Claremont Elementary School 90 Claremont Ave, Colonia, NJ07067 One of 16 elementary schools in the Woodbridge Township School District, Claremont Elementary School stresses teacher…More and parental involvement. The school, set in an expansive modern building, is given high marks by former students and their parents for its dedicated staff.
Lynn Crest Elementary School #22 98 Ira Ave, Colonia, NJ07067 In 2010, Lynn Crest Elementary School was honored by being only one of 10 schools in the state to garner a Blue Ribbon…More School Award from the U.S. Department of Education. The laurels are given to exceptional schools that show dramatic improvement in student achievement, or which are academically superior. Lynn Crest is only the second school in the Woodbridge District to win the award. The school boasts a phenomenal staff led by Principal Scott Osborne. Non-English speaking students comprise 25 percent of Lynn Crest Elementary's population.
Academics come first at Robert Mascenik Elementary School; that's why the school was selected to participate in the…More US Dept. of Education's NAEP program.
That's not to say that extracurricular programs are slighted. In addition to a goodly variety of programs the involved parent-teacher organization runs, the school is one of four in the district chosen to give after-school care.
The physical well-being of children isn't ignored, either. A "Walk to School" project, a Fitness First program, and an end of the year school Olympic event are widely anticipated by students.
The principal of Robert Mascenik Elementary is Sharon Strack.
Alphabet Academy 186 Inman Ave, Colonia, NJ07067 Alphabet Academy offers a variety of early childhood development programs to prepare children for preschool and…More elementary school. These include math, reading and other important base cognition classes.
Indiana Ave Elementary School #18 256 Indiana Ave, Iselin, NJ08830 One of the larger of the school district's elementary schools, the entire ambiance at Indiana Avenue. The charming…More school is one of dedication and devotion to learning. Students here have access to an exceptional number of programs and activities to foster their educational attainment. Children are encouraged to interact with others whom they might not normally be friends with during Mix It Up Day, where they sit with others during lunchtime.
One of 16 elementary schools in the Woodbridge School District system, Port Reading Elementary School is a close-knit…More community of parents and educators. The school involves both parent and child in a learning environment: it features a series of Family Math, Writing and Science programs in the evenings.
The sprawling school is set on a truly enormous piece of real estate. It has probably one of the biggest pieces of property of any elementary school in the township. Children here find no problem finding lots of space to burn off excess energy.
Students get a well-rounded, 21st century education, with computer carts and wireless Internet is available in all classrooms. There is also a modern media center attached to the school.
The school also offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to appeal to every aspect of a child's development.
Whatever the school is doing appears to work. Last year, Port Reading School #9 surpassed the NJASK state testing requirements.
The principal of Port Reading School #9 is John Bader.
Built in 1920, Ross Street Elementary School abuts the Board of Education building, which started out life as a…More school itself in 1879. But Ross St. School has accommodated itself to the 21st century with modern amenities, including classroom air conditioning, wireless Internet, and mobile computer stations. All parts of the diverse education spectrum are well served by the teaching staff with special education classes and a gifted and talented program.
The school has an active parent-teacher organization, and parental involvement is encouraged.
One of the larger of the Woodbridge School District's 16 elementary schools, Avenel Street School does a lot with the…More resources they have. The school, in the Avenel section of Woodbridge, has a devoted PTO organization which helps with school fundraisers for things such as class trips and equipment.
The faculty aims to succeed in engaging the kindergarten through fifth grade students with their academic studies. The school community participates in fundraisers such as the Hoops for Happiness charity event, while the children demonstrate kindness and compassion by visiting with the elderly at a local senior citizens home.
The principal of Avenel Street School is Dara Kurlander.
The largest in population of Woodbridge's elementary schools, Lafayette Estates School is one busy institution. The…More school runs four classes of each grade from one to five, and it's also a magnet school for ESL/bilingual Spanish-speaking children.
Lafayette Estates has a large selection of extracurricular educational programs to help children achieve their potential. There is an active PTO, and a dedicated staff serving the diverse student population.
The principal of Lafayette Estates School is Stephanie West.
