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    Buckshutem Road School
    550 Buckshutem Rd
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (856) 455-8030 ext. 1900

    Administrative Staff

  • Principal: Derek Macchia
  • Assistant Principal: Tara Ingram
  • Anti-Bullying Specialist: Danica Ghegan
  • Anti-Bullying Specialist: Thomas Herman

    Buckshutem Road School

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
     Number One Teacher

    I'm happy that you're my teacher;
    I enjoy each lesson you teach.
    As my role model you inspire me
    To dream and to work and to reach.

    With your kindness you get my attention;
    Every day you are planting a seed
    Of curiosity and motivation
    To know and to grow and succeed.

    You help me fulfill my potential;
    I'm thankful for all that you've done.
    I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
    As a teacher, you're number one!
    Buckshutem Road School

    Buckshutem Road School students can look forward to a setting where they are surrounded by a dynamic, active, and quality learning environment. Here at Buckhutem Road School, students are challenged to critically think, write and problem solve in lessons and experiences which will ensure their success in High School and beyond. Our staff addresses the intellectual, emotional, and social well-being of students in grades K through 8 as well as equips children with the toold and skills to compete and excel in a challenging global environment.

    Student Activities

    As part of the regular curricula which are aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, we work tirelessly to provide activities and lessons which will engage all students. Extra help is provided for at-risk students through our after school program which will address skills which may need to be remediated. We also provide our advanced students with Gifted and Talented classes (GEMS). Additional school activities include Hudson Banking Program, Reading Buddies, Safety Patrol, Dr. Seuss Day, Career Day, Community Service Projects, 24-Game Tournament, Theater experiences, Multicultural Assemblies, Spring/Winter Concert, Elementary Basketball League, the National Honor Soceity, Technology Wizards, Family Game Night, Student of the Month, Honor Roll Presentations, Kite Day, and a student Talent Show.


    Students in Grades K-5 utilize the StoryTown curriculum while students in grades 6-8 utilize the McGraw Hill Reading Series for Language Arts Literacy and SRA/McGraw Hill Everyday Math Series for students in grades K-6. Studentsin Grades 7 and 8 are taught Pre Algebra and Algebra I. The StoryTown and McGraw Hill language arts literacy curriculums and the Everyday Math/Algebra curriculum, coupled with excellent instructional practices, high expectations for all students, rigorous assessments, and differentiated learning activites has enabled students to become prepared learners where all students are valued and held to high academic standards.

    Parents Are Welcome

    We have a School Leadership Council (SLC) team that is an instrumental and vital part of our school due to the believe that the SLC is an essential and imperative as it involves parents and all key stakeholders in the educational process. The SLC members are comprised of teachers, parents, support staff, community members and the building administrators. Our school considers the SLC an asset and a vital tool to ensure that our students are given the very best our school has to offer.


    Message from our Principal

    Here at the Buckshutem Road School a dynamic, engaging and caring environment awaits every student enrolled at our school. We are a Kindergarten through Eighth grade school which works tirelessly to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed both academically and socially. Our knowledgeable staff has embraced the Shared Responsibility for Student Achievement reform philosophy and has worked to create exciting and meaningful lessons which adhere to the district curriculum as well as to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS).

    Every year brings new challenges and all of us at the Buckshutem Road School look forward to helping every student reach their highest potential. We welcome parents and community members to visit our school and see what makes our school a great place for students, staff, and parents.

    Mr. Derek Macchia
    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Here at Buckshutem Road School we take bullying and harassment very seriously. As part of a NJ initiative to stop bullying we have selected Danica Ghegan to serve as our school anti-bullying specialist. Please contact her if you have any concerns about bullying taking place in our school.

    Below are links to district policies and information concerning this initiative:

    If you have any questions or comments concerning this initiative please contact our school anti-bullying coordinator Tyrone Williams.

    Bridgeton School District HIB Grade - 52/75

    Buckshutem Rd School - 49/75

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