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Springfield, New Jersey
Union County
Springfield Public School District
Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School is a public school located in Springfield, New Jersey with 511 students in grades 6-8.
Highlights
Curriculum includes myPerspectives literacy program, Big Ideas in Math, NGSS science curriculum including SSEP
Course offerings include full compliment of Art, and Music as well as Information Technology, App Creators and Robotics
All curriculum is supported by a 1:1 Macbook Air program that was started in 2005 and refreshed most recently in 2019.
Awards

The laptop program was named an Apple Distinguished Program. Our Project Citizen projects continuously rank in the top three in the state and have won the highest levels of recognition nationally. Our students' artwork and performances are annually recognized for the highest levels of achievement at the Union County Teen Arts Festival. Several staff memebrs have been named Union County Teacher of the Year in the Governor's annual recognition program.

Location
75 South Springfield Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Contact
Principal: Mr. Timothy Kielty
973-376-1025
tkielty@springfieldschools.com
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Grades
6-8
White 53%
Black 13%
Asian 10%
Hispanic 20%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 3%
School size
511
students
Female 50.5%
Male 49.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 16%
Students with disabilities 18%
English learners 3%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
170
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 35%
181
7th Grade 31%
157
8th Grade 34%
173
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English & language arts proficiency
66%
of students

Math proficiency
50%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.5
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 12
Total incidents 13
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
71%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 38%
11 to 15 days 19%
Over 15 days 10%
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English 99.6%
Other 0.4%
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Learn more about Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School.

Mission

The mission of the Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School is to create a quality academic and social environment, which nurtures the intellectual and affective growth of each student. The environment is one in which is safe and secure, where excellence and creativity are fostered, and where students are provided opportunities to gain skills and knowledge they will need to meet life challenges successfully.

Academics

Students are offered classes in Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education / Health, World Language, Art, Music and Technology based courses. Our Math sequencing allows for identified students to take Algebra in seventh grade and Geometry in eighth grade. We offer identified students a talented art program and a gifted and talented independent research program that meet once a week.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls)

Clubs

We have a wide variety of co-curricular activities. We are dedicated to offering a vibrant arts program as an avenue to academic achievement. We offer 21st Century Art, MakerSpace Lab classes, advanced art and choices in the performing arts such as chorus, band, and a musical production. Our students can also participate in the student council, yearbook, environmental club, homework club and afterschool robotics.We also offer a distance learning opportunity in Mandarin.

Programs

The school offers tutorial programs aimed at identified students close achievment gaps and prepare for standardized testing. The program is coordinated through the principal's office and utilized core content teachers from the school. The School alsoconductsan evening program in conjunction with InnovateNJ focused on parent support in providing academic assistance and oversight at home.

Teachers

Our building administrators and our district promote an extensive professional development program, as we believe that a well-trained professional staff is necessary to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are currently offering staff development programs through a Professional development Academy that allows teachers to share best practices in a multitude of areas. In addition to these programs, our district supports many out of district content specific workshops. "¨"¨

Post high school

Four Year College - %: 73%

Supports

Classified Students are given an Individualized Education Plan in accordance with State and Federal law. The students receive appropriate instruction through a push-in model of co-teaching designed to effectively deliver standards-based grade level curriculum. Our English Language Learners are given direct instruction through specific ESL classes. The Intervention and Referral Services Committee is our school based team that offers support in all content areas.

Health

Students have physical education every day with one marking period of health education. Students do go outside for recess when weather is permitting. The Physical Education curriculum impliments elements of Project Adventure and incorporates many Character Edcuation themes in coordination with the Guidance Department.

Parents

The school's PTA runs many programs that raise money for the school as well as provide educational opportunities that support the overall mission of the school. We employ many digital communication portals for parents that include an online teacher grade book, content information system, and digital email/text/phone announcement system.

Facilities

The building was built in 1951 and went through a series of additions and expansions projects the last beginning completed in 1967. There have been several recent renovations including two gymnasiums, Science lab classrooms, and a new Field Turf Athletic complex. A major renovation of an old wood shop classroom into a state of the art robotics lab was completed in 2019. All classrooms are equipped with individual air conditioning units.

School safety

The Springfield police and fire departments provide learning activities and support for the safety and security of our schools. The school administration remains current on all safety, security and emergency protocols by meeting a minimum of twice a year with representatives of the police, fire, first aid, school district and the office of emergency management administration.

Technology

Our middle school offers a diverse program grounded in current middle school philosophy, which encompasses the core content areas and academic skills, with a major focus on the integration of technology, the arts and STEAM concepts throughout the education program.

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Our middle school offers a diverse program grounded in current middle school philosophy, which encompasses the core content areas and academic skills, with a major focus on the integration of technology, the arts and STEAM concepts throughout the education program. "¨Our academic offerings include a number of technically enhanced courses including Robotics, Maker Space Lab, and 3 dimensional Art as well as utilizing a 1 to 1 laptop program as the backbone of all curricular offerings. We have organized our master schedule and our professional staff to implement an interdisciplinary team approach to instruction to ensure that the needs of every student can be met. The School follows a traditional 9 period school day where each period is 42 minutes long. We are currently analyzing multiple sets of test data, including iReady and the PSAT, to assess our curricular strengths and needs. We continue to provide a testing experience for our students that help us to identify all students' specific needs so they can be supported using a multi-level approach. Our inclusion programs continue to thrive through full implementation of co-teaching teams and push in models in the areas of Special Education and AIS into core content subject areas. We continue to enjoy a strong partnership with the community, as we believe it is essential for any school to be successful. The Springfield police and fire departments provide learning activities and support for the safety and security of our schools. The school administration remains current on all safety, security and emergency protocols by meeting a minimum of twice a year with representatives of the police, fire, first aid, school district and the office of emergency management administration.

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