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E. Brunswick, New Jersey
Middlesex County
East Brunswick Township School District
Hammarskjold Middle School is a public school located in E. Brunswick, New Jersey with 1,289 students in grades 6-7.
Highlights
HMS is proud of our diverse, high-achieving student body supported by rigorous course offerings and talented staff.
We provide extensive opportunities in the performing, visual, and technical arts.
HMS Paws for Success and Sources of Strength promote positive climate, healthy social growth, and responsible citizenship.
Awards

Hammarskjold has earned the distinction of being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Each year many students receive recognition for their achievements.

Location
200 Rues Lane
E. Brunswick, NJ 08816
Contact
Principal: Dr. Michael Gaskell
732-613-6892
mgaskell@ebnet.org
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Grades
6-7
White 48%
Black 5%
Asian 37%
Hispanic 8%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
1,289
students
Female 50.0%
Male 50.0%
Economically disadvantaged students 18%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 2%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
644
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 51%
656
7th Grade 49%
633
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English & language arts proficiency
72%
of students

Math proficiency
64%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.9
Incidents per year
Violence 8
Weapons 1
Vandalism 3
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 13
Total incidents 24
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
77%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 7%
1 to 5 days 42%
6 to 10 days 28%
11 to 15 days 13%
Over 15 days 10%
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English 61.1%
Other 17.1%
Arabic 7.7%
Chinese 7.4%
Spanish 4.1%
Hindi 2.6%
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Learn more about Hammarskjold Middle School.

Mission

Hammarskjold is a Grades 6 and 7 school with a Tradition of Excellence that is nationally recognized. HMS is committed to providing all students with an environment that enables them to grow intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. We encourage students to become risk-takers, using critical thinking skills and develop a "positive attitude" about themselves and learning. The focus of instruction is hands-on & student-centered.

Academics

ILA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Electives, Music (Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Piano), Health, Physical Education, Computers, Food and Consumer Science, World Languages, Art and STEAM.

Clubs

The following are offered at Hammarskjold Middle School: Academic Challengers, 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, Buddy Sports, 6th and 7th Grade Caring Adults Reinforcing Education (CARE), Chorus, Drama, ESL Club, French Culture Club, Interact Club, Investor's Club, Intramural Fitness Activities, Jazz Ensemble, National Junior Art Honor Society, 6th Grade Orchestra, 7th Grade Orchestra, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Video Newsmakers and Yearbook.

Programs

Fee-based Before and After School care programs are offered. The programs are managed by the Out of School Time Coordinator.

Teachers

Staff Development opportunities are provided in a variety of manners throughout the school year via After-School Professional Development (PD) sessions, Professional Learning Communities, house meetings and building-based PD. The PD offerings are vast; aligned to both district, school and individual professional growth goals. Additionally, personalized learning is offered through content specific hybrid courses and over 100 summer staff development workshops offered in-house.

Supports

The academic, social, and emotional well-being of our students and staff are supported by 6 School Counselors, 2 Student Assistance Specialists, and a Child Study Team. ELL classes support students learning English. Special Education courses are offered to support students with disabilities. Struggling students are identified early and supported by their teachers. Some students are referred for Intervention and Referral services or Response to Intervention programs that provide additional levels of support.

Health

Breakfast and Lunch Programs are provided daily. Physical Education classes are a requirement for all students providing regular physical activity and instruction in fitness and life sports. Health classes are also required providing instruction in physical and mental health, maintaining healthy lifestyles, and making healthy choices.

Parents

From robust websites to an active social media presence, the district is committed to effective communication with our community. Weekly communication about community events and our school-based Virtual Backpacks keep families informed. Our partnership with the EB Education Foundation enhances and enriches teaching and learning. PTAs host numerous events throughout the year to involve families in school life. Parent University sessions provide an opportunity to learn about current initiatives.

Facilities

Constructed in 2009, Hammarskjold Middle School is a 271,520 square-foot, fully air-conditioned facility on 21.11 acres. This facility is home to the Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center, a centerpiece, revenue-generating venue for student, professional, and private performances. As with most District facilities, the school is highly used by the community, as well as, for various private events.

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