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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
Hunterdon County
Bloomsbury Borough School District
Bloomsbury Borough School is a public school located in Bloomsbury, New Jersey with 90 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
The District participates in the Inter-district Public School Choice Program, having been approved on November 2, 1999 as one of the first ten districts statewide to participate in the program.
Bloomsbury School District remains cognizant of maintaining ideal class sizes while accepting students from neighboring districts. The average class size is 10, which appeals to many choice parents.
The District prides itself on the staff’s ability to combine proven, effective, and traditional best practices with research-based, emerging methodologies while infusing authentic technology.
Awards

Our middle school students participated in the county-wide Junior Solar Sprints, a competition based on STEAM which requires students to design, build and race solar-powered cars. Our students placed in the county and advanced to the regional competition. Our Student Council received a "Community Smile" award, which acknowledges the hundreds of hours our students have volunteered in their community. Students have raised $1000.00 for the Mustard Seed Communities while collecting goods and supplies assist in every day care. Students volunteered at nursing homes interacting, making connections, and learning from our older generation. The district assisted in sending two of our teachers to Europe in the summer, 2019 to further Holocaust education and turn-key valuable knowledge to our faculty, students, and community. The district was also recognized by the Hunterdon County Safe Routes to School Organization as a walking district for the fifth year in a row with a silver-level award.

Location
20 Main Street
Bloomsbury, NJ 08804
Contact
Principal: Dr. Jenniffer Marycz
908-479-4414
jmarycz@bburyes.org
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 78%
Black 12%
Asian 7%
Hispanic 2%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
90
students
Female 53.3%
Male 46.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 24%
Students with disabilities 17%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
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 14%
13
Kindergarten 11%
10
1st Grade 11%
10
2nd Grade 11%
10
3rd Grade 13%
12
4th Grade 11%
10
5th Grade 7%
6
6th Grade 10%
9
8th Grade 11%
10
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English & language arts proficiency
60%
of students

Math proficiency
64%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
89%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 47%
6 to 10 days 38%
11 to 15 days 8%
Over 15 days 3%
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English 97.8%
Panjabi 2.2%
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Learn more about Bloomsbury Borough School.

Mission

The Bloomsbury School District provides challenging educational programs that enable all students to achieve their full academic potential and develop the social skills necessary to become life-long learners and responsible, productive members of society. Growth and development of the student requires the need to address the social and emotional development of students. Therefore, we also focus on the core values of respect, responsibility, tolerance, caring, trustworthiness, and citizenship.

Academics

The district offers Gifted & Talented, Honors Algebra, World Language, 21st Century Skills, Coding, Cross-curricular Integration, Balanced Literacy, ST Math, Aleks Math, Orton Gillingham in all classes, 1:1 technology ratio, Inclusion classes, Promethean ActivBoards, FM systems, Google Classroom, OnCourse Classroom, Next Generation Science Standards, completely updated and online curriculum, aligned math, science, social studies, and English language arts/literacy, textbooks with online capabilities, parent portals, teacher websites, and social media interactions.

Clubs

Mandarin, Dance Club, Peer to Peer, Reading and Writing Rebels, STEAM Club, Student Council, Yearbook, Archaeology, Geocaching, Drama Club, Academic Success classes, Battle of the Books, Divide and Conquer

Teachers

The district offers many professional development opportunities from articulation with Hunterdon and Warren County clusters, PLCs centered on Balanced Literacy, Orton Gillingham, and 21st Century Skills as well as outside PD opportunities. The district presents and participates in Tech Expos to expose teachers to new trends and turnkey information to always stay ahead. The district has also collaborated and worked closely to create intimate professional development with similar sized districts within Hunterdon County creating a personalized professional development cluster with like-needs and interests in order to maximize articulation and learning.

Supports

The district offers various student support services such as I&RS, social skills groups, inclusive classrooms, character education groups, peer to peer, individual counseling, English Language Learning services, OT, PT, speech, in-class support, paraprofessionals, special education teachers, Academic Success classes, Academic Session classes, contracted BCBA, outside resource services, and a school-wide positive behavior reinforcement plan.

Health

The District offers breakfast and lunch programs for all students. Students take part in Physical Education and Health three days per week with 50 minutes per period. Physical Education classes take part both in the school as well as at the local field. Students also have daily recess. Our school nurse infuses health and wellness into the classes through Heimlich Heroes, CPR classes, Optical Academy, Blood Drives, Flu Shot clinics, and presentations by our local police departments regarding drugs, alcohol and bullying.

Parents

The district is extremely proud of the strong relationship it has with the PTO & the community. Our school-wide positive behavior reinforcement plan works in conjunction with community members & their involvement in the program. Other events to connect home & school include STEAM night, concerts, Drama productions, Coding, Art Gallery, Scholastic nights, Kinder Karnival, Everyday Heroes Program, Veteran’s Day Celebration, Student Council, Special Education Parent Advisory Groups & Mock Trial. Our parent portal and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Klassroom App, Padlet, Seesaw, ClassCraft, Canva, Piktochart, Powtoon, Thinglink, to name a few, also keep parents connected to student academics in real-time.

Facilities

The Bloomsbury School District is a one building district. The building was originally erected in 1936, with an addition in 1969. The most recent renovations were a new roof in 2014 and air conditioners installed in all but three classrooms in 2016. The building has various specialty classrooms aside from its Prek-8 classrooms. Such specialty rooms include library/media, art/World Language, Health, CST office, OT/PT/Speech room, Theatrical stage, administrative offices, & an all-purpose room.

Technology

The District is a 1:1 ratio with laptops and tablets for all students as well as Promethean ActivBoards in every classroom . 21st Century Skills are infused into each unit of study. Students use virtual reality goggles for virtual field trips and exploration beyond the classroom. Technology is used in an authentic means to enhance learning rather than simply replacing paper and pencil. Every student from grades K-8 has a Google classroom account, ST Math or Aleks account to support learning activities. All textbooks have online capabilities and are differentiated for students. Teachers foster learning of digital citizenship immediately at a very young age. Coding and STEAM are intertwined into all content areas on a consistent basis. Special STEAM nights are held for students and community members to explore and create together. All middle school students participate in the county-wide Junior Solar Sprints. Students are currently building coding skills using Sphero Minis.

Early childhood

The Bloomsbury School District’s preschool is where authentic learning and strong core character build a solid foundation from which all students learn and succeed. Our preschool curriculum centers around Creative Curriculum with exploration and discovery, Orton-Gillingham methodology, and strong development of math and literacy skills with 21st Century and cross-curricular infusion. Teachers use an inquiry-based, multi-sensory approach to learning while focusing on kindergarten readiness with an emphasis on social and emotional development.

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