Award Year: 2021

Lucy N. Holman Elementary School

125 Manhattan Street
Jackson, NJ, 08527-3497

(732) 833-4620

Mr. Richard Allan Karas Jr., Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Jackson School District

School Website


The Holman Elementary School is committed to its comprehensive, engaging, and technology-enriched programs that inspire, educate, and motivate students to become independent, creative, and critical thinkers who will thrive in a diverse, evolving global society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 34%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Students at Holman Elementary are recognized for demonstrating positive character!

Students at Holman Elementary are recognized for demonstrating positive character!

Lucy N. Holman Elementary School provides a variety of unique learning experiences to our community of diverse learners to help them reach their full academic and emotional potential. The Holman School utilizes a balanced literacy model and blends the scientific principles of learning to read with a comprehensive reading and writing workshop curriculum that instills the love of reading and supports comprehension. The Holman School has implemented a variety of supplemental programs that contribute to the success of our students, including a strong, daily multi-tiered system of support framework to help students reach their fullest potential. The Holman School also has a robust Gifted and Talented Program (Enrichment) to support students who exceed grade level expectations. In addition, as a designated Title I Schoolwide school, Holman has a well-established English Language Learner (ELL) program.

Through our Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL), students practice wellness strategies through discussion, activities, and games. Students start each day with a Morning Meeting adapted from the Responsive Classroom Model. Holman Elementary also celebrates both the academic and social achievements of the students by recognizing academic accomplishments and positive character traits. Another program unique to the Holman School is the Family Literacy Program entitled, One School One Book. This is a schoolwide reading program where every student, parent, faculty member, and administrator reads the same book at the same time. We pride ourselves on building a positive school climate and culture by building positive relationships within our school community.