School Details

Pace Cs Of Hamilton

1949 Hamilton Ave, Hamilton Twp, NJ 08619
(609) 587-2288

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-3 & ungraded 114 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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About this school

Pace Cs Of Hamilton is a charter elementary school in Hamilton Township. The principal of Pace Cs Of Hamilton is Debbie Pontoriero and can be contacted at 114 students go to Pace Cs Of Hamilton and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 114 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pace Cs Of Hamilton is 10:1. Klockner Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 55% 55%
Hispanic 41% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    my oldest child went to this school and we she transfered to a different district in a different state they thoght she would be a little behind but she was more advanced then teh other children. she had better work ethics morals and appreciation to help other kids learn and grow. I love this school and the curriculum i would recommend to any one in the area it is EXCELLENT!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Pace Charter School was the best thing that could have happened to my son. My son has learned so much just within his first few months of school all thanks to the dedication of each and every teacher. The teachers care about each of their students and it really shows. Pace makes sure that "NO child is left behind" and they mean it. Teachers at Pace deserve a big thumbs up.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a Kindergartener and First Grader attending Pace. I absolutely love this school. The founder and lead person Debbie also founded Little Kids College which is the preschool both my kids attended. Moving on to Pace is one of the best decisions made for my family. The small atmosphere is great for my girls who are a little shy and they are familiar with some of the staff whom they initially met through LKC. I love the fact that the all the staff and teachers recognize and associate with all the parents and students. The new principal Ms. Cincotta is wonderful and has adapted well to Pace culture. The reading program is wonderful and the kids are reading within the first half of their kindergarten year. Pace also has a calendar full lineup of evening educational and fun activities throughout the year which allows for great parent/teacher/student interaction. There is also so much parent involvement they had to start hosting the events at Robert Wood Johnson Center to have more space. We just moved to Hamilton and my husband and I have decided to keep our girls at Pace through 3rd grade and possibly longer if Pace were to expand.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our daughter is in 1st grade at Pace. When she entered kindergarten there she had poor letter recognition and by. Christmas in kindergarten she had begun to read! The small classroom size (this yr 14 students in her class) gives the teachers an opportunity to really get to know & work with your child to improve and grow. We have also found the staff to be very kind & loving towards the students creating an atmosphere that makes children feel cared about & appreciated. They take emphasis on building character as well. Teaching children about being trustworthy honest & helpful towards others. They often reward exceptional students and those that show additional effort allowing them to standout & accept praise for a job well done which I find refreshing in a society which trend seems to be to award all children 'everyone gets a trophy' until they enter the real world and find out that couldn't be more untrue! I only wish that the school would move & expand. It is currently located next to a bar the playground leaves much to be desired as it's nothing more then a parking lot with a play structure . They fact that the school only goes up to 3rd grade is disappointing.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is entering the second grade at Pace and I am very grateful for the education he is getting there. His teachers thus far have approached learning on an individual basis and make allowances for each child's learning style. Please keep up the good work!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a fantanstic school. My child is in kindergarten and has excelled due to the wonderful teachers. The teachers are really dedicated to teaching every child. Keep up the great work!

  • (7 years ago)

    Pace Charter School is a dream come true. The small class sizes individual teacher attention and challenging academic opportunities provide a wonderful learning atmosphere for my child. I have three other children who attended the local public schools and I must honestly admit that Pace Charter School was the school that is best preparing my youngest child for the future!

  • (7 years ago)

    Pace Charter School is truly a hidden treasure for parents. The school atmosphere is that of a private school even though it is a public school. The environment between staff and families is one of commitment. My children love pace as they find the learning fun and the teachers nice . I like that the program offers a rigorous academic curriculum and that the teachers support my child s learning and academic growth through the use of a variety of teaching tools. The small class size really appeals to me as a parent. Thank you Ms. Pontoriero for your vision of a wonderful learning institution for the children of Mercer County.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended Pace Charter for 3 years and he has enjoyed every minute of it. The teachers are very involved with the students' academic activities and their teaching methods are very beneficial. Just as the other parent mentioned my son was always eager to complete his homework. If we had the chance to stay another year we would. However the school only goes up to the 3rd grade. Overall Pace Charter School is an excellent school and I would recommend it to any parent that has a child going into grades K-3. Prayerfully the school will enlarge and add more grades!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the Pace Charter School. My daughter has gotten so much more confidence in her abilities over the past two school years. She loves her teacher and actually enjoys doing homework. She is a strong student and I attribute that to the small class sizes (less than 15 in her class!)

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