Kennedy Park Elementary School #24 150 Goodrich St, Iselin, NJ08830 Kennedy Park is a stellar school and they've got the accolades to prove it: it's a 2008 No Child Left Behind…More Blue Ribbon School, a 2004 Governor's School of Excellence and a N.J. Benchmark School for three years running. This pretty school, tucked away in a woodsy enclave with an adjacent playground, has a very active and involved PTO which compliments a staff of dedicated teachers. Its students engage in a challenging series of academics, but also find time to be involved in assemblies and music concerts as well as outside activities such as food drives. Jill Osborne-Hodes is principal of Kennedy Park Elementary.
Oak Ridge Heights School #21 Inman Ave, Colonia, NJ07067 This elementary school is led by Principle Joseph D'Orsi. Oak Ridge Heights School offers a solid foundation in core…More curriculum as well as classes in music and art. It is easily accessed on Inman Avenue in Colonia.
One look at Mawbey Street School, and you get the impression that close attention to detail is a big consideration in…More how things are run. The pleasant, well-maintained brick building in a pretty suburban neighborhood demonstrates it: the little white pickets to protect planted flowers by the school's entrance, a carefully painted reserved parking space for the school's custodian.
The school is on some of the cutting edge of the district's elementary school ideas. The fifth-grade music program uses software, combined with student compositions, to come up with music for the school's concerts. It's so innovative it was featured on a TV program on a New Jersey station.
The parent association is heavily invested in the children's progress, as is the small but dedicated staff.
Mawbey Street is an excellent example of a public school that exhibits the attention and care of a small, exclusive private school while still being open to neighborhood students.
Located right off Inman Ave., Oak Ridge Heights School has a small school, neighborhood vibe to it, and an involved…More parent group that helps the qualified staff achieve its goals for its students. The PTO, in fact, has its own website (reachable from the school's web page on the Woodbridge School District's site.)
Oak Ridge's Student Council takes the lead in marshaling students into collecting for Unicef, Toys for Tots, and giving twice a year to a local food bank, among other community-based charitable work. Even fourth graders get into the spirit, by collecting and donating goods to a women's shelter.
Joseph D'Orsi serves as principal of Oak Ridge Heights School.
Having a school with a significant ESL population can be a challenge, but Woodbine Avenue School has the resources to…More give ESL kids the help they need. The school has a wide array of academic programs in math, reading and writing, all geared toward helping students go as far as their talents and ambition can take them.
A dedicated staff, as well as an involved PTO organization, are a hallmark of Woodbine Avenue's academic life. Extracurricular activities aren't neglected, either. The school features excellent programs to turn out happy, well-rounded learners.
An active student body and a dedicated PTO are just some of the advantages the Pennsylvania Avenue School in Colonia…More boasts. The community benefited when the school's student council marshaled its classmates to run food drives, collect backpacks for foster children and engage in pop-top collection for the Ronald McDonald House.
An intense faculty engages the children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, to sparkle in their academics. The school has computer carts and wireless Internet throughout.
The PTO is highly involved, as well, running programs for parents and students, fundraising for the kids and bringing interesting speakers into the school.
The principal of Pennsylvania Avenue School is Denise O'Donaghue-Smith.
Menlo Park Terrace School takes its role in the larger community outside the classroom seriously. The school…More "adopted" a Marine troop in Iraq as a school project. To boost morale and give soldiers a connection to life at home, students sent the soldiers letters, artwork and packages.
It's an amazing thing, coming from such young kids, but Menlo Park Terrace School prides itself on being a "Community of Caring" school. They incorporate the values of responsibility, caring, respect, trust and family into the curriculum and into their lives.
The principal of Menlo Park Terrace School is Sharon A. McGreevey.
A nine-member Board of Education oversees the finances of a school district with sixteen elementary schools, five…More middle schools and three high schools. The student population hovers around 13,000, and district taxpayers fund the annual educational budget of $181.5 million.
Brian Small is the Board of Education's president; other members include Vice President Diane Acquisto, John Golden, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Molnar, Ezio Tamburello, Jonathan Triebwasser, and George Yuhasz. Every April, three of nine BOE seats are up for reelection.
Board of Ed meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at Avenel Middle School. The district's administrative offices are located in the Township's first schoolhouse, "PS 1", which was built in 1876 of bricks fashioned in Woodbridge's clay pits.
Dr. John A. Crowe is the district's superintendent, and Dennis DeMarino serves as business administrator.