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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 offer 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)

Truth's Vision:

To prepare every scholar for high school, college and beyond.

Truth's Mission:

Truth Eagles are 

Respectful and

Upstanding scholars that support 

The Leader in Me 7 



Every scholar can 

Attain academic success

Given the resources to become

Lifelong learners and leaders with an

Equitable education in a

Safe and nurturing learning environment