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 Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School
of  and Fine Arts

Name & Location: Cicely L. Tyson Community Elementary School of Performing and Fine Arts, 45 North Arlington Ave., East Orange, NJ 07017

Established: September, 2009

Grade Levels: Pre-K through Grade 5 

School Named After: Cicely L. Tyson was born on December 19, 1933 in Harlem, New  York.  She is a highly regarded actress who is best known for her role in the film Sounder, as well appearances in the The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Roots.  Ms. Tyson has appeared in over 22 films, 60 television episodes/specials, and 13 theater productions.  Ms. Tyson has been nominated for an Academy Award (Sounder) and has won two Emmy Awards (The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman).



We the Cicely L. Tyson Elementary family believe that it is important to be a member of a school whose record for high honors is outstanding.  Only by constant and voluntary effort on our part can Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School achieve a position of unexcelled reputation which is attainable for all.


Our mission is to work cohesively as a professional family unit, ensuring that all talents are utilized to mold productive children.

Vision Statement

Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School is a place where dreams are encouraged, ideas are developed and explored and everyone is encouraged to become life-long learners.


Honor, pride and personal integrity are my greatest assets.  I myself can control the extent and the quality of these traits.