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Medford Memorial Middle School
2009

School:
Medford Memorial Middle School
55 Mill Street
Medford, NJ 08055
 
 
Principal:
Phillip Petru

School Operating Times

7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Times of the Year That Should be Avoided for Scheduling Site Visits

Avoid days before breaks: Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring as they are usually half days. Avoid NJASK Testing week.

Preferred Arrival and Departure Times

 7:15 to 7:30 am arrival for orientation; departure by 3:00 pm (to debrief).

Visitation Procedures

All visitors should report to the main office.

Website

http://www.medfordmemorial.org/

Contacts

Mr. Phil Petru, Principal- 609-654-7707 ext. 8300                                           
Ms. Cathy McGrady, Administrative Assistant, 609-654-7707 ext. 8115

Directions to School

http://www.medfordmemorial.org/directions.htm

What You Should Know About This School

 

Medford Memorial Middle School challeneges every student to use his/her mind well.  This school features:

Academic Rigor

  • High-level student work is evident across content areas with many interdisciplinary connections.
  • Technology is not taught as a separate subject; rather it is integrated across all content areas.

Developmental Responsiveness

  • The school has a daily 40 minute enrichment period where students explore interests such as environmental issues and creative writing or can take challenge courses such as forensic science, TV technology, public speaking, computer animation, music, or Spanish.

Social Equity

  • The school uses a pre-teaching model to assist struggling students.  The model is being evaluated by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • In response to student behavior issues, the school implements the Positive Attitudes Winning Strategies (PAWS) program.  As an alternative to out-of-school suspension, PAWS requires reflection and reinforces positive behavior and service.

Organizational Structures

  • The school’s leadership teams focus on change, improvement and professional development.  Faculty meetings are teacher-led and focus on professional development, not housekeeping issues. 

 


Rochelle Hendricks, Assistant Commissioner
Division of School Effectiveness Initiatives & Choice, NJ Department of Education, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625