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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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Gently Used Backpack and School Supply Drive JW is collecting gently used backpacks and school supplies. If you would like to make a donation please drop it off to the donation bin in room B104. Collection will end Wednesday, 11/22. Please see More...

Student Change Hunger Challenge Update Don’t Debate Just Donate! Thank you for your generous donations! JWMS has collected 4,000 pounds so far! The homeroom challenge will end on Wednesday, November 8th. The winning homeroom will go to More...

Computer and Internet Access for Students The Mobile Access Project (MAP) provides eligible students in grades 4-12 with free access to a laptop computer and the Internet via a mobile hotspot to expand their learning environment beyond the cl More...

New Vegetarian Menu Options at JW Nutri-Serve is piloting a Plant-Based Menu at JW!  Starting on October 16, Nutri-Serve will be introducing a NEW plant-based (vegetarian) menu at John Witherspoon Middle School. Each day there wil More...

JW's 4th Annual Students Change Hunger Challenge Please support our annual food drive by making non-perishable food or monetary donations to your child's homeroom. Our goal is to collect 10,000 pounds by November 15th and help Mercer Street Friend More...

Send Hunger Packing Program Information Dear John Witherspoon Middle School Families, The Board of Education is supporting the Princeton Human Services Commission's Send Hunger Packing Program again this school year. Under the Send Hunger More...

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...

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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