Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Edison, New Jersey

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Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Location
50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Edison, NJ 08820

United States
Information
TypePublic middle school
MottoReach for the stars
Established1973
School districtEdison Township Public Schools
PrincipalPatricia Cotoia
Faculty76.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades6-8
Enrollment736 (as of 2005-06)[1]
Student to teacher ratio9.7[1]
Color(s)Teal and white
NicknameChallengers
Information732-452-2870
Website
 
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Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Location
50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Edison, NJ 08820

United States
Information
TypePublic middle school
MottoReach for the stars
Established1973
School districtEdison Township Public Schools
PrincipalPatricia Cotoia
Faculty76.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades6-8
Enrollment736 (as of 2005-06)[1]
Student to teacher ratio9.7[1]
Color(s)Teal and white
NicknameChallengers
Information732-452-2870
Website

Woodrow Wilson Middle School is a middle school located in Edison, New Jersey, in the United States, and is part of the Edison Township Public Schools. The school serves students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in a two-story building. There are approximately 43 classrooms in the school. Graduates of Woodrow Wilson Middle School enter J. P. Stevens High School.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 736 students and 76.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 9.7.[1]

Campus[edit source | edit]

The school is located at the end of Woodrow Wilson Drive off Plainfield Road. The two original floors were completed in 1973, along with a newer hallway that was completed in 2001. Following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, several first floor hallways of the school were named after the astronauts who perished. In addition, Woodrow Wilson's central courtyard, which is normally closed to students, unless they are participating in the Garden Club, is dedicated to the late John L. Kotcho, who was a long-serving vice-principal.

Students[edit source | edit]

The student body breakdown is 62% Asian, 29% White, 4% Hispanic, 4% Black, and <1% Native American.[2]

Courses[edit source | edit]

The school has a wide variety of subjects offered to students, Classes that students are required to take are - Social Studies, Life Science, Mathematics, English, Health (one marking period/year) and Physical Education (3 marking periods/year).

All non-ESL sixth and seventh grade students have two periods of English a day. They are also required to alternate their elective and foreign language course (French or Spanish) daily. On "A" days students have one of the classes, on "B" days they have the other. For eighth graders in level two English, the "A-day/B-day" format used by sixth and seventh graders still applies. For students in level 1 or honors English, only one period of English is taken a day, as well as one period of foreign language. These students are also required to pick two electives, which they will alternate between in the "A-Day/B-Day" format.

Electives include Home Economics, Industrial Technology, Music, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, and Art. English as a Second Language is also offered.

Each grade is divided into "clusters", which are groups of roughly 100 students. Students only have classes with those in their cluster, except for electives, which are mixed among the whole school. On some occasions, there are a few students who have teachers from two different clusters; they are called cross-cluster.

Clusters now include: The Wizards (6th Grade), The Knights (6th Grade), The Shooting Stars (7th Grade), The Lightning Bolts (7th Grade), 8-T (8th Grade), 8-A (8th Grade)

''Electives:'' Available to all Students:

Available to 7th & 8th grade only

Available only to 8th Graders

Extracurricular activities[edit source | edit]

Extracurricular activities are clubs held after the school day from 3:05PM (18:05) to 3:55PM (18:55). They are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. (Tuesdays are for staff meetings.) Also, some clubs are held in the mornings and can be on any school day.

Past and present extracurricular activities include:

Sports teams

Note: Many of these have been taken out due to budget cuts.

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Woodrow Wilson Middle School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 19, 2008.
  2. ^ GreatSchools guide, based on NJ Dept. of Ed. data.

External links[edit source | edit]

Coordinates: 40°33′20″N 74°22′27″W / 40.555544°N 74.37406°W / 40.555544; -74.37406