About Us

Welcome to Byrd!

Welcome to Richard E. Byrd Elementary school’s website.  We are a K-5 elementary school with a population of 274 students with two classes on each grade level.  Byrd school prides itself on our strong curriculum and high expectations as well as our warm and encouraging atmosphere.  The collaboration among faculty, students, and parents leads to student success, pride, and a love of learning!

I am honored to be the principal of this amazing school.  I am proud of our teachers, our students, and our partnership with families.  By working together, we create a joyful 
environment in which our students thrive. 

Please take a moment to peruse our website. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out at craftj@glenrocknj.org

BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE BEAUTIFUL, BE BYRD!!

Best,

Jodie Craft

Principal


District Phone Number:
201-445-7700

Byrd Main Office
8994
Attendance Office:
7714
Nurse's Office:
5023

History of Byrd School

The Richard E. Byrd Elementary School was established in 1915 as School #2, consisting of four rooms for up to 72 students.

In 1931, it was rebuilt to accommodate increasing enrollment, and it was at this time that its name was officially changed to the Richard E. Byrd Elementary School in honor of the famous explorer of the North and South poles.

It was decided at that time that the school colors would be gold for the sun and white for the ice at the Pole. The penguin who inhabits these icy regions became the school mascot.

The next and last addition to the school was completed in 1958. Since then there have been numerous improvements throughout the school, both within the building and on the surrounding grounds. The Byrd School community includes students, staff, parent volunteers, and an active and supportive Home and School Association