|White|| 70% |
|Black|| 11% |
|Asian|| 0% |
|Hispanic|| 13% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 1% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 4% |
|Female|| 48.4% |
|Male|| 51.6% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 53% |
|Students with disabilities|| 21% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 4% |
|Students in foster care|| 1% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 2% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 11% ||57|
|Kindergarten|| 10% ||52|
|1st Grade|| 8% ||42|
|2nd Grade|| 6% ||32|
|3rd Grade|| 13% ||64|
|4th Grade|| 12% ||58|
|5th Grade|| 10% ||49|
|6th Grade|| 11% ||57|
|7th Grade|| 9% ||47|
|8th Grade|| 9% ||46|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||4|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 0% |
|1 to 5 days|| 5% |
|6 to 10 days|| 34% |
|11 to 15 days|| 33% |
|Over 15 days|| 28% |
|English|| 94.4% |
|Spanish|| 5.4% |
|Other|| 0.2% |
Learn more about Myron L. Powell Elementary School.
The mission of the Myron L. Powell School is to encourage, guide, and support well-rounded citizens who reach their highest potential, becoming life-long learners that contribute to society in a meaningful way.
Our curriculum is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Algebra I is offered in 8th grade for students who meet the academic criteria at the end of 7th grade. Seventh and eighth grade electives include courses such as Jewelry Design, Dance, Archery, Rock Band, and Forensics. All students in grades 3-8 have a weekly STEM-based enrichment class.
Environmental Club, Newspaper Club, and Chess Club are among the after-school clubs offered. Non-traveling basketball, non-traveling soccer, chip and putt golf, and bowling are offered at a club level. Peer Mediators, Safety Patrol, Future Leaders, and National Junior Honor Society are other co-curricular options.
Our after-school program is available M-F from 2:40-6:00. Current rates and more information can be obtained by contacting the main office.
Teachers have five contracted professional development days each year. Teachers receive on-site training on best practices and new initiatives surrounding instruction, child development, data, and student engagement.
Myron L. Powell houses a full-time Child Study Team. The I&RS and RTI team work to identify students in need of additional support through research-based instructional strategies and review of student data. Support may include peer tutoring, admission to homework club, RTI instruction, or CST referral. A guidance counselor and positive behavior specialist are on staff to assist students with personal and academic needs.
Our breakfast and lunch program follow all federal nutritional guidelines. All students in preschool through grade 8 receive daily recess. Our school nurse offers daily care, health screenings, and training to staff. The school nurse also coordinates outside dental and health services for our students.
Our parent group, Lawrence Township Education Network, contributes greatly to the life of our school by raising funds, hosting a variety of events for students and families, and by sharing information with the community through social media. Myron L. Powell partners with numerous city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofit organizations to provide lessons and events that enrich the educational experience of our students. Parents may monitor their child's grades, discipline, and attendance through the parent portal link on our webpage.
A science lab, computer lab, art room, music room, and gymnasium are among the specialized areas of our facility. Closed-circuit security cameras are installed throughout the building and grounds.
Technology and STEM-based Enrichment are weekly specials for all students, but are also integrated into all subject areas on a daily basis. Numerous curricular components require daily use of online platforms. Each grade level houses a chromebook cart as Myron L. Powell inches closer to being 1:1.
Our preschool program is full-day, enrolling both three and four year old children. Utilizing the Highscope curriculum, students learn through exploration and play. Class sizes are limited to 15 students per class and instructional aides provide support to the classroom teacher.
As a School of Choice, Myron L. Powell prides itself on providing a rigorous academic program in an environment where everyone is valued for their unique strengths and potential. Anyone interested in applying for acceptance into the Choice program can find an application and timeline on our website: www.myronlpowell.org.