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West Berlin, New Jersey
Camden County
Berlin Township School District
John F Kennedy Elementary School is a public school located in West Berlin, New Jersey with 292 students in grades Pre-K-3.
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Location
228 Mount Vernon Avenue
West Berlin, NJ 08091
Contact
Principal: Mr. Michael Murphy
856-767-9164
mmurphy@btwpschools.org
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Grades
Pre-K-3
White 60%
Black 11%
Asian 8%
Hispanic 19%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
292
students
Female 45.6%
Male 54.4%
Economically disadvantaged students 38%
Students with disabilities 23%
English learners 6%
Homeless students 3%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
58
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 15%
45
Kindergarten 24%
69
1st Grade 21%
62
2nd Grade 22%
64
3rd Grade 18%
52
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English & language arts proficiency
43%
of students

Math proficiency
47%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.7
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 1
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
66%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 13%
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English 85.0%
Spanish 7.8%
Bengali 4.1%
Chinese 1.0%
Other 1.0%
Gujarati 1.0%
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Learn more about John F Kennedy Elementary School.

Mission

"Proud To Be An Eagle"; Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful

Programs

The CARE program is for all district students in grades PreK -8 and is available before and after school. Fees apply.

Teachers

The district encourages all employees to participate in continuing education activities. These include professional book clubs, out-of-district workshops, in-district workshops and professional activities, tuition reimbursement for advanced coursework, PLC study groups, turnkey training by staff for staff and independent study/research projects.

Supports

The RTI program is for ELA and math with in class support and pull out classes based on student need. Before school Fundations lessons provides additional help with phonological awareness activities. The district ESL teacher works with identified students as needed.

Health

Breakfast and lunch are available daily; students have weekly Physical Education classes and daily recess.

Parents

Parent groups include PEACE (parent/teacher organization) & SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group) which meet on a bi-monthly schedule. Parent portal is available through our SIS for grade and homework review.

Facilities

The entire school is air-conditioned. In addition to classrooms, the building has a Media Center, computer lab, art room, music room, and all purpose room/cafeteria (with a stage area).

School safety

All district building have electronic access, security cameras and patrolled by a security officer and local police.

Technology

Student in grades 2-3 have 1:1 chromebooks. The building has a media center and computer lab, as well as smartboards/brightlinks and various digital tools. Students have formal training in the area of computer technology weekly.

Early childhood

The district has 2 general education pre-school classes and 1 pre-school disabled class, located in JFK Elementary School. All classes are full-day programs. Funding for this program is a combination of the following sources: State Pre-School funding, IDEA funds, local funds and parent tuition. The Pre-School classes use Creative Curriculum.

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The district is a Choice District and has 47 seats in grade K-8. Choice students in grades K-3 attend JFK Elementary School.

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