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Lakewood, New Jersey
Ocean County
Lakewood Township School District
Piner Elementary School is a public school located in Lakewood, New Jersey with 515 students in grades Pre-K-2.
Piner Elementary School consists of highly qualified staff members who are dedicated to educating students at the preschool through first grade level.
The curriculum includes Letterland, Mathematics, Balanced Literacy, Interactive Read Aloud, Writing, Social Students, Health, & Science, which are aligned to the NJSLS.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the school has established two ABA classrooms and a DIR classroom to service the learning needs of special education students in grades K-2.

At Piner Elementary, the students are awarded for their daily performance, as well as marking period performance. Daily Piner Pride tickets are given to students for coming to school on time, demonstrating good citizenship, and/or completing learning tasks proficiently. The tickets give students multiple opportunities to receive prizes. The Piner Pride tickets and prizes have helped to maintain a positive school culture and reduced the number of disciplinary write ups immensely. One female and one male student from each grade level is chosen for Student of the Month. The students who are chosen to receive this award have come to school everyday, modeled exemplar behavior, and completed all homework and daily tasks. The students at Piner Elementary are also recognized for Perfect Attendance.

1141 E. County Line Road
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Principal: Mrs. Marcy Marshall
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White 6%
Black 8%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 86%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
Female 50.3%
Male 49.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 87%
Students with disabilities 20%
English learners 26%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 35%
Kindergarten 36%
1st Grade 30%
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 1
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 1%
1 to 5 days 44%
6 to 10 days 29%
11 to 15 days 10%
Over 15 days 15%
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Spanish 72.8%
English 24.5%
Other 2.7%
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Learn more about Piner Elementary School.


Piner Elementary School strives to set high expectations while meeting the needs of students and its teachers in a safe learning environment. Our school recognizes that a strong foundation and collaboration among all stakeholders is necessary to enhance academic success and close the achievement gap.


Our kindergarten and first grade classrooms follow the mandated curriculum established by the district instructional coaches and supervisors. It is a standards-based curriculum. Our preschool classes utilize Curiosity Corner, which provides a developmental approach emphasizing language and literacy, as well as physical, emotional and interpersonal development, math, science, social studies, music, movement and art.


After school clubs are offered twice per week for one hour each day. Clubs focus on dance and movement, crafts, and quilting. These clubs give students an opportunity to explore a variety of hands on activities in a relaxed environment. Socialization is promoted through these after school clubs as well.


Professional development is provided for teachers after school for three hours per month. During this time administrators and instructional coaches lead teachers in learning about new concepts,analyzing student achievement data, and driving instruction so that it is differentiated to meet the needs of all learners.


English Language Learners receive ESL daily for twenty to forty minutes per day. SIOP strategies are utilized to meet the needs of our ELL population. Special education students are provided with a quality education that meets their learning needs. In-class support, ABA, DIR, and LLD classes are available for those in need of services.


Fruit and vegetable program is utilized in the building and provides all pre-k through first grade students with a healthy snack. All students are provided with free breakfast and lunch as well. Pre-K students are engaged in gross motor opportunities for forty minutes per day. Students in kindergarten and first grade get exercise during physical education classes and recess.


Piner Elementary has a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO meets monthly in the evenings. Events are offered throughout the year such as: Pumpkin Patch, Concerts, School Dance, Carnival, Monthly Fundraisers. Our parent liaison is available to support families and enhance parental involvement in school activities and programs.


Piner Elementary has been part of the Lakewood School District for the past four years. The school is equipped with thirty-one classrooms. There is a library and gymnasium for all students and teachers to utilize. Our computer room has thirty Mac computers for students to utilize throughout the school day as well. The students receive Art and Music instruction in the classroom. Our parent liaison office is available to parents from 8:30am to 4:30pm to address any concerns or needs they may have.

School safety

Our school safety team meets regularly to address the needs of the building. We have a security specialist in the building from 8:15am to 3:15pm daily. Metal detectors have been set in place to monitor students and families as they enter and exit the building. We also have a raptor system that scans anyone who enters the building and is not a board approved staff member. All of the measures listed ensure the safety of our staff and students.


Pre-K Curriculum Includes: Greetings, Readings, & Writings, Clues and Questions, Plan & Play, Gross Motor, Phonemic Awareness, Math Moments, Questions & Reflections. Kindergarten & First Grade Curriculum Includes: Letterland, Special (Art, Computers, Gym, Library Music), Language Arts, Centers, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies. Our School Safety Committee is committed to ensuring safety for all stakeholders. The security specialist monitors the building throughout the day and escorts visitors throughout the building. Our staff and students have access to Ipads and a Mac computer lab to explore learning applications and online programs. Staff is encouraged to incorporate technology into their learning practices whenever practical. The students are required to wear a uniform daily, which consists of khaki pants, rompers, or skirts with a navy blue polo shirt, sweater, or vest. Our preschool classes offer Early Childhood Education to children ages three to four. Curiosity Corner is the curriculum that is utilized and student achievement is measured utilizing TSGold.

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