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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Cape May County
Wildwood Crest Borough School District
Crest Memorial School is a public school located in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey with 263 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Technology is part of each school day, with all students utilizing 1:1 personal Chromebooks in 4th through 8th grade.
We offer an online enrichment program in our middle school through a partnership with Northwestern University.
We have full day 3 year old and 4 year old preschool programs that use Creative Curriculum.
9100 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Principal: Mr. Lawrence Lhulier
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White 86%
Black 3%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 9%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
Female 49.4%
Male 50.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 32%
Students with disabilities 22%
English learners 3%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 15%
Kindergarten 11%
1st Grade 8%
2nd Grade 8%
3rd Grade 10%
4th Grade 9%
5th Grade 8%
6th Grade 11%
7th Grade 9%
8th Grade 11%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 27%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 22%
Over 15 days 13%
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English 92.4%
Spanish 2.7%
Arabic 2.3%
Russian 2.3%
Other 0.4%
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Learn more about Crest Memorial School.


The district motto, “Excelling in Education”, is a commitment that is shared by our school and community, promoting the love of learning to help students become independent, assertive, and responsible citizens. We progress toward our goal of excellence working collaboratively with school board members, families, and teachers.


The New Jersey Student Learning Standards, provide a “roadmap” to meet rigorous academic expectations.


Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Coed), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Coed), Soccer (Coed), Softball (Girls)


We offer over 20 extra curricular activities and clubs with Crest Memorial School. Â We try to offer a range of activities to allow all our students to participate either in an activity they love or to take a risk and try something new. Â A few examples of activities we offer are: sign language club, CR8TE Club, Math Club, Homework Club, Computer Club, Ecology Club, Drama Club, Newspaper Club, History Club, Tennis Club, and Chorus.


Wildwood Crest School District offers a tuition based before and after school program. The morning program begins at 7AM-8AM, and breakfast is provided for an additional fee. The after school program begins at 3:10PM-5PM.


Professional development at CMS similarly to technology use is practical and goal-oriented.Teachers get daily walkthrough and observation briefings that include bulleted lists of insights gleaned from the most recent professional learning literature.Often these briefings spark dialogue between teachers and administrators that evolve into more formal initiatives like a revamped approach basic skills instruction, a positive behavioral intervention system and better technology use.The district also dedicates one half-day per month and four full-day inservices quarterly for professional learning communities.During these days staff in related subject areas can focus on developing new skills and programs that enhance student learning experiences.During dedicated PLC time, teachers are also encouraged to do curriculum development, visit other schools to observe best practices and use test data to modify instruction based on student needs.


Preschool through 8th grade students in the Wildwood Crest School District receive supports and services through general education and through the provision of special education and related services that allow them to make progress towards mastery of the content in the general education curriculum.Students are sometimes supported through the provision of classroom aides in the general education classroom.These aides provide redirection, small group reteaching, and emotional and behavioral support. Both pull-out and push-in Title I services are offered in math and reading.Students benefit from participation in Title I leveled literacy instruction that brings them up to grade level in reading and allows them to benefit from instruction in their grade level classroom.Differentiated instruction in the classroom further meets the needs of each student.


The Wildwood Crest School District’s Wellness Policy states that the follow goals will be met through various activities by staff, administration, and all stakeholders:  Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, Other School- Based Activities. Examples of activities include but are not limited to Wellness Week, various physical activity after school clubs, healthy meals served in the cafeteria, and parent informational sessions regarding healthy foods and diets for children and families.The Wildwood Crest School District values the whole student. This encompases many aspects, including mental health.To support the psychological well being of the student, the district utilizes the following: School wide PBSIS program to support positive behavior, monthly anti-bullying class meetings,as prescribed in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Mental health classroom lessons from the school counselor, as well as individual and group counseling sessions as per the student’s needs.


The Wildwood Crest School District promotes the involvement of all stakeholders within the community. Â Our Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) fundraisers for trips and special events within the District. One of our signature events is the annual Community Social. Â Community members are invited to dinner prepared by students and staff, tasting plates from local restaurants and high schools, and school tours from our 8th grade peer leaders. Â We hold a flu clinic for the community yearly as well. Every year our culinary students cook breakfast for all First Responders in the community. Parents are invited to events throughout the year: Â Back to School, Pumpkin Day, Gingerbread Day, Family Reading Night, and the 8th grade vs Parents Basketball game to name a few.


The Wildwood Crest School District is a 3 Year old Preschool to 8th grade school district that is housed within Crest Memorial School. Â We have a 10 gigabit fiber backbone that is the foundation of our Wifi network and enables all technological initiatives. We have upgraded to 1G/1G. Our art room was recently updated to include culinary arts for Middle School students. Â Every classroom has a Smartboard or Smart TV. Our most recent facility upgrade was our expansive security project. This summer we replaced our HVAC system in the Primary wing of the school. This pas year we also upgraded our baseball/ softball and soccer field to eliminate our flooding issues.

School safety

The Wildwood Crest School District employs a School Security Office who is armed during the school year. Â He currently is a retired chief of police for a neighboring city. During night events we also employ armed school security guards. Â Recently we completed a comprehensive, state of the art security project. This project enables Lockdown buttons in each classroom, an integrated Public Announcement, Bell, and Clock system within the security system. Â It also added keyless door entries with card readers. The District added more than 35 digital HD cameras. Finally the District will use the Sielox Class Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System for all emergencies. This system will enable teachers, administrators, and staff members to notify 1st responders within seconds of a threat.


Technology is an integral part of every classroom at CMS. Starting in preschool and continuing up through grade eight, students experience smartboards, have access to tablets, chromebooks and a wide variety of online learning platforms. Specifically, in preschool and kindergarten, students use iPads and the Osmo platform to develop their fine motor skills and get an introduction to coding. In the early grades, chromebooks are used for assessment and skill development through the Reading Eggs and Mathseeds platforms. In grade four to eight, Chromebook and Smartboard use is more pervasive with students using the technology for multimedia presentations, student-directed research and writing. In fourth grade and continuing through the middle school, students hone their programing and design skills with programs like SCRATCH and Tinkercad. In special area and science classes, students use 3D printers to develop an understanding of STEAM related engineering and design.

Early childhood

Crest Memorial maintains a comprehensive early childhood education program with full day preschool for three-year olds, four-year olds and kindergarten.Upon registering for any of these three programs, students undergo a rigorous screening process where needs are defined and instruction tailored to maximize social, emotional and cognitive development.Screening tools used include the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment Tool and Scholastic’s Kindergarten Readiness Test.The Gold assessment is given three times a year in PK3, PK4 and kindergarten programs to assess each child’s developmental progress.PK3 and PK4 programs follow Teaching Strategies’ Creative Curriculum for preschool.The PK curriculum is theme-based and focused on student social and emotional development. PK students also get to experience the music program Music Together one day of the week. PK students also have physical education one day a week through the Tumblebus gymnastics program.

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