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Bridgeton, New Jersey
Cumberland County
Bridgeton City School District
Buckshutem Road School is a public school located in Bridgeton, New Jersey with 624 students in grades KG-8.
Highlights
• We created and developed our own student led news broadcast (Bobcats Live!)• All K-2 teacher are fully trained in Orton-Gillingham • All 3-8 homerooms utilize their own laptop cart; all K-2 & SE
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Buckshutem Road School addresses the needs of all students through rigorous curriculum which is congruent to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. The teaching staff recognizes that students learn in a myriad of ways and at different rates. Differentiated instruction and a variety of learning tasks and activities are provided to address the academic needs of all students.

Location
550 Buckshutem Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Contact
Principal: Mr. Derek Macchia
856-455-8030
dmacchia@bridgeton.k12.nj.us
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Grades
KG-8
White 3%
Black 18%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 76%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
624
students
Female 50.2%
Male 49.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 85%
Students with disabilities 8%
English learners 35%
Homeless students 4%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 3%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
69
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 11%
67
1st Grade 13%
83
2nd Grade 12%
78
3rd Grade 10%
60
4th Grade 12%
72
5th Grade 11%
69
6th Grade 10%
63
7th Grade 12%
73
8th Grade 9%
59
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English & language arts proficiency
16%
of students

Math proficiency
13%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.6
Incidents per year
Violence 6
Weapons 2
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 7
Total incidents 16
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
91%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 18%
1 to 5 days 54%
6 to 10 days 19%
11 to 15 days 5%
Over 15 days 4%
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Spanish 64.6%
English 34.5%
Other 1.0%
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Learn more about Buckshutem Road School.

Mission

Buckshutem Road School is an active and engaging learning environment where students are challenged to think critically and correlate what they learn in school to real life experiences. Our staff readily addresses the intellectual, emotional, and social well being of students in grades kindergarten through grade eight by exposing them to skills needed to compete and excel in a changing global environment.

Academics

Students in Grades K-5 will begin utilizing the Journeys curriculum while students in grades 6-8 utilize the Holt/McDougal Literature Series for Language Arts Literacy. The Go Math Series is utilized for students in grades K-6, while students in Grades 7 and 8 are taught using the Holt-McDougal math series

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Buckshutem Road School is an active participant in the Positive Behavior Support In Schools Program (PBSIS), ClassDojo, and The Leader In Me. Additional school activities include TD Banking Program, Reading Buddies, Safety Patrol, Student Ambassadors, Read Across America Day, Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Career Day, Community Service Projects, Kindergarten Expo, Science Fair, theater experiences, Pathways 21st CCLC,

Programs

Buckshutem offers a variety of extended day programs, a summer enrichment program, and we participate in the Pathways 21st CCLC program.

Teachers

Teachers partcipate in various professional development activities and they also collaborate weekly in grade level and content area PLC''s.

Supports

ESL & bilingual services, I&RS, OT/PT, speech, behavioral therapy, indivdiual/group counseling

Health

Health/PE classes, nutrition policy, fitness program during Pathways 21st CCLC program

Parents

SLC, School Safety team, Paret/Teacher Leadership Team, ClassDojo, Genesis parent portal.

Facilities

The new addition to the building (wing, gym, offices, library) was completed in the spring of 2016.

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