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Frenchtown, New Jersey
Hunterdon County
Frenchtown Borough School District
Frenchtown Elementary is a public school located in Frenchtown, New Jersey with 128 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
The Frenchtown School philosophy is "Every Child Learning Every Day."
Frenchtown School was awarded 2018's Best Elementary School in Hunterdon County by Hunterdon Happening.
Frenchtown School Supports a 1:1 Middle School iPad Program.
Awards

Frenchtown School implemented a middle school 1:1 iPad program, and was named "Best Elementary School in Hunterdon County"in 2018 by Hunterdon Happening. Frenchtown received the 2019 Silver Award from goHunterdon for outstanding achievment in creating programs that provide and promote commuting options for employees. In addition, goHunterdon awarded Frencthown School a Gold Level Recognition for NJ Safe Routes to School.

Location
902 Harrison Street
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Contact
Principal: Ms. Katherine Griffith
908-996-2751
kgriffith@frenchtownschool.org
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 82%
Black 2%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 8%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 6%
School size
128
students
Female 56.3%
Male 43.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 12%
Students with disabilities 17%
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
13
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 16%
20
Kindergarten 5%
6
1st Grade 8%
10
2nd Grade 11%
14
3rd Grade 9%
11
4th Grade 9%
11
5th Grade 9%
12
6th Grade 13%
17
7th Grade 6%
8
8th Grade 15%
19
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English & language arts proficiency
68%
of students

Math proficiency
64%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.8
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 1
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
74%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 43%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 10%
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English 96.9%
Philippine languages 2.3%
Other 0.8%
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Learn more about Frenchtown Elementary.

Mission

Frenchtown Elementary School strives to help each student develop intellectually, physically, socially and ethically. Our ultimate mission is to produce happy, healthy, creative young adults who grow into life-long learners with a desire to contribute to their society as productive citizens. We offer an intimate educational environment where students are taught to respect themselves, their peers, their community and the world around them.

Academics

Frenchtown offers a full day preschool and kindergarten program. In recent years, the district has fully revised its middle school schedule and shifted to standards-based assessments in grades K-5. A part of a district initiative, Frenchtown School has implemented personalized student learning programs for students in grades sixth through 8th. Students have dedicated time built into their schedule to work on Career Cruising, seek opportunities for extra instructional support, and engage in local "communiity-based projects."

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Skiing (Coed), Soccer (Coed), Softball (Girls)

Clubs

Frenchtown School students participate in Community Garden, Walking School Bus, Ski Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Running Club, Sketchbook Club, Mural Club, Homework Helpers, Band, Chorus, and theatre productions.

Programs

The district hosts before and after school care through the Work Family Connection.

Teachers

Staff are provided four full days and four half days dedicated to professional development. Staff professional development focuses on teacher and student need. As needs arise during the year, additional trainings are scheduled on a variety of topics including team building, technology, ESL, Fountas & Pinnell reading assessments, and character education.

Supports

Frenchtown School's Child Study Team works closely with parents, students and teachers to ensure a successful learning environment for students with disabilities. Speech, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are also provided to children identified as needing those services. Frenchtown utilizes an I&RS team to identify student needs and implement strategies to aide in student success.

Health

Student health and wellness is a priority at Frenchtown. All students at Frenchtown receive recess time and multiple classes of physical education and health. Students participate in our Walkig School Bus and iRun4Life Running Club. Students have access to a full-time school social worker eo support student emotional health, conflict resolution and character education. Frenchtown School offers nutritious breakfast and lunch options provided Maschio's Food Service.

Parents

Frenchtown School greatly benefits from community partnerships, support, expertise and resources. Through fundraising, our PTO provides support to our classroom teachers, organizes after school activities, and coordinates assemblies for our students. The district provides music and theater performance opportunities in partnership with the River Union Stage Company. A community garden connects the classroom and the community further strengthening these relationships. The school has formed a partnership with local businesses through Frenchtown Business Professionals Association, as well as local partnerships through goHunterdon and Sustainable Frenchtown Association. Our parents have access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal on a daily basis.

Facilities

Our school building served as the "Frenchtown High School" until 1959. The building has undergone recent renovation projects such as window replacement, roof replacement, toilet room renovations, boiler conversion, playground revitalization and paving. In addition, several "in-house" renovations and upgrades were completed: technology lab, auditorium sound system, middle school science laboratory , gymnasium floor,and scoreboard, playground equipment and cafeteria equipment. The building is truly a much beloved landmark.

School safety

Student safety is a priority, and Frenchtown is committed to ensuring that students can focus on learning in a secure environment. The school district enjoys a positive relationship with the local police department and the school resource officer at Delaware Valley Regional HIgh School. In the fall of 2018, the district participated in a security inspection and drill under the direction of the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning.

Technology

The District supports 1:1 iPad program for middle school students. Each classroom, PK through 5th grade, has access to their own set of iPads. SmartBoards can be found in every classroom.

Early childhood

The Frenchtown District believes that preschool educational experiences contribute to later academic success for all children. Little Paws Preschool offers a full day program on a tuition basis with curriculum consisting of developmentally appropriate experiences that provide each child with individual opportunities to develop positive self-esteem, social/emotional growth, language skills, motor development and conceptual skill development. It is designed to meet the NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards of Quality, the NJ Preschool Program Implementation Guidelines and the NJ Student Learning Standards. Since the program is housed within the Frenchtown School, the students are exposed to other curricular activities including music, physical education, computer science, and library. In addition, the program addresses the needs of children who have been identified as requiring special education and implements appropriate plans.

More

The Frenchtown Elementary School provides a full range of educational services, programs and activities appropriate for students in grades preschool through 8 with and without special needs. Our district is located along the Delaware River in beautiful Hunterdon County. We serve approximately 130 students, both resident and choice. Frenchtown students in grades 9-12 attend Delaware Valley Regional High School. In an effort to contain costs, the district prides itself on its commitment to the sharing of professional and educational services. Our Superintendent, Business Administrator, Facilities and IT Managers are all contracted through Delaware Valley Regional High School via shared administrative services agreements. Transportation and CST services are also provided through the high school on an as-needed basis. As a district we greatly appreciate our community partnerships. These creative collaborations and sharing of expertise are critical in providing for educational projects and opportunities that go well beyond the basics. We are grateful for such friends and benefactors who share their time and talent in extraordinary ways.

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