|White|| 61% |
|Black|| 3% |
|Asian|| 7% |
|Hispanic|| 29% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 49.6% |
|Male|| 50.4% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 16% |
|Students with disabilities|| 19% |
|English learners|| 0% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 24% ||84|
|Kindergarten|| 22% ||76|
|1st Grade|| 27% ||94|
|2nd Grade|| 28% ||97|
|Incidents per year|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 3% |
|1 to 5 days|| 36% |
|6 to 10 days|| 40% |
|11 to 15 days|| 17% |
|Over 15 days|| 3% |
|English|| 87.2% |
|Spanish|| 6.3% |
|Other|| 3.1% |
|Arabic|| 2.0% |
|Bengali|| 1.4% |
Learn more about Memorial School.
Memorial School and its' staff is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education, relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, in the areas of academics, the visual and performing arts, athletics, social/emotional growth, and workplace readiness for success in life.
The schoolÃ¢ÂÂs curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards to uphold both rigor and relevance. District-wide assessments are ongoing, and assessment data is analyzed and used to drive instruction. The academic programs at Memorial School aim to address the needs and learning styles of all students, with the use of differentiation and a variety of methodologies. In addition, there are numerous programs available for students needing academic, social, or emotional support.
The Totowa Education Foundation offers enrichment classes that are linked to academics and visual arts. Enrichment classes are offered after school and during the summer months. Programs such as Reading Incentive, the 100th Day Celebration and Random Acts of Kindness provide students with opportunities to enhance academic and personal skills acquired in the classroom.
Kops 4 Kids is a child care program housed at Memorial School and operated by the Totowa Education Foundation. This before and after school child care program is tuition based. The morning session begins at 7:30 AM and continues to 9:00 AM. The evening session begins at 3:15 PM and continues until 6:00 PM.
Adminstrators and staff members host 15-minute Friday's professional development sessions. These sessions provide opportunities for the staff at Memorial School to collaborate and fosters an environment where teaching strategies and new ideas can be shared. Teachers and administrators also participate in a regional professional development program with three nearby districts.
Memorial School offers services to English Language Learners and students with disabilities. An Intervention and Referral Services program also assists struggling students. Memorial School houses a preschool program that provides inclusion instruction for preschool students with disabilities. A guidance counselor is also available to students.
Students at Memorial School are offered regular physical education and health courses. Students go outside for recess on a daily basis, weather permitting. Memorial School offers a breakfast and lunch program run by Pomptonian Food Services.
The Totowa PTO collaborates with administration and staff and provides activities and programs for students. The Totowa Public Library routinely visits Memorial School to increase students' exposure to literacy skills. During Safety Town Week, The Totowa Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Police Department and Passaic County Sheriff's Department arrive to demonstrate their equipment and explain how they serve the community.
Memorial School, over 100 years old, is completely refurbished and modernized. Every classroom contains an interactive Smart Board. Hot lunches are served daily in our updated cafeteria. A new play set was recently added for students to enjoy during recess.
Memorial School, in collaboration with the Totowa Police Department, has one officer stationed in the building during school hours.
The Totowa School District has implemented a one-to-one computer initiative. All kindergarten, first, and second grade students have access to an individual laptop computer. Every classroom classroom is equipped with interactive Smart Boards. Memorial School has an updated wireless network. Students take part in STEAM classes as part of our specials program.
The Totowa Board of Education offers a tuition based preschool program. Students experience creative programs that complement academics for positive intellectual, social, and emotional development. The program follows the New Jersey Preschool Teaching & Learning Standards to ensure that students receive the necessary instruction in the development of skills for kindergarten readiness.