During the 2012-2013 school year, the Haddon Heights Public Schools focused on high-quality, effective instruction. Tri-District articulation and collaborative work sessions continued throughout the 2012-2013 school year and yielded positive growth and alignment among districts. Our students consistently perform at very high levels on both local and state assessments, and each year an increasingly high percentage of our high school graduates go on to further educational opportunities.
Our staff receives up-to-date specialized training in content areas such as literacy, math, science, practical integration of technology, and data analysis. All Haddon Heights School District employees were trained in the new Marzano teacher evaluation system. Marzano focuses on instructional practices and monitoring student learning.

We began to implement Professional Learning Communities with the focus on curricular improvements including Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards. We have also begun to implement common assessments and data collection to improve instruction and student learning.

Major staff development initiatives include the following: training for technology integration into daily lessons, differentiated instruction at all levels and in all subject areas, data-driven instructional strategies, and continuous curriculum revision. Workshops have been provided during school, after school, and at various times during the summer months. Professional development with our two sending districts, Barrington and Lawnside, continues to increase so that our students enter high school with the same educational background. Other staff development initiatives include effective instructional practices and 21st century learning.

The five-year Strategic Plan for the Haddon Heights Public Schools was collaboratively produced by educators, administrators, and members of the local community. Framed around a central mission statement, the Strategic Plan features four strategic goals that will be achieved by implementing 22 separate objectives. Through this five-year plan, the District will provide 21st century education and guidance for our 21st century students.

We are pleased that the state has chosen to provide you with a School Report Card to clearly point out that the Haddon Heights Public Schools do provide a quality education in a cost efficient manner.

Mr. Michael W. Adams Superintendent
(856) 547-1412