About the PEA

The Paterson Education Association’s mission is to work for the welfare of school children, the advancement of public education, and the improvement of instructional opportunities for all within the Paterson Public School district. 

The PEA represents over 3000 educational professionals across 54 schools and district offices.  The organization unifies and represents all of it’s members and other eligible employees so as to enable all to speak with a common voice on all matters of mutual concern.

Contact us today for more information. 


District Backgrounder

  1. The Paterson Public School District is a diverse, urban school district located in northern New Jersey. The third largest school district in New Jersey, the Paterson Public School District enrolls 28,400 students in preschool to grade 12. The population in the Paterson Public School District mirrors the demographic trend of urban communities in New Jersey: 60 percent of all students are of Hispanic origin; 30 percent are African-American; and approximately 9 percent are of Caucasian, Middle Eastern or Asian descent. Nearly 50 percent of all students in Paterson speak a primary language other than English, with a total of 37 languages spoken in district schools.

Paterson Education Association

445 Straight St., Paterson, NJ 07501 

Phone: 973-881-9445 - Fax: 973-881-9440

Mr. Peter Tirri, President