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N. Caldwell, New Jersey
Essex County
North Caldwell School District
Gould/Mountain Elementary School is a public school located in N. Caldwell, New Jersey with 278 students in grades 4-6.
132 Gould Avenue
N. Caldwell, NJ 07006
Principal: Mr. Chris Checchetto
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White 93%
Black 1%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 3%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 48.2%
Male 51.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 0%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
4th Grade 31%
5th Grade 36%
6th Grade 33%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 42%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 12%
Over 15 days 8%
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English 98.9%
Other 1.1%
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Learn more about Gould/Mountain Elementary School.


The North Caldwell Public Schools encourages the growth and development of each student to his or her full potential within a developmentally appropriate environment. All staff will strive to provide an environment that fosters: Achievement of New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels. Enthusiastic love of learning. A sense of responsibility. Creative thinking and problem solving skills. An appreciation of the arts. Self-esteem. Respect and sensitivity for others. Awareness of a rapidly changing and diverse world.To achieve this mission, the district will: Nurture cooperative partnerships among home, school, and community that ensure participation in the education of our children. Provide technological resources within an integrated curriculum. Enhance the professional skills and talents of the staff to meet the educational, emotional, and social needs of the children.


North Caldwell provides a rigorous curriculum which is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Numerous programs enrich the quality of the educational program provided to the children. All children are provided with instruction in the core subjects (reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies), as well as technology, world language (Spanish), library, vocal and instrumental music and physical education.


The North Caldwell Partnership for Education offers an afterschool enrichment program that is open to all students in Grades K-6. Additionally, before and after school Title I tutoring is offered to students who have been found to be at-risk for academic failure.


The North Caldwell Scool District realizes that life-long learning is essential to ensure that all staff members have the foundational skills, strategies and techniques required to effectively differentiate instruction Staff growth opportunities are encouraged and district support is provided for self-initiated conferences, seminars and enrollment in graduate level courses.


Students with disabilities are evaluated by the Child Study Team. Classified students are provided with a full range of programs (co-taught inclusion, in-class resource, in-class support and pull-out resource) and services (Physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy and speech/language therapy). Students who are at-risk for academic failure are referred to the I & RS committee. Services for at-risk students include basic skill instruction, as well as, opportunities for before and after school tutoring.


Each student has Physical Education two times per week, as well as forty minutes of recess daily. The North Caldwell Partnership for Education (NCPE) sponsors a "Health and Wellness Day" which reinforces skills and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. During "Health and Wellness Day", students cycle through various activities that promote lifelong fitness such as yoga, meditation, how to read a food label, diet and nutrition and healthy food choices.


The involvement of parents and community members is one of the most important strengths of the North Caldwell School District. Parents and community members are encouraged to volunteer within their child''''s classroom as they add a wealth of experience from varied careers, talents and interests. The North Caldwell Partnership for Education (NCPE) is a significant force in improving the quality of our educational environment and programs.


The library, art and music rooms were recently renovated in Gould School. Film was installed on windows in both Grandview and Gould Schools. The application of film increases the structural integrity of the windows and adds to the safety and security of our schools.

School safety

The security and safety of our students is continually evaluated to ensure a safe and secure school environment. Cameras monitor both the outdoor areas, as well as all indoor corridors and doors. Panic buttons have been installed throughout the school and film was applied to windows to increase their structural integrity. Monthly meetings with the local police department ensure that safety and security is continuously assessed. Members of the local police department do daily walk-throughs to monitor the building.


All classrooms are equipped with Smartboards Hover Cams, and Redcat audio systems. Additionally, all students are assigned either a 1:1 chrome book (Grades 2-6) or have access to a classroom set of IPads. Students are provided with technology instruction one time per week in the Computer Lab. STEM instruction is infused into the Science Program with on-going, professional development provided by Center for Excellence in STEM Education.

Early childhood

A preschool integrated program is provided to preschool disabled students aged three and four. Typically developing peers are chosen by lottery for the preschool classroom programs.

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