83 New Jersey Schools Achieve Sustainability Certification

on Sep 06, 2016

Sustainable Jersey for Schools announces the schools that have achieved the sustainability certification in 2016

Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced today the 83 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. The 83 schools come from 24 different school districts across 13 New Jersey counties. In two years, 118 schools have achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.  A total of 509 schools and 204 school districts are participating in the program overall.

Sustainable Jersey for Schools is voluntary, but achieving certification is not easy. Each school that is certified at the bronze-level must submit documentation to show it has completed a balanced portfolio of the program’s sustainability actions, attaining a minimum of 150 points. “Becoming certified with Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a significant achievement for schools and their school district,” said Donna Drewes who co-directs Sustainable Jersey with Randall Solomon. “We’re thrilled with the number of schools that achieved certification and we share this success with the eight partner organizations that have joined us in this effort.” 

Five schools achieved certification at the more advanced silver-level, these stand-out schools include: Cape May City Elementary School (Cape May City School District), H. Russell Swift Elementary School and Egg Harbor Township High School (Egg Harbor Township School District), Holland Township Elementary School (Holland Township School District) and Reeds Road Elementary School (Galloway Township School District). Silver-level certification requires that a school reach a minimum of 350 points.

Principal Dr. Bill Zipparo of Reeds Road Elementary School in Galloway Township said, “Nothing in life is difficult, things only take time.  And most people have a tendency to equate putting in time with something being difficult.  At Reeds Road School this was our approach to earning the silver-level certification. Yes, it took time but everyone worked as a team to produce this wonderful sustainable program. The K-6 students were so excited to place their compost in the bins at lunch and record which composting bin was working the best.  The knowledge that the students gained through this initiative will be long lasting and will certainly carry over as the years unfold at our school. We were truly fortunate to have had this opportunity to make our world a little bit greener.”  

The Sustainable Jersey for Schools program partners include: New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO), New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJPTA), New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association (NJSBGA) and The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey.

“We are proud of the leadership provided by the boards of education and their superintendents, as well as the contributions of principals, teachers, education support professionals and parents, that made this important milestone a reality,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, New Jersey School Boards Association executive director. “We congratulate the schools on achieving Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.” On October 25, 2016, the certified schools and school districts will be celebrated at a reception held during NJSBA Workshop 2016 in Atlantic City. Workshop 2016 will feature Sustainable Jersey for Schools sessions along with NJSBA sustainability support programs for schools.

 

County


2016 Certified Schools

School District

Level

Atlantic

Alder Avenue Middle School

Egg Harbor Township

Bronze

Atlantic

Clayton J. Davenport Elementary School

Egg Harbor Township

Bronze

Atlantic

Dr. Joy Miller Elementary School

Egg Harbor Township

Bronze

Atlantic

E.H. Slaybaugh Elementary School

Egg Harbor Township

Bronze

Atlantic

Eagle Academy

Egg Harbor Township

Bronze

Atlantic

Egg Harbor Township High School

Egg Harbor Township

Silver

Atlantic

Fernwood Middle School

Egg Harbor Township

Bronze

Atlantic

H. Russell Swift Elementary School

Egg Harbor Township

Silver

Atlantic

Folsom Elementary School

Folsom Borough

Bronze

Atlantic

Reeds Road Elementary School

Galloway Township

Silver

Bergen

Bergenfield High School

Bergenfield Borough

Bronze

Burlington

Delran High School

Delran Township

Bronze

Burlington

Kenneth R. Olson Middle School

Tabernacle Township

Bronze

Burlington

Tabernacle Elementary School

Tabernacle Township

Bronze

Camden

Highland High School

Black Horse Pike Regional

Bronze

Camden

Timber Creek High School

Black Horse Pike Regional

Bronze

Camden

Triton High School

Black Horse Pike Regional

Bronze

Cape May

Cape May City Elementary School

Cape May City

Silver

Cape May

West Cape May Elementary School

West Cape May Elementary

Bronze

Essex

Jefferson Elementary School

South Orange Maplewood

Bronze

Essex

Seth Boyden Elementary School

South Orange Maplewood

Bronze

Essex

Tuscan Elementary School

South Orange Maplewood

Bronze

Essex

Edgemont Elementary School

Montclair

Bronze

Hudson

Hoboken High School

Hoboken

Bronze

Hudson

Joseph F. Brandt No. 2 Elementary School

Hoboken

Bronze

Hudson

Salvatore R. Calabro School

Hoboken

Bronze

Hudson

Thomas G. Connors Elementary School

Hoboken

Bronze

Hudson

Wallace No. 6 Elementary School

Hoboken

Bronze

Hunterdon

Holland Township Elementary School

Holland Township

Silver

Hunterdon

Kingwood Township Elementary School

Kingwood Township

Bronze

Middlesex

Bartle Elementary School

Highland Park

Bronze

Middlesex

Highland Park High School

Highland Park

Bronze

Middlesex

Highland Park Middle School

Highland Park

Bronze

Middlesex

Irving Primary School

Highland Park

Bronze

Middlesex

Edgar Middle School

Metuchen

Bronze

Middlesex

Campbell Elementary School

Metuchen

Bronze

Monmouth

A.A. Anastasia Elementary School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Audrey W. Clark Elementary School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

George L. Catrambone Elementary School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Gregory Elementary School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Joseph M. Ferraina Childhood Learning Center

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Lenna W. Conrow Elementary School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Long Branch High School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Long Branch Middle School

Long Branch

Bronze

Monmouth

Morris Avenue Elementary School

Long Branch

Bronze

Morris

Central Avenue Elementary School

Madison Public

Bronze

Morris

Mendham Township Elementary School

Mendham Township

Bronze

Morris

Canfield Avenue Elementary School

Mine Hill Township

Bronze

Morris

Mount Arlington Public Elementary School

Mount Arlington

Bronze

Ocean

Lake Riviera Middle School

Brick Township

Bronze

Passaic

Christopher Columbus Middle School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Clifton High School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Clifton High School Annex

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 1 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 2 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 3 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 4 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 5 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 8 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 9 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 11 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 12 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 12 Annex Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 13 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 14 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 15 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 16 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Number 17 Elementary School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Woodrow Wilson Middle School

Clifton

Bronze

Passaic

Albert P. Terhune Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Anthony Wayne Middle School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Fallon Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

George Washington Middle School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Lafayette Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Packanack Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Pines Lake Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Randall Carter Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Ryerson Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Schuyler-Colfax Middle School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Theunis Dey Elementary School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Wayne Hills High School

Wayne Township

Bronze

Passaic

Wayne Valley High School

Wayne Township

Bronze

 

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