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

Oxford Township/Oxford Central School 
17 Kent Street
Oxford, NJ 07863 
Warren County

District grades: K-8
Approved choice grades: K-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 268

Choice parent information center phone number: 908-453-4101, x2101
Name of program contact: Mrs. Carol Halloran
Phone number & email of program contact: 908-453-4101, x2101; challoran@oxfordcentral.org 
Website: www.oxfordcentral.org

Choice Program

Oxford Township is located in rural western New Jersey at the foot of Oxford Mountain in the Skylands Region and along the Oxford Furnace Creek. We offer Pre-K, full day Kindergarten, and a full range of courses and school activities. OCS is a NJ School of Character, a National School of Character (the only National School of Character in Warren County) and our programs have been featured on NJ Classroom Close-up three times in the past 15 years! The schools’ MARE program, in conjunction with Rutgers University, allows students to study the world’s oceans and waterways. The school participates in the National Archery in the Schools Program and has been featured in numerous national magazines, local newspapers, the “Fox and Friends Show” and been NJ State Champs 14 years in a row! Other activities involve many field trips, and an 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. Our state assessment scores are commensurate with the state averages. Our district is wireless, has a 1:1 Chromebook program for grades 3-8 and classroom devices for each student in Kindergarten through second grade. We offer the latest curriculum in KG-8 and online use of Google Suite programs in grades 3-8. We have an active PTA and the OCS Education Foundation!

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 4

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Available
1  Available
2  Available
3  Available
4  Available
5  Available
6  Available
7  Available
8  Available
9  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
10  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
11  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
12  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)

 

 

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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