Award Year: 2022

Edgar Middle School

49 Brunswick Avenue
Metuchen, NJ, 08840-2601

(732) 321-8770

Mrs. Suzy Azevedo, Principal at time of Nomination

Metuchen School District

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Edgar Middle School offers its students a challenging and enriching educational experience. We strive to support the students' academic, emotional and social growth and development. As we focus on the whole child, we empower students to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 25%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 9%
Edgar Middle School: A great place to learn!

Edgar Middle School: A great place to learn!

Edgar Middle School reflects the diverse community in Metuchen, New Jersey. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and focusing on the growth of the whole child. All aspects of school life focus on students' academic, emotional, and social development.

Early on, our students learn the Metuchen Problem Solving Process, a metacognitive strategy they can use in all facets of their lives. Students apply this process in all content areas such as interdisciplinary STEM projects in Science and Math, inquiry-based investigations and problem-based learning tasks in English, and social awareness lessons that help them evaluate current events from a variety of perspectives in Social Studies. When working through social or emotional issues with counselors, students apply the steps to work through problems and plan next steps. Using our district's process will lead our students to be critical thinkers and better problem solvers.

Building relationships with others is a major goal at EMS. One way we help students make connections with other students and adults is through our Advisory Program. Students meet in groups created based on common interests between staff and students. In these groups students and staff create bonds through sports, strategy games, mindfulness, art, and other activities.

Through these unique programs we encourage students to self-advocate as well as challenge themselves to meet goals. We aim to support our students through the middle grades, not just academically, but with the social and emotional skills to connect with diverse groups and understand others' perspectives.