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Short Hills, New Jersey
Essex County
Millburn Township School District
Glenwood School is a public school located in Short Hills, New Jersey with 367 students in grades KG-4.
Highlights
New Maker Space for Stem/Steam, State of the Art Playground, and Newly renovated Library/Media Center.
Curriculum includes Math in Focus, a Balanced Literacy approach utilizing resources from Teachers College's Reading and Writing Workshop and Knowing Science.
Odyssey of the Mind, Student Council, Art Club, Variety Show
Awards

Glenwood School has been ranked by numerous rating organizations as one of the top elementary schools in NJ and one of the top schools in the country. Glenwood School Odyssey of the Mind teams consistently rank as State Champions and have placed nationally and internationally. Most recently, in 2019, they ranked 1st place in the world. Glenwood also excels in Chess and in Continental Mathematics League.

Location
325 Taylor Road South
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Contact
Principal: Dr. David Jasin
973-379-7576
david.jasin@millburn.org
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Grades
KG-4
White 38%
Black 0%
Asian 52%
Hispanic 4%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 6%
School size
367
students
Female 49.3%
Male 50.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 0%
Students with disabilities 8%
English learners 6%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
73
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 19%
71
1st Grade 19%
71
2nd Grade 20%
73
3rd Grade 21%
77
4th Grade 20%
75
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English & language arts proficiency
89%
of students

Math proficiency
91%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
80%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 40%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 5%
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English 71.9%
Chinese 16.9%
Other 5.7%
Hindi 3.0%
Tamil 1.4%
Gujarati 1.1%
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Learn more about Glenwood School.

Mission

The mission of Glenwood School is to provide all students an opportunity to achieve their highest intellectual, creative, and interpersonal potential in a safe, nurturing, fun, and collaborative environment that develops the "whole child" in all areas.

Academics

The Millburn Township Schools utilize a systemic 5-year renewal plan for curriculum development and implementation. Curriculum includes Math in Focus, a Balanced Literacy approach utilizing resources from Teachers College's Reading and Writing Workshop and Knowing Science. Our 3rd and 4th grade students receive world language instruction utilizing the Middlebury program. Technology teachers are working on classroom integration of the curriculum, coding, and digital citizenship practices at every grade level.

Clubs

Glenwood School offers many different programs including art club, student council, safety patrol, chess club, chess team, and Odyssey of the Mind. Glenwood PTO offers a variety of enrichment programs following the normal school day, such as variety show, chess, robotic, coding, LEGO creations, sports, dance, cartooning, etc.

Programs

Through a partnership with a local non-profit organization called SAM families can, for a reasonable fee, enroll their children in a comprehensive before and after school program. Students can arrive as early as 7:10 a.m. and receive breakfast and in the afternoon they can engage in a variety of activities up until 6:30 p.m.

Teachers

The faculty at Glenwood is constantly engaged in educational discussions facilitated by both teachers and administrators that will benefit their students, as well as the school in general. In addition to district-wide professional development opportunities, every faculty member participates throughout the year in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to further enhance their pedagogical skills and knowledge.

Supports

Glenwood School offers a Strategies Intervention program for those students who qualify for additional support in reading, writing or mathematics. Glenwood also has many other supports available for those who qualify, including physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills groups and English language learners.

Health

Glenwood School has a full time registered nurse on staff. Every student in the school has their height, weight and blood pressure checked annually. Other screenings such as hearing and vision are conducted at specific grade levels in accordance with New Jersey standards. Any abnormal findings are reported to the parent. Through our physical education program, Glenwood participates in Presidential Fitness and Field Day programs.

Parents

The PTO sponsors various cultural arts programs including residency programs and assemblies. The PTO offers a variety of enrichment courses, which incorporates linguistic, logical, spatial, kinesthetic, and musical intelligences. Fourth grade students have the opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international problem solving competition. Parent volunteers are invited to help out in our programs both during the school day and after school.

Facilities

Built in 1939, the school is located on Taylor Road South in Short Hills, NJ. In 2005, new additions were added to the school that included four classrooms and upgrades to the school cafeteria and gym. In 2015, the PTO funded a new state of the art playground. In 2016, the school developed a new maker space for stem exploration and fully renovated bathrooms. In 2018, the school renovated the library/media center to meet 21st century learning demands.

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Glenwood is one of the six elementary schools in the Millburn Township Public Schools. Enrollment in our school for the 2019-2020 school year was approximately 370 for kindergarten through 4th grade, with an average class size around 19. The kindergarten program meets each child wherever he or she may be in their development. Kindergarten students learn how to be a part of a school. Math and reading readiness join the other disciplines in a theme presentation. Emphasis is placed on Language Arts (reading, listening, speaking and writing) as an integrated whole throughout the grades. In mathematics, concepts and computation linked to problem solving is emphasized. Science curriculum is delivered with a hands-on approach and is integrated throughout the curriculum. Social Studies is presented thematically and also is integrated across the curriculum. Special subjects are presented weekly, including art, music, computer and library skills. Physical Education is offered twice weekly and world language is offered in grades 3 and 4 through the use of the Middlebury program. The services of the Child Study Team, including the Learning Consultant, Psychologist, Behaviorist, Social Worker and special education teachers are available to those students who need them. Instrumental music instruction begins in fourth grade. The school library is automated and utilized for many research inititives and literature based programs. There are computers, printers, and internet access in each classroom, along with LCD projectors, document cameras, and SMART Boards. The instructional platform is both Apple and Google and students develop a comprehensive range of technology skills. The school is increasingly adding to their number of devices, including most recently a fleet of Chromebooks with touch screen capability for access for every grade level. At any one time, their are 300 devices avaialble for use by children at every grade level.

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