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Willingboro, New Jersey
Burlington County
Willingboro Public School District
Twin Hills Elementary School is a public school located in Willingboro, New Jersey with 302 students in grades 1-4.
Highlights
Students: Year Round Tutoring (Small Group); Unless Campaign- Partnership with Philadelphia Zoo to save endangered animals; Superstar Student Program- PBSIS Program; Willingboro HS NHS Tutors
District's First National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)-Alpha Chapter, Student Council; Leadership Links Workshop Series
Grade 4 Mentor Program Partnerships with: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.- Nu Nu Alumni Chapter; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Awards

IXL Case Study Focus School; Burlington County Law Day Contest 1st Grade Winner and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Honorable Mentions

Location
110 Twin Hill Drive
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Contact
Principal: Ms. Sonya Nock-Lemons
609-835-8980
snock@wboe.net
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Grades
1-4
White 4%
Black 82%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 12%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 1%
School size
302
students
Female 48.0%
Male 52.0%
Economically disadvantaged students 22%
Students with disabilities 21%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
75
Grade Percent of total students Students
1st Grade 25%
77
2nd Grade 25%
75
3rd Grade 23%
68
4th Grade 27%
81
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English & language arts proficiency
43%
of students

Math proficiency
38%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.0
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 2
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 3
Total incidents 6
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
71%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 7%
1 to 5 days 40%
6 to 10 days 24%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 13%
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English 97.7%
Spanish 1.7%
Other 0.7%
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Learn more about Twin Hills Elementary School.

Mission

Motto is "Students Today; Leaders Tomorrow!"

Academics

Twin Hills Elementary implements the following instructional & curriculum programs: Balanced Literacy (Daily 5), including Writer’s and Reader’s Workshop; and Eureka Math, and IXL’s instructional support resources (ELA & Math). Science curriculum is implemented based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Clubs

Twin Hills offers a variety of enriching activities that promote community service, leadership, creativity, self-esteem and expression, and character development. Some of the programs offered include: Computer Club, Student Safety Patrol, Student Council, National Elementary Honor Society, Theater Arts, Music, and Art.

Programs

The Before/After School Program, sponsored by the Willingboro Board of Education, is designed to provide a safe and caring environment for elementary students whose parents work. The program is run under the supervision of the Director of Before and After School Program. Twin Hills has a staff who serves 66 children ages 4-10 years old.

Teachers

Twin Hills staff participates in District sponsored Professional Development Activities. In addition, staff participates as part of grade level Professional Learning Research Communities (PLC). Monthly PLC presentations focus on research-based best practices and instructional initiatives derived to promote high-quality learning experiences.

Supports

Twin Hills utilizes Restorative Practices to support positive school culture. In addition, Twin Hills successfully implements the Star Student Program, which is designed to promote students' academic efforts and behavioral choices. Twin Hills also believes in early intervention as a means of minimizing the number of Tier 2 and 3 students. All students are supported academically through year long before and after school tutoring, supplemental enrichment periods, and intervention supports (e.g.. IXL and Reading A to Z). Students participate in monthly leadership seminars, which compliments the Mentor Program.

Health

The school nurse leads a PLC research and presentation for staff to support the health and wellness of school stakeholders. She also spearheaded the Dental health initiatives and assist school clubs with Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies fundraising.

Parents

Parents are welcomed participants of our Title 1 Team. The PTA sponsors fundraisers to support academic initiatives for students (i.e., semi- annual book fairs, field trips, and the purchase of library materials). Parents are kept abreast of school activities in the monthly school newsletter and website updates. The PTA also facilitates annual Literacy Night during Read Across America month.

Facilities

The building was constructed in 1971 and measures 51,305 sq. ft; In 2011 Renovation to windows, HVAC, boiler replacement, toilet rooms, interior doors, air conditioning of main office and multi-purpose room. All classrooms, instructional rooms, and common areas have air-conditioning. The school's facilities includes, Library, Computer Lab, Multi-purpose Room, Music Room, Science Lab and Playground Area

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NJ Dept. of Education ranked Twin Hills in the 91st percentile in the state and 6th amongst all Burlington County Schools. Daily Instructional Schedule is as follows: Primary Grades: English Language Arts (120 min.); Daily 5/Balanced Literacy; Writer’s and Reader's Workshop; Mathematics (90 min.); Science/Social Students (45 min), and supplemental Intervention & Enrichment.

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