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Bayonne, New Jersey
Hudson County
Bayonne School District
Henry E. Harris Community School is a public school located in Bayonne, New Jersey with 709 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Highlights
Henry E. Harris Project Innovate team won second place in the county competition for RJW Barnabas STEM Showcase. Our project was building our own video game and creating our own console from scratch.
Students in Grades 3 - 8 are equipped with Chromebooks on a 1:1 basis. Students in Grades Pre-K - 2 have access to classroom technology centers in the form of tablets and Chromebooks.
The HEH Ecology Club earned a Bronze and Silver distinction from the National Wildlife Federation, as well as NJ Audubon for completing the Biodiversity, Watershed, and Waste and Consumption Pathways.
Awards

Our Project Innovate team won second place in the Hudson County Competition for RJW Barnabas STEM Showcase. Our project was building our own video game with programming, then creating a console and building our own controller from scratch. Henry E. Harris Community School has it's own chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.Henry E. Harris PEER collected and donated over $2000.00 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Additionally, PEER donated over $1000.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.Henry E. Harris fields many athletic teams that demonstrate pride, tradition and spirit. Our girls' basketball team made the city championship. Additionally, our grade five and six students and our seventh and eighth grade students placed first in the City-Wide Flag Football League. We have a Student Council for students in grades six through eight.

Location
135 Avenue C.
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Maria Kazimir
201-858-5945
mkazimir@bboed.org
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Grades
Pre-K-8
White 47%
Black 10%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 37%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
709
students
Female 48.4%
Male 51.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 53%
Students with disabilities 23%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
71
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 7%
47
Kindergarten 9%
66
1st Grade 9%
67
2nd Grade 9%
67
3rd Grade 12%
83
4th Grade 11%
76
5th Grade 12%
83
6th Grade 9%
66
7th Grade 12%
84
8th Grade 10%
70
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English & language arts proficiency
56%
of students

Math proficiency
31%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.0
Incidents per year
Violence 3
Weapons 2
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 7
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
69%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 32%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 17%
Over 15 days 14%
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English 84.1%
Arabic 7.6%
Spanish 6.3%
Other 2.0%
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Learn more about Henry E. Harris Community School.

Mission

The mission of the Henry E. Harris Community School is to provide a flexible, educational environment that fosters personal and interpersonal growth, lifelong learning and a strong sense of community.

Academics

Henry E. Harris Community School offers a wide variety of courses and resources for our students. These include Algebra I, REACH, electronic textbooks, Realtime, Oncourse, Classroom Dojo, Google Classroom, Khan Academy, Newsela, IXL; Differentiated Instruction through online resources located at the following site: https://sites.google.com/a/bboed.org/heh-parcc-resources.. Our instruction is driven based on the NJSLS and NGSS standards and assessment. Our teachers use this information to help close the achievement gaps by meeting the needs of all students. Henry E. Harris Community School has a variety of learners in our diverse school population. We have inclusion classes in every grade, as well as self-contained classes servicing grades 3-8.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Coed), Football (Coed), Ice Hockey (Coed), Softball (Girls)

Clubs

Henry E. Harris offers a variety of classes throughout the year which include Academic Challenge Team, Math Olympiad, Art Club, Forensics Club, Student Council, National Junior Honors Society, Instrumental Music ensembles such as Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra, Choir, PEER, Chess, Robotics, Project Innovate, Girls Who Code, Space Club, Ecology Club, ARMS Tutoring, Take A Step, 00 Book Challenge, and other course offerings through Community Education.

Programs

Before Care and After Care child programs are offered, HUD Housing Urban Development program after school, ARMS Tutoring, 100 Book Challenge, and Community Education Classes after school.

Teachers

Mandatory staff training and development days provided by district, Achieve NJ and Danielson Training, Intervention tools and assessments training, suicide training, safe schools, NJ Webinars and online training which includes training topics such as bullying child abuse, youth suicide, blood-borne pathogens exposure, and sexual harassment. Workshops and professional development were also provided in the areas of data analysis for PARCC, PLC's, Monthly Faculty and Departmental Education, as well as Honeywell Educators at Space Academy with NASA, and National Training and Aerospace Research Center training aviation professional development, Readers Writer's Workshop, Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education, STEM online Webinars with the Center for Teaching and Learning, CS Discoveries Training with Code.org at The Center for STEM Excellence at the College of New Jersey.

Supports

Henry E. Harris Community School offers inclusion at every grade level, self-contained classes from grades 3-8, LAL and Math Resource Room services for grades K-3, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling through guidance, Title 1 Support Teachers, ARMS Tutoring, 100 Book Challenge, I and RS, Child Study Team, and Differentiated Instruction. Enrichment programs such as REACH are offered to students at every grade level.

Health

Students participate annually in Hoops for Heart, Jump Rope for Heart, and Field Day. Daily participation which includes breakfast in classroom program, and daily lunch, outdoor recess, and physical education classes twice weekly. In addition, Henry Harris has been the recipient of the Bronze Award for Healthier Generation, The Golden Sneaker Competition for Hudson County TMA, and Go Noodle. We also include lessons Mindfulness and Yoga classes to help teach students peaceful strategies to deal with their feelings and stress.

Parents

Our school has an active parental and community presence which includes our PTA, Back to School Night, Open House, Mid-Year Conference, Community Tree lighting Ceremony, Winter and Spring Concerts, Trunk or Treat Event, Title 1 Parent Workshops, TMA Walk to School Event, Hawk Talk Newsletter, and Dine-out Fundraising Nights hosted at different local business throughout the community.

Facilities

Our building hosts amenities designed to optimize student learning achievement which includes our Media Center, Computer Lab, Grade 7 and 8 Science Lab, Art Studio, Gymnasium, Multi-purpose Room, OT/PT Room, Speech Therapy Room, and Reading Garden.

School safety

Henry E. Harris prioritizes the safety of our staff and students by having armed security guards and police officers, a reception aide at the front door, metal detectors/wands, magnetized doors, monthly emergency/crisis drills to include lock-downs/shelter in place/fire drills/evacuations, Crew App for communication installed on faculty and staff personal devices, Faculty/Staff/Student IDs, and utilizing our School Safety Team comprised of teachers, administration and parents.

Technology

Infusing skills that will make our students successful in the 21st century is a central focus in our initiatives here at Henry E. Harris Community School. We offer Technology/STEM Classes that meet weekly in all grades, and twice weekly in grades seven and eight which focus on computer programming and STEM learning, Project Innovate STEM Competition, Space Club, STEM PLCs,, Robotics Club, and Girls Who Code Club. We also implement a 1:1 ratio using Chromebooks for students in grades 3-8, Chromebook Flips for grades K-3, Samsung Tablets and iPads for students in Pre-K-2. We also have SMART Boards in all classrooms in grades 4-8.

Early childhood

Our early childhood students are supported through Full-day Pre-K, Half-day Pre-K, iPads in Classrooms, Chromebook Flips in Grades K-2, Week of the Young Child Celebration Grades K-2, Fire Safety visits from the Fire Department, AAA's visit with Otto the Auto, Hudson Bergen Light Rail Safety Visit, Big Hawk Little Hawk, Community Leaders Participating in Read Aloud Days, Early Childhood Thanksgiving Feast, Autism Week Activities, and Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration.

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Block Scheduling, School Safety Team meets on a monthly basis, several committees are in place to address the needs of our building which include a strategic planning committee, Data Analysis Team, I and RS, Attendance Committee. Our school implements a technology ratio 1:1 in grades 3-8 and SMART Boards from grades 4-8. Our building also provides communications through Global/District Connect, and Early Intervention services offered for Pre-K Students.

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