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Bayonne, NJ
Students enrolled: 485

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38 Dodge Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002

(201) 858-5969
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April 18, 2014
My child is an honor student at MJ. I think they are ok. She is learning. But sometimes it maybe just the minimum, I would have to compare curriculums with another sch. I do believe the teachers sometimes uses their authority just to hand out detentions over foolishness. There is a new principal. He is ok but I think he can handle some situations better. I think he got the job because of a relative. I believe he was a gym teacher before he started.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
Mary J Donahue school is a great school to teach our kids. The teachers work together to help all students. They have gone far and wide to make sure my kids get everything they need and more.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
My daughter will be going into the first grade this year. She learned so much in kindergarten and if it's any measure of the rest of the grades, she'll be getting a very good education at Mary J. Her K teacher, Mrs.LoRe was excellent and my daughter enjoyed going to class every day.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
Great school I loved it when I was there I felt it didn't push me enough and the Principal is a little to strict

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2012
so my child attends this school but i find that the teachers ad principal make very inappropriate comments to the children. The principal called a child names and her teacher told the class they were lucky she had 3 children to take care of because she wouldn't be teaching.. All because they couldn't answer some math problems. unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
this is a great school and has a marvelous staff and great teachers. my children are challenged to reach the full potential every day. and as far as discipline goes this school is very understanding for the most part.

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2012
this school is ok.. my daughter is an honor student there so that's good. however, i find that the teachers are very petty and so is the principal. they try to micromanage the children too much. kids will make mistakes and they have to learn from them and i feel sometimes they go overboard.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
that is the worst school in Bayonne. my daughter was at nursery day care three years for full time before she attend to this school and she has loved the school and the teacher and learned a lot on the other hand she is not happy moreover she does not want to go to the school . the teacher does not care about the kids as well as her job . for example she never challenges the kids and never checks the homework. i am going to move my daughter as soon as possible.please keep a way from that school.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2010
I'm a 6th grade student in Mary J. Donohoe School and have been here long enough to know that this is a wonderful school. The principal is firm and gives fair punishment, and she also has a very funny sense of humor. The teachers are very nice and fair. Not one teacher in the entire school has a reputation as a bad teacher or unfair. The school staff is very nice and is very helpful towards the students. Every student in the school is very welcome and generous. You don't have to worry about your child when in school. I receive great education from this lovely school and I know your child will too.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2009
Mary J. have been an exceptional school for my daughter who is in the 8th Grade. She transferred over to the school when she was in the 7th grade and Mary J. offered her so much more than HEH. Mary J. recognizes her speacial skills in education and in art

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2008
There's nothing more rewarding than hearing your child say that he/she enjoys going to school. That is actually the experience my child is having right now. I believe that if your child enjoys going to school, he/she will do very well not just in school but I believe throughout their lives. MJD is a fantastic school. The teachers and principal are very dedicated. The kids are all well behaved. The curriculum are challenging. We are glad we are part of MJD - the place where children learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
i think mary j. is a great school. The principal is really dedicated to making the school safe and that all rules apply. If a child does something wrong she tries to find out what happened and why. If the child is truly at fault she tries to give a fair punishment. The teachers work really hard with the students. Most have a sense of humor. As long as the child is trying the student gets high marks. I am glad my child went to mary j...

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
the school challenged my daughter well enough and now she is a senior in bayonne high getting honors. thank you mary j.!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2007
Mary J Donohoe is an excellent school. The teachers are fantastic and the principal is dedicated. She knows each and every child by name and genuinely cares about their academic success. Any parental concern is immediately addressed. The curriculum is challenging, as I have 'A' students in the school and they work hard to maintain their grades. The teachers work well with the children and I feel that when I drop my children off in the morning they are being cared for, educated, well fed, and they are in a safe learning environment- everything important to a mommy. The school also has a superb nurse that really cares about the kids. Couldn't ask for a better school. Proud to be a Mary J Mom.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
This school is one of the worst schools I ever had my children in. My children did not recieve enough challenges while they was there. The principal is quick to be in your home business calling it the best intrest for the child. Stay away from Mary J.

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Mary J. Donohoe No. 4 Elementary School
38 Dodge Street, Bayonne, NJ  07002
(201) 858-5969
Last modified Mary J. Donohoe No. 4 Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mary J. Donohoe No. 4 Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top