Verona Schools

The mission of the Verona Public Schools, the center of an engaged and supportive community, is to empower students to achieve their potential as active learners and productive citizens through rigorous curricula and meaningful, enriching experiences.

Elementary Schools

  • Forest Avenue Elementary School (K-5), 118 Forest Ave

  • FN Brown Elementary School (K-5), 125 Grove Ave

  • Laning Avenue Elementary School (K-5), 18 Lanning Road

  • Brookdale Avenue Elementary School (K-5), 14 Brookdale Ct


Middle School

  • H. B. Whitehorne Middle School (6-8), 600 Bloomfield Ave


High School

  • Verona High School (9-12), 151 Fairview Ave


Verona High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school, serving students in ninth through twelfth grade in Verona, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Verona Public Schools. The school has been recognized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1947. As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 609 students and 47.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. There were 7 students (1.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and none eligible for reduced-cost lunch. The school mascot is the Verona Hillbilly, which was originally pictured with a bottle of whiskey and a shotgun, but was revised to be with a dog and a fishing pole, due to concerns of school violence and under-age drinking.