Carusi Middle School – Home of the Mustangs
Carusi Middle School is the neighborhood middle school on the West side of Cherry Hill. Our school’s enrollment ranges from approximately 930 – 1000 students in grades 6-8. We have exciting staff and students who do incredible things every day. Our school’s focus on the whole child provides opportunities for students to grow in academic and extracurricular areas
Our goal is to make connections with all our students and empower their passions into learning experiences that foster meaningful contributions to our global community. Becoming a Carusi Mustang is a lifelong commitment. We inspire students to be Caring, Academic, Respectful, Unparalleled Students with Integrity. We are proud of all of our students and their awesome accomplishments – within and beyond Carusi!
Dr. John J. Cafagna, Principal
The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.
The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.
A broad range of summer enrichment programs are now open to school-age Cherry Hill residents. Summer enrichment classes at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more are open to Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Summer music enrichment classes at Cherry Hill High School West in beginning band, beginning orchestra, intermediate band, intermediate orchestra and jazz ensemble are open to Cherry Hill residents entering grades 4-12. Course descriptions and registration forms are available by clicking here. Registration forms and payment are due Friday, June 16, 2017.
Cherry Hill Board of Education President Dr. Barry Dickinson read a statement at the May 9, 2017 Board Work Session regarding the "CHPS 2020: A Clear Vision for the Future" long-range strategic plan and the concept of a 6th grade center. The full statement is available by clicking here.