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Piscataway, New Jersey
Middlesex County
Piscataway Township School District
Knollwood Elementary School is a public school located in Piscataway, New Jersey with 507 students in grades KG-3.
Highlights
Curriculum includes highly regarded Readers & Writers Workshop, various math offerings & Next Generation Science Standards
Excellent Fine and Performing Arts, Athletic and Extra-curricular Programs
Awards

Over the past four years, the Piscataway School District has received numerous state and national awards and recognitions: Our You, I, We Inspire campaign was named Grand Prize winner by the National School Board Association; The NSBA presented its School Leader award to the Piscataway High School-Rutgers Biomedical Program; District Administrator Magazine named Piscataway a District of Distinction for our ESL program, the third time in two years this program received national honors; Piscataway High School received honorable mention for the Schools of Character award; and for the past two years, Piscataway Schools was ranked among the best school districts in New Jersey by Niche.com, named one of The Best Communities for Music Education in the country by NAMM Foundation, and Piscataway High School was named to the AP Honor Roll by the College Board.

Location
333 Willow Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Contact
Principal: Ms. Lisa Parker
732-885-1528
lparker@pway.org
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Grades
KG-3
White 16%
Black 23%
Asian 44%
Hispanic 13%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
507
students
Female 46.7%
Male 53.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 25%
Students with disabilities 17%
English learners 15%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
127
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 26%
134
1st Grade 24%
121
2nd Grade 26%
133
3rd Grade 23%
119
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English & language arts proficiency
68%
of students

Math proficiency
75%
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
78%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 45%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 12%
Over 15 days 10%
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English 67.3%
Other 14.4%
Gujarati 6.1%
Arabic 4.9%
Urdu 4.3%
Spanish 3.0%
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Learn more about Knollwood Elementary School.

Mission

The Vision of our You, I, We Inspire Theme is to reach every student and staff member, help them see their own self-worth and to value their culture and ability level. The overarching goal of the program is to seek and inspire teachers to think outside-the-box and instill a stronger work ethic in students. The Board of Education and Administration give principals and teachers freedom to explore partnerships with higher education institutions and business entities to go beyond traditional school experiences.

Academics

Columbia Readers and Writer’s Workshop, Go-Math and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, Digital Literacy, Visual and Performing Arts, Gifted and Talented Programs, Referral to Intervention

Clubs

Tutoring, Mock Trial, Evening activities supported through the PTO

Programs

Community Education offers Before Care, After Care, Enrichment and Summer programs for K-8 students for an additional cost.

Post high school

For the class of 2019, 88%of Piscataway High School students continue their education or participate in post-secondary career paths: 63% attend four year college, 23.5% attend two year college, 1.5% attend technical school, 2% Military, 6% Employment, 4% Undecided.

Supports

A full spectrum of programs are offered for students with disabilities.

Health

Piscataway Township Public Schools has maintained an excellent Health Services department that provides many supports to our families. Wellness programs and committees exist district wide so we remain mindful of all the needs of our school community. Additionally, the district has a staff wellness program that offers information and programs to all staff members, promoting the importance of their own personal wellness.

Parents

Parent and teacher organizations exist throughout the school district. Examples of these partnerships are the Education Foundation, Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), and Special Education Parent Association (SEPA).

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