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Sewell, New Jersey
Gloucester County
Washington Township School District
Bunker Hill Middle School is a public school located in Sewell, New Jersey with 573 students in grades 6-8.
Highlights
New Jersey Future Ready School Status
Incorporating the Learner-Active-Technology Infused Classroom to enrich instruction and differentiated instruction.
Technology initiative where students use various digital platforms for learning to engage in 21st Century Learning.
Awards

Our award winning music and drama departments compete in annual festivals. Receiving rankings of Outstanding and Superior, our programs are some of the best in the state. Students of the month are named for impressive character traits. Our Math, Science, History and Writing contest winners and are recognized by the community with awards. Teachers are recognized for innovative instruction. Our School has been recognized for character and technology education, and many other areas.

Location
372 Pitman Downer Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact
Principal: Mr. Michael D'Ostilio
856-881-7007
mdostilio@WTPS.ORG
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Grades
6-8
White 78%
Black 7%
Asian 5%
Hispanic 7%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
573
students
Female 50.8%
Male 49.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 22%
Students with disabilities 15%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
191
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 33%
191
7th Grade 32%
184
8th Grade 35%
198
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English & language arts proficiency
57%
of students

Math proficiency
43%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
3.8
Incidents per year
Violence 9
Weapons 1
Vandalism 1
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 10
Total incidents 22
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
75%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 37%
6 to 10 days 32%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 11%
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English 97.7%
Other 2.3%
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Learn more about Bunker Hill Middle School.

Mission

The mission of the Washington Township Public Schools is to provide a safe, positive, and progressive environment that provides opportunity for all students to attain the knowledge and skills specified in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels, as to ensure their full participation in an ever-changing world as responsible, self-directed, and civic-minded citizens.

Academics

Students have the opportunity to experience advanced coursework at the middle level, including Advanced Math 7 & 8, Advanced Science 7 & 8, Advanced ESL, and Humanities. With the majority of our textbooks and resources online, students can access links to research, videos, and other authentic texts about any topic. Using these resources, our students identify real-world problems, study the trends, and create viable solutions that can be immediately implemented in our communities.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Soccer (Coed), Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs

We have 30+ clubs and activities. They include Band, Art Club, Chorus, Computer Club, Drama Club, Engineering Club, Future Acts, Grade Level Class Councils, Orchestra, Panther Pride (OV), Paws for Action, Stage Crew, Student Council, Tech Student Association, Yearbook, Adventure Club (BHMS), Anime Club (BH), Future Teachers of America (BH), Photography club, School Musical, Peer Leadership Club (CR), Newspaper, Prep Club, News Team, Greenhouse Club (BH), World Language Cultures Club.

Programs

Students are supported academically throughout the school day. Our students participate each morning in the morning announcements broadcast ran by a faculty advisor and broadcast throughout the school daily. In addition, students can stay after school to participate in the Digits Math Academy ran by our Math faculty, or get extra help in any subject from their teachers.

Teachers

Our Middle Level calendar supports many professional learning opportunities for our staff. ICR Planning, Observations, Achievement, PARCC, Office 365, Technology, Blackboard, SAMR, Cultural Proficiency, Equity Literacy, Multi-Tiered System of Supports are among the topics currently being discussed. Weekly, teachers participate in Professional Learning Communities. Monthly, they participate in Department and Faculty meetings where students achievement is the lead topic.

Post high school

At the Middle Level, we begin preparing our students for College and Career Readiness. Using Naviance, students explore future programs that interest them, as well as begin to choose their high school courses they will need to reach their goals. State Assessments such as PARCC and Benchmark Assessments such as STAR give educators the insight to make data driven educational decisions.

Supports

Student Supports range from academic to social/emotional. SAC and Guidance Counselors, Nursing Services, Character programs and our service projects support the S/E learner. Supplemental, Digits Academy/Math Club, Accelerated Reader, Moodle, Star Assessment, Office 365, IXL, Read 180, Just Words, Systems 44, Success Maker, Examnew, In-Class Resource, Basic Skills Instruction, ESL, and Advanced Courses support the acadmic learner.

Health

Our students' health and wellness are critical to their academic success. At the Middle Level, we offer many programs, such as CHIP, Free Eye Screenings, Fitness Club, and Gym/Recess. Through our Health and PE department, students get a comprehensive education about their fitness and nutrition. These lessons and activities are supported by our nursing staff, administration, and staff.

Parents

Parents are involved in virtually all aspects of our school. Family Technology Fairs in-person and online opportunities happen throughout the school year. Our parents participate on our school safety team, and support our Building Better People positive school climate program. Book Fairs, Career Days, Box Tops, Locker Works, Magazine Drives, and many more PTO events occur annually. Many parents can be found at any events where volunteers are needed.

Facilities

The Middle Level enjoys state of the art facilities where students can learn specialized subject matter in a professional environment, including Next-Generation Science labs, Construction, Technology, and Visual/Performing Arts labs, and distance learning, Skype capable classrooms. Our Media Center is the hub of our research based authentic problem solving activities and projects. ELA classrooms have flexible seating, tables, student conference centers, and brand new classroom libraries.

More

At the Middle Level, we look at the middle school years for our students as a journey where students are constantly encouraged to set and meet their academic and social/emotional goals. Highlights of this philosophy are: 1)Bolstering positive school climate through the continued implementation of the Building Better People program and peer leadership. 2) Implementing a more student-friendly middle school schedule that lengthens instructional time and reduces student passing time. 3) Adopting standard grading weights so that learning and grades become synonymous. 4) Teachers working to create assessments that transcend all levels of Webb?s Depth of Knowledge beyond lower levels of recall and understanding. 5) Middle School teachers exploring the flipped classroom model, use of social media for educational purpose and the problem based learning model. 5) recruiting high-caliber professionals whose love of middle level education inspires them to utilize innovative teaching strategies and practices. We anticipate great results as the entire school community mobilizes our available resources to achieve our ambitious goals.

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