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East Brunswick, New Jersey
Middlesex County
East Brunswick Township School District
Irwin Elementary School is a public school located in East Brunswick, New Jersey with 480 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Highlights
Curriculum includes: Everyday Math, Fundations, Reader's & Writer's Workshop & Next Generation Science Standards.
Our school offers: Art Enrichment, Chorus, Band, Yearbook Club, Safety Patrol and Student Council.
Students participate in programs related to Anti-Bullying Prevention, Fire Safety and building a respectful community.
Awards

Irwin School is a Blue Ribbon Elementary School and a National School of Excellence.

Location
71 Racetrack Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Contact
Principal: Mrs. JoAnn Chmielowicz
732-613-6840
jchmielowicz@ebnet.org
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Grades
Pre-K-5
White 45%
Black 6%
Asian 38%
Hispanic 7%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
480
students
Female 49.4%
Male 50.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 25%
Students with disabilities 12%
English learners 11%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
80
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 12%
60
1st Grade 16%
76
2nd Grade 18%
88
3rd Grade 17%
80
4th Grade 18%
86
5th Grade 19%
90
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English & language arts proficiency
66%
of students

Math proficiency
72%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.0
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 0
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
69%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 36%
11 to 15 days 19%
Over 15 days 12%
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English 48.8%
Other 21.9%
Arabic 14.2%
Chinese 6.3%
Korean 4.6%
Hindi 4.4%
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Learn more about Irwin Elementary School.

Mission

Irwin School is a diverse community where all children are respected and feel successful. Our community aims to meet the needs of all learners socially, emotionally and academically by building partnerships with families. Through respect, communication and teamwork, we strive to create a supportive environment where students continue to grow and develop a love of learning. Our students take academic risks, show their creativity and continue to develop problem-solving skills to prepare them for their future.

Academics

The instructional program is characterized by a strong emphasis on literacy and math skills along with carefully integrated courses in health, science and social studies. Rich curricula in music, visual arts, technology, physical education, media, and world language enhance the academic program. Research-based best practices are used to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Our students consistently demonstrate their skills on both formative and summative assessments.

Clubs

Irwin School has a wide variety of extra-curricular activities such as Art Club, Coding Club, Chorus, Safety Patrol, STEM Club, and Student Council. Music students also have an opportunity to participate in all district band, chorus and orchestra activities.

Programs

Fee-based Before and After School care rograms are offered. The programs are managed by the Out of School Time Coordinator.

Teachers

Staff Development opportunities are provided in a variety of manners throughout the school year via After-School Professional Development (PD) sessions, Professional Learning Communities, house meetings and building-based PD. The PD offerings are vast; aligned to both district, school and individual professional growth goals. Additionally, personalized learning is offered through content specific hybrid courses and over 100 summer staff development workshops offered in-house.

Supports

Character education is woven into every day school life. Our supportive school environment is dedicated to all students being safe, responsible, respectful and kind. Supports and specialized programs offered to students include Short-Term Supportive Counseling, Superflex Program, Second Step Program, Intervention and Referral Services, Speech, Gifted and Talented, Physical and Occupational Therapy. A full-time Student Assistance Specialist serves as the Anti-Bullying Specialist.

Health

Breakfast and Lunch Programs are offered daily. Students participate in Physical Education twice a week and have recess daily. Students also receive Health Instruction in the classroom weekly which focuses on health, well-being, and positive peer relations.

Parents

From robust websites to an active social media presence, the district is committed to effective communication with our community. Weekly communication about community events and our school-based Virtual Backpacks keep families informed. Our partnership with the EB Education Foundation enhances and enriches teaching and learning. PTAs host numerous events throughout the year to involve families in school life. Parent University sessions provide an opportunity to learn about current initiatives.

Facilities

Constructed in 1957, Irwin Elementary School is a 43,279 square-foot facility on 10.34 acres. Recent facility improvements include a new main entrance enhancing building security; a storage addition; new and expanded parking; landscaping, irrigation, and fencing improvements and a new HVAC system providing air-conditioning throughout the facility. Additional improvements are in the planning stage for this school. As with most District facilities, the school is highly used by the community.

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