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Parsippany, New Jersey
Morris County
Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District
Brooklawn Middle School is a public school located in Parsippany, New Jersey with 914 students in grades 6-8.
Highlights
Brooklawn Middle School piloted providing literacy coach support to Language Arts teachers in grades 6-8. Lucy Calkins units of study were introduced into the Language Arts Curriculum.
Curriculum includes STEAM formatted instruction and Next Generation Science Standards.
Students are teamed grades 6-8. Elective courses also include several technology areas: Current and Emerging Technology, Young Makers and Multimedia Courses.
Awards

The BMS music department consists of three concert bands, three concert choirs, jazz band and pit orchestra. 27 BMS music students were selected by audition to participate in the Junior Region Band, Chorus or Orchestra in 2019. The 8th grade concert band and concert choir both earned the highest available rating of "Superior" at the High Note Music Festival in HersheyPark. Additionally, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District has been recognized for the 2nd straight year by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as a "Best Community for Music Education."

Location
250 Beachwood Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Contact
Principal: Dr. Natalie Betz
973-428-7551
nbetz@pthsd.net
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Grades
6-8
White 38%
Black 2%
Asian 44%
Hispanic 11%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 5%
School size
914
students
Female 49.2%
Male 50.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 10%
Students with disabilities 13%
English learners 3%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
305
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 30%
278
7th Grade 34%
312
8th Grade 35%
324
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English & language arts proficiency
73%
of students

Math proficiency
69%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.9
Incidents per year
Violence 7
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 9
Total incidents 17
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
89%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 14%
1 to 5 days 49%
6 to 10 days 26%
11 to 15 days 7%
Over 15 days 4%
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English 67.6%
Other 13.9%
Gujarati 8.5%
Spanish 4.0%
Hindi 3.5%
Telugu 2.4%
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Learn more about Brooklawn Middle School.

Mission

The mission of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District, in partnership with families and the greater community, is to challenge and nurture all students academically and to develop confident learners who are compassionate, generous, appreciative, and invested in their diverse world. This will be accomplished through innovative opportunities inspiring life-long learning, critical thinking and problem solving, creative exploration, and democratic collaboration among students and staff.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Cheerleading (Coed), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys), Skiing (Coed), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Wrestling (Coed)

Clubs

Art Club, Astrononmy Club, Builders' Club, Cartoon & Humor Club, Dramatics Fall & Spring, Flag Football, French Club, Homework Club, Italian Club, Jazz Band, Knight Life Newspaper, Lighting & Sound, Math Counts, Peer Leaders, Pit Orchestra, Region Band, Region Chorus, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Stage Crew, Trivia Time, Variety Show, Yearbook Club

Supports

Special Education programs; Autism, Multiple Disabled, Resource Replacement Program, In-class Resource Support , Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Services, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Behaviorist, Guidance Counselors, SACs, Social Worker, School Psychologist, LDT-C, Intervention and Referral Services. ELL students are provided at least one full period of ESL instruction per day from a certified ESL teacher. Students in High-Intensity ESL programs receive 2 periods of ESL per day from a certified ESL teacher.

Health

School Breakfast program is offered. Students engage in PE and Health every day for 46 minutes. There is a Certified Food Handler as the Food Service Manager. Standards based nutrition education is offered in a variety of subjects.

Parents

Parent/Community Involvement is essential to our students’ success. In Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools, participation is encouraged with activities planned annually: LEAD Program, K-Kids, Interact, Girl/Boy Scouts, PAL, Student Council Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and PACE, just to name a few. The Superintendent and Administration work closely with our PTAs who are very involved in all of our schools. Parents have access to student data through Genesis Portal on our website and receive up-to-date information through SchoolMessenger and our District SharePoint Virtual Folders. The district supports a “Special Education Parent Advisory” committee and offers opportunities for parents to participate in Book Study opportunities and other learning throughout the year.

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Brooklawn Middle School is comprised of approximately 900 students in grades six, seven and eight. The student body is diverse, reflecting a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds. Our school provides a wide range of comprehensive academic programs for students including pre-honors programs and and a variety of special education inclusive settings to address student needs. Overall, our school offers a myriad of after-school clubs, peer leadership opportunities and additional learning experiences for students.

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