Fairmount School has received a Schoolwide ESSA Grant for the 2019-2020 School Year. Through use of the grant money, we provide a Boost After-School Program to provide targeted instruction for struggling learners in kindergarten through grade 2. We also provide an After-School Program for our 3rd and 4th graders to strengthen literacy and math skills needed for the NJSLA Assessment. Additionally, we provide Family Nights, such as a Fairmount School Community Fair, featuring local Hackensack businesses and activities led by Fairmount teachers!
|White|| 12% |
|Black|| 26% |
|Asian|| 4% |
|Hispanic|| 57% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 1% |
|Female|| 46.6% |
|Male|| 53.4% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 59% |
|Students with disabilities|| 28% |
|English learners|| 6% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 17% ||113|
|Kindergarten|| 18% ||120|
|1st Grade|| 15% ||99|
|2nd Grade|| 16% ||106|
|3rd Grade|| 17% ||109|
|4th Grade|| 17% ||110|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||0|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 6% |
|1 to 5 days|| 40% |
|6 to 10 days|| 29% |
|11 to 15 days|| 14% |
|Over 15 days|| 12% |
|English|| 67.7% |
|Spanish|| 28.5% |
|Other|| 3.8% |
Learn more about Fairmount.
Fairmount School is dedicated to educational excellence for all members of the community. In cooperation with all stakeholders, we strive to maximize academic and social achievement to develop confident students who are accountable for their ongoing learning, who value initiative and diversity and who are able to meaningfully contribute to our ever-changing global society. We create an environment of cooperation that fosters the development of responsibilities in all of its members.
Teachers use the NJSLS as a resource and guide to plan daily instruction for their students. Our core programs are Journeys for ELA, GoMath! for Mathematics and Pearson My World for Social Studies. Our Amplify Science Curriculum supports the Next Generation Science Standards for grades K - 4. Teachers use a variety of strategies to differentiate their instruction and teach in whole group, small group and individual instructional groupings.
Book Fairs, Art Exhibits & Read Across America Events are just some of the activities our children enjoy annually. Activities such as Glee Club, Instrumental Music, Mini-Marathon, Field Day and an Annual Talent Show, as well as a variety of class presentations provide opportunities to enhance self-esteem and academic performance. Our FEAT Club (Fairmount?s Environmental Action Team) meets regularly after school to teach environmental themes to our 3rd and 4th grade students.
Fairmount School offers After School Boost and Tutorial Programs for kindergarten through fourth grade students. Small group instruction provides explicit literacy and math intervention lessons to strengthen skills for students who are struggling. Our 2nd - 4th grade Enrichment and G&T students are invited to participate in an After School Lego League Program. The YMCA offers after school child care from 2:50 - 6:00 PM daily.
Professional Development is offered to all faculty and staff members throughout the school year in a variety of ways. Half-day and full-day PD take place on a regular basis to introduce or review district and school initiatives and curriculum. Teachers meet as grade level teams, in Professional Learning Communities and at Faculty Meetings as well during the school year.
Fairmount School students are supported in general and special education classes by highly qualified teachers. Students with IEPs may receive Speech, Occupational and/or Physical Therapy. Both general and special education students may receive emotional support from our School Social Worker or Guidance Counselor. Our faculty also includes a Psychologist, L-DTC, Reading Specialist and Math Interventionist. An ESL program supports our English Language Learners on a daily basis.
Fairmount School?s full-time School Nurse monitors the well-being and any illnesses of our students on a daily basis. She is the chairperson of our Wellness Committee which is dedicated to help reduce the childhood obesity epidemic and the serious health risks associated with childhood obesity. Fairmount School is a nut-free school. Breakfast is served to all students daily and without charge. Lunch is offered at a cost of $2.75. Students have recess on a daily basis.
A very supportive PTA helps to enrich the lives and experiences of our children sponsoring ?Muffins with Mom? and ?Doughnuts with Dad? before-school functions. Outdoor Movie Nights and school dances are also sponsored by the PTA and involve a large percentage of the school families and faculty. The PTA?s Cultural Arts Committee provides funding for special assemblies that deal with curricular and cultural themes. Other events include the Annual Book Fair and Holiday Gift Shop.
Fairmount School was established in 1899 and currently serves Pre-K4 through grade four students. In addition to the Pre-K4 - Grade 4 classrooms, we have a Gymnasium, Art Room, Music Room and Media Center. The cafeteria has a central air conditioning unit and all of the homeroom classrooms have unit air conditioners.
Fairmount School?s student population reflects the diversity that makes the Hackensack School Community special. The school?s administration, faculty and personnel, working collaboratively with the Hackensack Board of Education, Central Office Administration, parents and community organizations, provide for the needs of every student attending Fairmount School. The instructional methodology and curricular offerings at Fairmount School allow for students? individual needs and provides opportunities for academic growth and development in a differentiated environment. One of our primary concentrations in the classroom is teaching literacy across all curricular areas. Technology is integrated into all areas of the curriculum at Fairmount School to teach academic and technological skills through the use of programs on Chromebooks and desktop computers. We offer a one-to-one Chromebook initiative and our students use such programs as iRead, RazKids and Reading A-Z, as well as others. Students complete assessments using paper and pencil, but also use Think Central, Edulastic and Reading Inventory to take assessments online. Children in need of extra academic assistance receive support from individual and small group instruction from the classroom teacher. In addition, we have a full-time Reading Specialist and a part-time data instructional coach. While academics are emphasized and supported at Fairmount School, we strongly believe that it is important to develop well-rounded, thoughtful students who are exposed to many rich and varied experiences. Through our diversified programs and ongoing collaborations, we hope that all of our students will reach their full potential and become productive, self-confident members of our society.