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Hamilton, New Jersey
Mercer County
Hamilton Township Public School District
Yardville Elementary School is a public school located in Hamilton, New Jersey with 288 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Yardville is a 2017 NJ School of Character and a National School of Character recipient and was ranked 45th out of all New Jersey Elementary and Middle Schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
All Students in Grade K-5 receive physical education and health two times per week.
Yardville's teachers are learning about helping students and families develop a growth mindset, and focusing on Social Emotional Learning using the Zones of Regulation.

Yardville is very proud of the recently earned 2017 NJ School of Character and 2017 National School of Character awards which we will be able to claim for the next three years before having to reapply for this honor.

450 Yardville Allentown Road
Hamilton, NJ 08620
Principal: Mr. Richard Czyz
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White 66%
Black 4%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 21%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 4%
School size
Female 44.1%
Male 55.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 15%
Students with disabilities 15%
English learners 4%
Homeless students 0%
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 13%
Kindergarten 15%
1st Grade 15%
2nd Grade 14%
3rd Grade 14%
4th Grade 16%
5th Grade 14%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 8
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 11
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 42%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 7%
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English 87.5%
Spanish 9.0%
Other 3.5%
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Learn more about Yardville Elementary School.


Yardville’s mission, S.T.A.R.S.-Students Taking Action & Responsibility for Success, encourages students to advocate for their own learning. We foster academic, physical, and social-emotional development of all students, assisting them to become life-long, responsible citizens who know how to collaborate and problem-solve. This year our theme, which supports our mission, is 'Let the GAMES Begin: Goals And Motivation Equals Success!'


The core subjects (ELA, Math, Science, and SS) are taught daily. Students also participate in Art, Music, PE, and Library weekly. Gr K-5 participate in two weekly Health and Physical Education lessons. Guidance lessons are taught monthly. Character Ed and Social Emotional Learning is infused throughout the day. Fundations is taught in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. A gifted and talented program is available for eligible students in Grades 3-5. Basic skills, ESL, and Resource Room instruction are also provided for qualifying students.


Students are offered a variety of leadership and community-building opportunities. Based on their grade-level, students may participate in the service learning club, safety patrol, peer leadership & tutoring, morning announcements, band and orchestra, chorus, & curriculum-based family nights. In addition, several classes in the building participate in a regular Genius Hour.


Yardville Elementary School offers students a Family Night program where students and parents learn about a variety of topics and participate in various academic and social learning activities. During the Family Night program, parents have the opportunity to hear from teachers and other community organizations with regard to health, safety, and instructional strategies.


Monthly faculty meetings are held for in-school professional development focused on meeting the needs of Teacher Professional Growth Plans. A Choice book study supports this learning as do PLCs and action research by our teachers. Monthly grade level data team meetings and grade level planning meetings are held. Yardville joins in monthly meetinsg with two other elementary schools in the school district for PD LIFT (Learning & Innovation From Teachers).


The following services and supports are available to eligible students at Yardville Elementary: ESL Instruction, Basic Skills Instruction, Speech/Language Instruction, OT, and PT. Students with disabilities may also receive Resource Room Support and/or Replacement Instruction. I&RS services are tiered and designed to assist students who are having academic, behavior, or health difficulties that significantly impact their ability to learn and achieve.


Yardville Elementary School offers a breakfast program for all students. Students engage in physical activity daily during recess and weekly during two physical education classes. This year, the students at Yardville participated in a school wide "Fun Run" which was a character building, fitness event designed to also fundraise for our school to benefit the students. In the spring, students also participate in their Field Day event where they collaborate in teams in a variety of physical activities.


Yardville's 2017 National School of Character award recognized our school for having an especially strong parent and community involvement program. Our PTA is an integral part of the school. Members serve as room parents for classroom parties, the Book Fair, Ice Skating Party, Field day, movie nights, Family events, Sweetheart dance, kindergarten orientation, Halloween dance, and a 5th grade end of year celebration, to name a few. Parents also lead our school’s service learning club.


Yardville Elementary School is 80 years old. Although our facility is starting to show its age, our custodial staff take pride in keeping the building clean and in the upkeep of our renovated playground. Our wireless network was recently updated and our auditorium roof will be repaired at the end of this school year. We recently had our hallways painted blue in keeping with our school colors of blue and gold. We also opened an outdoor learning space this year.


The school day starts at Yardville Elementary School at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at 3:35 p.m. We have three lunch periods that are 30 minutes each allowing students plenty of time to eat and socialize with peers. Students participate in a 20 minute recess with their classmates monitored by the classroom teacher. We have two integrated half-day preschool classrooms and a full-day disabled preschool class. We have SMART boards and/or interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Our students and teachers utilize Google classroom for discussion and collaboration. Students participate in formative benchmark testing and results are analyzed to plan for future instruction. Teachers collaborate to plan for rigorous, student-centered data-driven lessons. We communicate with our families via "Quick News" emails sent by our PTA, as well as a twice a month Newsletter - YES This Week from the Principal. Our School Climate Committee reviews and evaluates all cases of possible and confirmed cases of HIB to improve safety and well-being in our school.

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