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2017-2018 School Calendar

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HIB Specialist

Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB) Policy
Paterson Public School’s (HIB) policy is available here.
The District’s Anti-bullying Coordinator is TJ Best  He can be reached at 973-321-2404 or tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us.
For more information on New Jersey's  "Anti-bullying Bill of Rights" or the District’s plan to address HIB click here
To report an HIB incident, please contact Mr. McGinley, Principal or complete a HIB reporting form on the district's website.

ABR Grade


GMA ABR Grade  71 out of 78 points

District ABR Grade 71 out of 78 points


Mayor's Project - GMA students

Senior Information

Senior Prom     Thursday, May 24, 2018    

Prom bids of $85.00 per ticket must be purchased from International H.S. Administrator, Ms. Esquiche.

Cocktail Hour is 7pm-8pm followed by Dinner and dancing 8pm-11:30pm If dropping & Picking your child up, please be sure to arrive by 11:30pm so as your child exits the prom they can immediately exit the location.


Graduation June 26, 2018 & Senior Obligations

1. Graduation will be on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (The exact time has not been communicated as of this posting. As soon as made available, this posting will be updated.)

2. The last day to fully complete any credit recovery courses is Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

3. All classes must be passed in order to march in the graduation ceremony. (If you must attend summer school, you can't march)

4. All lost book, lost lock, or other financial obligations must be paid by Friday, June 6, 2018. No graduation items can be processed until all obligations are met.

5. Cap, Gown, and school stoll is $35.00 dollars (Must be paid no later than Friday, June 6, 2018) Seniors can see Ms. Shirell in the GMA Main Office Room 412.

6. If you wish to purchase a yearbook the cost is $50.00 dollars (Must be paid no later than Friday, June 6, 2018)

If you have any questions, you can call 973 321-2540, or email Mr. McGinley using the email link (envelope icon) on the left side of this website page.

National Honor Society- St. Patrick's Day@ St. Joe's Nursing Home

Guns in school are not cool!

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Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

GMA November 2017 Newsletter

Uniform Shirt Information-8-11-17

Garrett Morgan Academy Uniform Shirts are available at:

United School Uniforms 301 Main Street (Center City Mall-B-104), Paterson, NJ 973 341-7622 

Check their website for the hours they are open.

Navy Blue Polo shirts with the GMA Logo are the only official uniform shirt. (Bootleg t-shirts, etc... with GMA logos are not the school uniform.)

All students will be wearing khaki pants, that means NO black jeans, sweats, yoga pants, etc...

Once again, All students will be wearing khaki pants! Please refer to the student handbook posted on this website (and sent home with every student) for further information concerning the uniform policy.  (Mr. M. McGinley, Principal)

All students must be in the approved uniform at all times.




The updated parent/student handbook containing important information all parents and students need to have a successful school experience is attached. 

If you have any additional questions or need clarification of anything in the handbook, feel free to send an email to me via the email link on the left front-side of the GMA website.

 or email directly at mmcginley@paterson.k12.nj.us.

Mr. M. McGinley, Principal


Congratulations GMA student D.W.

In June of 2016, and again in the summer of 2017, student D.Whyte; rising Senior; represented Garrett Morgan Academy, and the State of New Jersey at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. She was presented with an official "Award of Excellence", certifying her successful completion of the Congress.

At the Congress, she was surrounded by fellow students who share her passion, ability and potential, and she was personally taught by some of the greatest living minds in medicine.

D’s Garrett Morgan family is proud of her on-going accomplishments, and wishes her continued success.

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Mission Statement

Bridging the Past, Engineering the Future

Garrett Morgan Academy's mission is to provide a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment for students who are passionate about service to their community, and the pursuit of excellence in the college or career of their choice.


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Updated Graduation requirements-August 2017