EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT (19-1160)

EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

The East Amwell Township School District, located on a beautiful 32-acre site with outdoor playground equipment and ball fields, served approximately 371 students during the 2015-2016 school year. The PreK-8 district sends its students to the Hunterdon Central Regional High School. As a school community, the vision of East Amwell Township School is to be a safe, supportive community that recognizes all students as unique individuals and provides opportunities for academic, artistic, cultural, emotional, physical, social, and character development in a diverse and ever-changing society.

The school building is a hub for activity in the community. Projects undertaken during the school year to maintain its excellent condition were security and technology enhancements, new carpeting, new PA system, roof replacement and parking lot resurfacing. Our active PTO continues to provide grants to staff members, provide student assemblies, and enhance the appearance of our building through specific donations.

Through the efforts of a committed staff, Board of Education, parents and community, the district continues to progress in the areas of curriculum and technology. All of the district’s curriculums are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) with the district’s Mathematics and Language Arts curriculums aligned to the Common Core Standards. The curriculum continues to be monitored and cross-referenced with test scores to insure that the district is providing the best education possible to our students. During the 2015-2016 school year, curriculum reviews were made in Mathematics and Science. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards are supported by a strong specials program that exceeds State Standards. The East Amwell Township School also provides varied extra-curricular club activities and intra-mural sports.

The Technology Department of East Amwell School District has based its new Three-Year Technology Plan on meeting the 21st Century Technology student achievement goals driven by Standards 8.1 and 8.2. These goals driven by digital citizenship, critical thinking, communication and collaboration, and technology operation and concepts are designed to better prepare all students for high school, college and the workplace. A key component of the goals is to develop an understanding of all facets of technology as it is infused in students’ daily lives.
The Technology Plan’s goals are achieved through a well-built digital network providing a high level of access for students and staff. This network is driven by a dual action internet connection that provides a consistent learning platform that is content protected and storage plenty. This abundant educational environment allows for a multi-leveled one-to-one device program that constantly places iPads, chromebooks, laptops and desktop computers in the hands of students and staff members.

East Amwell is a model school in Hunterdon County and receives visits from numerous districts in the State examining our programs. With emphasis on respect and responsibility, instruction is enriched by the infusion of cultural and special events and technology. Each year, numerous East Amwell academic programs have won awards and recognition statewide. Many staff members have also been recognized for innovative programs via local, county, and federal grants, as well as being invited to present at State and National conferences. East Amwell continues to receive grants from various sources to enhance our program and curriculum. We have been monitored by the state via the QSAC process and have been deemed a school with exemplary status.