|White|| 92% |
|Black|| 2% |
|Asian|| 0% |
|Hispanic|| 4% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 2% |
|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% |
|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|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||3|
|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% |
|English|| 100.0% |
Learn more about Downe Township Elementary School.
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.
We offer the following extra-curricular clubs and activities: Student Council, Running Club, Yearbook Club, Garden Club, and Intramurals.
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.
The 2019-2020 focus for professional learning includes Social/Emotional Development, Implementation of an Intervention Program, and Growth Mindset.
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.
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.
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.
The Downe Township School, built in 1970, is a one-school district located on approximately four rural acres of property.
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.