School staff actively seeks grant funding. Continued Preschool Expansion to full day preschool for three and four year olds . Awarded the Target Education Grant several years in a row, Look for the Good Grant, three years of the Philadelphia Zoo Unless Grant, New Jersey School Boards Association Innovations in Special Education Award for TEAM (Teaching and Education with Authentic Methods) Program
|White|| 44% |
|Black|| 4% |
|Asian|| 10% |
|Hispanic|| 37% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 4% |
|Female|| 46.9% |
|Male|| 53.1% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 62% |
|Students with disabilities|| 18% |
|English learners|| 5% |
|Homeless students|| 2% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 15% ||58|
|Kindergarten|| 16% ||61|
|1st Grade|| 16% ||61|
|2nd Grade|| 17% ||63|
|3rd Grade|| 16% ||62|
|4th Grade|| 19% ||72|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||1|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 2% |
|1 to 5 days|| 24% |
|6 to 10 days|| 28% |
|11 to 15 days|| 20% |
|Over 15 days|| 26% |
|English|| 71.6% |
|Spanish|| 17.5% |
|Other|| 5.8% |
|Bengali|| 2.4% |
|Gujarati|| 1.6% |
|Pashto|| 1.1% |
Learn more about Ventnor Elementary School.
In partnership with our children, families and community, the Ventnor Elementary School is a positive environment dedicated to a superior education by providing quality instruction and challenging learning experiences in a safe and orderly environment.
Academic and computer assisted instructional programs include language arts literacy, math, science, social studies, and writing. The related arts offered starting in kindergarten include physical education, health, art, music, computer instruction, library, world language, and STEM. Additional programs include instrumental music lessons, gifted and talented, basic skills, ESL, and special education. Technology online programs include Razkids, Freckle, Smarty Ants and Achieve3000.
Clubs and activities include Academic Afterschool Skill Builders grades 1-4, Reading Room and Chorus for grades 3-4, Safety Patrol and Band for grade 4, School Attendance Matters (SAM) pals school wide
The district runs a before and after care program that serves students ages 5-12. Parents are charged a fee for students to attend the program. Program hours are for 7:30-8:15 and 3:15-5:30.
Professional learning for teachers and administrators is provided in technology, curriculum and instructional strategies, NJ required trainings, job embedded literacy coaching, data analysis and application to closing the achievement gap to meet student needs. PD is provided through common planning PLC meetings, vertical and horizontal articulation, faculty meetings, model lessons, shared documents, graduate and doctoral coursework.
The Intervention & Referral services committee serves to design interventions for students with learning, behavioral or health difficulties. Basic skills push in ELA & Math. Supplemental reading and math are offered as intervention for students with difficulties. Academic afterschool is offered for extra help with academics. English Language Learners support is provided by certified ELL teachers. Students with disabilities are served in the least restrictive environment.
Breakfast and lunch meet federal regulations with regard to the school nutrition standards. Students engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity each physical education class. Students set goals based on health and skill related fitness components. Each class includes a variety of exercises and movements during warm- up, main activity, and cool down that promote healthy lifestyles. Health curriculum is provided for all students. The school has a full time nurse.
Ventnor Home and School Association, Ventnor Educational Foundation, English Language Learners Advisory Group, Early Childhood Advisory Committee, Title One Parent Advisory Committee, Ventnor Recreational Association. Event highlights: Educational Expo, Spring Recital, Parent Visitation, Career Day, Fire Prevention, Concerts,Conferences, Pancake Breakfast, Movie Night, Community based field day
Recent renovations include new roof, new playground, renovation of the auditorium including new sound system, new HVAC units. Facilities include reading room, leveled book room, computer lab, STEM lab, mobile computer carts, gyms.
All visitors entering the building are scanned through the Eyemetrics database of registered sex offenders. Visitors are required to wear badges upon entry. A drop off window is provided for easy drop off of items. Board approval is required for all individuals volunteering in the building.
Technology- tablets, smart boards, computer lab, tablet carts, Office 365 available for student and parent download. Interactive TVs piloted in several classrooms. School website access to student and parent resources. Global connect parent communication. STEM cycle classes provided to K-4 students.
Early childhood grant awarded to the district for the 17-18 school year for expanded full day preschool for 3-4 year olds. Registration in early spring, waiting list used if necessary. Multiple classes for three and four year olds in district and one partnership class with Headstart located right in the elementary building. Creative Currciulum used in all classes.
Action room including indoor swings, indoor rock climbing wall, and diverse activities provided to meet student needs with respect to gross motor coordination, frequent breaks, and sensory needs.