementary level, and the Home & School Organization at the secondary school level. The school district promotes traditional values important to the community- Loyalty, Family, Patriotism, and Tolerance towards others.