About Us

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 would like to take a moment to welcome you to our new school, and share our excitement about having the privilege to be a part of your child’s educational journey. For those of you 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, as well as 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.

Joseph Stokes Elementary School
Phone: 609-656-4930


Paul Lakarosky, principal



Principal/Director de escuela - Paul Lakarosky [email protected]

Secretary/Secretaria - Lorreshia M. Ware [email protected]

Guidance Counselor/ConsejeraWanda Martinez [email protected]

Nurse/EnfermeraShanique Hunter [email protected]

Parent Liaison/Enlace de padres - John Pack jhpack@trenton.k12.nj.us


Recent News



Congratulations to the entire school on our Black History Month Assembly! Everyone had wonderful presentations. Be on the lookout for our next assembly.

Kindness month for our Helpful Hornet program is officially over. Congratulations to all of our helpful hornets for all the kindness they've shown this past month. This month, our theme will be self-control! teachers will be handing out Helpful Hornet tickets to students for showing self-control throughout the day. Earn as many tickets as possible to become the Helpful Hornet of the month for your class!