Paulsboro
Diversity, Respect, Tradition, Pride

Paulsboro Public Schools serve approximately 1,200 students from the surrounding area. In addition to being recognized for athletic and artistic endeavors, graduating students speak highly of the close-knit community and caring staff at our schools. As of 2017, about 80% of Paulsboro students were eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Paulsboro:

Diversity, Respect, Tradition, Pride

from the Paulsboro Panorama, Fall 2016

 

Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia, describes Paulsboro Public Schools as “a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth-grade from Paulsboro, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.”

 

A true statement, but it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of Paulsboro public Schools: rooted in diversity, guided by respect, steeped in tradition and school spirit, and elevated by pride. Paulsboro Pride.

 

Paulsboro Public Schools provide an educational experience that highlights the multicultural diversity of the region, while taking advantage of the community’s long-held focus on science and technology.

 

The Billingsport Early Childhood Center, named for the historic fort built to defend Philadelphia during the American Revolution, serves students in pre-Kindergarten through second-grade. Students in grades three through six attend Loudenslager Elementary School. Paulsboro Junior-Senior High School, which recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first graduating class, serves students in seventh- through twelfth-grade.

 

A Story of Academic Merit

 

The Paulsboro story begins – first and foremost – with academic merit. A dedicated faculty and small class sizes that enhance student engagement are just the beginning. And it starts at the beginning with Paulsboro’s youngest students.

 

In 2015, the Billingsport Early Childhood Center received a four-year, $1.42 million grant to enhance and expand its pre-school program. The grant enabled Billingsport to have four classes for four-year-olds, as well as a special education class for three- and four-year-olds, with two aides. The grant also enabled the school to hire a master teacher to assist with curriculum as well as with professional development, and coaching and mentoring classroom teachers. Using the grant, Billingsport also purchased new curriculum sets for the classrooms that enable the school to expand and upgrade its educational technology.

 

One of the most visible outcomes of the grant is the Billingsport Fun Zone, a pre-school-specific playground, built on the school grounds. The 1,650-square-foot playground has 21 different play events all designed to encourage group and individual creative play for three- and four-year-olds.

 

The Gifted & Talented (G&T) program for students in Kindergarten through sixth-grade is focusing on science and engineering. Students included in the program in second- through sixth-grade were selected based on a rubric using universal benchmarks, which included MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) scores, PARCC scores, report card grades, reading level, and the Naglieri Non-verbal Ability Test.

 

In the younger grades – Kindergarten and first-grade – all of the students are exposed to both science and engineering concepts. Students in second-grade work on long-term projects related to the science standards and 21st Century skills. Project topics include habitats, changes to matter, engineering design, and robotics. Third- and fourth-grade students in the program study inventions – those created by others and their own. Fifth- and sixth-grade students study robotics and computer science using the Lego EV3 Robotics program and software.

 

 

 

The G&T program also includes a second tier of students in grades three to six that meet about once a month during lunch recess of inclement weather months for enrichment opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math with grade-level peers.

 

At Loudenslager Elementary School, a 21st Century Learning Grant and partnership with the R.E.A.L. Center/First Children Services has enabled the school to expand its Twilight program for fourth- through sixth-graders. The after-school program runs from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm during the school-year, when the first hour is devoted to completing homework assignments. Because the program actually is located in the school, tracking homework assignments is much easier, and the staff can speak with the teachers.

 

In the second hour, students participate in a number of academically-based clubs such as the Newspaper Club, Book Review Club, Comic Book Club (students write and illustrate their own), and a Lego Robotics Club. A partnership with Engineers Without Borders at Rowan University has enabled Twilight to operate a once-a-month S.T.E.M. program, too. During the last hour of Twilight, students can work in the technology lab and/or burn-off a little energy by running and playing in the gym. Rutgers University’s Extension Program for Health & Exercise offers a more formal program about once a month. During the summer, the program operates from 9:00 am until noon, when the majority of the children participate in the lunch program.

