"The time and circumstances under which the name South Orange originated will probably never be known," wrote historian William H. Shaw in 1884, "and we are obliged to fall back on a tradition, that Mr. Nathan Squier first used the name in an advertisement offering wood for sale" in 1795.
Of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey, the Village is one of only four with a village type of government; the others are Loch Arbour, Ridgefield Park and Ridgewood.
The Village dates back to May 4, 1869, when it was formed within South Orange Township (now Maplewood). On March 4, 1904, the Village of South Orange was created by an act of the New Jersey Legislature and separated from South Orange Township. In 1981, the name was changed to "South Orange Village Township" to take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies. The change was intended to allow South Orange to qualify for a pool of federal aid allocated to municipalities that allowed townships to receive as much as double the revenue-sharing aid per capita received by the four other types of New Jersey municipalities — borough, city, town or village.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|3||Mount Vernon Elementary School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Montrose Early Childhood Center||Preschool - Preschool||Public|
|4||South Mountain Elementary School And Annex||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Clinton Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Marshall Elementary School||Kindergarten - 2Nd Grade||Public|
|3||South Orange Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|2||Columbia Sr High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Our Lady Of Sorrows School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||So Orange Country Day School||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
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