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Williamstown, New Jersey
Gloucester County
Monroe Township Public School District
Holly Glen Elementary School is a public school located in Williamstown, New Jersey with 482 students in grades Pre-K-4.
Highlights
Fundations/Wilson Programs, ELL Instructional Program
Awarded the NJ Governor's School of Excellence Award
Technology is part of each school day with personal chromebooks
Awards

Whole Child Network Recognition, Awarded NJ Governor School of Excellence, Awarded a grant to plant a Vegetable Garden by NJ Agricultural Society and to maintain a relationship with them, Professional Development with Rowan University

Location
900 North Main Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Karen Crossley
856-728-8706
kcrossley@monroetwp.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-4
White 59%
Black 14%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 16%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 8%
School size
482
students
Female 48.3%
Male 51.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 49%
Students with disabilities 22%
English learners 7%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
79
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 2%
12
Kindergarten 15%
73
1st Grade 21%
100
2nd Grade 19%
93
3rd Grade 22%
107
4th Grade 18%
88
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English & language arts proficiency
60%
of students

Math proficiency
65%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.4
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
70%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 34%
6 to 10 days 32%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 97.3%
Spanish 2.3%
Other 0.4%
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Learn more about Holly Glen Elementary School.

Mission

Building a Bridge to the Future, is Holly Glen's motto that reflects its goal of providing all children with a positive, challenging and creative learning experience, while empowering them to become responsible, productive citizens. By using diverse strategies, Holly Glen students demonstrate: critical thinking and creative problem solving, technology literacy skills, and a desire for lifelong learning.

Academics

Teachers at Holly Glen deliver instruction in math, writing, science, social studies, language arts and Fundations. Students participate in special area classes such as music, art, library and P.E. Enrichment opportunities include WIN instruction and Wilson instruction for the struggling students in Language Arts. TAG is our Talented and Gifted program for our students who excel above our expectations. Fundations program and an RTI Team was added to Holly Glen for student intervention.

Clubs

We have a variety of clubs that service grades K-4: Safety Patrol, Student Council, Art Club, Tech Crew, S.A.V.E. Club, P.E. Club, Chorus, Garden Club, Delivery Service Club

Programs

Summer program for students to obtain extra help in Language Arts for the lowest 15% of our population, Extended School Year Program four our Autistic students, and ELL instruction for extra help in reading to struggling learners.

Teachers

There are 55 professional staff at Holly Glen who are offered through the district and seek on their own professional development for improvement, site schedule days on the school calendar, teachers travel to obtain professional development, grade level meetings and faculty meetings focus on time to provide professional development to teachers at H.G.

Supports

A school counselor provides individual and group counseling to students in need. Also, class lessons are taught by the school counselor on topics which will help students grow socially, emotionally and academically. Our school counselor provides assemblies to help students learn more about anti-bullying expectations. The counselor also serves as the school's anti-bullying specialist anc crisis counselor.

Health

Holly Glen offers breakfast to a large student population each morning. Recess is offered after the students have lunch. Teacher directed P.E. is provided in the classroom for 20 minutes weekly in conjunction to a full P.E. program to all students.

Parents

Holly Glen has a Fun Committee made up of teachers/parents and administration. We participate in monthly activities involving the entire Holly Glen community. A parent portal is available this year for parents to view on line their students' report cards. There is a partnership with the community each year to provide the needy with hats and gloves during the holiday season. Also, this year we added a Caring Kids Club that participated in community service activities.

Facilities

This year Holly Glen opened it's doors after being closed for two years. Painting was done throughout the entire building. Construction projects took place to open the building. The district is working on a plan to obtain a new HVAC system for the building.

More

This year the school is working on two school initiatives that we believe will help improve overall student achievement. These two initiatives will focus on improving school attendance and developing excellent character traits. Holly Glen is a unique school. It is known as a true community school. School safety is first. Our Anti-Bullying program and counseling we provide at our school, helps to support a safe academic program. Technology is one of the school's initiatives. We provide a one/one chrome book to all of our students on the elementary level. Technology has allowed us to have access to multi digital curriculum programs, such as, ST Math, Alekas, Exact Path, Connect Ed (Wonders/MyMath),Science Alive, Wixie and Typing Club. Also, Holly Glen houses a Preschool Disabled program that is very interactive.

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