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Millville’s Rieck Avenue Elementary Named a New Jersey School of Character, a national advocate and leader for character, has named Rieck Avenue Elementary School a New Jersey State School of Character. This honor reflects the district’s commitment to fostering a positive school culture where character development is at the heart of everything.

Rieck Avenue now joins the Child Family Center, Lakeside Middle School, Millville High School, and R.M. Bacon Elementary School, which were named State Schools of Character in 2023.

This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Rieck Avenue students, teachers, staff, and parents who have embraced common core values and demonstrated exemplary character traits every day. From kindness and respect to responsibility and perseverance, the Rieck Avenue community embodies the principles of good character that are essential for success in school and in life. certifies schools and districts each year at the state level that have developed and implemented an intentional, proactive, and comprehensive approach that embeds character into all aspects of the school life. Schools and districts announced as State Schools of Character will be considered for’s highest distinction—National School of Character. Since its inception,’s Schools of Character program has positively impacted nearly three million students, staff, parents, and other community members.

Founded in 1993 and formerly known as the Character Education Partnership, is known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. The Framework includes key indicators on creating a caring school community where everyone feels they belong, providing students with opportunities to practice and reflect on their character strengths, and engaging families and communities as partners in the school’s character initiative.