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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!

Go Mustangs!

Dr. John J. Cafagna, Principal


Carusi Events

all day
Report to Period 1; PE (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 8-3); EXPL (6-3, 7-3, 8-1, 8-2)

District Events

BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
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Carusi News

Parents and students click here to review and acknowledge our:

  • Anti-Bullying Pledge
  • Dress Code
  • Technology Use Amendment
  • Parent-Student Handbook

Also be sure to complete your district opening paperwork online at www.chclc.org/parents!

You will need your student ID number to complete all electronic forms.

If you need assistance completing the forms please contact Carusi at 856-667-1220 during regular school hours

Limited paper copies are available upon request in the Carusi Guidance Office

District News

Preliminary Results of December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election Show "No" Vote on All 3 Questions
Preliminary Results of December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election Show "No" Vote on All 3 Questions

The preliminary results of the December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election show a "no" vote for all three questions presented to voters. Absentee ballots that are postmarked today, December 11, 2018 will still be accepted by the election office and counted as long as they are received by December 13th.

The Administration and Board will engage in discussion at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 regarding the next election date.

CHPS Earns Placement on 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll
CHPS Earns Placement on 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll

The Cherry Hill Public Schools is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, CHPS had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

National data from 2018 show that among American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating. The first step to getting more of these students to participate is to give them access. Courses must be made available, gatekeeping must stop, and doors must be equitably opened. The Cherry Hill Public School District is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

"Success in Advanced Placement is a combination of students' own motivation and the opportunities educators provide for them," said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. "I'm inspired by the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to earn college credit during high school."

Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors.

Inclusion in the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2018 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2016 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.
  • The College Board also has recognized the Cherry Hill Public Schools for achieving its outcomes among an AP student population in which 30% or more are underrepresented minority students (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) and/or 30% or more are low-income students (students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.


    Multiple Cherry Hill Road Work Projects To Cause Delays in Coming Weeks
    Multiple Cherry Hill Road Work Projects To Cause Delays in Coming Weeks
    Please note the following road work projects to be completed around Cherry Hill in the coming weeks. Expect delays and plan alternate routes where possible.
    • Brick Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at Marlowe Rd/Brick Rd bend going into Evesham headed toward Rt 73 / Lippincott Drive, between 7 am and 5 pm daily starting on Monday 11/26 and lasting for about two weeks through Friday 12/7. Evesham Twp Public Works will be performing road repairs to Brick Road in their township, however there will be a detour set up in Cherry Hill at the intersection of Marlowe Road and Brick Road. All traffic headed east on Marlowe will be detoured onto Brick Rd to Evesham Rd, and all traffic headed north on Brick will be detoured onto Marlowe Rd to Cropwell Rd.
    • East Tampa Ave, Daytona Ave, Princess Rd, and Deland Ave will have upcoming intermittent one- or two-block closures as Kingston drainage improvements are made by CHT Public Works, beginning during the week of 11/26 and going through mid-January. Local detours will be posted as the work moves around this area and residents will be notified prior to closing roads that affect them.
    Important Information Regarding PARCC Spring 2018 Individual Student Reports
    Important Information Regarding PARCC Spring 2018 Individual Student Reports

    Elementary PARCC Spring 2018 Individual Student Reports were mailed on October 3. Middle School and High School PARCC Spring 2018 Individual Student Reports will be uploaded into Genesis no later than 3:00 PM on October 4, 2018.

    Anti-Bullying Information

    HIB Grade Report

    LaCoyya H. Weathington
    Director of Pupil Services
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    45 Ranoldo Terrace
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    (856) 429-5600 x4431

    Constance Spencer
    Student Assistance Counselor
    Carusi Anti-Bullying Specialist
    (856) 667-1220 x3559

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