The Pine Hill School District, in partnership with parents and the community, is dedicated to educating all students in a safe, nurturing environment in order to develop productive citizens who are committed to lifelong learning. Additionally, it is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.
Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:
We know that your involvement, combined with the efforts of our dedicated faculty, will make this school year a rich and rewarding one for your child(ren). Please feel free to contact me at 856-783-6900 if you should have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Additionally, as with any school year, our goal is to continue to foster an open line of communication between the district and the community. For this, the district offers a variety of organizations in which you may participate, from each school’s Site Council and Home & School Association to the district-wide Focus Group and Educational Foundation. For those interested in sports or music, there are the Varsity Club and Overbrook Music Boosters Association, respectively. Finally, in order to further the line of communication between parents and administrators, each principal will continues to host a series of meetings throughout the school year entitled Meet with the Administrators. (Please note that in order to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule these days, Meet with the Administrators will be held at various times: mornings, afternoons, and evenings.)
Other ways in which parents may stay connected with the district is to visit their child(ren)’s school website often, maintain consistent contact with their child(ren)’s teacher(s), participate in the regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences, and maintain an updated emergency information card with the school nurse. Through all of these efforts, the relationship that exists between the home, school, and community will be further strengthened for the benefit of all students.
Pine Hill Public Schools’ Focus Group: Dr. Kenneth P. Koczur – 783-6900
Curriculum Information: Mr.
James McCollum – 783-6900 Ext. 1111
Our school district is a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve public school system that currently houses 2,220 students and 224 instructional staff members. We are located in Pine Hill, New Jersey.
Our facilities consist of the Overbrook High School (with the attendance
area encompassing the communities of Pine Hill, Clementon, and Berlin
Township), Pine Hill Middle School, Dr. Albert Bean Elementary School,
and John Glenn Elementary School.
Grade PreK - 62
Grade 6 - 113
Grade 9 - 261
Our school district has several programs that focus on helping at-risk students and the special needs of all students. This assistance is provided by having both during-school and after-school programs with specialized instruction. Our school district also has a Gifted and Talented Program and an Honors Program for identified students.
Attendance and Mobility
Student attendance rates at our schools have remained steady over the past few years with an average daily attendance of 93.5 percent. Enrollment numbers increase/decrease approximately 2 percent annually. The mobility rate is currently at about 15 percent.
Safety, Cleanliness, and Adequacy of School Facilities
Our school district is committed to having a safe and clean environment for learning. At the site levels, there is an emergency preparedness plan as well as regularly scheduled fire and emergency drills. The planning for various potential emergencies is done in coordination with the Pine Hill Police Department. Additionally, our maintenance department handles specific safety concerns regarding the buildings and grounds at each school site.
Other aspects of the school/district safety program include:
Classroom Discipline/Learning Climate
Our district provides a disciplined, but stimulating, learning environment for the students. The climate for learning in our district is enhanced with the participation of parents who are encouraged to become involved in such committees as the district-wide Focus Group, Home and School Associations, and School Site Councils.
Through the provision of a positive climate for learning, we assure student achievement, enhance self-esteem, and develop positive social behavior. To reach this goal, our district offers many opportunities for student participation and recognition.
Students are encouraged and
expected to maintain appropriate behavior at all times as disruptions
interfere with learning. Student handbooks
and other information about school and classroom rules are distributed
and discussed at the beginning of each school year and also are available
on the district’s website at anytime. Subject matter and courses
are reviewed on a regular basis. Academic standards have been developed
in alignment with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and
local needs. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the