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Folsom, New Jersey
Atlantic County
Folsom Borough School District
Folsom Elementary School is a public school located in Folsom, New Jersey with 398 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
Folsom School is proud to be a part of the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program since 2000. Approximately 50 percent of the student population participate in the School Choice Program.
Folsom's STEAM program includes a state of the art TV studio, robotics, graphic design, and digital photography.
Folsom's arts program includes a wealth of offerings for students such as: instrumental music, chorus, theater, and art education.
Awards

Folsom School is recognized as a bronze level Sustainable Schools for New Jersey.

Location
1357 Mays Landing Road
Folsom, NJ 08037
Contact
Principal: Dr. Matthew Mazzoni
609-561-8666
mmazzoni@folsomschool.org
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 87%
Black 3%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 6%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
398
students
Female 46.7%
Male 53.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 27%
Students with disabilities 21%
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
40
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 4%
16
Kindergarten 8%
32
1st Grade 12%
46
2nd Grade 10%
41
3rd Grade 10%
39
4th Grade 12%
49
5th Grade 11%
44
6th Grade 11%
45
7th Grade 11%
42
8th Grade 11%
44
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English & language arts proficiency
50%
of students

Math proficiency
38%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.8
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 7
Total incidents 7
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
78%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 40%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 4%
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English 98.2%
Other 1.8%
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Learn more about Folsom Elementary School.

Mission

Our mission is to create a learning environment that honors family values and serves the unique academic, physical, social and emotional needs of all students in a safe and caring environment. We strive to foster our students' creativity and self-determination to develop a lifelong love of learning. We encourage students to approach learning as problem-solvers, designers, and creators by providing access to the technologies, tools, and resources needed to achieve their goals. Folsom staff members are committed to working with parents and community partners to enable students to understand the world around them and the talent within them so they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens.

Academics

Folsom continues to move towards more digital content for core instruction and to support specific student learning needs. Smart Projectors/Boards, document cameras, and 1:1 student computers with Wi-Fi internet access, provide access to online Math, Science, and Social Studies resources. Students in grades 1 through 8 work in the Google Classroom environment for core content. Students in grades 6-8 grade have a personal Chromebook® for home use.

Sports

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

Clubs

Students have many opportunities to participate in after school activities, including: Drama Club, Art Club, Robotics Club, Falcon Club, Student Council, Band, and Chorus.

Programs

Low cost child care is available through School Age Child Care (SACC) program. The mission of the Folsom School Age Child Care program is to provide a safe, affordable, nurturing environment for all the school district?s children who need before-school and/or after-school care. The children will have opportunities to choose activities designed to promote their physical, social, and emotional development in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Teachers

Professional development is integrally linked to student achievement. Teachers have 5 full day and 3 half day in-services embedded in the academic calendar; school is closed two days in November for teachers to attend NJEA teacher convention; teachers may select one out-of-district workshop to meet their individual PD needs, and request additional out-of-district PD, subject to Superintendent approval.

Supports

Student support is provided through the Child Study Team; made up of a learning disability teacher consultant, school social worker, school psychologist, speech language specialist, a part-time occupational and physical therapist. In addition to the CST, a school counselor works closely with students, teachers, and parents in the area of social and emotional development. The Intervention & Referral Services Team assists classroom teachers in establishing strategies to enhance classroom learning and support students experiencing difficulty with academic, emotional, or behavioral issues.

Health

The health curriculum is taught to students in K-8 by classroom teachers and the physical education teacher. In addition, the school counselor teaches a middle school course titled, Social and Emotional Learning. The school nurse oversees the health and wellness committee at Folsom. Folsom has been recognized by AtlantiCare Healthy Schools for many initiatives that promote healthy eating and physical fitness.

Parents

Folsom School has a very active Home and School Association, which provides support for student programs, field trips, and family activities. The Folsom Education Foundation also provides support for student programs. Their membership is made up of approximately 95% current and retired Folsom teachers, however, any parent or community member is welcome to join!

Facilities

Folsom School is air conditioned throughout. Every classroom is used for instructional purposes, with STEAM classrooms designed to provide student access to the resources to develop 21st century skills in design, problem-solving, and technology enhanced learning. The All Purpose Room provides space for physical education and sports activities, school performances and events. The APR also serves as the school cafeteria during lunch times, and can be partitioned for this and other dual purposes.

School safety

School Safety is a top priority at Folsom. The school has an extensive camera system in and outside the classrooms and school building. Folsom is continuously updating the school network to support and protect against cyber-crimes.Presently, the school is patrolled by the New Jersey State Police.

Technology

The STEM program offerings at Folsom are extensive. For instance, Folsom offers a Technology, Engineering, and Design class for middle school students. The other offerings include: digital photography, graphic design, Falcon Television, and an after-school Lego Robotics program.

Early childhood

Folsom offers a full-day pre-school program for Folsom residents. Folsom uses the New Jersey approved Creative Curriculum along with Teaching Strategies Gold to report out student progress in the identified areas of early childhood development.

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