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Township of Washington, New Jersey
Bergen County
Westwood Regional School District
Jessie F. George Elementary is a public school located in Township of Washington, New Jersey with 269 students in grades KG-5.
Highlights
Technology is part of each school day, with students in grades 2-5 utilizing 1:1 Chromebooks.
Curriculum includes Balanced Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards
Kind Cardinal Positive Behavior Program and Positive Character Trait of the Month encourages our commitment to Social Emotional Learning education of the whole student.
Awards

Jessie F. George achieved Gold Level of Safe Routes to Schools Gold Level. Mrs. Maria Giombarrese received the Governor's Recognition as Teacher of the Year for George School.

Location
1 Palm Street
Township of Washington, NJ 07676
Contact
Principal: Ms. Victoria Hickey
201-664-3033
victoria.hickey@wwrsd.org
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Grades
KG-5
White 79%
Black 1%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 9%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 4%
School size
269
students
Female 47.6%
Male 52.4%
Economically disadvantaged students 2%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
45
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 15%
41
1st Grade 17%
47
2nd Grade 20%
54
3rd Grade 13%
35
4th Grade 19%
50
5th Grade 16%
42
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English & language arts proficiency
76%
of students

Math proficiency
72%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.1
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 3
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
73%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 37%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 9%
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English 88.5%
Other 4.5%
Polish 2.6%
Spanish 1.9%
Russian 1.5%
Bengali 1.1%
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Learn more about Jessie F. George Elementary.

Mission

Jessie F. George Elementary School provides a learning environment that is filled with rich experiences that enhances the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of the whole child. Our goals is to have our children excited about coming to school, feeling positive about learning and about themselves, while interacting with other children and adults in a productive manner.

Academics

Our curriculum is centered on the individual student. By identifying student entry points, our staff members are able to differentiate their instruction. We aim to nurture higher level thinking skills essential to the development of independent lifelong readers and writers. Technology and manipulatives in our math program assists students with acquiring strategies for real-world problem solving. Science and social studies instruction is thematic.

Clubs

Fifth Grade Peer Leader/Safety Program, PSO After School Enrichment Clubs, Theater Week, Instrumental Band and Choir.

Programs

George utilizes Champions to sponsor Before Care and After care available for all K-5 students.

Teachers

Our School continues to provide our teachers with professional learning opportunities in order to support professional growth. Our staff, as well as administration have participated in professional development with Reading & Writing Workshop, our updated Envision Math Program and updated Math Curriculum, development of district wide data and curriculum resources to support consistency. We remain focused on our commitment to the Co-teaching model which fosters a fully inclusive classroom experience.

Supports

George School has the Connect (Autistic Program) for the district. All children are educated in their Least Restrictive Environment; special education programming includes co-teaching classrooms and resource rooms. Support services include occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech services. Basic Skills Instruction is provided to students not meeting grade level standards.

Health

Mindfulness techniques infused into daily instruction by teachers to help children regulate their emotions. Students participate in Physical Education classes and recess activity to encourage overall wellness, including physical activity, mental awareness, and overall health. Formal health instruction is provided from the Physical Education Staff and infused throughout the curriculum.

Parents

Jessie F. George School PSO (Parent-Student Organization) collaborates with staff and community to help provide opportunities beyond the classroom as well as support school initiatives. Fundraising opportunities and enhancing events support district curriculum include assemblies, Author Visits, and other events to support district initiatives and programming.

Facilities

Jessie F. George School was built in 1962 and enjoys a variety of upgrades and additions, including many facility and technology upgrades to encourage the use and instruction of 21st century skills, as well as instruction in STEAM activities in our Media Center. The gymnasium is used for physical education and our media center helps children understand the need for research and critical thinking.

Technology

All students enthusiastically participate in STEM activities infused into our Library Media/Studies where students have the opportunity to practice their 21st century skills in a inventive and problem solving setting.

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