Dedicated to preparing students for the workforce and other educational pursuits, East Brunswick Public Schools puts its scholars’ futures as a top priority. The district’s teachers, faculty and staff understand that each child is different, so instruction should be tailored to meet their needs.
East Brunswick Public Schools is composed of 11 Blue Ribbon Schools, including Bowne-Munro Elementary, Central Elementary, Murray A. Chittick Elementary, Robert Frost Elementary, Irwin Elementary, Lawrence Brook Elementary, Memorial Elementary, Warnsdorfer Elementary, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School and East Brunswick High School.
Students are positioned to successfully adapt to 21st-century jobs through hands-on class exercises in business education, career education, computer studies, cooperative education, engineering and technology courses, as well as family and consumer sciences. By providing students with college and career ready experiences, students gain confidence and skills needed to perform day one on a job or at a college or university.
Computer literacy is vital at all grade levels throughout the district. In elementary, students receive hands-on learning activities that reinforce classroom exercises, helping student retain information. Moreover, each elementary classroom has computers and a computer lab, where pupils receive basic keyboarding and software instruction.
In middle school, students work in a computer lab on problem-solving activities that relate to real-world issues through engaging applications, such as spreadsheets, presentations and word processing.
High schoolers have the opportunity to participate in elective computer courses, including computer programming.
Business education classes are aimed at students who want to enter the workforce directly after they earn their high school diploma, go on to college or a business school or those who seek to gain more business knowledge. Classes include keyboarding, accounting, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, business law, international business and politics.
Family and consumer sciences classes help students prepare for entry-level employment and life on their own. Here, students will learn about food and nutrition, clothing and sewing machine operations, interior decorating, retailing, human growth and development, as well as fashion merchandising.
Students that show an interest in a particular career or a strong aptitude for a certain area of study will find that the cooperative education program benefits them in the classroom and out in the real world. Students have the opportunity to attend school during the morning, then work at a part-time job in the afternoon for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Employers are carefully selected and offer the most advanced training available.
Engineering and technology education helps students solve problems by incorporating design skills, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. Some of the course options include mechanical engineering, communications technology, woodworking, video production and architectural drawing.
Each elementary school and Hammarskjold Middle School have an array of extracurricular activities, such as interest-based clubs, as well as vocal and instrumental music offerings. In addition to clubs and fine arts offerings, Churchill Junior High School and East Brunswick High School also have girls and boys fall, winter and spring sports.
The following are from Dr. Valeski’s State of the District Address given at Hammarskjold Middle School on May 31, 2018.
– 16 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
– 13 Students graduating with “Highest Honors”
– 37 National Merit Scholarship commended students
– 166 Members inducted into the National Honor Society – 281 total members
– 325 Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence
– 668 Students in the Class of 2018
The American Association of Teachers of German recognizes one district in the nation each year as a German Center of Excellence – East Brunswick was selected as this year’s recipient of the award.
Graduates of East Brunswick High School are eligible to earn the New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy. Students earned such distinction in the following languages:
– Mandarin – 6 students
– French – 21 students
– German – 9 students
– Italian – 6 students
– Portuguese – 1 student
– Russian – 1 student
– Spanish – 48 students
During the 2017-2018 school year the district was recognized for multiple athletic accomplishments including:
Red Division Championships- Girls Soccer
– Girls Volleyball
– Girls Swimming
– Boys Swimming
– Boys Bowling
– Girls Basketball
– Girls Golf
– Girls Soccer
– Girls Volleyball
– Girls Swimming
– Boys Winter Track-Relays
– Girls Bowling
– Boys Bowling (Group 4 Champs)
– Boys Golf
During the 2017-2018 School year East Brunswick Schools earned the following Arts accomplishments:
– 38 Students selected to Central Jersey Music Educators Association Region ensembles
– 4 Students selected to New Jersey Music Educators Association All State Intermediate Orchestra
– 2018 Bucks County Theater Festival – Best Feature Actress in Musical (Hairspray Jr.)
– HMS Artwork displayed at the Rutgers University Art Library
– 33 Students selected to Central Jersey Music Educators Association Region ensembles
– 20 Students selected to New Jersey Music Educators Association All State ensembles Churchill Advanced Orchestra performed at the New Jersey Music Educators Association All State Convention
– EBHS Jazz Band performed at the New Jersey All State Jazz Festival
Dr. Victor Valeski, Superintendent; Mr. Bernardo Giuliana, Business Administrator; Dr. Joyce Boley, Assistant Superintendent of Academics; Mr. Louis Figueroa, Assistant Superintendent of Student Activities and Services
Information in this article was provided by East Brunswick Public Schools and Sarah Lancaster.