Award Year: 2018

East Amwell Township School

43 Wertsville Road
Ringoes, NJ, 08551-1033

(908) 782-6464

Mr. John Capuano, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Choice School

East Amwell Township School District

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East Amwell Township School district is a safe, supportive community that recognizes all students as unique individuals and provides opportunities for academic, artistic, cultural, emotional, physical, social, and character development in a diverse and ever-changing society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 38%
STEAM, Literacy, and our Dedicated Staff

STEAM, Literacy, and our Dedicated Staff

East Amwell School is often called "the hidden gem" of Hunterdon County, a place where education is honored and embraced by our family of learners. As a school community, ROAR (Respect Others and Accept Responsibility) guides all we do. Our leadership believes that if a positive culture is in place, everything else good and productive will follow for "All the Children, All the Time."

Replacing the former one-room schoolhouse, the current building opened in 1938 as a public school serving the local farming community. Subsequent additions and enhancements have created a modern environment for learning surrounded by 32 beautiful acres in Ringoes at the southern end of scenic Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Ringoes today is largely a residential community with strong ties to its rural heritage through many prominent agricultural and equine farms.

East Amwell Township School educates students from prekindergarten through 8th Grade with a current enrollment of 400, including both local and school-choice students. Long-standing school traditions unite our community, symbolized by the tolling of the original school bell each morning. Once the day begins, our core curriculum guides a commitment to academic success while dynamic special area classes hone valuable skills, nurture talents, and secure life lessons. Our learners thrive in an engaged community where meeting children's social and emotional needs is a collaborative effort of students, staff, parents, PTO, and community.