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Facts and Figures

2020-2021
(Please note: Due to COVID-19, students are receiving hybrid, in-person or all-remote instruction, which may affect some of the programs listed below.)
 
  • 5,954 students in 10 schools Grades PreK-12
  • Westfield High School, 2 Intermediate Schools, 6 Elementary,
    1 Early Childhood Learning Center
  • 897 staff members
  • Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Joseph Malanga jmalanga@westfieldnjk12.org
 
 
LINCOLN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
 
  • Dr. Tiffany Jacobson, Interim Principal
  • 242 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
  • PRINCIPALS:
    Franklin - Dr. Paul Duncan, Principal; Mrs. Mary McCabe, Interim Assistant Principal
    Jefferson - Mrs. Susie Hung
    McKinley - Dr. Marc Biunno
    Tamaques - Mr. David Duelks
    Washington - Dr. Andrew Perry
    Wilson - Mr. Joseph Malanga
  • 2,369 students in grades 1-5
  • Entrance cut off date: October 1 - age 6
  • 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.
 
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Edison - 796 students
  • Edison Principal:  Dr. Matthew Bolton
  • Edison Assistant Principal:  Ms. Crystal Marsh
  • Roosevelt - 684 students
  • Roosevelt Principal:  Mr. Brian Gechtman
  • Roosevelt Assistant Principal:  Mr. Keith Brunson
  • 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.
 
 
WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
 
  • Principal - Mrs. Mary Asfendis
  • Assistant Principals:  Mr. James DeSarno, Ms. Mabel Huynh, Mr. Warren Hynes
  • Accredited by Middle Atlantic States Association
  • 1,863 students in grades 9-12
  • Graduation requirements: 120 credits
  • 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 2020
    • 99.4% of Seniors Graduated
    • 94 % continuing their education
    • 90.2 % attending 4-year colleges/universities
    • Class of 2020 National Merit Program
      • 4 National Merit Semifinalists
      • 20 Letters of Commendation