The City of Trenton, New Jersey, centrally located between Philadelphia and New York City, owns a rich colonial history which includes then General George Washington's first decisive military victory in 1776 along the Delaware River. Trenton continued making history throughout the late 19th and early 20th century as a major industrial center, whose regional economic development led to its iconic moniker: "Trenton Makes, The World Takes".

Today, a population of 85,000 resides within New Jersey’s Capital City, characterized by a diverse housing stock which includes single family, semi-detached, and row homes and attractive single family townhomes where high-rise apartments used to stand. The city’s vital and sustainable community is filled with people who celebrate their diversity and heritage. The health and well-being of Trenton’s families stand central to this community’s aspirations.

The mission of Trenton Public Schools consists in making sure that students graduate with a vision for their futures, motivated to learn continually and prepared to succeed in their choice of college or career. We seek to accomplish this mission by identifying and nurturing strong instructional leadership, setting high expectations for all students, maintaining a safe and orderly school environment, monitoring students' progress with appropriate instructional adjustments, providing cutting-edge technology and other learning materials to support high performance, and cultivating meaningful family and community involvement.

The Trenton Public Schools is a comprehensive public school district, serving students in per-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Trenton, in Mercer County, New Jersey. The district includes 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools. As of the 2015-16 school year, approximately 1,100 school-based certified staff support the needs of over 11,000 students enrolled in the district's schools, including early childhood centers, alternative schools and other out of placement schools. Trenton’s local and regional development of human capital depends upon all students participating fully in the global economy as productive citizens. Community stakeholders who have joined the district in helping to realize this mission include parents, education unions, higher education partners, community-based organizations, the business community, health-care organizations, civic organizations, education research organizations, foundations and municipal government.

The Trenton School Community has lots of work to accomplish toward realizing these goals and collective aspirations. Although the majority of students still lag behind the state’s proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, with graduation rates having more room to improve, we have begun to see some encouraging trends. Therefore, we celebrate the academic achievements of our students ways which are consistent with a clear vision of our future educational reform taking place throughout our district.

Lucy Feria, Interim Superintendent

(609) 656-4900