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Bayville, New Jersey
Ocean County
Berkeley Township School District
H & M Potter School is a public school located in Bayville, New Jersey with 613 students in grades Pre-K-4.
Highlights
We offer a free full day preschool program to all 4 year old residents.
Technology is a part of each school day, with all students utilizing 1 to 1 personal Chromebooks.
Multiple after school clubs and extended school activities keep children involved throughout the school year.
Awards

Our district was the recipient of the Project Starfish Displaced Student Grant to assist displaced students and families.

Location
60 Veeder Lane
Bayville, NJ 08721
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Andrea Cimino
732-269-5700
acimino@btboe.org
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Grades
Pre-K-4
White 72%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 16%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 6%
School size
613
students
Female 49.8%
Male 50.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 39%
Students with disabilities 22%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 5%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 2%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
102
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 14%
88
Kindergarten 18%
111
1st Grade 16%
100
2nd Grade 17%
105
3rd Grade 16%
99
4th Grade 18%
110
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English & language arts proficiency
44%
of students

Math proficiency
42%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
65%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 28%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 19%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 96.9%
Spanish 2.8%
Other 0.3%
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Learn more about H & M Potter School.

Mission

Mission Statement: We will provide every student with a safe, supportive, inclusive and collaborative learning environment. In partnership with families and our community, we will foster innovative thinkers in a diverse and ever changing world.Vision Statement: Every Student, Every Day

Academics

Our curriculum is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. In preschool we use Creative Curriculum and we provide reading instruction in kindergarten through second grade using Superkids. In grades 3-5 we use Wonders and in grade 6 we use Holt Reading. In Mathematics we use My Math in grades K-5 and Glencoe Math in Grade 6. Our Science lessons are aligned to the NGSS and we use the FOSS program. We offer Enrichment in grades k-2 and Gifted and Talented in grades 3-6.

Programs

The Starfish Program, an extended day program, targets displaced students and other students in need. Operation Schoolhouse is a homework help program that is provided three times weekly for all students after school. All programs are run by district staff after school.

Teachers

Administrators participate in a variety of professional development opportunities such as the Educational Foundations Academy for new/non-tenured teachers and SCIP meetings to review policies and evaluation tools. All teachers are given the opportunity for professional development off campus as well. The district participates in the Regional Professional Development Academy and SRI-ETTC partnership for PD. We frequently update our curriculum and have trainers and professional development on Google Classroom and aligning to the NJ SLS.

Supports

Our child study team is involved in the identification, evaluation and classification of students that might have special needs. Speech, OT, PT, adaptive PE, and support for our English Language Learners are provided to our students. The I&RS team follows the New Jersey Tiered Systems of Support and meets monthly to discuss any students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties.

Health

Our district provides a breakfast program that is offered each day, daily recess, and physical education as part of each student's schedule at all four schools.

Parents

We offer many parent and community programs during and after school, including BSI Parent Night and Literacy and Math Nights. Our school has an active and supportive PTA that provides many student opportunities. SEPAG works in conjunction with the district and has monthly meetings to assist families of students who receive services. Parents have access to information and updates via the parent portal and school website.

Facilities

H & M Potter School is currently in its 44th year of serving the community. Our building includes an All Purpose Room with a newer stage sound system and lighting, a full size gymnasium, a media center with Chromeboxes and a computer lab. Additionally, we have a walking trail with fitness stations, a vegetable garden, and an outdoor classroom on our campus.

School safety

School safety is our number one priority. We have an active duty police officer in our building on a daily basis.

Early childhood

We offer a free full day preschool program to all 4 year old residents. We implemented a high quality developmentally appropriate kindergarten curriculum.

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