School Details

John Hydock Elementary School

19 Locust Ave, Columbus, NJ 08022
(609) 298-0308

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-2 & ungraded 305 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

John Hydock Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of John Hydock Elementary School is Mr Joseph Mersinger, who can be contacted at 305 students attend John Hydock Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the 305 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at John Hydock Elementary School is 9:1. Mansfield Twp Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 63%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 14%
Asian 14% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has been wonderful for my daughter. She enjoys her teachers (especially Mrs. Light) and has gained valuable skills thanks to the dedicated teachers. Furthermore the administrative staff is both professional and considerate - this is truly a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My 7 year old daughter has completed kindergarten and first grade at John Hydock and we are very pleased with the school in terms of the teachers and administration. Both of our teachers have been competant concerned and more than available to discuss our daughter.

  • (9 years ago)

    John Hydock is K-2. My son is doing well in 1st grade. The academic cirriculum is tough and focused. The trailblazers math program brings algebra metics multiplication addition subtraction and word problems all together without using ditto sheets while making it a fun experience using everyday objects. My son's math skills are flourishing. The language arts program is also strong. Students are expected to know sight words and be able recognize & spell them in everyday reading and writing. JHES also has a great basic skills program (LEAP). The teachers provide an atmosphere for confidence and a love of learning. Always encouraging to strive for the next level of success without 'pushing' them out of being a child. The principal knows all the kids by name and encourages parent involvement continuously. Communication is constant. She is receptive & reactive to parent concerns and works with you for a successful school environment.

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