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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Atlantic County
Egg Harbor Township School District
Fernwood Avenue Middle School is a public school located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey with 956 students in grades 6-8.
The FAMS STEM team continue to implement ideals from a cohort with the University of Notre Dame''s Center for STEM Education.
FAMS (since 2008) is home to the only competitive, middle school percussion ensemble in the region. The FAMS Wind Ensemble has competed in the New York City, Big Apple Classic Band Festival every yea
FAMS was awarded Bronze level status through Sustainable New Jersey for environmental awareness.

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.

4034 Fernwood Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Principal: Mr. Kevin Fricke
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White 45%
Black 10%
Asian 14%
Hispanic 27%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 4%
School size
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 32%
7th Grade 31%
8th Grade 38%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 10
Weapons 2
Vandalism 1
Substances 3
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 11
Total incidents 26
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
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%
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English 77.0%
Spanish 11.3%
Other 4.7%
Vietnamese 2.8%
Bengali 2.3%
Chinese 1.9%
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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.

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