NEPTUNE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (25-3500)

NEPTUNE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Welcome to the Neptune City School District! We are committed to providing our students with an educational environment that is conducive to student learning, and enabling each student to realize their maximum potential as an individual. The teachers and administration realize the different needs of our students, and we strive to adapt our programs to meet those needs.

To leave no child behind, to provide all children with the best education possible, to prepare students for college and a career, and to make students lifelong learners are the goals of Neptune City School District at every grade level. We believe that a thoughtful, systematic, and collaborative approach among teachers, administrators, parents and community members will help us to forge new knowledge, meet the challenges of our school, and help our young people to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Neptune City School District is focusing on the benefits of a balanced literacy framework across all grade levels. Students in grades 1-8 receive 90 minutes of literacy instruction every day. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School is deepening the instruction in a workshop model providing a flexible combination of word study, comprehension, and independent reading, which allows for the development of strategic readers. The elements of a workshop model, interactive read aloud, shared and guided reading, reading conferences and a shared read makes it possible for students to develop and apply problem solving skills both in reading and writing. Learning to write begins in primary grades with shared, guided, and independent writing with the use of mini-lessons, writing, individual and small group conferences, and sharing time.

Mathematics and Science and Social Studies instruction views learning as an active process; focusing on an inquiry approach; teaching students to think in an organized, logical manner; guiding pupils as they apply their mathematical and science skills at ever higher levels of sophistication. Social Studies instruction incorporates the use of primary documents and encourages students to evaluate relevance as they read.

Our educational community works together to use best practices, to identify what matters most, to ensure that what matters most is taught efficiently, completely and effectively, and to focus on standards. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teachers and administrators make no excuses; do what needs to be done to overcome all obstacles; reflect, plan and teach; adjust as necessary; focus on solutions; and determine what the students need to know and be able to do, how they are going to go about it, and how they will show what they know.

We believe that the thoughtful, systematic, and collaborative examination of student learning and test data will help us make better decisions, evaluate programs and practices, modify instructional approaches, determine the needs of the students, identify the gaps between the results our school and getting and the results we want, and provide all students with an excellent education.