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River Edge, New Jersey
Bergen County
River Dell Regional School District
River Dell Middle School is a public school located in River Edge, New Jersey with 545 students in grades 7-8.
Highlights
One to one learning environment utilizing tablet laptops
Student centered technology infused classroom experience
Offering over twenty clubs and activities based on student interest. Athletic teams in basketball, volleyball, Track and Field and Cross Country as well as an intramurals program.
Location
230 Woodland Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
Contact
Principal: Mr. Richard Freedman
201-599-7246
richard.freedman@riverdell.org
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Grades
7-8
White 62%
Black 1%
Asian 25%
Hispanic 10%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
545
students
Female 48.3%
Male 51.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 0%
Students with disabilities 15%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
272
Grade Percent of total students Students
7th Grade 46%
251
8th Grade 54%
294
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English & language arts proficiency
81%
of students

Math proficiency
71%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.7
Incidents per year
Violence 2
Weapons 1
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
83%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 8%
1 to 5 days 45%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 11%
Over 15 days 6%
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English 70.8%
Korean 9.7%
Other 8.4%
Spanish 5.0%
Chinese 4.6%
Japanese 1.5%
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Learn more about River Dell Middle School.

Mission

The mission of River Dell Middle School is to develop successful individuals who will possess the skills, knowledge and values necessary to become independent self-fulfilled citizens in a complex global society. We strive to raise the level of expectations through a challenging academic and co-curricular program conducted in a caring and intellectually stimulating environment.

Academics

River Dell Middle School is committed to a student-centered technology infused method of content delivery. Through accessing the greater world and simulating a "real" technology focused work environment, students are fully prepared for the rigors of high school work. Each student receives a district laptop/tablet device and the instructional program is built around living and working in a technology driven environment.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs

River Dell Middle School is proud to offer the following clubs and activities: Academic Competition, Ambassadors, Art, Art Enrichment, Caterers/Chef, Crochet/knitting, Drama, Environmental, Homework, Intramurals, Library, Literary Magazine, Math, Accompanist, Sounds and Lights, National Junior Art Honor Society, Newspaper, Projects and Performances, Robotics, Science, Select Chorus, Ski, Spanish Honor Society, Stage Band, Student Government, Yearbook and Yoga.

Teachers

River Dell Middle School is dedicated to a philosophy of student centered achievement through a social emotional lens. Students are guided to begin taking responsibility for their learning in a guided environment utilizing the many technological tools that River Dell provides through our one-to-one initiative. Additionally, an emphasis on mindful practices has been a focus of professional development so that students can discover stress reduction in a way that works for them.

Supports

River Dell Middle School is committed to the positive experience of our learners and offers full programs in both English as a Second Language and Special Education. Additionally, groups are run for students experiencing emotional or life changing issues and a full guidance program is in place to personalize the comprehensive student experience.

Parents

River Dell Middle School has an active partnership with its PTO as well as a Special Education Parent Advisory Group that is run districtwide. River Dell is also committed to a totally transparent learning environment and utilizes a parent portal system that allows individual stakeholders to access all grading and attendance information in real time.

Facilities

River Dell Middle School is a facility that dates back to 1954 but has been proudly renovated in full within the past ten years. Renovations have included all classrooms, bathrooms and locker room facilities. Additionally, a state of the art library facility complete with a Maker Space and student lounge have added to our rich physical plant. It is the philosophy of River Dell that our facilities both complement and enhance the positive focused learning environment that we strive to provide on a daily basis.

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