MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (25-3160)

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Middletown Township Public School District of Monmouth County is located in the beautiful coastal region of central New Jersey. It is bound by the Navesink River to the South, Raritan Bay to the North, and the Atlantic Ocean coastline to the East. Middletown is one historically and culturally rich community of 42 square miles with twelve neighborhood elementary schools, three middle schools and two large comprehensive high schools. With approximately 9,700 students, Middletown is the largest K-12 school system in Monmouth County and one of the largest in the state.

Middletown has easy access by land and water to the metropolitan New York area. Its location in New Jersey places it in proximity to many excellent colleges and universities. National crime statistics have indicated that Middletown is one of the safest communities to raise a family and is recognized for its excellent park system, open space and extensive recreational facilities. The sense of community that characterizes Middletown is demonstrated by strong parental involvement.

The district is dedicated to providing its students with the most highly qualified and dedicated staff available. Through our rigorous hiring process, only the most skilled and knowledgeable teachers are selected. A high value is placed on continuing education as evidenced by over 75% of our teachers having earned a Masters or Doctorate degree. Further, our sustained professional development model, which promotes teacher leadership, provides our staff with extensive opportunities for continued professional growth.

The achievements of our students are marked by their success in merit and academic scholarship competition, advanced placement courses, exceptional SAT averages, the percentage of students going on to post-secondary education, and the quality of the higher education institutions to which they are accepted. The quality of the education provided to Middletown students is evidenced by the many awards earned by our present and past students.

Our high schools are currently offering two “Pathways” as an option for students to follow in order to prepare them for further study or work in fields of interest to them. The STEM Pathway and the GLP3 Pathway allow students to concentrate their electives and attend educational seminars in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and in Government, Law, and Public Policy, respectively.

The district Technology Plan has been created utilizing resources from the U.S. Office of Educational Technology National Educational Technology Plan: Future Ready Learning - Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (2016) and the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students (2016) to support our district Strategic Plan (2015-2020) goals. Students, educators, and parents all benefit from the strategic deployment of 1:1 technology in grades 3 through 12. Such technology brings equitable access to more accurate and timely information, and enables collaboration among teachers and learners. Hardcover textbooks continue to be replaced by digitized curriculum, the new standard, instantly providing up-to-date resources to every student. Technology also allows for personalization of learning. Instruction moves at the learner’s individual pace. Teachers deliver differentiated instruction based on real-time assessments and data results. Additionally, the district provides student lessons and family workshops on digital literacy and citizenship and shares comprehensive online documentation via the district multimedia website.

The high schools provide a comprehensive extracurricular program. Both schools’ athletic teams are consistently among the best in the county and often in the state. The fine arts programs are popular and provide talented students opportunities to excel. Our district has partnered with the Middletown Arts Center in order to maximize students’ opportunities in the arts. The newspapers, literary magazines, academic clubs and service-education opportunities provide diverse and extensive programs for all students.

The District Beliefs and Mission Statement were developed collaboratively by our stakeholders during our Strategic Planning Process:

District Beliefs: We believe we must function as a united community to…
1. Meet every student’s unique and individual needs, in a safe and nurturing educational environment.
2. Prepare students for innovative opportunities in a rapidly evolving global society, in which technology is integral.
3. Inspire, engage, and challenge students and staff to make the commitment to become lifelong learners, both within and beyond the classroom walls.
4. Provide all students equitable opportunities for personal development by maintaining progressive resources.
5. Support the success of our children, who are our future.

District Mission Statement: The Middletown Township Public School District, in partnership with our resourceful and historically rich community, provides students with a rigorous and relevant education, rooted in the New Jersey and Common Core State Standards, motivating them to recognize and develop their full potential as responsible citizens, contributing to an ever-evolving global society.

Please visit www.middletownk12.org for comprehensive information about our district and schools and follow us on Twitter @MTPSPRIDE