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Our Mission

Mercer County Special Services School District is committed to serving as a catalyst for providing innovative integrated programs and services. We serve individuals with significant disabilities as well as meet the specialized needs of districts and agencies. Through leadership and the collaborative efforts of staff, family, sending districts, and community, the district will equip individuals with the skills necessary to successfully function in their environment.

Our History

The concerns of parents and public school districts for the education of students with severe disabilities were addressed with the establishment of the Mercer County Special Services School District in November 1977. The creation of the district was due to the cooperative efforts of the Mercer County Administration, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Parent Organization, the Mercer County Education Office, public school districts of the county, and state and county agencies serving students with disabilities. 

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Vision Statement

At Mercer County Special Services School District (MCSSSD) we are committed to servicing children with special needs residing in Mercer County and the surrounding area. We provide instructional, vocational, and therapeutic programs designed for each student’s unique needs, interests, and characteristics. Our programs serve preschool, primary, elementary, and secondary age populations. MCSSSD programs are designed to teach multi-disabled, autistic, and emotionally disturbed students. We also have special projects that provide services to infants, graduates, parents, and other agencies.

Consistent with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, along with the continued support of the Mercer County Commissioners and MCSSSD Board of Education, our district continues to set best-practice standards in our special education programs. Our primary goal is to assure each student reaches their full potential as a productive and self-sufficient member of society through quality teaching by our dedicated teachers and staff.

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