Paulsboro is compact community of 6,000 residents. This historic community is the site of the first federal land purchase. On July, 5, 1776, the Congress of the new nation purchased 100 acres of land in Paulsboro for the purpose of building a fort to defend Philadelphia. Fort Billingsport was built and played a key role in the American Revolution.
Today, the community is an industry hub in addition to being a very livable community. The borough is host to a number of industries including Exxon-Mobil and a newly developed river port.
Paulsboro is a multi-cultural, multi-generational village where family and diversity are celebrated. Paulsboro Pride is not just a saying but rather a way of life. The district schools serve just over 1,200 students including high school pupils from Greenwich Township.
The Paulsboro Public Schools use the Princeton Plan in its three schools. The Billingsport Early Childhood Center serves students pre-kindergarten through second grade. Loudenslager Elementary School educates students in grades three through six. Paulsboro Junior-Senior High School offers a comprehensive program from seventh through twelfth grades.
Each of the district schools has a modern library/media center. The library/media centers at the elementary schools include an integral technology classroom. Paulsboro High School has four computer laboratories. All of the classrooms in the district are equipped with computers, printers, and the majority with a Smart Board.
A significant point of pride is the Billingsport Early Childhood Center where the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes offer full-day programs for all students.
The school breakfast program is also a source of pride. Breakfast is served to all of the district students free of charge.
The athletic program at Paulsboro High School is second to none. The wrestling and football teams have national reputations for both sportsmanship and championships.
The academic programs prepare students for careers and college. Paulsboro High School sends a significant number of students to top ranked universities. In fact, the school has a long tradition of students earning appointments to the United States Naval and Military Academies.
Many of the top graduates return to Paulsboro to teach, coach, and volunteer in their Alma Mater.
The mission of the Paulsboro School District is to provide each student the educational opportunities to assist in attaining their full potential in a democratic society. Our instructional programs will take place in a responsive, community based school system that fosters respect among all people. Our expectation is that all students will achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) at every grade level.