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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Burlington County
Mount Laurel Township School District
Hartford Upper Elementary School is a public school located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with 967 students in grades 5-6.
Highlights
Hartford School's PRIDE Program recognizes students that demonstrate the character traits of patience, respect, inclusion, determination and/or empathy.
Technology- All classrooms contain SMART boards and every student has a Chromebook. Teachers and students have access to IPads & other forms of tech that allow our teachers to plan engaging lessons.
HF School recognizes the importance of supporting our student's academic & social/emotional needs. We have an on-site CST Dept as well as two guidance counselors and a part-time behaviorist.
Awards

Hartford School regularly scores at a high level in the Burlington County Math League Contest. We are big contributors to our local community through many of our fundraising activities for organizations such as the SJ Food Bank, American Red Cross, Toys for Tots, Ronald McDonald House, CHOP, etc.

Location
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Contact
Principal: Mr. Marques Stanard
856-231-5899
mstanard@mountlaurel.k12.nj.us
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Grades
5-6
White 57%
Black 14%
Asian 13%
Hispanic 11%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 4%
School size
967
students
Female 50.4%
Male 49.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 16%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 3%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
478
Grade Percent of total students Students
5th Grade 52%
507
6th Grade 47%
450
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English & language arts proficiency
60%
of students

Math proficiency
52%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.4
Incidents per year
Violence 3
Weapons 1
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
77%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 42%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 13%
Over 15 days 9%
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English 83.8%
Other 9.6%
Spanish 3.3%
Chinese 1.2%
Arabic 1.0%
Telugu 1.0%
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Learn more about Hartford Upper Elementary School.

Mission

Hartford School believes that in order to maximize student learning, an environment that is conducive to learning must exist. It is this belief that drives our theme of Community. Hartford is a community in which our staff and students respect one. We also believe that our school should have a positive impact not only on the local community, but be a positive influence on national and global communities through community service projects.

Academics

Students at Hartford School enjoy a wide range of rigorous classes. We offer two higher-level math classes in each grade, as well as an enriched language arts program for students requiring a more challenging workload. We offer a balanced literacy program to all students. Students have the opportunity to take part in STEM classes during their fifth & sixth grade school years as well as French and Spanish. We offer a Gifted and Talented Program to students that meet testing criteria.

Clubs

Hartford School offers over thirty different clubs to our students. Some of our clubs are National Honor Society, Basketball, Choir, Band, Model Rocket Club, Orienteering, Whiffle Ball, Beach Volleyball, Homework, Stage Crew, Yoga, Cross Country, Cooking, and Chess.

Programs

Hartford School does offer Extended Day Care in the afternoon for our students for a fee. Daycare hours are from 3:00-6:00pm.

Teachers

Our Staff Development in previous years has included looking at the Habits of Mind, brain-based research in how students learn, Restorative Practices, fixed/growth mindsets. Analyzing student data utilizing STAR 360 is an area that is receiving a greater focus so that teachers can make better-informed decisions regarding instruction.

Supports

Hartford School has various support services to assist students in need. Each of our grade levels has a guidance counselor to help with the social and emotional needs of our students. We offer corrective reading and math classes for struggling students. We have a building-based Child Study Team for our special education students. We also a have a community mentoring program that comes into our building to assist students.

Health

Students enjoy daily 40-minute Physical Education classes as well as a recess period. They also receive one marking period of Health education.

Parents

Hartford School is proud to have a very active PTO. Our PTO organizes multiple family events each year such as Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Family Ice Cream Social and Book Fair Night, and our annual 6th grade Pool Party. They also assist with capital improvement projects in the building and provide funding for our various clubs.

School safety

Guests coming to Hartford school are admitted into the building after speaking to the main office through our security camera. Once admitted into the building, they enter the vestibule area where they drop off items for their child and receive their child for early dismissals.

Technology

All of our students are given laptops for use in school. Hartford offers 5-6th grade STEM classes to all students.

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