About School 25
287 Trenton Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07503
Construction for School 25, also known as the Trenton Avenue School, was started in July 1930. It was completed in a little over a year at the cost of $550.000.00.
The school was officially opened for students on Monday, September 14, 1931.
The three story building that stands majestically on a rise, has an impressive colonial style architecture. The front entrance is reached by two marble stairways. A fountain with water playing from the head of a bronze animal and falling into a pool below is located between these stairways.
At the time of construction the school was considered to be one of the best equipped and most modern in the area.
Mr. Louis J. Schmerber, the first principal (1931-1944), later became the superintendent of schools.
School 25 is extremely proud of its promising graduates who have entered the fields of education, business, medicine, law, politics, music and the arts.