The Samuel Mickle School serves over 725 students in grades 3-6. The school is committed to providing all students with a meaningful, positive educational program that focuses on holistic learning through academic, social-emotional, and character development. Instructional programming includes a variety of standards-aligned resources in the content areas of English Language Arts, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Areas (Music, Physical Education, Library Media, World Languages, Art). All grade-levels utilize curricula that encompasses and aligns with state standards, as well as NJDOE guidelines for curriculum and instruction. Academic supports are provided through Basic Skills Instruction and Intervention and Referral Services. A formal assessment of student proficiency occurs three times over the course of the academic year using: AIMSweb for early literacy skills in grade 3, Fountas & Pinnell BAS in grades 3-4, and LinkIT Math and ELA Benchmarks in grades 3-6.
In addition to continually striving for academic excellence, the Mickle School values the importance of extracurricular enrichment opportunities and the development of students as individuals through their interests and character. Enrichment opportunities for students are offered through gifted and talented programming, STEM classes, and many extracurricular after-school clubs and activities. Extracurriculars include Band, Chorus, Strings, Art Club, and Drama Club, as well as other programming opportunities for student involvement. Most recently, the Samuel Mickle School received two Character.org Promising Practices awards that were presented to schools for initiatives that "demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with principles that help schools cultivate a culture of character."
Through strong programming, a dedicated staff, and a positive school environment, the school maintains a commitment to the well-being and success of every Mickle student now and into their future. Today a Hornet…Tomorrow a Leader!
Who was Samuel Mickle? Read about the namesake of our school here.