Located in Burlington County, Lumberton Township, NJ is a
rapidly growing area. The population grew by 20 percent between the
2000 US Census and the 2010 US Census. The growth of the area is
also seen clearly in the growth of its schools. The Lumberton
Township School District, has seen a great deal of growth over the
past few decades, opening a number of new schools for students in
elementary and middle school.
Families living in the Lumberton Township School District can
send their children to one of three elementary schools. The
elementary schools are divided by grades and each has two grades.
The Florence L. Walther school is for students in kindergarten and
first grade. It has just under 350 students. Ashbrook Elementary
School has a student body of 342 and offers grades two and three.
Older elementary students, in grades four and five, attend Bobby's
Run School, which has a student population of 361.
Students in grades six through eight attend Lumberton Middle School, which has a student
body of nearly 600. For the 2012-2013 school year, the NJ
Department of Education rated the middle school as a high performing school in terms of academic
achievement compared to schools across the state. A renovation to
the school's building in 2003 led to the creation of a state of the
art technology lab. As part of 2013-2016 technology plan, the
middle school has formed a partnership with Lockheed Martin to
create a STEM program called Project Lead the Way. Through the
program, students will have the opportunity to study robotics,
medical devices and green architecture, among other things.
The school district doesn't have a high school. Instead,
students can attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School, which is located
in Mount Holly, NJ, and which has students from five
neighboring townships. The regional high school has a student body
of just over 2,000. Another option for students who live in
Burlington County and are going into ninth grade is the Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT). BCIT
is a public vocational-technical school for high school students
and recent graduates. Students who attend the school can choose
from 30 majors, including fashion merchandising and design, dance,
and information technology.
Starting in middle school, students in the district have a
number of extracurricular and athletic programs to chose from. The
middle school has a number of interscholastic sports teams for boys
and girls, including soccer, basketball, field hockey, and track &
field. In addition to athletics, students in the middle school can
participate in a number of school programs, including chorus and
band, the environmental club, and the safety patrol. Students can
also become involved in student government or join the staff of the
yearbook or school newspaper.
The Lumberton Township School District aims to give students a great start to their academic career. The four schools in the district prepare students for high school and beyond by giving them the opportunity to participate in a number of academic and extracurricular activities.