Welcome to the George L. Hess Educational Complex!


Mission Statement


As we continue our tradition of excellence, the Hess School will nurture our students to be lifelong learners, have strength of character and the drive to achieve excellence in all of their pursuits as citizens in a diverse and changing world.


Hess School News

Springboard Application for Tuition Assistance

2015-2016 Supply List

Half Day Preschool

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Congratulations! The George L Hess Educational Complex has made the Top 20 in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. We are #16 in the world with 1,789,298 minutes read by our students this summer. We are so proud of our students for rising to the challenge! Go Hess!

HELP IN HARD TIMES- Click here to view a quick reference guide for local needs such as emergency food programs, housing and engery assistance, legal services, financial management, job training, family and childcare.

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 Hess Bell Schedule (for 2015-2016)

  • Bus Arrives - 8:45AM

  • School Starts - 9:00AM

  • Dismissal - 3:10PM

  • Bus Leaves - 3:30PM

  • Early Dismissal - 1:00PM

        - Buses will depart between 1:15-1:30

*Morning Drop-Off Procedures*

If you decide to drop off your child/children please be aware our procedures have changed. Drop-off will continue to take place in front of the building at the Main Entrance.

· You must enter the entrance closest to Rt. 559 (Somers Point/Mays Landing Road).

· Upon pulling in you should get in drop-off lane which is next to the curb/sidewalk.

· At 8:45, once duty staff is present, we will begin to unload the cars; approximately 5 at a time.

· As children are exiting your car curbside, your car should be in park.

· Once you are in the drop-off lane you must wait your turn and remain in that lane until your child/children have exited your vehicle and it is safe to proceed forward.

If you need to come into the school during morning drop-off (8:45 am-9:00 am) you must use the entrance closest to Rt. 40, park in the large parking lot and escort your child into the building at the main entrance.

Please be aware parking in the front of the building will be closed during the morning drop-off time and will re-open at approximately 9:10 am.

Hamilton Township School District


Professional Development Plans

District Professional Development Plan

Hess Professional Development Plan

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

Help stop bullying now. Visit the following websites for additional information.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mr. Russell Clark



District Anti-Bullying Specialists

Joseph Shaner School

Ms. Dorothy Schoenstein



George L. Hess Educational Complex

Miss Laura Mulder



William Davies Middle School

Mr. Michael Diorio



Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education
As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children.  At the NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this! We have created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamilies.com with resources to help you support your child's education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a "Help Desk" which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900-6960.
 Let's work together for the good of our children. Please sign up for our mailing list on our web site at http://www.state.nj.us/education/ or join our mailing list here. 

We look forward to helping you help your children.

Attention Parents and Teachers! The New Jersey Department of Education offers a newly revised website: Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy and In School. Learn about student health, student behavior, safe & positive learning environments, after school programs, social services, and other educational services. Visit http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/