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Paramus, New Jersey
Bergen County
Bergen County Special Services School District
Emotionally Disturbed is a public school located in Paramus, New Jersey with 138 students in grades Pre-K-12.
Highlights
The Behavioral Continuum strives to build character education, which promotes core ethical values.
Programs are creating MakerSpace areas to promote project and inquiry based learning and instruction.
Positive behavioral supports are provided throughout the continuum.
Awards

The programs in the Behavioral Continuum have received the 23rd School Leader Award and the Innovation in Special Education Award. In addition, a number of Behavior Continuum students have the honor of being BCSS Valedictorians. Students are also acknowledged for their behavioral and academic accomplishments through program wide behavior management systems and host site accolades.

Location
540 Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Contact
Principal: Mr. David Perez
201-343-6000
dperez@bergen.org
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Grades
Pre-K-12
White 38%
Black 17%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 38%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
138
students
Female 23.9%
Male 76.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 21%
Students with disabilities 99%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 2%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
10
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 1%
1
Kindergarten 1%
1
1st Grade 2%
3
2nd Grade 5%
7
3rd Grade 6%
8
4th Grade 9%
12
5th Grade 9%
12
6th Grade 8%
11
7th Grade 8%
11
8th Grade 8%
11
9th Grade 9%
13
10th Grade 13%
18
11th Grade 12%
17
12th Grade 9%
13
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Crime per 100 students
13.8
Incidents per year
Violence 9
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 4
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 5
Total incidents 19
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English 80.4%
Spanish 13.8%
Other 4.3%
Arabic 1.4%
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Learn more about Emotionally Disturbed.

Mission

The Behavioral Continuum provides high quality educational services to preschool to twelfth grade students commensurate with the district’s vision. We strive to offer structured, challenging, educational activities within the framework of approved NJ State curriculum in all academic and vocational areas, including social and behavioral goals.

Academics

All instruction is aligned with the Student Learning Standards. The use of Project Based Learning and differentiation of instruction motivates students to become active independent learners. Host site settings provide opportunities for students to participate in core academic and elective courses with their non-disabled peers.

Clubs

Students can participate in program-wide and host site clubs and activities.

Teachers

Staff and professional development is conducted on an ongoing basis and ranges from program level planning to district level curriculum focus groups, involving all teachers, administrators and support staff with a focus on instruction, curriculum, technology and assessment.

Post high school

The Behavioral Continuum offers transition to postsecondary planning services to all students.

Supports

Student Supports and Services- Behaviorist, school psychologists, social workers, SAC, LDTC, assistive technology specialists, OT, PT and speech.

Health

Anti-bullying team, BMS, therapeutic recreation.

Parents

Students are exposed to the community via field trips, internships, externships, Senior Independent Internship Program.

Facilities

The Behavioral Continuum programs are continually upgrading their facilities to meet the student needs ie: music, art, computer lab, weight room, student lounge and school store as needed are some of the offerings in the self-contained programs. Usage of host site facilities.

School safety

Partner with Bergen County Sheriff Department who provide school resource officers

Technology

Makerspace and technology innovation labs are expanding into all programs

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