Star SchoolsNew Jersey's Department of Education states:Star Schools represent New Jersey’s “cutting edge” schools. They demonstrate the successful integration of strategies that result in higher levels of student achievement in achieving the Core Curriculum Content Standards. Other hallmarks of Star Schools are effective leadership and high levels of professional development and research, all of which contribute to efficient operations and exemplary teaching. (Department of Education, 2003)
The Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center was awarded this recognition for the 2003-2004 academic year.