New Jersey

Schools to Watch

Schools to Watch are Middle Grade programs recognized for their best practices and continued journey towards excellence.

Frank Corrado and Gail Hilliard-Nelson, State Directors


NJ Schools to Watch is sponsored by

NJ Association for Middle Level Education

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There are ten Schools to Watch in New Jersey. These schools open their doors to middle school colleagues and university students who want to observe and learn from excellent schools teaching middle grades students.

New Jersey's Schools to Watch:

  • Belhaven Middle School, Linwood, NJ
  • Black River Middle School, Chester, NJ
  • Byram Intermediate School, Stanhope, NJ
  • Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, Clark, NJ
  • Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, NJ
  • Leonia Middle School, Leonia
  • Mountain View Middle School, Mendham Borough, NJ
  • Pleasant Valley School, Mullica Hill, NJ
  • Randolph Middle School, Randolph, NJ
  • William Anin Middle School, Basking Ridge, NJ

For more info go to: NJSTW Schools

New Jersey Schools to Watch is a program of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.

Schools to Watch are selected based on the characteristics in the following criteria:

Academic Excellence

Developmental Responsiveness

Social Equity

Organizational Structures

The Application for 2019-2020 New Jersey Schools to Watch designation is now available!

Click Here or go to How to Apply