Students and staff at OFRS have received recognition and awards in the following areas: National Science League, Spelling Bee, Continental Math League, Science Fair, Future Chefs, Daughters of American Revolution, PTA Grants, and teacher HIPP grants.
|White|| 86% |
|Black|| 2% |
|Asian|| 4% |
|Hispanic|| 7% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 2% |
|Female|| 55.0% |
|Male|| 45.0% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 4% |
|Students with disabilities|| 21% |
|English learners|| 3% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 11% ||34|
|1st Grade|| 18% ||55|
|2nd Grade|| 16% ||51|
|3rd Grade|| 21% ||65|
|4th Grade|| 16% ||50|
|5th Grade|| 19% ||58|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||1|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 2% |
|1 to 5 days|| 34% |
|6 to 10 days|| 35% |
|11 to 15 days|| 17% |
|Over 15 days|| 12% |
|English|| 93.0% |
|Spanish|| 3.5% |
|Other|| 2.6% |
|Polish|| 1.0% |
Learn more about Old Farmers Road School.
The Washington Township Schools, a caring, involved 21st century learning community committed to excellence in education, ensures that all students are provided with an exciting, meaningful learning environment that enables them to become well-rounded, lifelong learners, who reach their full potential as responsible adults.
Curriculum and instruction revolves around best practices for student centered learning experiences. Curriculum is aligned to standards and is revised on a regular basis. Instructional practices are supported by professional development opportunities within and outside of the district. Staff members continue their education through online, hybrid, and traditional methods.
After school enrichment programming and care is provided by outside vendors.
Professional learning experiences for staff occur throughout the school year. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are organically grown based on staff identification of needs for the school. Several professional development days are organized for staff, which includes presenters from the district and from universities and professional organizations.
Old Farmers Road School maintains a dedicated Child Study Team as well a counselor to provide comprehensive support for our learners including Intervention & Referral Service Programs, ADA 504 Planning, and Special Education and Related Service delivery. Professionals meet regularly to discuss student progress and collaborate to intervene as needed.
District policies are designed to promote attention to nutrition and wellness throughout the school day. Our District Food Service provider is cognizant of student needs and national expectations. Physical Education and Health classes make connections between diet, physical fitness, and emotional wellness. Our nurse spearheads many proactive health measures throughout the school year for students and staff, such as Ã¢ÂÂWellness Week.Ã¢ÂÂ
Our parents, teachers, and staff work collaboratively to provide additional opportunities for students including assemblies, and field trips. OFRS regularly hosts Veterans and grandparent programs. The district uses an integrated communication system to disseminate information to parents toward including them in the academic development of their children. Parents and students have real-time access to performance reporting and helpful online resources.
Our facilities are operated and maintained with children and staff at the heart of our focus. All school buildings are designed and maintained to provide a safe and welcoming environment to help children achieve their maximum potential. Following all state laws and proactively implementing our own high standards, our district utilizes a Ã¢ÂÂfull building ownershipÃ¢ÂÂ approach with all staff being involved and encouraged to share ideas, report maintenance needs, and identify potential safety issues.
Our child-centered, K through 5th grade school is one of three outstanding elementary schools in Washington Township - Long Valley. Our commitment is to educate the whole child, taking care to meet his/her academic, social, emotional, and wellness needs. We provide our students with a life-long love of learning and a challenging educational program that develops skills and knowledge necessary to lead successful, meaningful lives. In order to accomplish these goals, our highly qualified educators employ a variety of strategies and techniques: hands-on activities, learning centers, workshop formats, cooperative learning, small group, and direct instruction to meet the individual needs of learners. We provide a balanced literacy program that integrates reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing across the curriculum. Reading A to Z supplemented with Fountas and Pinnell, Orton-Gillingham, Good Habits Great Readers and Empowering Writers programs anchor literacy instruction. Everyday Mathematics serves as the basis for our mathematics instruction. Additional components of our core curriculum include FOSS Science, Social Studies, Health, and a full complement of Related Arts. StudentsÃ¢ÂÂ special needs are met by a group of highly qualified teachers. A Gifted and Talented program is also offered. Parent involvement is a fundamental component of our school. The Old Farmers Road PTA provides substantial support for both classroom teachers and special programs and projects that could not otherwise be achieved. Old Farmers Road School is known for its high academic standards, nurturing environment and family/community involvement. In keeping with the DistrictÃ¢ÂÂs mission for developing a Community of 21st Century Learners, the Old Farmers Road School community is dedicated in providing a stimulating and compassionate learning environment to all our students.