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Hewitt, New Jersey
Passaic County
West Milford Township Public School District
Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School is a public school located in Hewitt, New Jersey with 298 students in grades Pre-K-6.
Highlights
A National School of Character
Curriculum & Instruction
PTA; Clubs & Activities
Awards

A National School of Character, A New Jersey State School of Character, One of the first schools to implement the National Elementary Honors Society program; A Gilder Lehrman Affiliated School; National PTA School of Excellence Award; Winner of several STEM-based grants and minigrants.

Location
41 Henry Road
Hewitt, NJ 07421
Contact
Principal: Dr. Gregory Matlosz
973-853-4466
Greg.Matlosz@wmtps.org
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Grades
Pre-K-6
White 86%
Black 3%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 8%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
298
students
Female 48.3%
Male 51.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 22%
Students with disabilities 28%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 2%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
37
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 8%
23
Kindergarten 13%
38
1st Grade 11%
34
2nd Grade 10%
29
3rd Grade 14%
42
4th Grade 16%
49
5th Grade 13%
38
6th Grade 15%
45
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English & language arts proficiency
59%
of students

Math proficiency
57%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.0
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 0
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
72%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 1%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 40%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 11%
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English 97.0%
Other 1.7%
Spanish 1.3%
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Learn more about Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School.

Mission

The West Milford Twp. School District recognizes that each student is an individual with unique educational needs. The District is committed to challenging and helping each student maximize his/her personal potential to promote academic excellence, good character, and physical fitness in a safe, supportive learning environment, as well as providing a positive school climate based upon mutual respect and responsibility.

Academics

Learning Unlimited (Gifted & Talented); Utilization of Google Apps for Education; Go Math! Readers & Writers Workshop model; Next Generation Science; Gilder Lehrman: Institute of American History supported social studies program; Character Education through Character.org; Full Value; HP Google Chromebook & MS Office based technology.

Clubs

Debate Team; STEM Club; Breakfast Bunch (morning homework help); Character Ed Club; Chess Club; Scooter Football; Jump Start to Success; Mindfulness Club; Garden Club; Guitar Club; National Elementary Honors Society; Student Council; School Safeties Program; TREP$; Literary Magazine Club; Battle of the Books.

Programs

West Milford Twp Public Schools offers SACC (student age child care) at Upper Greenwood Lake School.

Teachers

Star Math, Readers & Writers Workshop; Next Generation Science Standards; Professional Learning Communities; Articulation meetings (districtwide) within ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies; Character Education.

Post high school

Upper Greenwood Lake School hosts a College Day to advertise the importance of attending a college/university, thus, prompting a preparation for our K-6 students before entering the Middle School.

Supports

The District has a Child Study Team that collaborates with all of the schools to provide students supports and services. Upper Greenwood Lake School's I&RS Team meets on a bi-monthly basis to implement action plans to help students with behavior and/or learning difficulties.

Health

Physical Education; Health; Scooter Football; Recess; Jump Start to Success; Mindfulness Club.

Parents

PTA - K-6 parents; 6th Grade Parent Club; PTA sponsored activities/evenings; Veterans Day Recognition Assembly; College Day; Character Education committee; School Safety Committee; A parent Portal exists through the District's Website; Upper Greenwood Lake School is partnered with the NJ Council for History Education, local police and volunteer fire company, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts; Family Literacy Night; PTA Book Fairs; TREP$ program.

Facilities

The building was built in 1966; a one level building. The media center also serves as our STEM center. The Gymnasium serves as a gym, cafeteria, and auditorium, all-in-one. The building has a garden where each grade level works on a specific vegetable/plant. A state of the art water filtration system was installed.

More

The School is committed to the safety of the students and staff. A Safety committee constantly goes over procedures and the hypothetical scenarios to act accordingly. Communication with the community has been a building goal; utilizing social media, the Remind application; the Honeywell Alert System. The school has a preschool program which consists of a morning and afternoon session. Overall, Upper Greenwood Lake School takes great pride in it's identity as a school that values character education, history, science, and preparing its students to take care of their community.

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