Excellence Parade Will Celebrate Student Achievements

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools is inviting the community-at-large to celebrate the excellence of its students in academics, athletics and the arts. The district’s Excellence Parade will take place on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. Students from the district’s 33 schools will participate in the parade and be represented in several cheering sections along the parade route.

The parade, organized by Elizabeth Public Schools, with the approval and support of the City of Elizabeth, will have over 50 contingents represented. Beginning at Union Square, The Excellence Parade will travel down Elizabeth Avenue and turn left onto Bridge Street. The parade will end at the Dunn Sports Center where the reviewing stand will be located.

The parade will highlight successes including:

  • Elizabeth High School ranked the number two best high school in the State of New Jersey by the Washington Post. Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy ranked number 60 in the State. 
  • A district record 331 perfect scores were earned on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge
  • Elizabeth High School’s Marching Band, for the second consecutive year, won both the US Bands Group 5A State and National championships
  • Elizabeth Athletics football team won the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2 Group 5 State Sectional Championship and was ranked as the No. 1 team in New Jersey by News 12 NJ and Gridiron Magazine
  • Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 was one of only two elementary schools in America to earn gold recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for its National Healthy Schools Program
  • Elizabeth Public Schools is the only school district in America in which twenty schools earned national recognition for the National Healthy Schools Program from the Alliance.

The Excellence Parade is an opportunity for all of Elizabeth to come together as a community and to thank team members, parents/guardians, as well as the taxpayers of Elizabeth and the State of New Jersey for their continued support of the Elizabeth Public Schools and its goal to achieve excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts.


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