School Information

Mission Statement

  • Our mission at Lalor Elementary School is to provide a healthy and safe environment where scholars are supported and challenged to become leaders.   We are committed to building a culture of character and respect that embraces diversity.  Our highly qualified staff recognizes the importance of developing partnerships with families and community members.  Our school provides a rich learning experience that fosters creativity, innovation, and encourages lifelong learning for a changing world.


    Nuestra misión en la Escuela Primaria Lalor es proporcionar un ambiente sano y seguro donde los estudiantes sean apoyados y desafiados a convertirse en líderes. Estamos comprometidos a construir una cultura de carácter y respeto que abrace la diversidad. Nuestro personal altamente calificado reconoce la importancia de desarrollar asociaciones con familias y miembros de la comunidad. Nuestra escuela ofrece una rica experiencia de aprendizaje que fomenta la creatividad, la innovación y fomenta el aprendizaje permanente para un mundo cambiante.

School Promise

School Culture & Climate Goals

    1. All Lalor Elementary School students will develop a learning mindset and motivation needed to be highly engaged and innovative learners.
      • increased growth mindset
      • students will be collaborative and independent scholars
      • self motivation for learning
      • competent with various technology tools
      • increased preparation and participation
      • confident with sharing their opinions and ideas to become risk-takers
      • students and teachers will engage in rich conversations about academic learning and concepts
    2. Students, staff, and families at Lalor Elementary School will build a culture of respect that celebrates diversity for a more connected, safe, and welcoming school community.
      • community members demonstrate greater competency in social awareness particularly as it connects to our school core values of respect for all
      • community members will recognize and identify with the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of others
      • students will be inclusive and have positive interactions with each other during class, recess, and lunch time
      • community members are greeted and assisted daily upon school arrival and departure
      • community members use conflict-resolution skills to demonstrate emotion control and respect for others
      • inclusive curriculum/programing and events
      • Continued use of trauma informed practices
      • Professional development on Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism, Culturally Responsive Teaching & Diversity
      • Use of interactive modeling to establish common expectations for behavior around the school
    3. Lalor Elementary School staff will be valued as partners in educational practice with administration and engaged in collaborative decision making among colleagues and key stakeholders around schoolwide decisions.
      • Collaborative decision-making and collegiality through shared-leadership roles within the school
      • More staff acknowledgements, opportunities to get together, more team building
      • Involve staff in decision making/ open and respectful communication among staff
      • Continued use of PLCs to foster partnerships among all staff.
      • Collaborate on plans to address student social-emotional needs.
      • Opportunities for families to engage as partners with the school.

About Lalor Elementary School

  • The Lalor Elementary School is a stately building, featuring original hardwood floors and woodwork with high ceilings and tall windows. Lalor retains early 20th Century architecture, although it has been completely refurbished in recent years. A neighborhood focal point since 1926, Lalor School proudly conveys a sense of community and tradition for the families of the historic Lalor Tract. 

    • Lalor students become kind and caring citizens through a focus on social-emotional learning and character education in a Responsive Classroom.
    • Lalor participates in the Rutgers School Climate Transformation Project. Curriculum includes a Balanced Literacy approach; Guided Math workshop model, Next Gen Science Standards, Technology, Music & Arts.
    • Students use hands-on STEM & technology such as Spheros,, Google & Chromebooks. School clubs, After School Tutoring, Early Act, Good News, community service projects, STEM events, and more.
    • Lalor scholars are recognized regularly during school-wide celebrations for character education, academic success, attendance, and more.
    • Our teachers carefully plan lessons that meet the needs of each student while preparing them for success in the 21st century. Lessons are designed to develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, and innovation.