A Scan of Community School Models Across New Jersey's Public Schools: Promoting An Equity Agenda While Better Serving the Educational,
Physical, and Mental Health Needs of Students and Families

This report draws on survey data gathered from school districts across New Jersey to show how community school models are being utilized extensively in our state, whether explicitly in holistic, fully-functioning partnerships, or in a more organic, ad hoc fashion in which districts and schools respond to specific needs and opportunities.

Dr. Ken Greene, Superintendent, Newton Public Schools:
Capitol Hill Briefing on Rural Education

One of the key pillars of our district mission states, “We believe parents, teachers, support staff, and citizens must partner in order to help children achieve their highest potential. Therefore, we organize ourselves as community schools to ensure we allocate sufficient resources to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of our students as well as to their academic achievement.”