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The Schools of Pitman

A long and proud tradition of excellence

Pitman Public Schools have a long and celebrated history that dates back to 1884 with the establishment of the Pitman Grove School District administered by the Mantua Township Board of Education. When the Borough of Pitman was incorporated in 1905, the Pitman Board of Education was created with students up to eighth grade attending Summit Avenue School. The original Pitman High School was built in 1922. Prior to that, students attended high school in Glassboro and Woodbury. The first graduating class of Pitman High School consisted of fifty students in June 1926. The district facilities expanded in 1926 with the completion of two elementary schools – W.C.K. Walls School and Elwood Kindle School. Memorial Elementary School (1962) and the “new” Pitman High School (1972) were built to accommodate our growing population of students. The original High School became Pitman Middle School after the completion of Pitman High School in 1972.

Our schools have always been a source of pride within the community. From the early 1900’s to today, our district has always been committed to academic excellence. Even today, we are most proud of our strong level of student achievement, with solid performance on various assessments, including college admissions tests such as SAT’s, as well as improving scores on other standardized measures.  Our schools offer exceptional learning experiences and opportunities for students of all academic levels.

It is with the motivation that we gather from our students that we continue to achieve excellence. Our students in each of our five schools continue to inspire us. With that conviction and the dedicated efforts of our staff, we continue to provide what is best for our students. Our community support always has been such a positive force for our schools. Parents have been a significant component of our successes since the inception of our schools. In 1916, the Pitman Mothers’ Club was organized to improve conditions for all school children. Today, our Home and School Associations work tirelessly for the good of all students.

Currently, our three elementary schools, W.C.K. Walls, Elwood Kindle and Memorial, house all Pitman students from pre-kindergarten through grade 5. Pitman Middle School is home to our grade 6,7 and 8 students. Pitman High School meets the needs of all students in grades 9 through 12. District wide, there are approximately 1400 students.

Registration forms for students moving into Pitman are available on the web. Please print out the forms and complete them prior to coming into school to register.

Click here to open the registration forms file.


Mission Statement

Building on our unique traditions, the mission of the Pitman School District, in partnership with families and our community, is to educate all students through exceptional learning experiences to be discerning, ethical, confident citizens. It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.

Core Beliefs

Each individual is unique, has value as a human being and has the ability to learn.

Learning and applying knowledge and skills empowers people to realize their full potential.

Everyone benefits when we learn from and support one another.

Families play a vital role in all aspects of development.

Acceptance of diversity builds a community of mutual respect.

Each is responsible for his/her own actions.

A safe and nurturing environment is essential to school and community.

Individuals, families, and schools and the community share responsibility for living and teaching democratic ideals, local and global citizenship and ethical standards of behavior.

More Information

To learn more about our school district and its statistics, go to the New Jersey State Department of Education's Informational Resource Page and view our School Report Card by clicking here.

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