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Byram Township School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Byram Township Schools 
12 Mansfield Drive 
Stanhope, New Jersey 07874 
Sussex County

District grades: PSD-8
Approved choice grades: K-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 813

Choice parent information center phone number: 973-347-1047, ext. 2306
Name of program contact: Kim Kulesa
Phone number & email of program contact: 973-347-1047; kulesa.kim@byramschools.org  
Website: www.byramschools.org  

Choice Program

The Byram Township School District offers any participating Choice Program student all the same programs as resident students. The district offers a full day kindergarten program for all students. The district has a Mass Media Studio at the Intermediate School and a STEM program in each of the district schools with a state of the art lab installed in both locations. A one to one program has been implemented at the elementary and intermediate schools as each student grades 2-8 has been provided with a Chromebook.

The Byram Lakes Elementary School offers Art, Music, Spanish, World Cultures, Enrichment, STEAM, Environmental Club, and an extracurricular activity called Fit Club. Keyboarding skills are also taught at the elementary school. Also, students in grades three and four can participate in chorus and fourth grade students are permitted to take instrumental lessons as well. The Byram Lakes Elementary School provides ninety minutes of language arts and seventy- five minutes for math to its students daily.

According to the New Jersey Department of Education the Byram Lakes School ranks in the top 4% of all elementary schools in the state of New Jersey and was the highest “Graded” school in Sussex County. The Byram Intermediate School students has eighty-four minutes each day dedicated to math and language arts to focus on the needs of the students, whether it is remediation, reinforcement, or enhanced academic rigor. Byram Intermediate School students participate in related arts classes such as: Art, Music, Physical Education and Health, Health and Life Management, Keyboarding, Spanish, Mass Media, and STEM.

Extracurricular activities and sports at the Byram Intermediate School include: Band, Chorus, the Byram Environmental Education Club, SEEK, Cheerleading, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field, Drama, Rampage (school newspaper), Yearbook, and STEaM Club. Both schools offer a successful before and after school academic assistance in the areas of math and language arts.  The Byram Intermediate School was only the 9th middle school in the state of New Jersey to be designated a “School to Watch” for it’s innovative practices. 

 

 

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: 3
School Name: Byram Lakes Elementary School, Grades PDS-4

Grade

Seat availability per grade

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

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 
School Name: Byram Lakes Elementary School, Grades 5-8

Grade

Seat availability per grade

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

 

 

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.

 Yes

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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