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West New York, New Jersey
Hudson County
West New York Board of Education
Robert Menendez Elementary School is a public school located in West New York, New Jersey with 611 students in grades KG-6.
Highlights
A 4th Grade Wax Museum was held in which students dressed as a famous person and when the "Start" button was pressed, students shared facts about the famous person they were.
Continued use of social media as well as the integration of technology in instruction, helped our school achieve Bronze Level Future Ready Status
Our drama club highlighted the A in STEAM for the arts with their performance of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Awards

P.S. 3 was named a Bronze Level Future Ready School. We are also a proud member of a High Performing School District.

Location
600 55th Street
West New York, NJ 07093
Contact
Principal: Mr. Robert Reiman
201-553-4060
rreiman@wnyschools.net
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Grades
KG-6
White 2%
Black 3%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 94%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
611
students
Female 44.5%
Male 55.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 86%
Students with disabilities 17%
English learners 9%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
87
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 14%
87
1st Grade 17%
106
2nd Grade 16%
97
3rd Grade 14%
87
4th Grade 11%
66
5th Grade 13%
79
6th Grade 15%
89
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English & language arts proficiency
34%
of students

Math proficiency
25%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.1
Incidents per year
Violence 7
Weapons 1
Vandalism 0
Substances 4
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 13
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
76%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 38%
6 to 10 days 32%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 8%
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Spanish 65.5%
English 33.9%
Other 0.7%
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Learn more about Robert Menendez Elementary School.

Mission

Public School Number 3 continued to provide educational as well as innovative programs and services throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Overall, our school community, and of course, our students benefited from the programs and services that were implemented. Public School Number 3 offered an Extended Day Program for students in 3rd through 6th grades. The primary purpose of this program was to provide students with additional assistance to improve and strengthen their language arts and mathematics skills. Fourth grade students were once again provided with an after school computer coding class, while fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in an after school CSI Forensics class. Maker Space after school classes were made available to students. Through the utilization of the 3D printer, students demonstrated their technology skills. Our school social worker continued to provide students with guidance, assistance and strategies for conflict resolution.

Academics

Technology continues to play an important role in education and the 2018-2019 school year provided students with this opportunity for technology to assist and enrich learning. A skype session was held for G & T students in which a representative from NASA, who also happened to be a former student of our schools, addressed students and fielded questions regarding space and future technology. With the continuation of Global Connections, our students were able to video chat with students in Spain and share in traditions and customs, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 had the opportunity to join the school band or chorus. These two groups performed for our students and parents during a Winter Concert as well as a Spring Concert. Our Drama Club also presented their rendition of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." 2018-2019 also saw the formation of our school's first Junior Student Council. Students presented their ideas to their peers to help enrich the school experience as they campaigned for various elected positions within the council.

Programs

An after school Extended Day Program was available for students in grades 3 through 6. Morning help sessions were also made available for all students, Kindergarten through 6 in an effort to strengthen skills and improve academic performance.

Teachers

Staff participated in grade level meetings as well as their morning Common Planning Time to share best practices. Teachers also participated in Professional Learning Seminar meetings once per month in which pertinent information was shared and reviewed.

Supports

Bilingual classes continued to be offered to kindergarten and 1st grade students, with the 2018-2019 addition of a bilingual second grade class. Speech services as well as special education services were offered to those students that qualfied. 504 Plans were also made available to those students who were eligible. The I &RS Committee continued to meet and assist teachers with strategies and practices for students that required additional resources.

Health

Breakfast was served daily in the classroom to all students. Healthy snacks of fruits and vegetables were also available to students three afternoons each week.

Parents

PS 3 was a proud provider of many community involved activities for the 2018-2019 school year. A Fall Festival was held in October. A holiday movie night took place in December as did Breakfast with Santa. A fourth grade wax museum was held during the evening and provided parents with the opportunity to see their child dressed as a famous person as well as hear the historical facts regarding the person the student had chosen to portray.

Facilities

PS 3 is a relatively new school building, having only been opened in 2012. Central air and heat are provided throughout the building. An elevator is also available for those that are unable to use stairs.

School safety

A West New York Police Officer is assigned to the school each day. Visitors must present identification and travel no further than the first floor for teacher conferences.

Technology

STEAM has been incorporated in all classes and grade levels. Project Based Learning helps to foster learning through STEAM. The Arts are also essential in student learning and have also been incorporated to help create well-rounded students.

Early childhood

Public School Number 3 is home to seven pre-kindergarten classes.

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The student school day consists of eight periods, this includes lunch and a special such as, art, physical education, computers, world language, music or library. Primary grades have a 90 minute uninterrupted literacy block and all grades have a double session of math. All students are required to report to school each day in uniform; school shirt and black or khaki pants. Staff is briefed at each PLS meeting of security and safety measures. Each classroom is equipped with a projector and Promethean Board, while the cafeteria and auditorium have a projector and screen for presentations. Parents are provided with letters and ConnectEd phone calls to remind them of important upcoming events such as Back To School Night, Open House and One-Session Days as well as other school sponsored events.

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