Hammarskjold Middle School

Hammarskjold Middle School

name = Hammarskjold Middle School

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established = 1961
grades = 6 and 7
district = East Brunswick Public Schools
type = Middle school
principal = Mr. Michael Gaskell
enrollment = 1,466 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 116.0 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 12.6
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location = 200 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
information = 732-613-6890
website = [http://www.ebnet.org/Hammarskjold/index.htm School website]

Hammarskjold Middle School is a middle school for grades 6 and 7 in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, as part of the East Brunswick Public Schools. The school opened in 1961.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,466 students and 116.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 12.6. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404110&ID=340411003298 Hammarskjold Middle School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 9, 2007.]

Awards and recognition

During the 1994-96 school years, Hammarskjold Middle School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education [Grey, Alicia. [http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_action=doc&p_docid=0EFDA9DB9860FBAD&p_docnum=3&p_queryname=NaN&p_product=NewsBank&p_theme=aggregated4&p_nbid=P6DB55GNMTE4NTg0NzQ0OS4yODY4NjU6MTo3OnJhLTE4ODg "Blue Hillsborough, Watchung Hills take `ribbons'"] , "The Star-Ledger", February 8, 1996. Accessed July 31, 2007. "Other winning schools in the state were Churchill Junior High School and Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, Northern Valley Regional High Schools in Demarest and Old Tappan, Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township and Montclair Kimberly Academy Upper School in Montclair."] [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF)] , accessed May 11, 2006] , the highest award an American school can receive. [ [http://www.journalinquirer.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17475750&BRD=985&PAG=461&dept_id=161556&rfi=6 CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department] , "Journal Inquirer", November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."] [Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; "The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."]


The school is currently under construction; rebuilding the entire school. It is expected to be complete for the new school year in September 2008.

Notable alumni

*Jesse Eisenberg (1983-), actor, whose films include "The Squid and the Whale". [Ross, Mary Anne. [http://suburban.gmnews.com/news/2006/1214/Front_page/054.html "‘Same sweet kid,’ but now he’s a movie star: Jesse Eisenberg, 23, tells local audience about his roles in major films"] , "Old Bridge Suburban", December 14, 2006. Accessed December 9, 2007. "Growing up in East Brunswick, Eisenberg attended the Frost and Hammarskjold schools and Churchill Junior High School. He went to East Brunswick High School for one year before switching to a performing arts school in New York."]


External links

* [http://www.ebnet.org/Hammarskjold/index.htm Hammarskjold Middle School web site]
* [http://www.ebnet.org/ East Brunswick Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|23|1170|0|East Brunswick Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404110 Data for the East Brunswick Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics

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