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Montville Township, New Jersey
Morris County
Montville Township School District
Valley View School is a public school located in Montville Township, New Jersey with 369 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Highlights
Valley View received a Promising Practice and an Honorable Mention award from character.org.
Valley View, a High Performing NJ Reward School, achieved Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certification.
A technology infused curricula includes Balanced Literacy, enVision Math, Inspire Science, Spanish, and Social Studies.
Awards

Valley View has been recognized as a NJ High Performing Reward School and has achieved Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey. Valley View's student video productions, Embracing Diversity, have received a Promising Practice award from character.org. An annual Physical Education initiative, A.C.E.S (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), which promotes healthy lifestyles, has been featured in the awarding-winning NJTV/NJEA Classroom CloseupNJ.

Location
30 Montgomery Avenue
Montville Township, NJ 07045
Contact
Principal: Dr. Patricia Kennedy
973-331-7100
patricia.kennedy@montville.net
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Grades
Pre-K-5
White 60%
Black 1%
Asian 29%
Hispanic 6%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 2%
School size
369
students
Female 44.4%
Male 55.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 1%
Students with disabilities 24%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
53
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 12%
45
Kindergarten 12%
44
1st Grade 14%
50
2nd Grade 12%
45
3rd Grade 15%
56
4th Grade 14%
53
5th Grade 21%
76
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English & language arts proficiency
79%
of students

Math proficiency
76%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.1
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
81%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 39%
6 to 10 days 39%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 5%
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English 70.5%
Other 16.8%
Chinese 4.3%
Telugu 3.0%
Spanish 2.7%
Hindi 2.7%
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Learn more about Valley View School.

Mission

The Valley View Community believes educational excellence empowers children to become critical thinkers and life-long learners. Students are challenged to take personal and civic responsibility. Educators and parents strive to motivate children to do their personal best in a nurturing environment where they feel respected, understood, and valued. Students are taught to exhibit kindness, to embrace diversity and to appreciate the contributions of various cultures represented in our school.

Academics

The NJ Student Learning Standards and assessment data inform instruction and lay the groundwork for differentiated lessons. Programs to include Balanced Literacy, SchoolWide, Fundations, Words Their Way, Just Words, Wilson, Lucy Calkins' Units of Study in Writing, Inspire Science, enVision 2.0 Math, Social Studies, World Language, the Fine and Performing Arts, Basic Skills, and Special Education expand learning opportunities for all children.

Clubs

Author visits, Math 24, Math Olympiad, Mock Trial, Peacemakers, Power Save Schools, Girls on the Run, Science Fair, TREP$, Safety Patrol, Project A.C.E.S., and Exercise US complement the curriculum. Pathways for Exceptional Children trains students to mentor special needs children. Student Council fundraises for shelters and food pantries. Mathathon raises approximately $10,000 per year to benefit St. Jude's Hospital. Pajama Day contributes money to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Programs

MEDLC (Montville Extended Day Learning Center), a before and after care K - 5 program (7:00 - 7:55 am and 2:45 - 6:00 pm), is staffed by highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals. The PTA-sponsored weekly after school K - 5 Enrichment Program features Wild Science, Chess, Coding, Sewing, and Art. TREP$, a six week PTA supported entrepreneurial program, results in students (3 - 5) bringing an original product to our annual spring market place.

Teachers

Valley View educators champion academic excellence and life-long learning. Monthly professional development to include district PD, grade level team meetings, and two - three annual district professional days provide opportunities for networking and learning new programs and strategies. Teachers also attend out-of-district workshops and take courses to earn advanced degrees and certifications.

Supports

Valley View hosts an integrated 3 and 4 year old Pre-School and K - 5 LLD classes. Programs include approved curricula taught by dually certified teachers. Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists enhance language skills and fine/gross motor development. Our ESL teacher attends to the needs of second language learners. The LDTC, school psychologist, social worker, school counselor, reading specialist, and BSI teachers comprise the I&RS team and design interventions for students at risk.

Health

Valley View hosts an integrated 3 and 4 year old Pre-School and K - 5 LLD classes. Programs include approved curricula taught by dually certified teachers. Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists enhance language skills and fine/gross motor development. Our ESL teacher attends to the needs of second language learners. The LDTC, school psychologist, social worker, school counselor, reading specialist, and BSI teachers comprise the I&RS Team and design interventions for students at risk.

Parents

An energetic and involved Parent Teacher Association supports academic and social initiatives within our school. Monthly curricular related assemblies encourage students to appreciate the arts, to stand up to bullies, and to share their talents with others. Harvest Festivals, Gaming and Movie Nights, Dances and Ice Cream Socials promote community involvement and family fun. A new outdoor classroom donated by the PTA will provide an out-of-doors setting for STEAM and environmental lessons.

Facilities

Valley View School was built in 1973 with a kindergarten wing added shortly thereafter. The facility is two stories equipped with an elevator, Media Center, Music Room, Art Room, Gym with a full size stage for concerts and musicals, an All Purpose Room utilized as a lunchroom, an OT/PT therapy room, 3 speech therapy rooms, a Literacy Bookroom and an Outdoor Classroom. All rooms are air conditioned. Renovations to the Media Center, Gym and bathrooms were completed this summer.

More

Valley View School, ideally seated atop a scenic hill overlooking a spectacular view of surrounding communities, is the largest elementary school in Montville Township. It is from this vantage point that children are welcomed into a nurturing environment that focuses upon the whole child and encourages each youngster to do his/her personal best. Our parents, teachers, and administrator are committed to working collaboratively to optimize the academic, social, and emotional development of our children. Valley View serves approximately 360 students in a Pre K - Grade Five setting. The school day begins at 8:10 am with students arriving between 7:55 am and 8:05 am. Dismissal begins at 2:45 pm. Instruction includes personalized/targeted lessons conducted in a modified block schedule (120 minutes of English Language Arts, 60 minutes of Math, 40 minutes of Science and Social Studies and 40 minutes of Spanish one time per week). Special area instruction includes Music, Art, Physical Education, and Media. Three lunch/recess periods occur in 60 minute blocks with a hot lunch available daily. School Safety and Crisis Management Committees plan/conduct monthly drills in preparation for potential emergencies. Valley View students have daily access to iPads and Chromebooks. Classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards and Document Cameras. Communication between home and school is considered vital. Parents review report cards via the Genesis Parent Access Portal. Teachers and parents correspond via email, phone calls and student logs. Teachers post homework/project assignments on Schoology Teacher Pages. The PTA publishes a Monday Memo apprising parents of upcoming events. The administration posts "school happenings" on our Schoolpointe Home Page. Valley View’s motto guides daily practice. Our Learning Community trusts that "Valley View is a School Where All Children Can Learn!”

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