WELCOME TO WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY
Westbrook Elementary School is the educational home of kindergarten through grade six children in West Milford, New Jersey. West Milford is a beautiful, expansive township that is proud of its schools, children, and close-knit community. Our mission at Westbrook Elementary School is to create a safe, positive learning environment which centers on the hearts, minds, and needs of all children. Students will be nurtured, inspired, and challenged to become lifelong learners and global citizens.
Our school typically contains three sections of each grade level K-6 and approximately 370 students. Classroom teachers instruct students in the areas of reading, writing, math, science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Beginning in grade 5, subject areas are departmentalized allowing students to practice the independence and responsibility required for middle school. Our programs are fully aligned the Common Core State Standards and New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards, as are our newly revised report cards.
Our teachers are developing their skill in Reading and Writing Workshop, as well as, utilizing that learning to support student math achievement. Through the use of data, mini-lessons, conferring, small group work, and centers, teachers are empowered to meet individual students’ needs for challenge and support. The use of developmentally appropriate manipulatives further enhances the engagement and understanding of mathematical concepts for students. Classrooms are busy, active, and child-centered. Students have access to many texts, resources, and opportunities to aid in learning, inquiry, and achievement in classrooms and our centrally-located Media Center.
Westbrook School is fortunate to benefit from the experience of district supervisors who coordinate all areas of the curriculum and professional development. Curricular programs are frequently reviewed to ensure that the goals and objectives coordinate with standards, district expectations, and our students’ needs. Additionally, we implement fully developed curricula for vocal music, art, family life education, health, library skills, and physical education. Westbrook utilizes SmartBoards, document cameras, Chromebooks, and iPads among other devices to enrich learning; we are refining and enhancing our students’ technological experiences in our school as we believe that the natural uses of technology as a tool to gather, organize, and present information ultimately maximizes classroom instruction and student achievement.
Our students have access to many other programs that support and enrich. Programs include Gifted Art in grades 5 and 6, the Learning Unlimited program for eligible students, academic and extra-curricular clubs, instrumental and vocal music, and the Encore Basic Skills program. Students are nurtured by our School Counselor, Media Specialist, School Nurse, Speech Therapist, Reading Specialist, and CST support staff. We are all very fortunate to have an active and energetic Parent Teachers Association! With the support of the staff and community, students at Westbrook School have numerous opportunities to grow and develop as compassionate, giving human beings with the encouragement of the caring adults who support our school.
The experiences students are provided at Westbrook School enable them to enter the Macopin Middle School as with a solid foundation of experiences, academic achievement, and the desire and motivation to continue their learning far beyond our school doors.