Welcome to Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School

Principal’s Message

MISSION STATEMENT - Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School is committed to preparing All of our students for college, work and life. This commitment begins with an environment which nurtures and supports students physically, emotionally, socially, and academically. Our goals are to increase students’ achievement by adopting best practices and focusing on the Common Core Standards/New Jersey Core Curriculum standards. Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School provides opportunities for students to achieve their personal best through challenging curriculums and differentiated instruction; while utilizing a variety of evaluation tools, to improve standardized test scores and an increase in overall performance.

In order to ensure student’s success, our staff utilizes a comprehensive Balanced Literacy Program that supports and focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, writing, technology, and manipulatives within the delivery of instruction. We also provide a variety of educational programs and activities for all students. Study Island is a web based program that addresses students’ needs in Language Arts and Mathematics while preparing them for the NJ PASS and NJ ASK. The Extended Day Program is offered to students with academic needs in grades 3 and 4. They explore real-world experiences through an interdisciplinary array of skills from math, language arts, science, social studies, technology and liberal arts. Our students participate in many initiatives that contribute to the development of the whole child.
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