District Mission Statement

The Lopatcong School District is committed to provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment that challenges all students to meet or exceed developmentally appropriate expectations based on New Jersey Core Curriculum Content and Common Core State Standards through interactions with highly qualified and dedicated staff.

With community collaboration, the district will promote a positive atmosphere that acknowledges diversity and encourages students to be self-reflective and civically responsible.

By providing a comprehensive educational program using varied instructional strategies, recognizing individual differences, incorporating technology and digital literacy and encouraging critical thinking, the district will prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century.

Core Beliefs

  • Education is a partnership among students, teachers, administrators, parents and community
  • A balanced education addresses academic, cultural, artistic, physical, social and emotional needs
  • High expectations yield high student achievement
  • All students have the capacity to learn and reach their full potential

We will accomplish our goals by:

  • Providing a safe and secure learning environment
  • Establishing and sustaining meaningful parent and community involvement
  • Implementing staff development and professional growth plans focused on the needs of the learner
  • Delivering an integrated curriculum that focuses on relevance and application

Students will demonstrate:

Skills necessary for personal and social development:

  • By gaining and showing respect for and acceptance of others
  • By exhibiting self sufficiency, self worth, self determination
  • By anticipating and accepting consequences of one’s own actions

Skills necessary to be a positive contributor to a global society:

  • By developing an interactive understanding of technological resources
  • By learning to communicate effectively
  • By applying critical and creative problem solving skills
  • By acquiring an understanding of civic awareness and responsibility
  • By building teamwork and leadership skills