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West Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May County
West Cape May Elementary School District
West Cape May Elementary School is a public school located in West Cape May, New Jersey with 96 students in grades Pre-K-6.
Awards

Grants awarded for school gardens and greenhouse. Sustainable Jersey for Schools. Choice School

Location
301 Moore Street
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Contact
Principal: Mr. Robert Garguilo
609-884-4614
rgarguilo@wcm.capemayschools.com
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Grades
Pre-K-6
White 84%
Black 4%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 9%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 1%
School size
96
students
Female 46.9%
Male 53.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 22%
Students with disabilities 24%
English learners 4%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 2%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
12
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 10%
10
Kindergarten 16%
15
1st Grade 12%
12
2nd Grade 15%
14
3rd Grade 12%
12
4th Grade 16%
15
5th Grade 6%
6
6th Grade 12%
12
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English & language arts proficiency
69%
of students

Math proficiency
56%
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
71%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 28%
6 to 10 days 38%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 10%
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English 94.8%
Spanish 5.2%
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Learn more about West Cape May Elementary School.

Mission

The West Cape May Elementary school aspires to cultivate the educational, social, emotional, and creative talents of our students through vigorous academic standards, innovative teaching strategies, practical use of technology, and strong family and community involvement. All students will be educated using the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for grades Pre-K through 6.

Academics

The primary mission of the West Cape May School District is to provide a well-rounded, developmentally-appropriate, research-based academic program that motivates and develops each child’s potential. The West Cape May Board of Education understands that fulfillment of this mission requires not only a program that provides educationally-enriched opportunities for staff and students, but also a supportive and participatory connection with parents and the community.

Clubs

Peer Leadership teaches our sixth graders the importance of being positive role models and good citizens; Yearbook Club gives students the opportunity to be editors, photographers and publishers; Garden Club teaches introduction to gardening, whole foods, sustainability, conservation, wildlife protection and the science of living things. This provides an opportunity for students to learn about careers related to gardening, cooking and the science of ecosystems. Our Coir and Instrumental Music programs help to promote math and listening skills.

Programs

Our After School Program provides children with opportunities for growth and development, while participating in arts, crafts and sports activities, all in a safe, nurturing environment.

Teachers

Professional development is ongoing throughout the school year including four full days, six half days and workshops outside of the district in alignment with individual teacher growth plans.

Supports

The district offers a variety of student support services including an Academic Assistance Program, ELS, Special Education Services, Guidance, and Intervention and Referral Services. The district’s programs are designed to improve the overall education of our at risk students, who may be experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties. The educational, social and emotional development of our students is a priority.

Health

Per the NJ Student Learning Standards, students are actively engaged in physical education and health for 150 minutes/week. In addition, the district offers an additional 20 minutes per day of freestyle recess, allowing students to academically recharge and enjoy the benefits of social play with their peers. The Board values student nutrition and has offered a free breakfast for all students this year.

Parents

The PTA is an organization of parents and teachers whose goal is to provide our children with programs, clubs, activities, trips, and assemblies to further enrich their elementary school education. They work hand in hand with the administrators and teachers to provide them with the support and tools they need to lift the children’s excitement about learning to the highest level possible while providing extra-curricular activities. Parents are also an integral part of several school committees including SEPAG, School Safety and Curriculum Review.  At any time parents can access on demand academic reports and communicate to teachers thru the Parent Portal.

Facilities

Over the past few years the building has been upgraded with solar, high efficiency HVAC, doors and windows. Security upgrades have been made as well, including a secure vestibule, strobe lights, ballistic window and door film and an indoor/outdoor PA system.

Technology

All students in grades one thru six are assigned personal devices and Google accounts which are used as part of the daily curriculum. STEM is integrated across subject areas using hands on as well as virtual materials. Â All classrooms are equipped with smartboards.

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