A Message from the Interim Superintendent of Schools
During this transition period in leadership, the Westwood Regional School District will continue to move forward on the many positive initiatives launched in recent years. Opportunities exist for building upon past achievements, and we plan to take advantage of each one for the 2013-2014 school year. Be assured that the District will provide a quality instructional program to each of our students.
The Westwood Regional School District is the only K-12 regional school district in Bergen County, serving approximately 2,700 students from the Borough of Westwood and the Township of Washington. The district is composed of four K-5 "neighborhood" elementary schools, a 6-7 middle school, and a 8-12 Junior/Senior High School that also houses much of the district’s special education services, along with our preschool program. Our primary goal is to establish high quality,comprehensive programs that prepare all students to be productive and creative citizens. To successfully implement such programs, the district needs to involve family, school, and community members who ultimately share responsibility for the program’s success.
As reflected in our Mission Statement, “To provide excellence in education through rich and diverse learning opportunities, enabling students to exercise intelligent control of their future," our excellent academic program prepares students for college and career choices, enabling them to compete with high school graduates nationwide for enrollment in prestigious colleges and universities. The core general education program includes language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine, performing, and related arts, health and physical education, applied technology, and world languages, reflecting the values that the Westwood Regional school community places on an educational experience that is comprehensive and reflective of a high level of rigor.
With regard to assessments, the Westwood Regional School District has seen excellent results over the last several years. Highlights include the following:
The Westwood Regional School District values education and fully supports our students as we provide the academic and co-curricular opportunities for each child to reach his/her goals. Our schools become exciting places to learn and grow, and the achievements of our students are something of which we are very proud. Please feel free to review our website and the data found on the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) website (http://www.state.nj.us/education/) to discover what makes the Westwood Regional School District a special learning environment for students in our community.
I welcome hearing your concerns, issues, and opportunities for addressing our goal for continuous improvement and success for all students.
James Sheerin, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent of Schools