The Fernwood Avenue Middle School (FAMS) is environmentally friendly and has been certified with a Bronze level status through Sustainable New Jersey for reducing our environmental impact. The FAMS has been accepted as a cohort with University of Notre Dame's Center for STEM Education. Our Fine and Performing Arts program have students successfully audition for the All South Jersey Choir, Band and Orchestra annually.
|White|| 45% |
|Black|| 10% |
|Asian|| 14% |
|Hispanic|| 27% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 4% |
|Female|| 47.6% |
|Male|| 52.4% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 46% |
|Students with disabilities|| 12% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 2% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|6th Grade|| 32% ||302|
|7th Grade|| 31% ||295|
|8th Grade|| 38% ||359|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||11|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 6% |
|1 to 5 days|| 39% |
|6 to 10 days|| 30% |
|11 to 15 days|| 16% |
|Over 15 days|| 9% |
|English|| 77.0% |
|Spanish|| 11.3% |
|Other|| 4.7% |
|Vietnamese|| 2.8% |
|Bengali|| 2.3% |
|Chinese|| 1.9% |
Learn more about Fernwood Avenue Middle School.
Mission: The mission of the Egg Harbor Township School District and Fernwood Avenue Middle School (FAMS) is to embrace families and their students to provide a safe, rigorous, and relevant learning experience while students are engaged and educated to become responsible for their own learning. Vision: Embrace, Engage, Educate. Theme: Every Hand Together; Every Child, Every Day!
Our course of study affords students a daily exposure to English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students who need additional instruction and reinforcement for the New Jersey State Learning Standards (NJSTLS) are offered supplemental classes in English and Mathematics. The Egg Harbor Township School District offers advanced programs in Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Spanish and French. The Fernwood Avenue Middle School offers elective encore courses in Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Coding, Robotics, Entrepreneurship, Media Studies, Art, and STEM.
Baseball (Boys), Field Hockey (Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)
The extracurricular programs at Fernwood Avenue Middle School are very diverse and comprehensive, providing an extension to our students overall education and well roundedness. In addition to athletics, we offer clubs that coordinate our community and school environments. Our Fine and Performing Arts program includes Band, Strings Ensemble, Chorus, Drama, and Art with many of our students having been chosen as ALL South Jersey representatives. We also offer clubs in coding, sign language, art, media, garden, renaissance, yearbook, and homework club.
Fernwood Avenue Middle School offers academic assistance programs during and after school for all of our students. The school also has a comprehensive breakfast program.
FAMS is a Professional Learning Community. We believe that every student can learn through a systematic design of differentiated instruction, project-based learning, and Response to Intervention (RTI). EHTSD has after school PLC meetings as well as designated times within the school day for collaborating both with departments and cross-content. Staff participated in four full Professional Learning Days in the 2018-19 school year.
FAMS provides extensive supports for students from their Child Study Teams, provides a comprehensive school counseling program including a Student Assistance Coordinator, as well as an Intervention & Referral Services Team.
FAMS offers a before school breakfast program in conjunction with the Atlanticare Healthy Schools Initiative. Health & Wellness education is delivered through a comprehensive Health & Physical Education curriculum that includes aerobic training. Medical care is provided through a nursing suite staffed by two certified school nurses.
Parents have access to live information regarding their children''s academic progress and attendance through Infinite Campus, which is our administrative software platform. Parent/community presentations take place throughout the year on topics of HS course selection, literacy, and teen issues related to the dangers of substance abuse, internet safety, and career related activities.
The Fernwood Avenue Middle School (FAMS) hosts grades 6, 7 and 8 and is structured into eight small learning communities, which provide students a more personalized educational environment that utilizes a traditional schedule. The schedule allows for six instructional periods that allow for 52 minutes of instruction per day. The total enrollment is approximately 950 students with 94 full-time certified staff.