In May 1998, Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship was one of ten schools in the State of New Jersey recognized as a "Star School" by the New Jersey State Department of Education.
In September of 2000, Dionne Warwick Institute became an America's Choice School, a school with a solid curriculum that honors the basics of reading, writing, mathematics and science.
On December 1, 2003, the National Center on Education and the Economy of Washington, DC selected Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship as a National Model School for the Whole School Reform model, America's Choice in recognition of the school's high level of implementation of the design and the test results achieved in Literacy and Mathematics. There are over 500 America's Choice Schools in the United States and only 12 have been designated as national models.
A Recognition Award for Outstanding Dedication and Service in the Field of Education was given to Gloria P. Watson in May 2007 by Zeta Amicae of Newark/Orange.
In 2008, Dionne Warwick Institute was named a New Jersey National Title I Distinguished School for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.
The Essex County Executive 2008 Achievement Award
For the 2009- 2010 school year, Nadirah Keith, Inclusion teacher, was awarded the Governor’s Teacher of the Year award.
Spring of 2010, the YMCA of East Orange recognized Gloria P. Watson for her Outstanding Work as an Educational Leader in the East Orange School District.
On September 21, 2010, the legendary Ms. Dionne Warwick and her business partner, Mr. Dave Wooley, donated a state of the art Hewlett-Packard computer lab and a class set of Netbooks to facilitate our endeavors to ensure that our students are technologically adept.
Most recently, Ms. Nadirah Keith was selected Teacher of the Year for 2011 - 2012.