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Slackwood Presbyterian Church
2020 Us Highway 1, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Slackwood Presbyterian Church offers Sunday worship services, Sunday school classes for children, religious educationMore programs, Bible study groups for adults, choir and other programs. The congregation traces its history back to 1812 when a Sunday school was started in the Slackwood Area. In 1935, the congregation joined the Presbyterian church and took the name Slackwood Presbyterian Church.

The Church is located along the northbound side of Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1) between Cherry Tree Lane and Whitehead Road.

Slackwood Elementary School
2060 Princeton Ave, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

One of four public elementary schools in Lawrence Township, Slackwood Elementary School is located at the corner ofMore Princeton Pike and Carr Avenue at the southern end of the township. The school educates students from kindergarten through third grade.

The school dates back to 1904 when a wooden, two-room school house was built in the area.

Detailed information and statistics about Slackwood School can be found by visiting the New Jersey Department of Education's School Report Card database. The database is searchable by county, school district and type of school.

Among the information available in the School Report Card is a school-specific introduction provided by the principal with details outlining the different teaching methods used, as well as the programs and services that are offered to students at Slackwood.

The report card also includes statistics about such things as Slackwood's student enrollment by grade, student attendance rates, average class size, students' proficiency in language arts and math, student suspensions and expulsions, student-to-faculty ratios, faculty attendance and faculty credentials.

Slackwood's mascot is the Eagle and the school's colors are blue and gold.

Upon graduating from Slackwood, students attend Lawrence Intermediate School for Grades 4 through 6.

Slackwood Volunteer Fire Company
21 Slack Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
One of the three volunteer fire companies that protect Lawrence Township, Slackwood Fire CompanyMore was organized in 1907 and is located at 21 Slack Avenue. Membership in the fire company is open to all township residents who are willing to volunteer their time. High school students as young as 14 can join as cadet members to learn more about the fire service. To be eligible to actively fight fires and respond to emergency incidents, members must be at least 18 years of age and have completed the state-certified 120-hour basic firefighting course offered at the Mercer County Fire Academy. Fire company members are required to participate in many hours of training each month to maintain their skills. The volunteers of Slackwood Fire Company respond to more than 600 emergencies every year. Six Slackwood volunteers have died in the line of duty over the years - five were killed after their fire engine collided with a tractor-trailer in 1934; another suffered a fatal heart attack in 1986 while helping direct traffic at the scene of a structure fire. Slackwood Fire Company is designated as Station 21 under Mercer County's firehouse numbering system. While the fire company's primary response area is located in the southern end of town (known as Lawrence Township Fire District 1), Slackwood firefighters respond to fires, traffic accidents, hazardous materials spills, floods and other emergencies throughout Lawrence Township to aid the township's other fire companies, Lawrence Road and Lawrenceville. Through mutual aid agreements with neighboring municipalities, Slackwood firefighters respond into Ewing, Hopewell and elsewhere to assist when needed at major incidents. Similarly, firefighters from other towns respond into Lawrence Township to help out whenever needed. The fire company's volunteers hold periodic fundraisers to help pay for fuel, equipment and supplies that are not covered by the township. The hall attached to the firehouse is sometimes rented out for meetings and other functions as an additional fundraiser, however township ordinances prohibit the use of the hall for some types of social events. In 2007, Slackwood Fire Company celebrated its 100th anniversary with a large parade of fire apparatus that made its way along Princeton Pike. Nicknamed the "Southside Mutts," Slackwood Fire Company members have a firefighting bulldog as their mascot.
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