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Sicklerville, New Jersey
Camden County
Gloucester Township Public Schools
Erial Elementary School is a public school located in Sicklerville, New Jersey with 658 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Parent/Student Academic Nights: K-2 Math Night; Grade 3-5 Math Night; PK-2 Reading Night; Grades 3-5 Reading Night.
PTC meets monthly, supports the school program through Family Fun Nights; Holiday Shop; Book Fair; Barnes & Noble Reading Night; student assemblies.
Support the community through the development of character with clothing, food, monetary donations.

Erial Elementary School was recognized in 2015 on NJ Classroom Close-Up when it highlighted the SOS Program which provides support for new and veteran teachers.

20 Essex Avenue
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Principal: Mr. Patrick McCarthy
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White 44%
Black 31%
Asian 5%
Hispanic 12%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 8%
School size
Female 46.4%
Male 53.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 46%
Students with disabilities 24%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 7%
Kindergarten 12%
1st Grade 15%
2nd Grade 17%
3rd Grade 16%
4th Grade 17%
5th Grade 15%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 5
Weapons 1
Vandalism 3
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 8
Total incidents 17
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 8%
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English 98.9%
Other 1.1%
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Learn more about Erial Elementary School.


Erial Elementary School strives to provide a safe learning environment that promotes rights, encourages respect, and develops responsibility for everyone. Our learning community allows us to teach, learn, and apply the skills that enable us to become responsible citizens.


NJ state curriculum standards are delivered by the Wonders Literacy Program (McGraw-Hill), the My Math Program (McGraw-Hill), and TCI Program in Science & Social Studies. Students receive instruction in 7 special areas: PE, Art, Music, Computers, Digital Lit., Spanish, & Library. IMPACT, Sp. Ed., Cor. Rdg., & Basic Skills Math provide intervention to further meet student needs.


Erial Elementary School provides various after school clubs and activities for students through the Champs programs. They include Crochet, Gardening, Chess, Coping Skills, Men of Distinction, Braids and Books, & Poetry. There is also a STEM Club for student engagement. Erial also provides after-school academic support through TOP-Math and SNAP(ELA) programs.


Students have access to a Latch-Key Program that provides before & after care during the school year and the summer months. Title I services may be accessed by the school and include a Summer Bridge Program for students entering K with no Pre-K experience.


Staff participates in various PD including Writing with Spice, Math Strategies Workshops, Intervention Strategies, iReady, SEL Book Clubs, & Handle with Care. Teachers turn-key PD with our staff and district through In-An-Hours. PLCs allow staff to meet and develop academic strategies, review data, & discuss positive student outcomes. SOS provides a support in the building for staff to share ideas in an informal setting.


Erial Elementary has a wide range of services that support students. Erial has a guidance counselor who meets with students and oversees the school Character Education Committee. Eligible students from Pre-K through 5th Grade can receive OT/PT/Speech or special education classes. The school has a Response to Intervention team as well as an Intervention & Referral Service team. Academic supports include ELA nad Math after-school programs.


Students participate in Physical Education classes and recess at Erial Elementary School. This year Erial has incorporated Fitness Fridays to promote a healthy lifestyle.


Erial School also boasts a very active Parent Teacher Committee (PTC). The group meets monthly and supports the school program through Family Fun Nights, Holiday Shop, Book Fair, Barnes & Noble Reading Night, and multiple student assemblies. Our PTC has used their funds to support all aspects of the school and its students. Their support is essential to our success.


Erial Elementary School is an older building established in 1959. It has seen many additions throughout the years as Gloucester Township has grown. The building has a separate cafeteria and gym space. There is also a Library Media Center. The building is partially air conditioned.

School safety

This Year, Erial Elementary introduced an online dismissal program called School Dismissal Manager. Parents can now electronically notify school of early dismissals or changes to a student's dismissal routine. This system has also increased the safety of students who are picked up by parents or family members at dismissal. They now must enter a PIN# specific to that child for end of day pickup. This has also streamlined our dismissal process.


Erial Elementary School has 1:1 chromebooks in Grades 3-5. Grades K-2 have two carts in each grade for teachers to utilize. There are also three carts divided among the MD classrooms and the Resource Center. All classroom for Grades 1-5 have Smartboards.

Early childhood

Erial Elementary School has four sections of Pre-School Disabilities classes in which students with special needs are included with randomly selected general education students. There are two AM and two PM sections totaling up to 48 students. Erial also has a full day Pre-School Disabilities program that has up to 8 students enrolled who receive more significant supports.


Erial Elementary School is located on Essex Avenue in the southern section of Gloucester Township. The building services over 650 children in Pre-School through 5th Grade. It is a very close-knit community with many of the present parents having attended the school in their youth. Erial is one of the few schools located in Gloucester Township that is situated inside of the surrounding neighborhood. This gives the school its distinctive community atmosphere. Erial Elementary School employs a staff that goes above and beyond for our students. They ensure that all our students are engaged in a quality education. They continually demonstrate professionalism and selflessness in supporting our academic mission. The secretarial and support professionals are known for their friendly and professional rapport with visitors and students. Our custodial and maintenance staff takes tremendous pride in the appearance of the building and grounds. The food services department serves breakfast and lunch with a smile. We have numerous volunteers who assist with academic and clerical support. The dedication of the staff at Erial Elementary School is evident to all who are associated with the school. The members of the Erial Elementary School community realize that it takes everyone’s support to educate our children. We focus on engaging the administration, staff, and parents to support student success. The community is an important element in the success of Erial School. Our community is invited to many special activities, including inspirational guest speakers and various assemblies. Erial Elementary School supports the community through the development of character and strong citizens. We are proud of the excellence exhibited at Erial Elementary School. We are excited about the future as Gloucester Township strives to prepare our students for education in a changing world. At Erial, we continue to work to make this the best school in the district.

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