Uptown School Complex

If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together. ~African Proverb

  • Principal's Message

    Davis I am honored to have the privilege of serving as principal of the Uptown School Complex. As a native of Atlantic City with over 12 years of experience working in our public schools as a classroom aide, teacher, and assistant principal, my goal as principal, is to maintain a positive learning environment where all students feel safe and have the resources they need to be successful. As the demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their fullest potential. I am very confident that the Uptown School Complex staff will continue to strive for excellence as we rise to this challenge.

    I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year and to developing partnerships with parents, community members and stakeholders. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to call our main office or email me.  I believe open communication is very essential in a school and encourage you to reach out and ask any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for welcoming me back into this remarkable learning community.

    I take my educational responsibility to the children of Uptown School Complex very seriously.  I pledge that I, along with Ms. Barnes and our outstanding instructional staff, will provide caring support, instructional expertise and dedicated commitment to nurture and educate your children while entrusted to our care.

    I encourage you to take the time to explore our website to learn more.


    Dr. Ananda M. Davis-Wright, Principal


    Assistant Principal's Message

    Barnes Welcome to Uptown Complex School!

    I am honored and humbled to be a member of this great school community. I am looking forward in making a positive lasting impression in the lives of your children, as I continue to serve them in this capacity. It is a privilege to work with an outstanding team of faculty and staff members who share a common love and care for children. This school year will be a year of setting and reaching attainable goals, as we aim to take our school and student achievement to the next level of greatness.

    We willingly dedicate ourselves to the hard work required to ensure all of our students have an opportunity to learn, grow, and be successful in a safe and nurturing environment. We will consistently strive to provide meaningful learning activities and experiences for our students. Most importantly, we will show them role models who are committed to excellence and integrity.

    Education is a shared responsibility and we sincerely believe that educating students is a team effort! As we work together, we will make a positive difference in our student’s lives. We work best when we work together. We are confident this will be a successful school year as we continue to promote academic excellence. Let’s make this year matter!

    Yours in Education,

    Ms. Traci Barnes, Assistant Principal


    Vision Statement 

    The vision of the Uptown School Complex is to develop a community of life-long learners by working collaboratively with all stakeholders while promoting a consistent, safe and nurturing environment focused on enhancing student achievement and preparation of students for the global society. 

    Mission Statement  

    The mission of the Uptown School Complex is to foster a healthy learning environment devoted to shared leadership, parental and community involvement and academic excellence.  Moreover, we are committed to maximizing student achievement through fidelity, rigor and efficacy in order to produce success.