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Township of Washington, New Jersey
Bergen County
Westwood Regional School District
Westwood Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Township of Washington, New Jersey with 1,051 students in grades Pre-K-12.
Highlights
18 Ap Scholars, 7 AP Scholars with Honors, 17 AP Scholars with Distinction, 2 National AP Scholars
Academic Decathlon qualified for the online National Competition
Numerous students accepted into Regional and All State Band and Choir
Awards

Westwood Regional School District has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education for the fourth consecutive year. We are one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving the prestigious award in 2017. Our Academic Decathlon team qualified for the online National Competition. We had numerous student accepted into Regional and All State Band and Choir

Location
701 Ridgewood Road
Township of Washington, NJ 07676
Contact
Principal: Mr. Frank Connelly
201-664-0880
frank.connelly@wwrsd.org
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Grades
Pre-K-12
White 75%
Black 4%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 14%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
1,051
students
Female 49.2%
Male 50.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 9%
Students with disabilities 17%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
175
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 4%
47
8th Grade 19%
199
9th Grade 19%
200
10th Grade 20%
211
11th Grade 18%
194
12th Grade 19%
200
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English & language arts proficiency
72%
of students

Math proficiency
47%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.2
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 8
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 13
Total incidents 23
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
67%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 30%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 17%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 83.3%
Spanish 8.5%
Other 7.1%
Korean 1.0%
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Learn more about Westwood Junior/Senior High School.

Mission

Each student is unique in their own way and need a safe, caring and challenging atmosphere to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is import for students to develop self-esteem, sensitivity, creativity, and respect for others as well as improve upon their critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and research skills while learning how to work collaboratively with others.

Academics

The foundation of the multifaceted educational experience offered at the Westwood Regional Jr./Sr., High School, is first and foremost, a curriculum that fosters high academic achievement through rigor and relevance to both the students lives and the world around them. To challenge our students, we offer three levels of instruction (Advanced Placement, Honors, and College Prep) to address all ability levels as well as a wide range of elective offerings.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Boys & Girls), Gymnastics (Boys & Girls), Ice Hockey (Boys), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Girls), Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs

To balance a strong academic program and become a well-rounded individual, a student must seek challenges beyond the classroom. To enrich our students co-curricular experiences, we offer 30 clubs and activities. Impressively, over 90% of the student body participates in our music program, a club or activity, and/or a sport.

Teachers

Our School continues to provide our teachers with professional learning opportunities in order to support professional growth. Our staff, as well as administration have participated in productive professional development such as Peer Coaching, Incorporation the 4C's, Kyte Learning, Flipping the Classroom, Digital Learning Transformation, Co-Teaching, Google Apps for Education, Rubric-Based assessment, Digital Imaging, Effective/Engaging Do Nows, and Infusing Technology into Math & Science.

Post high school

A total of 134 Students took 274 Advanced Placement examinations in 18 different subjects. 82% of the scores were 3 or above. Additionally, students are able to earn college credit in over a dozen courses such as Language Arts, World Language, Psychology, and Culinary Arts through an articulation agreement with a local community college. 92% of students attended a post-secondary institution. Students reported that they were awarded over $630,000 dollars in merit aid and scholarships.

Supports

The Jr./Sr. High School employs one full time ELL teacher to support children to acquire and utilize the English Language according to WIDA standards. All children are educated in their Least Restrictive Environment; special education programming includes co-teaching classrooms, resource rooms, anxiety room, and a transition program. Support services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech services, and two careplus mental health technicians.

Health

The Jr./Sr., High School recognizes the importance of students/staff health and wellness. Some activities to support this are guidance department lessons on mindfulness and stress management techniques, a rigorous health curriculum focusing on multiple health and wellness topic, wellness "themes" of the month, multiple assemblies on substance abuse and mental health topics, parent programs, and various support services such as two careplus mental health technician.

Parents

The Jr./Sr., School is proud to have multiple parent organizers that help provide opportunities for our students beyond the classroom as well as support school initiatives such as a PSO (Parent-School Organization), Parent Booster Association, Parent Music & Arts Group, Education Foundation, Special Education Advisory Group, and Project Graduation Parent Groups.

Facilities

The Jr./Sr. High School enjoys a variety of upgrades and additions including a newly renovated facade project additin air-conditioning to an additional 17 classroom, a state of the art culinary room, new gymnasium floor and bleachers, and a new maintenance garage with a concession stand and bathrooms.

Technology

The Jr./Sr. High School offers various STEM electives such as Fabrication & Design I & II, Electricity & Electronics, Reverse Engineering, Principles of Engineering, CAD I, II, & III, and Robotics as well as a competitive STEM League Team and Robotics Club.

Early childhood

A district preschool is housed in our facility and operated in collaboration with the Department of Special Services. The Westwood Regional School District Preschool Program differs from other preschools in that it incorporates the education of general education preschoolers with children of the same age having special needs.The children with disabilities participate in all of the activities within the class and modifications are made as needed. By having non-disabled children participate in this type of program disabled students are provided with same age role models. This atmosphere also helps the typical developing child to be more accepting of people with disabilities. The district’s integrated preschool curriculum is based on the state’s preschool standards, and emphasizes high quality, age-appropriate activities addressing a variety of skills: self-help, social, language, fine and gross motor, and academic readiness.

More

The Jr./Sr. High School is proud to offer a Structered Learning Experience (SLE) designed for for high school seniors who have selected their career path and would like to gain first hand experience or a students who wishes to learn more about a specific area. SLE include, but are not limited to: apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, cooperative education, school-based enterprises, & volunteer activities. Students will work with mentors in an exciting, highly-structured, well-monitored setting. SLE provides role models and individualized learning to prepare students for the professional work environment as well as helping to narrow down their focus of study in college.

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