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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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Back Sale to support victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Dear Parents and Staff,  Do Something club is hosting a BAKE SALE, on behalf of John Witherspoon, to support victims of hurricane Harvey and Irma.  The bake sale will take place in the Main Comm More...

Summer Hours at John Witherspoon Middle School JWMS Office hours for Summer 2017 are as follows: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm These hours will begin on Thursday, June 22nd and end on Friday, September 1st. Registrations for new students are taken by appo More...

Lead Testing Results Princeton Public Schools recently completed testing for lead levels in water. John Witherspoon Middle School had a seldom-used water fountain that tested at 19.4 ppb (parts per billion) and a sink f More...

House 1 Environmental Ed Trip *POSTPONED* The House 1 Environmental Ed Trip, on Thursday, May 25th has been postponed due to predicted inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 30th. The House 2 Environmental Ed Trip is cu More...

2017-2018 Peer to Peer Applications Attention Rising 8th Grade Parents and Students: Peer to Peer applications can be found in the Main Office, Mrs. Winogora's room (D205), or Mrs. DiLorenzo's office (D26). Completed applications shou More...

Walnut Lane Student Film Festival - Sunday May 7 On Sunday, May 7, Princeton Public Schools and the Princeton Education Foundation will be hosting the first-ever Walnut Lane Film Festival, featuring films created by John Witherspoon Middle School an More...

Notice of School Lunch Account Policy Princeton Public Schools recently passed a policy clarifying the district's guidelines for addressing outstanding balances for student meal accounts. The policy is designed to protect students' health More...

The Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance Presentation: “Marijuana: Weeding Out the Myths” MARIJUANA: WEEDING OUT THE MYTHS May 24, 2017, 7-9pm, John Witherspoon Middle School Auditorium The Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance (PADA), in conjunction with Corner House and the Princeton Poli More...

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In keeping with our school's mission to, among other things, provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for our pupils, JWMS has appointed the following guidance counselors as anti-bullying specialists.  If you have concerns that another JWMS pupil is harassing, intimidating, or bullying your child, either at school or elsewhere, please contact your child's counselor:

John Witherspoon
Cathy DiLorenzo

Adam Rothschild

Jennifer Walters
Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor
ext. 5511

ext. 5512

ext. 5525

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 2016

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