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Pittstown, New Jersey
Hunterdon County
Alexandria Township School District
Lester D. Wilson Elementary School is a public school located in Pittstown, New Jersey with 204 students in grades Pre-K-3.
Highlights
Full day preschool programs (one Three Year Old Class, 2 Four Year Old Classes, Dance, Theatre, Art, Music, Physical Education)
PreK teachers offer house visits two times during the school year.
Extended Learning Time Program ELA & Math, Guidance K-3, Financial Literacy Grs 2 & 3, Media Grs K-3, Next Generation Science Standards, STEAM Programs, LDW Live TV Program, School Store for grs 1-3.
Awards

We recognize staff and student accomplishment at our monthly All School-Meeting. Our students in third grade operate a school store for the LDW students in grades 2 and 3. The Lester D. Wilson School has earned re-accreditation from Middle States. LDW has earned a first runner-up status in Hunterdon County.

Location
525 County Road 513
Pittstown, NJ 08867
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Sandra Kacedon
908-996-6812
kacedon@alexandriaschools.org
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Grades
Pre-K-3
White 88%
Black 0%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 5%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
204
students
Female 46.1%
Male 53.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 6%
Students with disabilities 22%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
41
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 13%
27
Kindergarten 17%
34
1st Grade 23%
47
2nd Grade 20%
41
3rd Grade 27%
55
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English & language arts proficiency
42%
of students

Math proficiency
43%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
1.5
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
68%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 33%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 22%
Over 15 days 10%
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English 99.5%
Other 0.5%
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Learn more about Lester D. Wilson Elementary School.

Mission

The Lester D. Wilson Elementary School will provide a safe and inspiring environment that recognizes, accepts and honors unique learning styles of all children which will encourage them to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and as responsible, respectful members of the global community.

Academics

Students are enrolled in Enrichment classes, academic assistance classes or typical classes. Every student in grades K-3 are assigned their own iPad.

Clubs

Our PTO sponsors "Bricks for Kids", an after school activity that is offered to first and third graders. Students volunteer to assist in the LDW Garden, work with the school nurse, volunteer in the school store and with the school librarian. The third grade students are members of the recycling program.

Programs

Before Care and After Care Programs - ages preschool through 3rd grade. Program assists students in completing homework, working in a cooperative manner, playing individual and group games.

Teachers

We are proud to offer opportunities for student teachers to work under the direction of our seasoned teachers. Staff completes professional development in the areas of behavior management, Growth Mindset, Responsive Classroom, Rutgers University Advisors, new teacher orientation, technology, math and reading skills. Professional Learning Communities have been established for all learning teams. The teachers review student assessments, complete lesson plans in Build Your Own Curriculum, set up meetings with parents and plan for instruction.

Supports

ELT (Early Learning Time), RTI (Response to Intervention) and IEP (Individualized Education Programs) programs are available for students who need additional assistance in both academic and social/emotional issues.

Health

School Safety Committee, Wellness Committee, Physical Education three times a week & Health is two times a week, recess is scheduled five times a week. Movement classes are scheduled once a week. The LDW Garden Club allows for students to plant and harvest vegetables. The first graders are offered the opportunity to participate in the Bricks for Kids after-school program.

Parents

PTO, ATEF and Parent Portal are accessible through the district website. Child Study Team works in concert with regular education and special education teachers, parents, and students. Summer Library Club, ESY for special needs students.

Facilities

LDW is 100 years old. We have a library, computer lab, art room, gymnasium, dance room, art room, music room and small instructional rooms. Each classroom has an air conditioning unit.

More

We offer a three year old preschool program and a four year old preschool program. Our preschool teachers conduct home visits once a year. We send out information to parents through a district wide communications platform. We also communicate with our school community through our website, social media newsletters, emails and phone calls. We have a School Safety Program, Technology Leaders and Team Leaders. A 1 to 1 iPad program for students in K-3 has been established. We offer school choice for families who do not live in the school district but choose to have their children attend LDW.

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