About Us


H - Helpful

O - Optimistic 

R - Respectful

N - Neighborly

E - Empathetic 

T - Trustworthy 


Joseph Stokes Elementary School is a K-3 school within the Trenton Public School District. Our school colors are green and yellow and we are the home of the Hornets. 

We want to take a moment to welcome you to our school and share our excitement about having the privilege to be a part of your child’s educational journey. For those who may not know, this year will be a transition as Stokes is re-opening to serve just those K-3 students who live in the community. Our primary goal this year is to create a warm and supportive environment where your child will feel supported and cared for and a place where you feel comfortable leaving them for six and a half hours each day. This will be accomplished by focusing on open communication, celebrating all of our successes, and incorporating social and emotional learning in all of our classes.


It is our goal and personal mission to educate the whole child in a safe and secure school setting and ensure that our students are learning to be successful readers, effective communicators, thoughtful problem-solvers and responsible, caring members of the school and town community. 


At Stokes Elementary School, our mission is to create kind empathetic students who are lifelong leaders and learners. We achieve this by setting high expectations for academic excellence, promoting achievement through hard work and kindness, and partnering with parents and the community.