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Recent News

Science of Reading Parent/ Guardian Workshop
Grades K-8
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Joseph H. Brensinger School Public School 17
600 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
We are HIRING!
WHEN: October 14th 2023 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The JCPS district will honor and celebrate Hispanics' cultural richness, diversity, and contributions to the United States during this month through various events. Click to see details...


Title I Parent Meeting

Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Location: Central Office Building - 346 Claremont Avenue - Room 1R (Parking is located on Halsted Avenue in the back of the Central Office Building)

Mission Statement

Our mission at Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary PS #20 is to create lifelong learners.  We strive to instill a love of learning at an early age and build strong partnerships with students, parents, staff and the community, which will carry our students through every stage of their academic career; preparing them for college and beyond. It is our hope to create a community of well-rounded, empathetic and responsible individuals who will inspire others throughout their lives.

About Us

  • English Language Arts state test scores increased an average of 18%
  • Collaborate with parents and community through various family events and activities throughout the year
  • Incorporate social emotional learning (SEL) programs that support students' ability to manage their own behaviors
  • Valerie Castle
    Teacher of the Year 2022
  • Lisa Rodgers
    Educational Services Professional of the Year 2022