Feedback
Share
Link
Link copied!
NJ School Explorer
Taylor Mills School
Find an elementary school
Explore
Search
NJ School Explorer
More
About NJ School Explorer
Copyright © 2022 njschoolexplorer.com and NJ School Explorer. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of NJ School Explorer. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of NJ School Explorer and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Taylor Mills School Share
Link
Link copied!

Table of Contents
Map Loading...
Overview Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Manalapan, New Jersey
Monmouth County
Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools School District
Taylor Mills School is a public school located in Manalapan, New Jersey with 603 students in grades KG-5.
Highlights
Through the implemenation of our W.I.N. (What I Need) period and the use of technology, students participate in personalized intervention, service learning, and enrichment based on choice and need.
Our Student Government allows our first through fifth grade students to assume leadership roles in the school community and complete several service projects throughout the year.
Taylor Mills School embraces the 3 Tier RTI & Problem Solving Team Model to support the academic, emotional and social progress of all students.
Awards

Our Student Government allows our first through fifth grade students to assume leadership roles in the school community and complete several service projects throughout the year. Food drives for the local food pantry, fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association and other student-selected charities, and providing holiday gifts/meals for families in need represent just a few of the service projects completed throughout the year.

Location
77 Gordons Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Kerry Marsala
732-786-2760
kmarsala@mersnj.us
Website
Students Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Grades
KG-5
White 72%
Black 4%
Asian 7%
Hispanic 15%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
603
students
Female 47.8%
Male 52.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 16%
Students with disabilities 19%
English learners 5%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
100
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 12%
75
1st Grade 18%
106
2nd Grade 17%
100
3rd Grade 16%
95
4th Grade 20%
120
5th Grade 17%
105
Academics Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
English & language arts proficiency
70%
of students

Math proficiency
73%
of students

School climate Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
76%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 37%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 8%
Back to Top
English 85.9%
Other 5.0%
Spanish 4.1%
Russian 4.0%
Polish 1.0%
About Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top

Learn more about Taylor Mills School.

Mission

Taylor Mills School is a community of learners. The mission of Taylor Mills School is to ensure that students can meet the challenges of our changing global society by providing high quality, well-rounded educational opportunities. To that end, our goal is for our students to make progress to meet and/or exceed the NJSLS, develop the six pillars of character, and build the skills necessary to be life-long learners and productive citizens of our community and world.

Academics

Our balanced literacy approach includes a number of programs such as Project Read, Making Meaning, and the Teachers' College Units of Study. Supplemental programs such as RAZ Kids, Achieve3000, and Study Island enhance student learning and engagement in the literacy block. The enVisions 2.0 math program is the foundation of our math instruction. Study Island, Reflex Math, IXL Math, and ST Math further engage our learners and enhance mathematics instruction. The NJSLS Science standards are addressed in a hands-on approach through Mystery Science. Individual student needs are addressed via the enrichment or intervention activities assigned to them based on multiple data points gathered throughout the year.

Clubs

Band, chorus, and orchestra programs encourage our budding musicians to participate in the arts. Our TM TV Studio offers our children the opportunity to work with broadcasting equipment and hone their presentation skills. Our student government welcomes students in grades 1-5 to participate in community and service learning opportunities as they hone their leadership skills. Courses presented by our art, physical education, music, and media teachers during our W.I.N. period allow students to explore subject matter outside the formal curriculum based on their strengths and interests.

Programs

Taylor Mills School offers beyond the school day reading, writing, and math intervention opportunities. Additionally, Project Achievement provides close reading analysis and writing opportunities to advance student progress in all curricular areas. After school groups include the use of technology to increase student achievement via programs such as ST Math, Reflex Math, and Study Island.

Teachers

Through our Professional Learning Communities, our teachers work together to pool their collective resources to meet the challenges of the NJSLS while recognizing the unique needs of each learner. These collaborative teams work diligently to identify student needs using a variety of formal and informal data, research best practices to meet those needs, implement SMART goals, and carefully monitor student growth toward those goals. Teachers are provided time in the morning during our six day cycle to analyze student data and make actionable instructional decisions to increase student achievement.

Supports

Taylor Mills School embraces the 3 Tier RTI & Problem Solving Team Model to support the academic progress of all students. Within each tier, student supports are designed to personalize instruction to meet each students' educational needs in the academic and social/emotional realms. As a magnet school for district ELL learners, our school operates under the SIOP model of instruction.

Parents

We encourage parental participation in the Library/Media Center and within individual classrooms. Our active and extremely supportive PTA sponsors excellent assembly programs and numerous events for the children and their families, bringing our school community even closer together. Our Parent Workshop Series helps parents to foster their children's success at home. Welcoming our police officers, firefighters, Community Alliance, and library system into our schools regularly further connects our school to our community. Finally, our annual Parent University event offers over 30 workshop opportunities in every subject to enhance parents' knowledge of our programs and curriculum. Taylor Mills teachers are regular presenters at this event.

Facilities

Opened in 1968, Taylor Mills School has evolved into a 21st century school with a state of the art computer lab, a TV studio, a budding MakerSpace within the library, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative in 3rd, 4th, 5th grade, and an air-conditioned physical education environment. Each classroom boasts SmartBoards, projectors, and document cameras. Our Learning Garden serves as an outdoor classroom space as well as a living science environment to study plant and biological life.

More

At Taylor Mills School, we are committed to challenging our students academically. Our students participate in Continental Math League, the National Spelling Bee, and the National Geography Bee. In addition to contest opportunities, each of our grade levels has a special unit devoted to in-depth study of a particular subject and culminating in a memorable event. Such events include Physics Day, Poetry Day, and 100th Day. We take pride in events that allow our students to share their knowledge with their peers and extend their education through meaningful research. Another source of continual pride for our school is our strong character education program designed to help our students develop an understanding of how to work cooperatively with one another and handle conflicts appropriately. An integral part of this program is our “Caught Filling a Bucket” reward system. Based on the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, good student behavior and simple acts of kindness are recognized and rewarded every day, encouraging a sense of community within the school. Our Student of the Month program recognizes children’s efforts to consistently demonstrate positive character traits. This message is positively reinforced in our lunchroom and throughout each classroom in our building. During this school year, we continued one of our most beloved character education initiatives with our Positive Partners program, matching our younger students with mentors from our upper grades. As it has been in the past, one of our comprehensive goals is to build self-confidence and self-assurance in the children. Through all of our character programs and the daily curricular work in each class, we strive to teach all students to believe in themselves and to learn that all goals are attainable through hard work, effort, dedication, and positive thinking. Backed by a network of caring parents, educators, and community members, our goals are well within our reach.

Elementary schools in district Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Middle/High schools in district Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top

Additional Elementary schools

See all...
Slocum Skewes School
Elementary school
Whitney M. Young, Jr. School
Elementary school
Memorial School
Elementary school
East Dover Elementary School
Elementary school
Knollwood Elementary School
Elementary school
Hillside Avenue School
Elementary school
Daniel Webster School
Elementary school
Franklin Elementary
Elementary school

Additional Elementary schools

See all...
Moonachie Campus
Elementary school
Emma C Attales
Elementary school
Neeta School
Elementary school
Belleville PS5
Elementary school

All of NJ School Explorer

See all...

Similar Elementary schools to Taylor Mills School

See all...
Northern Hills Academy
Middle school
Taylor Mills School
Elementary school
Lafayette Mills School
Elementary school
Clark Mills School
Elementary school
Northern Hills Academy
Elementary school
Lalor Elementary School
Elementary school
Troy Hills Elementary School
Elementary school