East Brunswick Township School District (23-1170)

East Brunswick Township School District

EAST BRUNSWICK TWP

The journey begins for our 8,200 diverse student population in one of our eight Nationally recognized elementary Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. A child centered environment, small classes and differentiated instruction set the stage for building strong foundations through research based programs in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and health. Students in grades 4 and 5 begin learning a world language in our immersion Spanish program. Art, vocal and instrumental music as well as physical education play important roles in providing a superior educational experience for each student. ESL, Gifted and Talented, and Special Education programs also support the needs of our children.

The educational journey continues in our 6th-7th grade Blue Ribbon Hammarskjold Middle School. Students are gathered into small "houses", which provides a home-base and a set of teachers dedicated to their instruction. Students begin daily instruction in our proficiency based Model World Language Program. Environmental Science takes the stage for 6th graders as they "do science", participate in multiple field trips including a three day "Fairview" camping experience. Students delve deeper into language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, health and physical education. Experiences in fine arts, technology, band, orchestra, chorus, theatre arts, computer literacy, and consumer science excite interests.

In our Blue Ribbon Churchill Junior High School our 8th-9th grade students continue in-depth study of language arts, world language, mathematics, science, social studies, computer science, financial literacy and physical education/health. A comprehensive elective program includes art, consumer science, technology, choral, instrumental music and theatre arts.

East Brunswick High School recognized as one of the 'Top Schools in the US' by Middle States and as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, provides a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of over 2100 students in grades 10th-12th. Our diverse student body is enrolled in challenging and interesting courses as they amass 140 credits required for graduation (20 credits above the State minimum) and college required Carnegie Units. Special programs such as our 10 course Dual Middlesex County College/EBHS Program, 21 AP Courses, Waksman Scholars Program, Institute for Political and Legal Education, Cooperative Education, Advanced World Language programs in Business and Medical Professions, Community Service program, and multiple Honor Societies enhance student opportunities to explore interests and prepare for career and higher education. After school hours, students have the opportunity to compete interscholastically on athletic and academic teams, or participate in other extracurricular activities.

At the end of the K-12 journey, our graduates demonstrated they're prepared for College and Careers:

- 100% earned a minimum of the 140 required credits
- 310 were honored as Presidential Scholars
- 17 students were National Merit Finalists
- 70% (530 students) had completed Dual Enrollment College courses
- 46% completed AP courses, 1,261 AP exams, with 90% scoring 3 or higher
- 195 students graduated with College/AP credits equal to a semester of college and 37 students graduated with credits equal to a year of college. (Colleges overwhelmingly accepted AP and College credits).
- 94% enrolled in 157 College and Universities
- 89% attended their first choice college
- 47% received $4.6 Million in Scholarships and Grants