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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
K - 5
Blended Grades

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies

School Overview

Marlboro Township Schools implemented a blended learning instructional environment during the 2011 school year. By 2013, the MTPS became a 1:1 learning environment with the use of Chromebooks and various educational technology programs. At this time, the number of available digital tools increased greatly and the district now implements a mix of free programs such as G-Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) and district budgeted programs such as Study Island, ST Math, IXL Math, Achieve3000, RAZ Kids, Reading Eggs, BrainPop, Discovery Education and Pear Deck to name a few. MTPS has a robust, comprehensive, and collaborative action plan to implement personalized learning for all students.
More about Dugan's history:
Marlboro Township experienced a growth spurt in the 1980s that required the addition of a fifth elementary school. Frank J. Dugan Elementary School opened to kindergarten thorough sixth grade students and staff in January 1987 with Mr. Thomas Ellsworth as principal. The school is located in the southern end of Marlboro Township on Topanemus Road. Presently, we have over 648 students in grades one through five. Our current principal is Samuel Hendrickson and our vice principal is Earl Tankard.
Frank J. Dugan, for whom the school was named, was a lifelong resident of Marlboro, and served as secretary to the Board of Education from July 1, 1943 until Dec. 31, 1960. In additional to his responsibilities as board secretary, he performed the duties of the office of the superintendent until 1959, when the first Superintendent was appointed. From 1954 until 1961 he also held the positions of custodian of school funds and tax collector.

Known to be a meticulous and articulate individual, Frank Dugan played an integral part in the development of Marlboro and its educational program. It was said of Frank Dugan, "For those of us who knew him, his name on a school in this township will serve as a reminder of a very fine person who was a part of this school system." Frank J. Dugan died in 1970 at the age of 71.

When Dugan School first opened the staff sponsored a contest to select a school mascot. With over 350 entries received, the students voted and overwhelmingly selected what is now known as the Dugan Dragon. This friendly green dragon has lovingly adorned book covers, folders, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more at our school for over 15 years.

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Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Frank J. Dugan Elementary School
Marlboro, New Jersey
7746 United States

Telephone: (732)-972-2110


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