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Brookside, New Jersey
Morris County
Mendham Township School District
Mendham Township Elementary School is a public school located in Brookside, New Jersey with 382 students in grades Pre-K-4.
Highlights
MTES Student Achievement New Jersey State Ranking 19th of 1,353 Elementary Schools.
Classrooms are equipped with next generation interactive whiteboard technology, document camera, and 1-1 Chromebooks.
Mendham Township Elementary School is Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certified.
Awards

"A National Blue Ribbon School 2019" - Mendham Township Elementary School was designated an Exemplary High Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. MTES is one of 362 schools nationwide and nine schools in the state of New Jersey to receive this award."Sustainable Jersey for Schools Bronze Award Recipient 2016 & 2019" - One of the school's unique assets is the Outdoor Learning Center, which is designed to provide students with extended learning opportunities outdoors and to learn the importance of environmental sustainability. Areas of study are connected to the curriculum and focus on environmental awareness, agriculture and gardening. The Outdoor Learning Center includes a science center, weather station, four large growing beds, and a chicken coop that houses three hens. Mendham Township Elementary earned two Bronze Awards for 2016 & 2019.

Location
18 West Main Street
Brookside, NJ 07926
Contact
Principal: Ms. Julianne Kotcho
973-543-7107
jkotcho@mendhamtwp.org
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Grades
Pre-K-4
White 84%
Black 2%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 6%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
382
students
Female 47.1%
Male 52.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 0%
Students with disabilities 18%
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
64
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 13%
50
Kindergarten 18%
68
1st Grade 16%
62
2nd Grade 17%
65
3rd Grade 15%
59
4th Grade 20%
78
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English & language arts proficiency
90%
of students

Math proficiency
90%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.3
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 1
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
50%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 0%
1 to 5 days 0%
6 to 10 days 50%
11 to 15 days 0%
Over 15 days 50%
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English 99.0%
Other 1.0%
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Learn more about Mendham Township Elementary School.

Mission

Mendham Twp. Elementary School provides a strong academic program within a supportive nurturing environment for all children. Our highly qualified teaching and support staff focus on each student by identifying their academic needs, differentiating instruction based on learning styles, interests and talents. The entire MTES community values the process of educating the whole child and provides high quality learning experiences for Every Student, Every Day!

Academics

Our comprehensive curriculum integrates skills and conceptual understanding, while utilizing formative and summative assessments to measure student progress against learning goals and standards. Students participate in a full range of academic offerings including enrichment and advance study in math and ELA. Related arts classes include art, music, physical education, STEM, library science and world language. Advanced curriculum is delivered through our G&T, Quest and Gateways Programs.

Clubs

Mendham Township Elementary School offers a variety of after school enrichment activities through the Morris County Arts Workshop. Classes are offered in the areas of Music & Theater, Fine Arts, Movement Arts & Sports, Crafts, Sciences and Fitness. Mastery Enrichment classes are offered during the school day and include, Dance, Poetry Club, Makerspace, Creative Writing and Technology. Students may also participate in our Advanced Artists and Art Media Program.

Programs

Mendham Township Elementary School offers before and after school programs through the Mendham Extended Day Program. The program is opened to children ages 4+. Children are engaged in a variety of structured and free choice activities, homework time, snack and indoor/outdoor recreational activities.

Teachers

A collegial atmosphere exists at MTES. Teachers exchange and explore ideas and lead new initiatives continuously. Annually, the Mendham Township School District dedicates full and half days to professional development in conjunction with Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings for the purpose of improving teaching and student achievement. Teachers are able to focus on best practices to improve instructional strategies and curriculum implementation through book study and research. Teachers engage in two collegial visits per school year as a part of their annual Professional Development Plan.

Supports

Mendham Township Elementary School provides a wide range of educational services to students in need of additional academic support. Students with special needs are serviced through the multidisciplinary Child Study Team. Our Early Intervention Preschool serves children ages 3-5 in an inclusion classroom setting. Resource and In-Class Support services are available for eligible students K-4. Supplementary instruction is provided in our Learning Lab Program for math and ELA.

Health

Mendham Township Elementary School supports our students by adopting a healthy body, healthy minds approach. Our staff engages the students in Mindfulness practices including basic breathing, yoga and relaxation techniques. Our Health Curriculum helps our students understand how to live a healthy lifestyle and learn healthy habits. Our annual Health and Wellness Fair engages our students in a variety of fun activities that supports balanced eating and physical activity.

Parents

Mendham Township Elementary School encourages high levels of parent involved. Parent groups include Mendham Township School District Home & School Association, Special Education Parent Advisory Committee and our Parent/Community Volunteers Program. Groups meet throughout the year with school leaders and work in tandem to support and enrich our educational programs and student services. Parent volunteers help to support our academic program, library media center and music and fine arts programs.

Facilities

The Mendham Township Elementary School facility includes twenty-four (24) instructional classrooms, STEM Lab, Makerspace Room, Technology Lab, (2) Learning Labs, Cafeteria/All-Purpose Room, (2) Gymnasiums, Music & Band Room, Art Room, Library, OT/PT Rooms, Staff Development Room, and (2) Conference Rooms. Outdoor spaces include the Outdoor Learning Center, two large outdoor play fields and two playgrounds. Mendham Township Elementary School is fully air conditioned and an Energy Star School.

School safety

MTES utilizes cutting edge technology to control and monitor the flow of traffic in and around our facility. Continuous preparation for a multitude of emergency scenarios alongside our community’s first responders serves to create a safe and secure environment. School safety drills are facilitated twice per month. Our Police department works vigilantly to secure our arrival and dismissal procedures and provides numerous daily walkthroughs of our building. Administration, staff, parents, and students identify school safety and security as a primary component of our school and district mission and vision.

Technology

Technology Education in the Mendham Township School District begins as early as Preschool. Every classroom in the Elementary School is equipped with at least three computers that have Internet access. The Elementary School has a Computer/Technology Lab and a Makerspace. Formal computer education begins as early as Kindergarten and continues through grade 8. Students are provided with Chromebooks starting in grade 2. Student in grades Prek-2 participate in weekly STEM classes and grades 3 & 4 Makerspace. The MTSD has stayed on the cutting edge of new technologies for education introducing wireless laptops, Smartboards, podcasting, blogging, an informative website, and many other technologies that enhance our student's education. Every classroom in the district is equipped with a Smartboard.

Early childhood

Mendham Township Elementary School provides a comprehensive early childhood education program, in partnership with families, to help children prepare for a successful school career. Early childhood education improves the emotional, social and physical development of young children. Our high quality, developmentally appropriate programs positively affect children's cognitive abilities and social development. Our preschool programs for children ages 3 & 4, provide a safe, happy learning environment, staffed by quality professionals. Teaching staff strive to meet individual learning needs and styles with an integrated curriculum. Children have many opportunities to learn new skills, explore new information, and build a positive self-image. Pre-K learners participate in imaginative play, improve motor skills, develop relationships, and prepare for kindergarten and beyond.

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95% of third and fourth grade students participate in instrumental band, strings, chorus or advanced art courses at Mendham Twp. Elementary School.

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