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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
Bergen County
Cliffside Park School District
School #3 is a public school located in Cliffside Park, New Jersey with 286 students in grades 1-6.
Highlights
CP3 partnered with Rutgers after school literacy program for at risk readers. Children were taught twice a week for 45 minutes by a trained teacher.
CP3 won a 3 year grant which enables our teachers and students to remain current with the Next Gen Science Standards
Our annual Tricky Tray/PTO event raised enough funds to host character education, anti-bullying assemblies, and a schoolwide FUNDAY for our students!
Location
397 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Donna Calabrese
201-313-2330
dbcalabrese@cliffsidepark.edu
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Grades
1-6
White 28%
Black 1%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 69%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
286
students
Female 49.3%
Male 50.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 78%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 10%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
48
Grade Percent of total students Students
1st Grade 16%
45
2nd Grade 16%
45
3rd Grade 19%
54
4th Grade 17%
48
5th Grade 17%
48
6th Grade 16%
46
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English & language arts proficiency
69%
of students

Math proficiency
58%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.3
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 1
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
70%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 39%
6 to 10 days 26%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 12%
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Spanish 45.8%
English 38.8%
Portuguese 4.9%
Arabic 4.2%
Turkish 3.5%
Other 2.8%
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Learn more about School #3.

Mission

Cliffside Park School Three in partnership with its many children, families, community and BOE guarantees each child a superior education by providing quality instruction and a challenging curriculum in a safe and orderly environment. It would not take one long to realize that CP3 is a diverse, pluralistic, and multicultural entity. The diversity of the families that entrust their children to us everyday is our school's greatest asset. Thank you!

Sports

Baseball (Boys & Girls), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

School Three has Safety Patrol, lunchtime Tech club and Girl Scouts which allows students to demonstrate their innate abilities while remaining active during their free time. Safety Patrol allows students to safely monitor designated areas of the school and work closely with the security guards and teachers while mentoring younger students.

Programs

Early Bird Breakfast Program, Breakfast Before the Bell, After Care Program (21st Century Grant) In addition to our Learner's At the Bell group, School 3 offers a Breakfast Club. Teachers also offer extra help in the morning and after school. Students have the opportunity to participate in an Aftercare program funded by the 21st Century Grant. In aftercare, students receive help in completing homework and also participate in recreational activities such as cooking class, arts and crafts, drama, math club, yoga, and more.

Teachers

Conquer Math, Grade Level Meetings, Safe Schools, Faculty Meetings, Snap Conference, Literacy Conferences The majority of the staff has advanced degrees in education and or their field, which allows us to offer so many dual enrollment courses. Staff is encouraged to seek out professional learning opportunities and administration is committed to creating a culture which emphasizes literature instruction and provides for the various needs of our students. We pride ourselves on being lifelong learners at School 3! Teachers have established PLCs on supporting ELLs, analyzing test data, and refining curriculum. Teachers attend professional development on FUNdations, guided reading, writing workshop, CPI Verbal Deescalation, Conquer Math, Pearson resources, Stronge Evaluation tool, and more.

Supports

Here at School 3 in addition to guidance staff and a child study team housed on campus we provide classes for ELLs, resource room, and Title I ELA and math programs. Guidance is offered as well as support from Jewish Family Services. I&RS and 504 teams convene to plan support for students in need.

Health

School Three has a Health and Wellness Committee that meets to discuss and implement programs for our students. We also organize a special week with a variety of activities for both the teachers and the staff. Our school nurse and her amazing team are actively involved in researching, implementing programs and teaching lessons in the classrooms

Parents

Our students, teachers, staff actively involved with CPPD, CP Library, CP Senior Citizens and Veterans as well as our Mayor's office.

Facilities

Built in 1907, our building has undergone bathroom renovations, media center upgrades, technology enhancements, floor replacements and refurbishment of our gym. Each of our classrooms received AC units which have proved to enhance student learning and stamina, while reducing absenteeism.

School safety

School 3 works closely with the Cliffside Park Police Department in formulating emergency plans, monthly security/fire drills, and acquiring anything necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and students. A Class III officer is on duty every day.

Technology

Students in grades one through six receive technology instruction every week in addition to technology in the classroom. STEM is part of our curriculum. We also participate in Hour of Code and Makers Day.

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