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Wayne, New Jersey
Passaic County
Wayne Township Public School District
James Fallon Elementary School is a public school located in Wayne, New Jersey with 380 students in grades KG-5.
Highlights
Curriculum includes a Balanced Literacy framework, enVision Mathematics, and inquiry based science learning.
Technology-infused curriculum using Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers, and uses various web-based resources.
Extras - National School of Character Award 2015-2020; Sustainable Jersey Bronze Award. Blue Ribbon Award recipient 2018-2019.
Awards

The school earned bronze status with Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a certification program for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time.In addition, it is an Asthma Friendly School.

Location
51 Clifford Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
Contact
Principal: Mr. Ethan Maayan
973-633-3125
emaayan@wayneschools.com
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Grades
KG-5
White 78%
Black 1%
Asian 7%
Hispanic 11%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
380
students
Female 48.2%
Male 51.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 6%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
63
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 13%
51
1st Grade 14%
53
2nd Grade 17%
65
3rd Grade 21%
78
4th Grade 18%
69
5th Grade 17%
64
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English & language arts proficiency
68%
of students

Math proficiency
66%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.3
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 1
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
81%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 43%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 4%
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English 91.6%
Other 5.0%
Arabic 2.4%
Polish 1.1%
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Learn more about James Fallon Elementary School.

Mission

The James Fallon School features a committed staff, supportive parents, strong leadership, and a devoted network of PTO volunteers. Character Education is an import part of the Fallon culture as the school community works together on the five core values of Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Respect and Citizenship.James Fallon is now implementing the Schoolwide English Language Arts program and the Math EnVisions program which are aligned with the rigorous CCSS.

Academics

The curricula are rooted in the NJSLS. Students learn within a Balanced Literacy framework of instruction, and students in grades K-2 receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills through the Fundations program. The math program emphasizes conceptual understanding, critical thinking, and problem solving. Our science program promotes critical thinking and communication through an inquiry-based approach and hands-on learning opportunities.

Clubs

The Parent Teacher Organization provides after school club opportunities to all students in grades K-5. Our school promotes a love and appreciation of the arts by providing instrumental music, vocal music, and art opportunities during the school day.

Programs

Before care and after care are available through the Extended Day Program.

Teachers

Teachers and administrators collaborate to ensure curricular consistency and a collegial climate for all. Professional learning opportunities are standards-aligned and include topics related to Readers'/Writers' Workshop, enVision Mathematics, Next Generation Science, and other areas of professional expertise.Teachers critically examine their instruction and discuss practices to nurture professional growth on a continual basis.

Supports

Student support services such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and speech are provided to identified students. Additional academic supports are provided to identified students in reading and math through instruction by the school's reading specialist and basic skills teacher. We also offer enrichment opportunities for all students and a gifted and talented program for identified students in grades 4 and 5.

Health

Our elementary nurse teaches grade level lessons focusing on health and wellness. Breakfast before the bell is offered each morning. Students are engaged in physical activities during their physical education classes and daily recess.

Parents

Our PTO work closely continually contribute to the school climate and well being of our students. They created an effective after school enrichment program which is taught by faculty members. The PTO is a very important part of our school community.

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Students are engaged in 21st century learning opportunities through the use of ipads, chromebooks, desktops, Smart Tables, and/or interactive whiteboards. Character education is an important part of our daily life as students learn social skills with emphasis on kindness and empathy so they may become contributing and capable members of our community.

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