The Irvington Public Schools Guidance Department is dedicated to making a positive impact on our students’ academic success, social-emotional development and post-secondary planning.  The students are at the center of everything we do. With the collaboration between School Counselors and Health and Social Service Coordinators, our goal is shaping motivated, creative and successful young people. ​​School Counselors and HSSC’s are involved in all aspects of the operation of the school and serve as a liaison between staff, students, administrators, and families in creating and promoting a positive learning environment.

The Mission of Irvington Public Schools  is to inspire and instruct all students to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with purpose.


Shelley E. Pettiford

Location icon1253 Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111

Only a parent or legal guardian may register a child for school. Please call each school for specific registration days and times. If registering in-person, please be sure to bring ALL required documentation with you at the time of registration:

Pre-K to Grade 12 – Pre-Registration


  1. Transfer card from the school of student’s last attendance.
  2. Student State ID, NJ Smart Number
  3. Updated immunization records

– Proof of legal guardianship

  • Birth certificate
  • Custody papers
  • Certificate of adoption

– Academic records
• pupil transfer card
• report card/discipline records
• transcripts
• standardized test results

Special Education documents (if applicable)

– Proof of residence
• Current PSE&G bill in parent’s/guardian’s name
• Homeowner’s tax bill
• Mortgage papers or property deed
• Lease agreement
• Notarized letter from landlord

Please call your school for registration days and times

In an effort to provide you with links to community support, we have compiled the attached list of resources you may find helpful. All agencies/programs have been utilized by our Guidance Department Team Members and collaborate with us to address the varying needs of the Irvington Public Schools’ families.

Irvington High School

Senior Scholarship application

High School Career & College Planning

New Jersey High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

Learn more about SATs, ACTs  (Link to the College Board Website )

Paying for College (Financial Aid information)

Career & College Planning New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
(NJ CAN – The Department of Education’s Free web-based career guidance system)

College Board Test Preparation for Students

+ Registering for the SAT

+ Registering for the ACT

+ How to Write College Essays

+ How to Complete the FAFSA

+ College Financial Aid Application Information FAFSA

+ HESAA -The Student Loan Guide