The Joseph T. Donahue Elementary School is on our 11th year in the Barnegat Township School District. It is a well-designed state-of-the-art building, located behind the Barnegat High School on a beautiful wooded campus. The school opened in September, 2008 and currently has a population of 235 students varying from Kindergarten thru Grade Five.
Our diverse and progressive curriculum challenges students, on a daily basis, and provides an innovative academic approach to education. Students in all grades are immersed in integrated language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. All students attend art, music, computers, informational technology, and physical education classes on a weekly basis. Opportunities are also available for students to participate in after-school activities that are both academic and non-academic.
The teachers create a positive dynamic educational learning environment on a daily basis. They regularly integrate various teaching strategies and effective behavioral techniques to promote student academic achievement. Collaborative teaching, cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, manipulatives, and use of technology in the form of Smartboards, Elmo’s, computers, Chromebooks, and calculators are used to reinforce visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles.
Our school provides many support programs to meet individual student needs, such as: Speech, OT/PT, Basic Skills, and Resource Room. Our Guidance counselor teaches character education, which entails responsibility, respect, good decision making, and offers individual and group counseling. Our Child Study Team works closely with the special education students to foster their academic success.
Joseph T. Donahue’s PTA takes pride in its close parent/teacher relationship and community involvement. Parents and teachers work as partners to provide numerous programs, activities, and events to enrich the education of the children. Yearly highlights include a variety of fundraisers, assembly programs, and evening programs.
Barnegat Township Schools strive to implement programs and instruction to meet the New Jersey Common Core standards, and the needs of our students. The Joseph T. Donahue School is preparing our students with knowledge and skills necessary to become proud and productive members of society.
Joseph T. Donahue School
200 Bengal Blvd
Barnegat NJ, 08005