Our Mission & Beliefs

Our Mission

“Dedicated to academic excellence and social responsibility”

The mission of West Essex Regional School District is to produce self-sufficient citizens who are adaptable to change and who possess the self-esteem, motivation and skills to:

  • Continue life-long learning and individual growth
  • Meet the challenges of the future, both societal and technological
  • Think critically and creatively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Solve complex problems
  • Make responsible decisions, and
  • Respect cultural differences

Clearly focused and quality educational experiences will be provided that promotes excellence through an active and responsible partnership with the community, a visionary and innovative curriculum, and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff. 

Our Beliefs

West Essex Middle School recognizes that students learn best when they feel safe and supported.  In addition to our attention to safety and security procedures, we value and incorporate the Middle School Team Model.

The Team Model strives to create a feeling of closeness and connection.  Each grade level consists of three interdisciplinary teams. With the Team Model, all team teachers provide instruction to the same group of students, thereby having the unique ability to  discuss and analyze individual student’s academic and behavioral progress. Each team celebrates student success, and brainstorms interventions to overcome challenges.

Team conversations also allow teachers to focus on identifying and incorporating best instructional practices including but not limited to questioning and discussion, authentic activities, and formative and summative assessments.  This allows for interdisciplinary connections, technology integration, and professional growth.