 

Paulsboro Junior-Senior High School offers students a complete high school experience – challenging academics, legendary athletics, and opportunities to pursue interests, passions and shape dreams through the more than 15 clubs and organizations. Paulsboro has had seven students who have been drafted and gone on to play football in the NFL.

 

Students can take advantage of a variety of Advanced Placement classes including English, Calculus, and Biology. There also are opportunities to earn college credits with both Salem County Community College and Rowan College at Gloucester County, some of which are taught at the school by credentialed instructors. 

 

In addition, there are exemplary Art, Theater and Music Departments where students can identify, explore and hone creative, visual and performance talents.

 

Paulsboro High School is equipped with a spacious technologically advanced Media/Parenting Center that is a place for students to read and conduct their own research. Additionally, there are four computer labs in the school, as well as Smart Boards or Bright Links in almost every classroom, and laptop carts for individual classroom use.

 

A significant number of Paulsboro High School graduates also attend top ranked universities, and there is a long tradition of students earning appointments to the United States Naval and Military Academies.

A true statement, but it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of Paulsboro public Schools: rooted in diversity, guided by respect, steeped in tradition and school spirit, and elevated by pride. Paulsboro Pride.

 

Paulsboro Public Schools provide an educational experience that highlights the multicultural diversity of the region, while taking advantage of the community’s long-held focus on science and technology.

 

The Billingsport Early Childhood Center, named for the historic fort built to defend Philadelphia during the American Revolution, serves students in pre-Kindergarten through second-grade. Students in gra

 

In the younger grades – Kindergarten and first-grade – all of the students are exposed to both science and engineering concepts. Students in second-grade work on long-term projects related to the science standards and 21st Century skills. Project topics include habitats, changes to matter, engineering design, and robotics. Third- and fourth-grade students in the program study inventions – those created by others and their own. Fifth- and sixth-grade students study robotics and computer science using the Lego EV3 Robotics program and software.

 

The G&T program also includes a second tier of students in grades three to six that meet about once a month during lunch recess of inclement weather months for enrichment opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math with grade-level peers.

 

At Loudenslager Elementary School, a 21st Century Learning Grant and partnership with the R.E.A.L. Center/First Children Services has enabled the school to expand its Twilight program for fourth- through sixth-graders. The after-school program runs from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm during the school-year, when the first hour is devoted to completing homework assignments. Because the program actually is located in the school, tracking homework assignments is much easier, and the staff can speak with the teachers.

 

In the second hour, students participate in a number of academically-based clubs such as the Newspaper Club, Book Review Club, Comic Book Club (students write and illustrate their own), and a Lego Robotics Club. A partnership with Engineers Without Borders at Rowan University has enabled Twilight to operate a once-a-month S.T.E.M. program, too. During the last hour of Twilight, students can work in the technology lab and/or burn-off a little energy by running and playing in the gym. Rutgers University’s Extension Program for Health & Exercise offers a more formal program about once a month. During the summer, the program operates from 9:00 am until noon, when the majority of the children participate in the lunch program.

 

Paulsboro Junior-Senior High School offers students a complete high school experience – challenging academics, legendary athletics, and opportunities to pursue interests, passions and shape dreams through the more than 15 clubs and organizations. Paulsboro has had seven students who have been drafted and gone on to play football in the NFL.

 

Students can take advantage of a variety of Advanced Placement classes including English, Calculus, and Biology. There also are opportunities to earn college credits with both Salem County Community College and Rowan College at Gloucester County, some of which are taught at the school by credentialed instructors. 

 

In addition, there are exemplary Art, Theater and Music Departments where students can identify, explore and hone creative, visual and performance talents.

 

Paulsboro High School is equipped with a spacious technologically advanced Media/Parenting Center that is a place for students to read and conduct their own research. Additionally, there are four computer labs in the school, as well as Smart Boards or Bright Links in almost every classroom, and laptop carts for individual classroom use.

 

A significant number of Paulsboro High School graduates also attend top ranked universities, and there is a long tradition of students earning appointments to the United States Naval and Military Academies.

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