Lakehurst School District (29-2500)

Lakehurst School District

The Lakehurst Elementary School serves students with a full range of educational services for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, including our students from Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst. The school strives to provide the foundation of skills upon which children can build. Our students are provided with learning experiences, which stimulate logical and critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, mathematical skills, a love of the arts and a growing awareness of self and others. Lakehurst Elementary School is committed to continuous improvement, providing a learning environment, which promotes responsibility, self-reliance, confidence in oneself, good citizenship and a sense of community. Over the last few years, the Lakehurst School has completed many facility upgrades that have a positive impact on the overall learning of students. Funding has been utilized to increase technology resources for all students, implementing a one-to-one chromebook initiative for students in grades four through eight. All other grades share a chromebook cart between two classrooms. Students also have a 3D printer available to them, IPad carts, and many other STEM and STEAM resources. Updated curricula, instructional materials, and resources point the District toward meeting the needs of learners in the 21st century. School security is consistently being upgraded and improved throughout the entire building.

Our programs enable students to reach their full potential, as they prepare for high school. At our school we have approximately 350 students, a staff of 31 full-time teachers, 3 part-time teachers, 10 full-time paraprofessionals, and one part-time paraprofessional. We provide child study team services for students age three through eighth grade. Various extra-curricular programs are offered to the pupils in Lakehurst Elementary School. These programs are taught by interested staff members and are conducted before and after regular school hours. Examples of these extra-curricular activities and programs include, but are not limited to: interscholastic athletics, educational support programs, Literature Club, Lego Club, and Sea Perch. The staff at the Lakehurst Elementary School is devoted to providing the best learning environment for our students, stressing care, concern, respect, an ever expanding integration of technology, a wide variety of current instructional strategies, and a school wide enrichment program of excellence; all of which will instill a lifelong love of learning.