Oak Ridge Heights has received a Silver Level of Recognition for New Jersey Safe Routes to School. Former Oak Ridge students have been chosen as keynote presenters at the Junior Achievement NJ Business Hall of Fame. Oak Ridge Heights School has been recognized as a Student Independent Films award winner at the Woodbridge Township School District Annual Film Festival.
|White|| 61% |
|Black|| 6% |
|Asian|| 13% |
|Hispanic|| 18% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 2% |
|Female|| 51.0% |
|Male|| 49.0% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 15% |
|Students with disabilities|| 12% |
|English learners|| 1% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 12% ||36|
|1st Grade|| 18% ||54|
|2nd Grade|| 16% ||47|
|3rd Grade|| 9% ||26|
|4th Grade|| 17% ||50|
|5th Grade|| 28% ||83|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||1|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 4% |
|1 to 5 days|| 41% |
|6 to 10 days|| 32% |
|11 to 15 days|| 16% |
|Over 15 days|| 7% |
|English|| 78.4% |
|Other|| 6.4% |
|Polish|| 4.7% |
|Spanish|| 4.1% |
|Gujarati|| 3.7% |
|Portuguese|| 2.7% |
Learn more about Oak Ridge Heights Elementary School.
Oak Ridge Heights School's mission is to help all children reach their educational potential. This mission, combined with our Superintendent's vision to engage the entire community in instructing and inspiring our students to be successful and significant beyond our classroom, creates an environment where, through a technology infused curriculum, students become life-long learners who are responsible citizens prepared to make positive contributions toglobal society.
Instructional programs at Oak Ridge Heights School #21 include K-5 Language Arts literacy, Houghton Mifflin Journeys program, that encourages student development as fluent readers, writers, speakers, listeners and viewers. Kindergarteners receive LA instruction through Benchmark Literacy & Fundations. Everyday Mathematics program is used in grades K-5, along with Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, School Counseling, World Languages, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and Art. All areas align with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Oak Ridge Heights participates in National Elementary Honor Society, Band, Chorus, Track and Field, Student Council, Family Math, Family Science, Family Writing, I am Loving and Capable, Strengthening Families, Safety Patrol.
Oak Ridge Heights offers services for students with Disabilities. Students who are struggling receive individual supports and services; Intervention and Referral Services designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties.
The Oak Ridge Heights PTO is a volunteer parent/teacher organization open to all families and staff at Oak Ridge Heights Elementary. The PTO helps strengthen the home/school connection. The PTO funds field trips, snacks at class parties, after school events, field day, air conditioners, and school assemblies.
Oak Ridge Heights is a fully air-conditioned facility. We have a library, gymnasium, art room and computer/technology center.
Everyone at Oak Ridge Heights is a Bucket Filler. Bucket Filling is a character education format that we utilize at Oak Ridge Heights. In the beginning of the year the students are introduced/reintroduced to the concept of bucket filling. A bucket filler is somebody who is respectful, kind to others, helps others, etc. When they do these acts of kindness, they are filling others' invisible buckets. People can dip into buckets by not making good choices, hurting others' feelings, etc. Students are taught how to be a bucket filler and how to make good choices. Teachers throughout the year do various activities that reinforce the concept behind bucket filling to build a positive environment for the students. Students throughout the year work with various grades and do bucket filling activities together.