WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was a picture-perfect day in West Orange as thousands of public and private school students started a new school year. Donning new outfits, sneakers and backpacks, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were abuzz with hundreds of proud parent photos.

TAP into West Orange asked the schools and our readers to submit photos of the first day back to school, and here they are. TAP into West Orange wishes its 7,200-plus students a great 2014-2015 school year.