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Ewing, New Jersey
Mercer County
Ewing Township School District
William L Antheil Elementary School is a public school located in Ewing, New Jersey with 659 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Highlights
SMARTBoard technology is used to engage students when learning.
Students in grades 3-5 utilize technology via Chromebook access.
Curriculum includes Balanced Literacy, Investigations Math, Next Generation Science Standards and Social Studies.
Awards

Antheil Elementary JerseyCan Recognition for Top Performance Gains, Certified Kindness School Award, NJ Sustainable NJ Schools Grant 2017 Award

Location
339 Ewingville Road
Ewing, NJ 08638
Contact
Principal: Mr. Charles Welsh
609-538-9800
cwelsh@ewingboe.org
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Grades
Pre-K-5
White 30%
Black 40%
Asian 8%
Hispanic 19%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
659
students
Female 48.9%
Male 51.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 42%
Students with disabilities 25%
English learners 6%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
94
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 7%
46
Kindergarten 14%
95
1st Grade 16%
103
2nd Grade 15%
102
3rd Grade 16%
103
4th Grade 16%
108
5th Grade 15%
102
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English & language arts proficiency
41%
of students

Math proficiency
41%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.5
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 10
Total incidents 10
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
80%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 47%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 13%
Over 15 days 7%
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English 82.7%
Spanish 8.2%
Other 5.3%
Polish 2.3%
Urdu 1.5%
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Learn more about William L Antheil Elementary School.

Mission

Antheil will meet the academic, emotional, social, and physical needs of our diverse student population. We will implement research based best practices and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students. As lifelong learners, our students will be challenged academically to be critical thinkers, to work cooperatively, and to be technologically prepared to meet the demands of a constantly changing world.

Academics

Our ELA instruction targets building strong foundation literacy skills such as phonics, vocabulary to facilitate reading comprehension and writing. Daily students meet in reading or strategies groups. Math instruction fosters students' problem solving and reasoning skills. Our Science program provides a hands-on daily support and classes of provided for gifted learners in ELA and Math.

Clubs

Antheil implements Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program which is a proactive approach for establishing the behavioral supports needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. During morning meeting, we focus on creating and sustaining a more positive school climate. Specific lessons, behavioral expectations and community building activities are taught and reinforced during this time.

Programs

Antheil's Bricks 4 Kidz program introduces Preschool-Grade 5 students to engineering, architecture and scientific principles. This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other motorized models out of LEGO Bricks using one of a kind model plans by Bricks 4 Kidz. Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment.

Teachers

Antheil teachers attend grade level meetings for ELA and Math once a month. These meetings are led by our Math and ELA Supervisor as well as our Math Coach. Additionally, the district provides Professional Development opportunities four times per year and staff is encouraged to attend outside PD and turnkey it when they return to school.

Supports

Antheil's I&RS Committee is aligned to meet the needs of all. This collaborative team of educators and parents work closely together to provide action plans for students in need. Antheil's ESL program uses standards to determine group placement and differentiated instruction anchored in academic language. The building has a full time Child Study Team on site to support students.

Health

The Ewing Schools have implemented many programs that promote a positive school culture. For the past year, the district has put in place a task force focused on the mental and emotional health of our students.Antheil offers a breakfast program prior to the start of school and all snacks purchased for K-5 students follow strict guidelines. Kindergarten teachers offer dental health where a presenter from Mercer Child Dentistry comes in for a week to meet with classes and review how to properly brush teeth as well as why it is so important to brush nightly. Physical Education is offered K-5. Health is incorporated with in the Physical Education setting.

Parents

Antheil School's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) plans monthly student-centered activities and family nights to enhance both learning and community relationships. The school's web page and newsletters keep parents informed about what is happening in school. Likewise, the PTO actively aligns their projects with our students' academic needs.

Facilities

SMARTBoard technology is available in all classrooms. We have two full computer labs that students visit as one of their specials, once within a six day cycle. Additionally, Antheil has a full gymnasium, auditorium, multi-purpose room and two art rooms. Our building is fully air-conditioned. We also have three playgrounds on site.

School safety

The Ewing Schools have placed a priority on establishing a learning environment that is safe, secure, positive and harmonious.Two district administrators, Superintendent Michael Nitti and Supervisor David Hauserman, have completed training by the Department of Education, Homeland Security and FEMA to become certified School Safety Specialists.The position of School Security Coordinator was first implemented by the Board in 2013. Five of these adaptive experts on school security protocol and crisis management are based in each of the district's school campuses and assist the administrative team in all matters pertaining to school security.The Ewing Schools and Ewing Township Police share a close relationship which includes cameras/surveillance systems that can be a powerful tool to provide real-time information to law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical service personnel as a crisis or emergency situation is occurring.

Technology

STEM design and process is integrated into Science lessons on a daily basis.The computer class infuses a variety of technology skills including the Google Suite, coding and a culminating technology project.The District hosts two evening events, Family Math Night and STEM Night each year for students in grades kindergarten through eight.Antheil Hands on Science with a Dash of Math Night: The annual event draws hundreds of Ewing students, parents, and staff with a passion for science and math. Aside from staff members and parents, some outside groups that volunteer to come run experiments for the night are TCNJ's Student Chemists Association, Physics Club, and the Tri-Beta Biology Club. Princeton University's Molecular Biology Group and Rider University's Men and Women's Soccer teams also worked with students to show them how cool science and math can be.

Early childhood

The Ewing Public Schools offers an acclaimed Integrated Preschool Program with a fully certified staff.

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The Antheil staff is truly invested in providing a complete educational environment for the school community, staying late and coming in early for before and after school committees and activities. Antheil is very proud of its enthusiastic and highly-motivated staff, working together to maintain a productive atmosphere for academic excellence. They are dedicated staff that continuously looks for strategies and instructional methodology to better meet the needs of each and every child.

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