Character.org recognized our school as a promising school of character. The school was also awarded bronze status for being a Future Ready School.
|White|| 0% |
|Black|| 5% |
|Asian|| 0% |
|Hispanic|| 94% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 47.1% |
|Male|| 52.9% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 86% |
|Students with disabilities|| 15% |
|English learners|| 45% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 13% ||136|
|Kindergarten|| 12% ||126|
|1st Grade|| 14% ||142|
|2nd Grade|| 14% ||146|
|3rd Grade|| 18% ||186|
|4th Grade|| 12% ||127|
|5th Grade|| 16% ||169|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||0|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 4% |
|1 to 5 days|| 39% |
|6 to 10 days|| 30% |
|11 to 15 days|| 15% |
|Over 15 days|| 12% |
|Spanish|| 79.0% |
|English|| 20.6% |
|Other|| 0.4% |
Learn more about A Chester Redshaw School.
Through scientifically based research strategies and curriculum, the students of A.C. Redshaw School will become confident, competent, high performing students prepared to succeed throughout their educational journey. Our entire school community fosters an interactive environment, that encourages life-long learning, respect and creativity, which prepares students to become responsible citizens equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The curricula are aligned to NJSLS. College and career readiness begin as students enter as preschoolers. All students are engaged in stimulating learning experiences that are enhanced with the use of advance technologies, instructional best practices such as high level tasks and complex texts, which develops resaoning and critical thinking skills.
Outside of the classroom, we provide our students additional opportunities to grow, through several clubs and activities that include our enriching instrumental music program, Safety Patrol, Dance Power, RWJ Aquatics Swimming Program, and student council and Marathon Kids Run Club.
The Early Reading Foundational Skills Program targets specific studentsÃ¢ÂÂ need with emphasis on basic reading instruction in small groups. Students Youth Services System is an afterschool program that provides a sundry of activities for students that involve homework assistance, sports, exercises, arts, crafts and more.
Staff members engage in professional learning and collaborative opportunities to build their capacity that will lead to instructional effectiveness in the classroom and improved student achievement. Teachers participate in professional learning communities and weekly grade-level team meetings that focus on analyzing student data to develop instructional action plans, further a deeper understanding of the NJSLS, and implementing effective teaching strategies to address studentsÃ¢ÂÂ needs.
Educational services are provided to our diverse student population, including English Language Learners and special education students. Students of limited English proficiency are taught in their native language and receive English as a Second Language to acquire English language skills. Special education students are educated in the least restrictive environment to address their learning needs. Targeted instruction in language arts/math is provided to students through Intervention.
Our school participates in the National School Lunch Program called Community Eligibility Provision. All students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge for the school year. Students receive a variety of choices and an appealing balanced meal that consists of foods from all major food groups.
Our Parental Involvement Committee facilitates the active involvement of parents and students academic learning and other important school activities, such as Read Across America for parents, where parents are taught reading strategies and model them in the classroom through read-alouds. Our parents are actively involved in the PTO, Family STEAM Night, Family Math and Literacy Nights and other school sponsored events.
The 135,000 square-foot, three -story building was constructed in 2015. We educate over 1000 students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade 5. It was a Design-Build/Kit of Parts project. This was the first Design-Build project to advance under SDAÃ¢ÂÂs new Capital Program. This school includes 51 homerooms, special education classrooms, small group instruction areas, technology lab, gymnasium, media center, a multipurpose room with stage, art room and music room.
All staff members participate in a mandatory safety and security professional development, that is facilitated by the local police department as well as the Director of Security.
Technology is incorporated into the curriculum daily. One of the areas that we would like to highlight is the integration of NEWSELA
Our Pre-K program, supported by Tools of the Mind Curriculum, is a developmental approach that allows each learner to become a part of the school community. We have 10 pre-k homerooms with approximately 15 students enrolled in each class.