Eastampton Township School District (05-1250)

Eastampton Township School District

The Eastampton School District, comprised of approximately 600 students, is situated in suburban Eastampton, near the county seat of Mount Holly in the heart of Burlington County.

In September of 2007, the District completed a $22 million school consolidation project that created a K-8 campus by providing additions and renovations to the former middle school creating the new Eastampton Community School. Among the many improvements to the physical plant are a new 50-year roof; replacement windows and lighting that have greatly improved energy efficiency; a new heating and cooling system with an energy efficient, cost-effective geothermal system; as well as the installation of state-of-the-art security and telephone communication systems. Additions also provided for a full-day kindergarten program; a new library and art rooms; a cafeteria with full-service kitchen; modern, hands-on science and technology labs; and the consolidation of staff at one location.

The District curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. A comprehensive education in all core content areas is provided for all students. In addition, special subject offerings for pupils include audio-visual production, technology applications, art, vocal music, instrumental music, world language, media skills, study skills, and health and physical education. To further enhance our academic offerings, all Eastampton students (kindergarten through eighth grade) receive pre-engineering instruction under the STEM initiative Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Students in grades K-5 have Launch and grades 6-8 have Gateway to Technology. Significant findings and independent research studies reveal that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Our PLTW program is partially funded by local and national grants.

Through character education initiatives (which include anti-bullying, service-learning activities, and equity programs such as Princeton University’s ROOTS and the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate), the District is preparing students to be responsible and respectful citizens.

The Eastampton School District is committed to ongoing and expanded professional development opportunities for all staff. The District also offers opportunities for parental and community involvement in the decision-making process of the District.

The District is dedicated to providing quality instruction, programs, and services within a cost-effective financial framework. For additional information regarding Eastampton School District, log on to the district website at www.eastampton.k12.nj.us.