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Mr. Burr, Principal
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4270
Fax: 609.806.4271
Guidance: 609.806.4272

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JW Takes Lead in Change Hunger Challenge JW has once again taken the lead in their Students Change Hunger efforts. After collecting a total of 9,009 lbs in food and funds, the school is in first place among participating Mercer County school More...

Students Change Hunger Challenge Update Students Change Hunger has only 8 days remaining. We are 5,000 pounds away from our goal. Please remember the winning school not only receives the Governor's Cup in a beautiful assembly, but also earn More...

Intramural Basketball begins Tuesday, October 27th On Tuesday, October 27th, John Witherspoon Intramural Basketball will begin from 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm in the JW Gymnasium. Boys and girls teams will play against one another in pick-up games. Any child More...

Giving thanks and helping those in need. The Bank of Princeton's Nassau Street, Chambers Street, and Bayard Lane offices will be running food collections for John Witherspoon Middle School's Thanksgiving Food Drive and Students Change Hunger More...

Students Changer Hunger Challenge 2015 Hello John Witherspoon! Our Students Change Hunger Challenge is off to a fantastic start. The homeroom enthusiasm is amazing. Do Something and Peer to Peer have been busy collecting food and monetary More...

Unity Day t-shirts on sale now! Attention Staff and Students:  Unity Day T-Shirts are on sale.  The cost is $10.  Please see Mrs. Welsh or Ms. Rylak to place your order. T-shirt orders will also be taken during lunches today and More...

Operetta production by PHS Choir and Orchestra of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilè Press Contact: Patrick Lenihan, The Arts supervisor: --------------- What: Operetta production by PHS Choir and Orchestra of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (sun More...

"Beyond Measure" Screening & Panel Discussion, Oct. 20 PPS, in partnership with Princeton Public Library, will be one of the first districts in the country to screen "Beyond Measure," the new documentary by the makers of "Race to Nowhere.&q More...

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panel expand or collapseAnti-bullying Procedures
In keeping with our school's mission to, among other things, provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for our pupils, JWMS has appointed one of our school counselors, Adam Rothschild, as our anti-bullying specialist.  If you have concerns that another JWMS pupil is harassing, intimidating, or bullying your child, either at school or elsewhere, please call Mr. Rothschild at JWMS at 806-4272 or e-mail him at

Princeton Public  Schools
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
Princeton Public Schools take every report of harassment, intimidation and bullying very seriously.  The PPS administration and Board of Education have worked diligently on civility and anti-bullying policies.  We have worked hard to ensure that we are in compliance with the harassment, intimidation, and bullying legislation in New Jersey.  Our intention is to ensure that our schools are safe and nurturing environments for every student and employee and that all students are taught to learn and engage with one another with compassion and empathy.

Princeton Public Schools HIB Grades
January 2015

The Harassment Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) grades posted below were determined through a self-assessment created by the New Jersey Department of Education and completed by each School Safety Team.  Based upon the measures outlined in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, there were eight elements factored into the score of each school.  A maximum score of 78 would indicate the school “exceeds” expectations for each element.  A score of 52 would indicate a school “meets” all state requirements.  The district grade is an average of the scores for each school.

HIB District and School Grade Report Card

HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives
Training on the BOE-Approved HIB Policy
Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
HIB Personnel
School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
HIB Investigative Procedure
HIB Reporting
School Grade
John Witherspoon Middle School