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Moorestown, New Jersey
Burlington County
Moorestown Township Public School District
Moorestown Upper Elementary School is a public school located in Moorestown, New Jersey with 918 students in grades 4-6.
Highlights
Committment to Excellence
Excellent Band, Orchestra, and Choral programs. Excellent School Musical each year.
Technology is a part of each school day for all students. Currently grades 5 and 6 are utilizing 1:1 personal laptops.
Awards

Each year our students perform well on the National Math League Competition. We regularly have our music students invited to perform in All South Jersey Orchestra, Band and Choral program.

Location
325 Borton Landing Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Susan Powell
856-793-0333
spowell@mtps.com
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Grades
4-6
White 68%
Black 6%
Asian 13%
Hispanic 6%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 7%
School size
918
students
Female 50.1%
Male 49.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 11%
Students with disabilities 23%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
306
Grade Percent of total students Students
4th Grade 33%
302
5th Grade 31%
288
6th Grade 36%
327
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English & language arts proficiency
73%
of students

Math proficiency
68%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.4
Incidents per year
Violence 5
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 7
Total incidents 13
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
86%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 10%
1 to 5 days 51%
6 to 10 days 25%
11 to 15 days 9%
Over 15 days 5%
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English 91.6%
Other 4.6%
Chinese 2.5%
Spanish 1.3%
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Learn more about Moorestown Upper Elementary School.

Mission

The UES seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through developmentally appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. We are committed to provide a nurturing environment that supports all students in achieving their own personal level of excellence.

Academics

NJ Student Learning Standards Aligned curriculum for Language Arts, Math & Social Studies. NGSS aligned Science curriculum. Challenge curriculum for G&T students. Enriched mathematics program.

Clubs

For the 2018-2019 school year the clubs offered are Strategy Club, Art Club, Robotics Club, Unified Activities Club, Coriell Science Fair (Grade 6 only), and Environmental Nature Club. The UES also has a School Musical program that involves over 150 students each year. We offer band, orchestra, and choral electives as well as electives dance, art, and media technology.

Programs

We currently offer a Title I funded after school tutoring program for identified students in both English Language Arts and Math. We offer both before and after school child care and an after school enrichment program entitled Creative Minds.

Teachers

We believe it is imperative to expand our knowledge & skills necessary to implement the best educational practices. The strengthening of our practices is by way of professional development based on district goals: Culture of innovation to facilitate authentic growth & development of engaged, learners; Targeted instruction & interventions tailored to learners' needs; Promote self-awareness, responsibility & mindfulness to provide the foundation for competent local and global citizenship.

Supports

Our I&RS team meets regularly, we have a full Child Study Team, and one counselor and administrator for each grade. Students at the UES utilize many of the support services provided, such as guidance, resource room support, reading & math support instruction, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, ESL and gifted education. Enrichment math courses are offered in all three grades.

Health

Students participate in Health and Physical Education and have daily recess period. Health and wellness is also addressed through guidance lessons and curriculum.

Parents

We have an active Home and School association that meets monthly and plans various assemblies and programs for our students throughout the school year. Home and School provides our book fair, school assemblies, and after school class events. All UES parents have access to our MTPS.com website and Genesis for communication. We also partner with LIve Civilly, MooreKids, and MooreArts for many schoolwide activities and programs.

Facilities

The UES opened its doors as a new school building in 2001. In recent years the building has been updated with new carpeting, new HVAC, new roofing. The center of our building houses a beautiful Media Center. Each classroom is equipped with a Smart Board.

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Today the UES is home to approximately 900 Undeniably Excellent Students in grades four through six, and approximately 150 Undeniably Excellent Staff members. Our focus is on creating small learning environments within the larger community to ensure each child receives a personalized education that meets his or her needs. The UES is a time of transition from elementary school to being fully prepared for middle school. Each year we welcome grade four students from our three district elementary schools, as well as from the larger community, and out of state. We believe that with support, each student will transition through grades four, five and six, continuously striving to reach their own personal level of excellence, and will be prepared to transition to the rigor and demands of middle school and high school. Our Undeniably Excellent School (UES) operates on an eight-day rotating schedule that allows for a full and rich academic program. Grade four and five students receive instruction in the major content areas in a traditional elementary model. Grade six students receive instruction in the major content areas in a teamed middle school model. As part of the eight-day rotation, all students enjoy opportunities to study world language, technology, health, music, art and physical education. In addition to these regularly scheduled programs, students also have opportunities to choose elective courses in orchestra, band, chorus and theatre arts. Qualifying students also benefit from enrichment programs in both language arts and mathematics. The UES celebrates the arts with its own musical production, which provides Fine and Performing Arts opportunities outside the academic day. A variety of clubs and activities are offered outside of the school day. Each UES classroom is equipped with a Smart Board, we have several technology labs and computer carts throughout the building.

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