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Jackson, New Jersey
Ocean County
Jackson Township School District
Switlik Elementary School is a public school located in Jackson, New Jersey with 749 students in grades KG-5.
Switlik continues to promote leadership, kindness, respect and good character through the Bucket Filling initiative. Students are recognized monthly for excellence in these areas.
Our Extended Day Program provides a personalized learning platform for students. The program encompasses opportunities for skill-based instruction to propel students’ academic success.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is infused throughout our school day. SEL prepares our students to maintain a positive approach to daily endeavors, encourage self-expression and value diversity.

Switlik Elementary School was awarded $10,000 Sustainability Jersey Grant- Gardinier Environmental Fund. Recipient of the 2019-2020 Sustainability Jersey Silver Award. Pennies for Patients, awarded 2019-Rookie of the Year and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student Series Award.

75 West Veterans Highway
Jackson, NJ 08527
Principal: Mrs. Kathleen McKiernan
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White 77%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 15%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 3%
School size
Female 51.0%
Male 49.0%
Economically disadvantaged students 24%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 16%
1st Grade 16%
2nd Grade 17%
3rd Grade 17%
4th Grade 18%
5th Grade 17%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 2
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 27%
6 to 10 days 36%
11 to 15 days 19%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 92.9%
Spanish 3.6%
Other 3.5%
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Learn more about Switlik Elementary School.


The Jackson School District is a partnership of dedicated staff, learners and community members committed to developing the unique abilities of each student through compelling learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. Our comprehensive, engaging and technology-enriched programs inspire, educate and motivate students to become independent, creative and critical thinkers who will thrive in a diverse, evolving, global society.


Our comprehensive curriculum is fully aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and mirrors the value the Jackson community places on an educational experience that highlights the humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), literacy and the fine and performing arts. We offer diverse instructional opportunities in core subjects and in the fine and performing arts, which are essential to providing an effective and well-rounded education.


The Jackson Childcare Academy is a safe and nurturing program for children ranging from K-8th Grade. A dedicated staff of certified teachers and paraprofessionals create rich and rewarding experiences filled with age-appropriate activities, homework assistance, and warm caring relationships. Children are involved in small group learning activities while forming positive relationships that promote growth and achievement.


Parent involvement is actively encouraged through parent-school organizations within all ten Jackson schools. All parents have access to key information, such as grades and schedules through the online parent portal. Additionally, the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) provides input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities and encourages proactive collaboration between parents and school district personnel regarding matters pertaining to special education.


Jackson Students benefit from investments the district and Board of Education have made in our technology, our curriculum and our facilities - all of which will have a real and lasting impact on how our students learn. Through these investments and with the commitment and dedication of our teachers, staff and parents, we are committed to advancing student achievement and to being an active leader in the evolution of education.

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