About Our School:
Sojourner Truth Middle School was established in 1975 as part of three middle schools housed in the William S. Hart Middle Complex. Located at 116 Hamilton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, Truth Middle School embarks on its third year under the Hart Complex restructuring as the sixth grade school. This unique arrangement allows us to effectively utilize resources, implement curriculum, and build on the prior school year's strengths and weaknesses. Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to succeed not only academically, but socially and mentally. Truth Middle School offers all core subject areas taught by highly qualified teachers but also offers courses revolving around technology, STEM, ELA and Math intervention, world language, art, general music and swimming as well as a Port of Entry program for ELL students.
Below are some of the unique characteristics of Sojourner Truth Middle School:
-Students have the opportunity to use the latest technology such as SMART Boards to enhance learning in every classroom
-Google Chrome Books and Apple Mac Books are readily available as we have become a 1 to 1 school.
-Blended learning is used in all classrooms using technology as a way to prepare all of our scholars to be future ready and global citizens.
-The staff of Sojourner Truth Middle School combined offers decades of experience teaching in East Orange and other districts throughout the country.
-Sojourner Truth Middle School offers extra help and student support after school on a teacher by teacher basis within their respective schedules.
In addition, below are some of the wonderful programs that we off our scholars to help prepare them to become productive global citizens:
- 25 Book Campaign
- Finance Park
- After School Tutoring
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest
- Student Council
- National Junior Honor Society
- Girls Who Code
- Mentoring (Male & Female)
To prepare every scholar for high school, college and beyond.
Sojourner Truth Middle School (STMS) strives to prepare each of our scholars for high school, college and beyond. We aspire to be the educational model of excellence for middle schools in the State of New Jersey by developingrespectful, responsible, honest and resilient scholars. We plan to increase student achievement by promoting positive relationships and socio-emotional development, ensuring that we implement 21st century learning skills effectively as a future ready school, and utilizing response and instructional strategies that are engaging, rigorousand relevant. STMS is committed to developing a learning environment that is safe, clean, positive and welcoming.