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Totowa, New Jersey
Passaic County
Totowa Public School District
Memorial School is a public school located in Totowa, New Jersey with 351 students in grades Pre-K-2.
Highlights
Memorial School offers a full day kindergarten program in an effort to provide maximum academic and social growth.
Memorial School has a new STEAM lab. Imagination, planning, building, testing, and reflection are all at play when students engage in hands-on activities in this class.
Memorial School has implemented a one-to-one computing initiative. Kindergarten through second grade students have been provided with a laptop computer to use in school.
Location
294 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ 07512
Contact
Principal: Joseph Compel
973-956-0010
joseph.compel@totowa.k12.nj.us
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Grades
Pre-K-2
White 61%
Black 3%
Asian 7%
Hispanic 29%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
351
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
88
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 24%
84
Kindergarten 22%
76
1st Grade 27%
94
2nd Grade 28%
97
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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
79%
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%
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English 87.2%
Spanish 6.3%
Other 3.1%
Arabic 2.0%
Bengali 1.4%
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Learn more about Memorial School.

Mission

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.

Academics

The school’s 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.

Clubs

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.

Programs

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.

Teachers

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.

Supports

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.

Health

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.

Parents

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.

Facilities

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.

School safety

Memorial School, in collaboration with the Totowa Police Department, has one officer stationed in the building during school hours.

Technology

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.

Early childhood

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.

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