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Bridgeton, New Jersey
Cumberland County
Fairfield Township School District
Fairfield Township School is a public school located in Bridgeton, New Jersey with 551 students in grades Pre-K-8.
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Fairfield Twp School has instituted a school-wide PBIS character education program that emphasizes the importance of respect and responsibility, as a result there has been a significant decline in student absenteeism and office referrals.

Location
375 Gouldtown Woodruff Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Contact
Principal: Dr. Michael Knox
856-453-1882
mknox@fairfield.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 8%
Black 51%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 30%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 9%
School size
551
students
Female 48.5%
Male 51.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 37%
Students with disabilities 15%
English learners 5%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 2%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 2%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
55
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 15%
81
Kindergarten 10%
55
1st Grade 9%
48
2nd Grade 9%
48
3rd Grade 12%
66
4th Grade 10%
57
5th Grade 8%
44
6th Grade 11%
59
7th Grade 11%
62
8th Grade 6%
31
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English & language arts proficiency
21%
of students

Math proficiency
10%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
76%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 40%
6 to 10 days 31%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 9%
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English 91.7%
Spanish 8.0%
Other 0.4%
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Learn more about Fairfield Township School.

Mission

The mission of Fairfield Township School District is to assure all students an equal opportunity to participate in a diverse instructional program that promotes self-worth, citizenship, and the achievement of high standards. In a safe learning environment, students will become successful contributing members of society. Vision-Working together, we will move the school forward in the pursuit of excellence. As a result, our graduates will demonstrate exceptional capability in communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and responsible behavior. They will acquire and respect knowledge, be lifelong learners, and good citizens.

Academics

At Fairfield Twp School, we provide a creative, engaging & exciting curriculum designed to spark children’s interest and create a love of learning. We use a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the NJ curriculum standards to ensure comprehensive coverage of state expectations. We provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. We use Go Math to support the Mathematics and Reading Street to support Language Arts Instruction, a teaching method based on student centered instruction, Universal Design for Learning, is used in all grades.

Sports

Basketball (Boys), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Scholastic Academy is a program geared towards students that excel in school and/or on the PARCC test. Students are chosen based on academic achievement and teacher recommendation to be a part of this academic club. Students participate in a variety of lessons & activities that span all content areas and ranges of student interest. Science Club is based on academic achievement & interest in Science to be a part of this academic club. Students participate in a variety of lessons & activities that span a different area of science each year. STEAM activities and project-based learning activities allow students to work together in groups, in team building scenarios. Students volunteer to run activities involving the school at our STEM Night. The students also enjoy the Drama Club, which uses Reader’s Theater to promote literacy and love for the Arts.

Programs

The extended day program is an enrichment program designed to give students extra help in math and language arts. The program is for students in grades 1-5 and operates during the hours of 3:40-5:40PM. The Extended day program is funded by the state of NJ through the school improvement grant.

Teachers

Staff professional learning is aligned with the school improvement plan. All staff participate in professional learning grounded in best practices in small group instruction, data analysis, reading intervention, diversity, team building, student discipline, and student safety. The administration seeks to ensure that all staff has the opportunity to collaborate in an effort to drive positive relationships and student academic growth and development. The opportunities include professional learning communities, committees, and weekly labor association meetings. Staff is allotted bi-monthly times to participate in a team building and PLCs. Staff discuss questions and concerns regarding the day to day operations of the building, progress regarding targets, and data analysis. Bi-monthly administration meets with the school’s team leaders to discuss progress toward school’s goals. The administration meets weekly to discuss progress toward meeting the school’s goals and objectives.

Supports

Fairfield Twp School offers a variety of support services through Specialized Instructional Support Personnel which include prevention, intervention, transition and follow-up services for students with disabilities, English Learners, struggling students, and families. Fairfield Township school district is equipped with a Child Study Team which consist of two Child Psychologist, a Learning-Disabled Teacher Consultant, Social worker, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and a Speech Language Pathologist. In addition, struggling students are supported through student friendly Intervention and Referral Services. Fairfield’s School Nurse promotes health, safety, and wellness to all students. Fairfield implements a Character Education program that address SEL(Social-Emotional Learning) through interactive, engaging lessons that support student’s emotional and social development. Fairfield has also befriended State Troopers to check in often to build health relationships amongst stud

Health

Fairfield Township offers a free breakfast program through Nutriserve, five days a week. Snack programs for early learning through Nutriserve. Food for the After-School Program is provided by the Community Foodbank. Fairfield Township students participate in daily recess as part of the lunch period and have an additional physical activity period as part of the character education program, in addition to the daily scheduled health and physical education classes.Teen outreach program consists of a total of 25 one hour weekly club meetings throughout the school year focused on key topics related to adolescent health and development and Community Service Learning.

