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Newport, New Jersey
Cumberland County
Downe Township School District
Downe Township Elementary School is a public school located in Newport, New Jersey with 175 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
Curriculum includes: Go Math, Pearson Reading Street, and HMH Science Dimensions, Networks Social Studies
Small class sizes.
Technology access for all students.
Location
220 Main Street
Newport, NJ 08345
Contact
Principal: Ms. Sherri Miller
856-447-4673
smiller@downeschool.org
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 92%
Black 2%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 4%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
175
students
Female 50.9%
Male 49.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 42%
Students with disabilities 18%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 2%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
18
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 19%
34
Kindergarten 11%
19
1st Grade 5%
8
2nd Grade 10%
17
3rd Grade 9%
16
4th Grade 9%
15
5th Grade 11%
20
6th Grade 7%
13
7th Grade 10%
17
8th Grade 9%
16
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English & language arts proficiency
36%
of students

Math proficiency
26%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.3
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 3
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
69%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 1%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 37%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 11%
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English 100.0%
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Learn more about Downe Township Elementary School.

Academics

Curriculum includes: Go Math, Pearson Reading Street, HMH Science Dimensions, Networks Social Studies. Additional courses includes: Gifted and Talented, Spanish, Technology, Algebra I for Grade 8. Typical time allotment for homework completion includes (10) minutes x student grade level; i.e. (10) minutes for Grade 1, (50) minutes for Grade 5, etc.

Clubs

We offer the following extra-curricular clubs and activities: Student Council, Running Club, Yearbook Club, Garden Club, and Intramurals.

Programs

Our district offers a free after-school program called Kids' Center open to students Grade K-8. The program runs until 5:00 p.m. daily.

Teachers

The 2019-2020 focus for professional learning includes Social/Emotional Development, Implementation of an Intervention Program, and Growth Mindset.

Supports

Downe Township has a highly dedicated staff who go above and beyond to help meet the needs of their students. Supports and related services offered to students with disabilities include pull-out Resource Room programs for Math and ELA, self-contained classroom, OT, PT, and Speech.

Health

Downe Township participates in the School Breakfast Program. Students are provided with (150) minutes per week of Health/Physical Education. In addition, students have (20) minutes of recess per day.

Parents

Downe Township School District has a very active PTO that meets monthly. This organization sponsors many fundraisers to support educational programs and field trips. In addition, they organize many family activities to promote parent and community involvement. The District partners with community organizations including Southwest Council, Cumberland County 4-H, The Bayshore Center at Bivalve, and Project PORTS through Rutger's University.

Facilities

The Downe Township School, built in 1970, is a one-school district located on approximately four rural acres of property.

More

Downe Township is a Choice School district for Grades K-8. We offer full-day preschool for three and four-year old students. School hours are 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. with our after-school program ending at 5:00 p.m. The Blackboard Connect global call system is used for mass communication. OnCourse Systems for Education is used for student information and parents can access the portal to retrieve grades and other information through OnCourse Connect. Downe Township has a uniform policy. Students are required to wear either a light blue polo and navy bottoms or navy polo and khaki bottoms. See our handbook on our district website for more details. District website: www.downeschool.org.

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