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Lumberton, New Jersey
Burlington County
Lumberton Township Board of Education
Florence L. Walther School is a public school located in Lumberton, New Jersey with 239 students in grades KG-1.
Highlights
Balanced literacy program, Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop, Eureka Math
There is a computer lab with direct instruction.
Awards

Most Creative approach by Red Ribbon Contest http://redribbon.org

Location
56 Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NJ 08048
Contact
Principal: Ms. Traci Bowles
609-267-1404
tbowles@lumberton.k12.nj.us
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Grades
KG-1
White 43%
Black 24%
Asian 7%
Hispanic 18%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 9%
School size
239
students
Female 47.7%
Male 52.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 23%
Students with disabilities 20%
English learners 2%
Homeless students 3%
Students in foster care 2%
Military-connected students 4%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
108
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 44%
105
1st Grade 47%
112
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Crime per 100 students
0.0
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 0
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
66%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 33%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 14%
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English 92.1%
Other 6.3%
Spanish 1.7%
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Learn more about Florence L. Walther School.

Mission

Walther students will have the confidence and willingness to help others through multiple measures with the entire school community’s support to help all students achieve their goals. The staff at our school provides an environment that supports each student's ability to meet the daily challenges of learning, while building a strong foundation of confidence and skills.

Academics

The curriculum and programs we provide are carefully researched, planned, and implemented to meet the needs of our student population. Our balanced literacy program provides our young learners with Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop enabling them to build a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, word study, comprehension, fluency and writing. Our Eureka NY Math Program provides a progression from concrete to more abstract numeracy concepts with a focus on concept development and application.

Programs

Extended Day Care for students ages 5 through 7

Teachers

Our teachers dedicate themselves to continual learning. Teachers are involved in many professional development opportunities, such as district in-service training, graduate courses, and other professional course work. Teachers have received training in a number of areas, including Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop and technology related areas. The staff is also given the opportunity to share their knowledge as they lead professional development classes in district.

Supports

Classroom teachers provide remedial, enrichment, and supplemental lessons. We offer support for ELL and students with disabilities. Additional areas of support are provided in speech and language services, occupational and physical therapy services. Academic areas of support consists of tutoring instruction, basic skills instruction and first grade students may qualify for the Reading Recovery Program.

Health

Florence L. Walther School participates in the breakfast program. The students partake in health and physical education programs and participate in daily recess activities. The guidance counselor offers class, grade and school level lessons and assemblies.

Parents

Our parents are an integral part of our school community. Parents volunteer on a regular basis at Walther School as “Partners in Pride” to assist throughout the school to support the education of the students. Our PTA provides many opportunities for the students to enjoy social events organized in a safe school environment. Through the positive parent/school partnership we are able to enrich and expand our academic and social opportunities for students at Walther School. Parents had expanded visitation options this year during American Education Week, along with periodic conference schedules.

Facilities

The building is air conditioned in all classrooms, library and offices.

School safety

There is a referendum planned to install security vestibules and update camera systems. An SRO is paid for by the township and polices our four schools.

Technology

Ipads on carts, dedicated computer lab, Smartboards in classrooms.

Early childhood

Walther School offers three sections of half-day pre-school disabled. The district also applied for the NJDOE expansion aide

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