Gloucester City Public School District (07-1770)

Gloucester City Public School District

Message from the Superintendent:

The Gloucester City School District is a school community that has a core of pillars such as respect, compassion and persistence. I admire the hard work, dedication and determination of the students and the staff to create an outstanding learning environment. The Gloucester City Schools family has always had a tremendous sense of pride associated with the school district. This "pride" is shown in our classrooms, athletic fields, stage and civic responsibilities just to name a few. It is with great respect that I work with our highly qualified faculty and staff that continuously strive to make students successful both academically and socially. Our students work to compete in a global economic environment to learn to build a foundation for their future.

The hard work of so many has built an excellent opportunity for our school district to be an exceptional academic and social environment for children to have opportunities to succeed. The Gloucester City School District believes all of our children can reach their goals. Our diverse community shares the vision for learning and continuously works toward improving student achievement. We believe together, as a community, we are working toward preparing our children for the ever-changing demands of the 21st century. Quality academic practices are essential for developing students for the future. Malcolm Gladwell stated in the book Outliers: The Story of Success that, “Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” We must encourage our students to engage and develop quality academic practices and habits to provide them opportunities.

The Gloucester City School District will have a very significant change as we prepare for the opening of the long awaited middle school. The new middle school will give the students of Gloucester City a tremendous academic, social and athletic environment in which they will be able to find more opportunities to achieve.

The Gloucester City School District's curriculum, instruction and assessments are effectively aligned with the Common Core State Standards. We are continuously evaluating our practices through data driven decisions and best research practices. Our professional development focuses on improving student learning outcomes. The academic programs provide a foundation for young students. The staff builds on that foundation with other general education classes; Technology, Art, Music, World Language, Physical Education and Health are all implemented into our curriculum.

Our school community is fully aware of the importance of using each and every allocated dollar in the most efficient way possible to enhance student learning. In conjunction with active community groups such as PTO, our strategic planning allows us to utilize these resources in the most fiscally sound way. Our building is equipped with computers, Active/Smart Boards as well as additional technology focused on student and staff development.

The Gloucester City School District is privileged and well prepared to have a positive impact on the next generation of leaders. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or visit our website at www.gcsd.k12.nj.us for additional information about the Gloucester City School District.