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
|White|| 59% |
|Black|| 14% |
|Asian|| 2% |
|Hispanic|| 16% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 1% |
|Multiracial|| 8% |
|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% |
|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|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||2|
|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% |
|English|| 97.3% |
|Spanish|| 2.3% |
|Other|| 0.4% |
Learn more about Holly Glen Elementary School.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.