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Merchantville School District Choice Profile for 2021-22 School Year

Merchantville School District
130 South Centre Street
Merchantville, NJ 08109 
Camden County

District grades: Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Approved choice grades: 1st– 8th Grade
Total number of students enrolled in district: 427

Choice parent information center phone number: 856-663-1091
Name of program contact: J Scott Strong
Phone number & email of program contact: 856-663-1091; strong@merchantville.k12.nj.us    
Website:
www.merchantvilleschool.org

Choice Program

The Merchantville School lies at the physical heart of this historic town and benefits from unusually high levels of community involvement. A full range of academic, athletic and cultural programs are offered, and children take part in community service projects. Our mission statement outlines our beliefs that we are committed to preparing our students for the future. Thanks to a generous bequest from Merchantville residents Walter and Marie J. Carroll, the Marie J. Carroll Foundation provides enrichment activities and opportunities for students to participate in clubs.

 

Choice Seats Availability

The purpose of the chart below is to inform parents of choice seat availability before the application deadline in early December. After the deadline, the information will be outdated.

The Department of Education limits the number of choice seats that each district can fill. The “maximum number of new choice students that can be enrolled” tells parents how many new choice students the district can enroll in the next school year. If more than the maximum number of applications is received, a lottery will be held and a waitlist will be developed. Waitlists will be developed for all approved choice grades even if no seats are currently available. NA indicates the district is not accepting choice applications for those grades.

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 6
School Name: Merchantville School Grades 1 - 8

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Full
1  Available
2  Available
3  Available
4  Available
5  Available
6  Available
7  Available
8  Available
9  Full
10  Full
11  Full
12  Full

 

 

District Choice Policies

Indicate Yes/No/NA 

The district accepts Tier 2 students (see definitions of Tier 1 and Tier 2 ).

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have a sibling currently attending the choice district, provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have completed the terminal grade of the sending district (i.e., students who attend a choice district with grades that terminate before 12th grade and have a natural progression to this choice district), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 N/A

The district gives enrollment preference to resident students who move before the application deadline. If resident students move and file choice applications for the following year prior to the deadline, the district will give them enrollment preference (i.e., accept them after the enrollment preference students described in b. and c. above, but ahead of other applicants), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria. If the district has already reached its approved choice enrollment maximum, this preference will not apply.

 Yes

The district gives special consideration to resident students who move after the application deadline. Students in this situation may apply as late applicants and be added to the front of the district’s waitlist, provided the students will enroll in a choice-approved grade/program and they meet any program-specific criteria. No additional choice seats above the maximum will be approved by the NJDOE to accommodate these students.

 Yes


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