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Somerset, New Jersey
Charters County
Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School
Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School is a public school located in Somerset, New Jersey with 510 students in grades KG-10.
Highlights
TEECS is a K-12, tuition-free public school offering a variety of after school programs including sports, robotics, academic teams, music ensembles, tutoring and Saturday School.
TEECS partnered with RVCC to offer High School students a Dual Enrollment Program. This will allow our students to graduate with an Associates Degree. Students can also take NJIT courses to earn coll
TEECS' lottery-based enrollment system is weighted for low-income families and consists of residents from Franklin, North Brunswick, and South Brunswick Townships.
Awards

2nd out of 1,353 NJ Elementary Schools, 17th out of 610 NJ School Districts, 2019 VEX IQ 1st place, 2019 FTC HS Robotics won three awards, 2019 HS Speech & Debate 3rd place, 2019 MS Science Olympiad 1st place, 2018 MIT Zero Robotics HS 6th in world, 2018 Boys MS Basketball wins 20-17, 2018 Boys HS Basketball wins 36-33, 2018 NASA Mars Generation Space Camp Scholarship, 2018 FTC World Championship 10th place, 2018 VEX IQ Linden Competition 3rd place, 2018 Camden Regional MS Science Olympiad 6th place,_2018 6th Annual North Jersey Elementary Science Olympiad 2nd place, 2018 Math Counts National Perennial Math League 1st place, 2018 Girls Volleyball wins 2nd round of Final Playoffs, 2018 Associate for Women in STEM, 2017-18 NASA-Orions Quest Mission

Location
150 Pierce Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
Contact
Principal: Mr. Oguz Yildiz
732-412-7643
oyildiz@energysmartschool.org
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Grades
KG-10
White 12%
Black 16%
Asian 62%
Hispanic 6%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
510
students
Female 48.6%
Male 51.4%
Economically disadvantaged students 13%
Students with disabilities 5%
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
46
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 10%
50
1st Grade 10%
51
2nd Grade 10%
51
3rd Grade 10%
50
4th Grade 10%
50
5th Grade 10%
50
6th Grade 10%
50
7th Grade 10%
50
8th Grade 8%
42
9th Grade 7%
38
10th Grade 5%
28
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English & language arts proficiency
92%
of students

Math proficiency
84%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
92%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 51%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 7%
Over 15 days 1%
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English 67.3%
Other 10.0%
Telugu 8.6%
Gujarati 7.1%
Turkish 4.5%
Hindi 2.5%
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Learn more about Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School.

Mission

TEECS is a tuition-free public school that engages students within a dynamic environment inspired by a love of learning guided by an agreement of common trust.

Academics

Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School (TEECS) presently has Grades K-11. Curriculum in elementary and middle school grades is written by the teachers and is revised every year in the summer. We follow New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) and our curriculum and pacing guide is aligned to the state standards. In addition to ELA, Math, Science, Social studies, PE, Art & Music we also teach Computer Literacy, Smart Tech, Character Education, World Languages and Theatre Arts. Advanced Math courses are offered in Grades 5 and up. We use hard copy textbooks for Grades K-2 and electronic textbooks for Grades 3 and up. Students receive homework in core content subjects only. In addition, students have an opportunity to accelerate math courses during the summer under option 2. High school has two tracks to accomplish graduation requirements including College Prep and a dual-enrollment Academy program through RVCC.

Sports

Basketball (Coed), Cheerleading (Girls), Fencing (Coed), Football (Boys), Lacrosse (Coed), Soccer (Coed), Swimming (Coed), Tennis (Coed), Volleyball (Coed)

Clubs

TEECS offers Band and String Ensemble, Book Club, Music Production, School Newspaper, Spanish Club, Word Games Club, Math Counts, Middle and High School Robotics, AMC Club, Cooking & Chemistry, Science Olympiad, Model UN, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Drama, EV3 Robotics, Coding Club, Lego Club, Minecraft Coding, Puzzle Club, Turkish Club, Art Club, Arts & Crafts, Board Game Club, Bollywood Dance, Glee Club, Dance Club, Cartooning, Keyboard Club, Kindergarten Sports Club, National Speech & Debate Club, Pottery, VEX IQ and Chess.

Programs

In addition to clubs and team activities, TEECS offers Extended Care until 6pm as well as tutoring and Saturday school. These programs are run by our teachers and aides.

Teachers

TEECS' teachers are provided with a monthly Professional Development Day in addition to other training and seminars offered throughout the year. Some of the teachers and staff participate in the Charter School Conference each year. Other staff members are provided with annual seminars and online training.

Post high school

Currently Thomas Edison high school enrollment is through 11th grade. The first graduating class will be in the year 2022. The school has a dual STEM and Environmental Science Academy with Raritan Valley Community College. We also offer college courses from NJIT. The high school program at Thomas Edison provides an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to compete and succeed today's world. This programs aims to strengthen students technical and academic skills in a STEM and environmental science pathway while attaining both a secondary and postsecondary degree. Students are admitted into the academy program with a pre-requisite of a good academic record, a rigorous interview and an Accuplacer placement test.

Supports

At TEECS, Classified Special Education students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and they receive services, accommodations and modifications as prescribed in the IEP. Typically, most students receive in-class support (ICS) in subjects they need help with. In addition to these services, students receive services in related areas like Speech, Counseling and OT. ESL services are used to develop English language literacy, language, and content understanding for non-native speakers. In ESL teaching, the ESL teacher will differentiate instruction for her English language learners. Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team's purpose is to effectively collaborate with teachers and parents to develop learning strategies and behavior intervention plans that help students reach their maximum potential. The I&RS Team is committed to assisting general education teachers with learning strategies and behavioral intervention plans to help students reach their potential.

Health

TEECS offers all students breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. Free and reduced meals are offered. The school's Green Team has created a school garden that produces vegetables that are incorporated into the school meals. All students receive at least 20 minutes of recess a day along with physical education classes. The number of days of physical education a week depends on the grade.

Parents

TEECS offers extra support to our parents of students with special needs through our Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG). Meetings are held once a month and are run by our Special Education Department. Parents are encouraged to contact the Main Office if they would like to join the meetings. Parents and staff are also incvolved in our PTO. In addition, TEECS uses PowerSchool and Google Classroom to allow parents real-time access to grades, homework, conduct, attendance, and notes from teachers.

Facilities

TEECS has been at its new location now for 3 years. The new facility includes two fully-equipped science labs, art room, music room, and gymnasium with locker rooms. This building has air conditioning.

School safety

TEECS' security staff include four security guards: two full time armed guards and two armed part-time guards. There are seven various types of drills the school will perform on an annual and/or semi-annual basis. We monitor the security of the students using Netop on our highly secure school network.

Technology

TEECS' classrooms are equipped with the latest tools to enhance student learning. Examples include Macbooks, iPads, Chromebooks, smartboards, advanced lab equipment, and digital programs and apps including Accelerated Reader, Think Central, Everyday Math, Harcourt, Pearson, STAR Reader, RAZ Kids, FOSS, Khan Academy, Worldy Wise i3000, Code.org, and Google Classroom. TEECS uses PowerSchool and Google Classroom to allow parents and students real-time access to grades, homework, conduct, attendance, and notes from teachers. We monitor the security of the students using Netop on our highly secure school network.

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TEECS' school day begins at 7:50 am and ends at 2:40 pm. Most Clubs start at 3:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. TEECS offers aftercare until 6:00 pm. Students are expected to adhere to the school uniform policy.

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