Hillside Intermediate School
Students at Hillside Intermediate School are structured into different teams, with four to six teachers on the same schedules, to participate in cycles, instrumental music, enrichment programs and other activities. The students also take classes that include language arts, mathematics, social studies and science, health, technology, environmental science and Spanish cultures. Through all programs, students use research and technology skills, which are the focus of the school's media specialist and computer teachers.
- Fax: 908-231-1083
- Hours: Fifth Grade: Mon - Fri, 9:05am - 3:23pm; Sixth Grade: Mon - Fri, 9:05am - 3:30pm
- Handicap Accessible: Ramps, and elevators to the second and third floors.
- Number of students: 600
- Public/Private: Public
- Accreditation/licenses: The school is part of the Roots & Shoots program, and was recognized in 2004 as the first such school in the United States, because of its strong focus on environmental programs, and a strong commitment to the community.
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 25:1 on average
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: Approx 100, including all staff, administrators and others.
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Students visit nursing homes and shelters to share artwork, stories and performances, and perform service learning projects, which enable them to choose different charities, learn about them and decide how best they can help.
- What makes this community special?: "The fabulous teachers make it great," said Principal Terry Pennington. "We have a community that is committed to excellence, and we optimize learning in a caring child-centered environment."
- Grade levels: 5 and 6
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities