About Us

The Trenton Board of Education voted unanimously during the May 23 meeting to rename two Trenton Schools. Effective Friday, July 1, 2022, Wilson Elementary School was renamed Darlene C. McKnight Elementary School.

Darlene C. McKnight lived in Trenton for 55 years, where she was known as a well-loved and respected activist. 

She did extensive work in the community with numerous agencies and advocacy groups to make Trenton a safer place for all adults and their children. She was a parent liaison at TPS and later became a parent volunteer, school representative, and a parent organizer always advocating for improvement in conditions impacting the Trenton children. She fought to have advocacy training for parents/guardians as partners to improve the educational and social success of their children in school. McKnight was an affiliate of many community partnerships and received many awards/honors from those in the community who respected and admired her. She passed away on March 14, 2022.

Darlene C. McKnight extended herself above and beyond for Trenton Public Schools and the City of Trenton.