School hours: 8:08 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakfast program: 7:30 a.m. -- 8:00 a.m.
Preschool hours: 8:08 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Kindergarten – grade 8 use main entrance by Lee Street playground.
Main entrance opens at 7:45 a.m.
Pre-K-2 scholars report to the small gym.
Grade 3-5 scholars report to cafeteria.
Grade 6-8 scholars report to big gym.
For the 2015-2016 school year, we will only have indoor arrival and dismissal. The procedures will stay the same as they were during the 2014-2015 school year. This was done to keep our scholars and staff safer by being in the school building as opposed to outside.
Haledon Public School is an urban one-school district in Passaic County New Jersey. It serves over 1,000 scholars from preschool through grade 8. The school population is diverse, with over 50% of the scholars speaking a second language at home.
The school day begins at 8:08 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. The breakfast program starts at 7:30 a.m., and the Aftercare program runs from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. This service is available to parents for a small monthly fee. In addition, various clubs and activities are offered throughout the year for scholars of all ages.
The building itself, as well as the academic program, is organized into three distinct groups: Early Learning for preschool and kindergarten, Elementary for grades 1 through 5, and Middle School for grades 6-8. Haledon Public School sends its scholars to Manchester Regional High School, along with the towns of North Haledon and Prospect Park.
Early Learning: Three full day preschool classes focus on school readiness and socialization. Five full day kindergartens begin the academic journey for scholars, with much attention given to early literacy and mathematics skills, along with building the background knowledge needed for later success.
Elementary: Based on enrollment, there are usually five sections of each grade level from 1st through 5th. Scholars in grades 1-4 remain with their homeroom teacher for core instruction in Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The core program is supplemented with instruction in music, art, physical education, world languages, and computers. Grade 5 is departmentalized for the core subject areas of Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics and Science/Social Studies. This is done to slowly acclimate the 5th graders to Middle School and still have the support of the Elementary School team.
Middle School: Grades 6 through 8 are departmentalized for the core subject areas of Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Instruction is heterogeneous, with mixed-ability scholars moving to various teachers for each subject. Just as in the elementary program, the core program is supplemented with instruction in music, art, physical education, world languages, and computers.
HPS by the Numbers
Number of public schools in Haledon
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Average hours per instructional day
6 hrs 25 mins