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Englewood, New Jersey
Charters County
Englewood on the Palisades Charter School
Englewood on the Palisades Charter School is a public school located in Englewood, New Jersey with 312 students in grades KG-8.
Location
65 West Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Contact
Principal: Dr. Shirl Burns
201-569-9765
charterschool@netzero.net
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Grades
KG-8
White 2%
Black 36%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 54%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
312
students
Female 56.1%
Male 43.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 46%
Students with disabilities 7%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
35
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 12%
38
1st Grade 10%
32
2nd Grade 12%
37
3rd Grade 11%
35
4th Grade 9%
29
5th Grade 13%
40
6th Grade 12%
36
7th Grade 12%
38
8th Grade 9%
27
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English & language arts proficiency
68%
of students

Math proficiency
50%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
68%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 39%
6 to 10 days 26%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 15%
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English 84.3%
Spanish 14.7%
Other 1.0%
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Learn more about Englewood on the Palisades Charter School.

Mission

Our Mission is to provide a nurturing, caring, child-centered, constructivist learning community; modeling skills and practices necessary for obtaining a high degree of achievement in an increasingly complex, interdependent global society. Our learning environment effectively addresses academic and social needs and builds self-esteem and self-worth. EPCS empowers all students with knowledge and flexibility to adapt and shape our ever-changing world. Key areas of on-going concentration are parent involvement, mastery/fluency of basic skills for critical thinking, and classrooms that are safe for risk taking. We model collaboration, interdependence, democracy, conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation skills. Our culturally diverse population works in an environment in which everyone is valued.

Clubs

Activities that were available this year to all our students included Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Extreme Frisbee. All Activities occurred after regular school hours.

Programs

EPCS offers a Free Breakfast Program. This program allows our Students the opportunity to eat a nutritional breakfast, while satisfying the needs of our working Parents. Students in all Grades (K-8) are able to attend our After School Program. Also, Students are placed in groups by Grade Level and are supervised by Teachers from the School. They work on, and complete, their Homework with the support of the Teacher present, and then relax either in the Gym, watching a Movie, Playing Music, or Simply Talking and Playing Games. The Program is run by the Office and Parents pay a nominal fee for Attendance.

Teachers

Each year the school provides three On-Site Professional Development Workshops. In addition, Teachers are required to attend an Out-Of-House Workshop related to their Discipline, which is funded by the School in order to support their Individual Needs and Professional Growth.

Supports

EPCS provides a number of Support Services to all Students. 1) ELL Pull-Out for Students for whom English is a second language. 2) Special Education Services, both Pull-Out and Push-In. 3) Referral Services for Students for whom Special Education may be required. 4) Speech Therapy 5) Occupational Therapy 6) Teachers also provide Tutoring on an Individual Case basis as needed.

Health

Nutritious School Breakfast and Lunch are made available, daily, to all Students and Faculty. All Students also attend Physical Education and Health classes each week. Screenings are done yearly for Height, Weight, Hearing, Sight, Blood Pressure, Heart, Lung, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Scoliosis.

Parents

Parents of all Students are encouraged to participate in their child's Education at EPCS. There is an active PTO which provides activities like 1) Trunk or Treat Halloween 2) Movie Night 3) Mid Year Supply Drive for Teachers 4) Moving Up Celebrations 5) Teacher Appreciation Acknowledgements 6) Fund Raising Drives. Parents have 24/7 access to our SIS Portal - OnCourse Connect. (www.Oncourseconnect.com) Here they can track their child's progress in school, as well as their attendance.

School safety

In addition to running monthly Fire, Active Shooter, Lockdown, and Shelter-In-Place Drills our Students' Safety is maintained with the help of two Security Guards, and frequent lessons on safety, in School, at Home, and on the Internet. Anti-Bullying assemblies and programs are also provided to all students every year. Security Cameras are also strategically placed throughout the school. "Buttons" are located in the main office to provide immediate and direct contact to all Emergency Services.

Technology

Technology and STEM are fully integrated into EPC and the curriculum. All Students in grades 1-8 are provided with Chrome Books which are utilized in all Core Subjects. There are Smart Boards in every Classroom, as well as Desk Top Computers. Kindergartners also have access to Tablets. FOSS, a Hands-On, Investigative Program is used as the Science curriculum for all Grades.

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