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Facts and Figures

6,212 students in 10 schools Grades PreK-12

Westfield High School, 2 Intermediate Schools, 6 Elementary,
1 Early Childhood Learning Center

907 staff members (650 professional, 257 support)

Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Joseph Malanga jmalanga@westfieldnjk12.org


LINCOLN SCHOOL: EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER
for Pre-K & Kindergarten

Lincoln School - Audrey Zavetz, Principal

297 students in Kindergarten & Pre-K

Half-day morning and afternoon kindergarten classes; lottery and fee-based Wrap program

Kindergarten entrance cut off date: October 1 - age 5

The kindergarten curriculum is broad and rich and introduces children to a wide range of concepts and skills while helping them gain insight into the world. It is organized into three major instructional strands:

Language Arts/Social Studies
Mathematics/Science
Art/Music/Movement and Health

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Franklin - Principal Eileen Cambria

Jefferson - Principal Susie Hung

McKinley - Principal Marc Biunno

Tamaques - Principal David Duelks

Washington - Principal Andrew Perry

Wilson - Principal Joseph Malanga


2,429 students in grades 1-5

Entrance cut off date: October 1 - age 6

Cold lunch and/or milk can be purchased on a monthly basis for lunch in school. Children may also eat lunch at home.

Busing for K-5 students (more than 2 miles from school).

ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS

• Special Education programs

• ACHIEVE/Basic Skills Improvement/Title I

• Gifted program

• Library/Media Centers - Internet access

• Intervention & Referral Services

• English-as-a-Second Language

• Instrumental Music Lessons, grades 4 & 5

• Band & String Ensemble, grades 4 & 5

• Chorus, grade 5

• Internet access in classrooms

ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

• Language Arts

• Mathematics

• Science

• Social Studies

• Spanish, grades 3, 4 & 5

• Art

• Health (health, drug/alcohol and family living)

• Music

• Handwriting

• Physical Education and Safety

• Library/Information Skills

• Computer applications within the curriculum

SPECIALISTS AVAILABLE

• Adaptive Physical Education

• School Nurses

• Learning/Disability Consultants

• Speech/Language Therapists

• Specialists for the Auditorially Impaired

• Occupational Therapist

• Social Workers

• School Psychologists

• School Counselors

• Physical Therapists

REPORTING SYSTEM

Progress reports for K-5; report card with letter grades in 3-5; interim reports; annual parent/teacher conferences.

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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS (2)

Grades 6 - 8

Edison - 844 students, Principal Matthew Bolton

Roosevelt -777 students, Principal Mary Asfendis

The middle level program provides a rigorous academic curriculum that is developmentally responsive to the social, emotional and behavioral needs of the adolescent.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• Team teaching in grades 6, 7 and 8 in five core academic areas

• A cycle program of Fine and Practical Arts for grades 6 and 7 and an extensive elective program for grade 8

• Three full years of either French or Spanish

• Guidance Counselors in each grade

• Student leadership opportunities, including an active Student Council and
Peer Leadership

• Extensive club and activity programs

INTERMEDIATE CURRICULUM

• Language Arts

• Mathematics

• Social Studies

• Science

• Technology infused in math, science, geography and language arts

• French & Spanish, beginning in grade 6

• Physical Education and Safety

• Health (drug/alcohol education and family living)

• Fine and Performing Arts (instrumental and vocal music, dramatic speech, humanities-related & visual arts)

• Computer Education

• Resource-based Media Center

• Electives for grade 8 include journalism, drama, computers, robotics, vocal music, instrumental music, orchestra, small engines, graphics, woods, and art

SPECIAL PROGRAMS/FACILITIES

• Computer Centers

• Reading and Language Centers

• Special Education Resource Centers

• Basic Skills program

•Adaptive Physical Education

•Speech/Langage Therapist

•Occupational Therapist

•Physical Therapist

• Departmentalized Special Education Classes

• English-as-a-Second Language

• Libraries/Media Centers

• Gifted Program

OTHER SERVICES

• Peer Counseling

• Child Study Teams

• Guidance Services

• Intervention & Referral Services

• Hot and cold lunches available in school cafeterias.

REPORTING SYSTEM

Progress reports with letter grades; interim reports as needed; and parent/teacher conferences as requested.

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

Accredited by Middle Atlantic States Association

1,865 students in grades 9-12

Graduation requirements: 120 credits

Principal - Derrick Nelson

80% of students in co-curricular activities: More than 70 extra-curricular activities, including musical groups & an award- winning student-produced weekly newspaper, as well as 26 varsity athletic teams.

50% of students in one or more honors/ advanced placement courses:

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

16 AP courses

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

• More than 170 courses offered in college preparatory, business, fine arts, drama, music and practical arts programs. Independent Study available.

• Project '79, an alternative program for students not achieving to their full potential

• Special Education Resource Centers

• World Languages: French, Latin, Spanish, Italian & Mandarin Chinese

• English-as-a-Second Language

SPECIAL PROGRAMS/FACILITIES

• Computer Centers

• Reading and Language Centers

•Basic Skills Program

• Special Education Resource Centers

• Departmentalized Special Education Classes

• English-as-a-Second Language

• Libraries/Media Centers (including college and career information)

• TV Studio in High School (cablecasting over Channel 36)

OTHER SERVICES

• Busing for 9th-12th grade students (more than 2.5 miles)

• Student Assistance Counselor

• Peer Counseling

• Child Study Teams

• Guidance Services

•Adaptive Physical Education

•Speech/Language Therapist

•Occupational Therapist

•Physical Therapist

• Intervention & Referral Services

• Hot and cold lunches available in school cafeterias.

REPORTING SYSTEM

Progress reports with letter grades; interim reports as needed; and parent/teacher conferences as requested.

CLASS OF 2018

94.6 % continuing their education

90 % attending 4-year colleges/universities
 

Mean Comparison SAT Scores
WESTFIELD: Math 612; EBRW 622
STATE: Math 547; EBRW 547
NATION: Math 536; EBRW 531

Mean Comparison ACT Scores
WESTFIELD: English 28/ Math 27/ Reading 27/ Science 26/ Composite 27
STATE: English 24/ Math 24/ Reading 24/ Science 23/ Composite 24
NATION: English 20/ Math 21/ Reading 21/ Science 21/ Composite 21



Class of 2019 National Merit Program:
4 National Merit Semifinalists
20 Letters of Commendation

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