Parents

Parent and community involvement is in existence and consists of Parent Action Classes, a mentor program, partnering with local churches and community organizations, offering parental resources in relation to workshops that are career driven, finances, education, health and social services. Some Current partnerships: Cumberland County Library, Gateway, Family Success center, SPAN, Trinity AME Church, St. John United Methodist Church, In His Image Church, Inspira Medical Center, Complete Care, Prosecutors Office, Cumberland County College, Fairfield Township and other local organizations.

Facilities

The primary purpose of school facilities is to support the instructional program. The Fairfield Twp. School Board encourages the use of school facilities by the public for worthwhile community, education, recreational, civic and cultural activities when such use will not interfere with the basic purposes of the educational program. Fairfield Twp school seeks to ensure a high-quality educational experience through the physical environment. All of our facilities are safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing, where students want to learn, teachers want to teach and the community wants to gather in a safe and beautiful environment. The school has a gymnasium with access to state of the art technology screens, a media center with desktop computers and smart board, a technology lab with state of the art smart board, a cafe with two state of the art television monitors and tech screen, laptop carts are available to all grade levels and smart boards are in all classrooms grades K-8. The sc

School safety

Fairfield is committed to providing staff and students with a school environment that is free from physical and psychological harm. Our commitment includes maximizing school safety, creating a positive learning environment, and promoting high expectations for behavior. Fairfield has created school wide norms to promote a common language of violence prevention, that teach students the meaning of school pride, equality, self-respect, and positive interactions among students from diverse backgrounds. Fairfield’s character education initiative empowers students with communication skills, anger management, mediation skills, and positive decision making. Fairfield has created a crisis team to encourage attitudes and behaviors that build strong relationships within the school and community. The school has also established a stronger relationship with local law-enforcement and has turnkeyed professional development to staff on a variety of topics related to school safety.

Technology

Fairfield Township School has adopted the Google education platform and supported hardware devices including Chromebooks and Google platform labs to support the integration of Google Classroom. Classroom activities, assignments and group projects are integrated across the curriculum to deepen and enhance the learning process through the integration of STEM-related activities. Fairfield Township has recently upgraded its WiFi resources to support additional smart devices, some classrooms are equipped with smart boards and Google Chromebooks. Our goal is to integrate additional Smartboards, Chromebooks as well as Tablets to support the integration of technology in the classroom.

Early childhood

Fairfield Twp School offers a high quality early childhood program. All preschool and kindergarten staff are highly qualified. The preschool program implements the state approved Creative Curriculum. The kindergarten program uses the basal series, Reading Street. The math resource used is Go Math. The math curriculum and Language Arts curriculum are posted on the school website. Currently, the program serves more than 87 students. There are no more than fifteen students in a pre-school classroom with an aide. There are no more than twenty-one students in a kindergarten class and aides in kindergarten accompany the teacher and students during all academic periods. The district is a “Focus” school. The school receives funding through Title I and PEA.

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Parent Action Team Meetings consist of parents and students coming together with questions, answers, and resolutions regarding math, language arts, technology usage and building parent partnerships with the community. Parents and students have access to the parent portal to check the students’ progress through our parent portal link on the school website. The purpose is to develop a learning partnerships between the parents and students to help aid one another and to aid use of resources. Early Childhood Advisory Council consists of parents with children from preschool to 3rd grade that come together in unison to develop new ideas that promote community collaborations and strengthen family involvement within the school. Special Education Advisory Group - parents meet with the advisory team to develop new ideas and connect with outside companies such as SPAN (Special Education Advisory Council) to obtain resources to enhance the academic development of the parents and students.

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