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Watchung, New Jersey
Somerset County
Watchung Borough Public School District
Valley View School is a public school located in Watchung, New Jersey with 293 students in grades 5-8.
A state-of-the-art STEM Lab was opened this year. All students take a half year course designed to inspire critical and creative thinking and improve students' technology literacy.
Advanced Classes for Math, Language Arts Literacy, and Science offer students opportunities to grow and develop independence for enrichment in the most appropriate placements.
The staff is committed to high expectations for student learning, instructional engagement, and the social and emotional well-being of all students.

In addition to a full curriculum aligned with the state learning standards (NJLS) in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, programs offered include advanced mathematics, robotics, world languages, industrial arts, STEM, and a gifted and talented program. Valley View uses Lucy Calkins's Reading and Writing Workshop model, learner-active technology-infused classrooms, 1:1 Chromebook initiative for grades 5-8, SmartBoards, and educational software to enrich learning.

50 Valley View Road
Watchung, NJ 07069
Principal: Mrs. Mary Nunn
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White 62%
Black 8%
Asian 18%
Hispanic 9%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
Female 47.4%
Male 52.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 0%
Students with disabilities 19%
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
Grade Percent of total students Students
5th Grade 22%
6th Grade 30%
7th Grade 24%
8th Grade 25%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 9
Total incidents 9
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 43%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 12%
Over 15 days 7%
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English 96.9%
Other 3.1%
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Learn more about Valley View School.


The Mission of Valley View School is to enhance and to further develop the academic and social competencies of every student (NJSLS) by providing varied experiences that promote self-reliance, self-motivation, and community awareness.


Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Coed)


Most of our students stay at school after dismissal. TREP$ is an entrepreneur program for students who want to start their own business. Girls on Track builds self-respect and healthy lifestyles while training for a 5K. Other favorites are the Environmental Club, Community Outreach, Peer Leaders, Student Council, Photography Club, History Club, Newspaper Club, Homework Club, and Honor and Regions Bands. Students also serve on the Watchung Youth Services Commission.


Best Time, LLC, operates an afterschool option for our middle school students. Aftercare is available at Bayberry School until 6:30 p.m. Transportation is provided for Valley View students to Bayberry School for this program. A homework club is available after-school for students in grades 5-8.


Professional development is offered to teachers and to administrators during the summer and throughout the school year. Cohorts of teachers have been trained during the summer in engaging students and facilitating learning and are supported by coaches throughout the year. In partnership with the surrounding districts, we provide professional development workshops for the teachers to meet their professional needs. Teachers collaborate in Professional Learning Communities and in the Faculty Book Club.


The students are scheduled for physical education classes four times per week in grades 6-8. Students are able to go outside during the lunch period or use the gym during inclement weather for additional physical activity time. Health classes are taught by the teachers and the school nurse and focus on wellness and nutrition. A Watchung police officer presents the DARE program to 5th graders and teaches the dangers of substance abuse.


Valley View Middle School is fortunate to have an active and supportive PTO and an enthusiastic and motivated Watchung Educational Foundation. Together, these two groups organize a variety of fundraisers to enrich the educational programs. They provide assemblies, workshops, and grants to enhance the curriculum. Both organizations support the Narratives of Courage Day, a biannual event that brings motivational speakers to the school to share their incredible stories of courage and resiliency.


In 2019, the Industrial Arts Room was completely renovated and a state of the art STEM Lab was built.


Valley View School's weekly schedule begins with a traditional day when every class meets for a forty minute period. Each remaining day of the week, a period is dropped in the morning and afternoon. These fifty-two minute periods rotate throughout the week allowing students and teachers to experience the class at different times of the day. Technology has played an important part in communication between the students and the teachers, and between the school and the family. We use PowerSchool as our SIS. Parents and students are able to login and see grades and assignments posted in a timely manner. Students and teachers utilize Google Classroom for assignments, collaboration, resources, and test taking. The website is an important resource for parents. There, families can access a teacher webpage as well as see calendar dates and other information that pertains to their child. The district has made an effort with the Green Team to reduce the amount of paper used and technology is assisting us to meet that goal. School safety is a priority for the school and district. Procedures help to keep the students and the staff safe, while still welcoming parents and visitors to the school.

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