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Blackwood, NJ
Students enrolled: 274

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270 South Black Horse Pike
Blackwood, NJ 08012

(856) 227-8845
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August 05, 2014
This school has many benefits and several disadvantages. This school maintains a very 'small town' school feeling. The principal knows each and every student and parent (or it feels like it), and everyone knows everyone else. His leadership is exceptional. Activities and field trips are numerous, and well planned. Parent involvement is HIGHLY encouraged. Teachers are GENERALLY competent and adept. However, I removed my daughter for the following reasons (and some others). Supervision of the students was inadequate during lunch and recess, and I know students who were physically harmed by other students as a result. Bullying by other students also abounds because of this, or not get involved with complaints due to lack of familiarity.. A couple teachers are known to be inappropriately loud, yelling at the children, and not teaching lesson plans according to accepted levels, instead telling the children of their personal lives in class, and gossiping about students' personal lives to other parents. While the principal backs up his teachers very well, occasionally it is done TOO well, or complaints do not reach him, resulting in no resolution or consequences.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2013
I have 2 children currently at Gloucester Twp Elementary. The school is small so my children get a lot of personal attention. Every teacher my children have had so far has shown that they care very much. My child is in the excel program and they help the kids who would be held back in a normal setting. I also have a special needs child who only went to the school for a short time before we moved him to a school that could better fit his needs. this was the schools only downfall. The school district and the school staff offered little guidance in handling my child's needs. the test scores at this school could be much better but there are many children in the school like my son who should be moved to schools that can better educate them. The school does offer one on one aids that are excellent with the children. The EPC provides many activities for the students, but there are not many parents involved at the meetings. Most of the members have been there for a while and there doesn't seem to be many new members the security is excellent. there are officers at the school all the time and the school has installed cameras and other security measures.

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April 17, 2010
my son loves it.. i want to thank everyone for making education interesting for him. He is in kindergarden and i'm teaching him the time table. He loves learning.

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September 07, 2009
We moved here 3 years ago from Atlantic County. Our child just loves this school and we are thrilled with Mr. Gentile and all of his teachers and staff.

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November 07, 2007
I have four children in Gloucester Twp. Elementary School. Each teacher that my children have had have been absolutely wonderful. I can tell they truly care for my kids and their academic advancement. One of my children had a very difficult time with comprehension. His first grade teacher suggested that I take him to have him tested. He was diagnosed with an audio processing disorder. This in turn helped his teacher to instruct him in a way that he would understand. I also have a child who has autism and has been mainstreamed in this school. He has a shadow in the classroom. His teacher understands him and is there as soon as he gets frustrated (which is rare). Her ability to get him to focus and explain to her how he feels is very impressive. The teachers are always there whenever you need them! I love GTES!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2007
My husband and I moved from Florida. My 5 year old was severely shy and unable to complete the screening process. The principal and administration went out of their way for my son. I could not be happier with my school choice. Security is Excellent. Bus company has clean respectful drivers. Teachers are great with low turnover. Campus is understated. School closing procedure is adequate. Children all seem happy.

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April 18, 2007
I think Gloucester Twp. school is fantastic. My husband and I were undecided about private vs. public school until we researched GTES. Mrs. Dunham the Kindergarten teacher is wonderful and our son loves school. The principal Mr. Gentile knows all of the children by name and the atmosphere of respect in the school is superb. It has a private school feel with public school funding.

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February 25, 2007
I removed my daughter from Gloucester Twp elementary 2 years ago. The best decision I ever made for her. She was diagnosed ADHD but was tested at an 8 year old level while 6 yrs old. The administration was more concerned with her behavior rather than her academic success. I refused to permit her admittance in the program and was advised that after 1 month in 1st grade they could place her in the program without my consent. She now attends a private school and is thriving. Her new school is doing work far more advanced than that of the second grade classes at Gloucester Township. If you are concerned with the best education where the kids are first priority gloucester township is not the right school, look elsewhere.

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May 12, 2005
My daughter is in her last year at Glouster Township Elementary School. It has been the best experience for her. The Principal and the Staff are the Best the Township has to offer! I think the education is unmatched in any other elementary school in the district. It is a very hands on school, where the staff knows all the students. And where parents are asked to volunteer their time for many different activities. The children enjoy seeing their parents during school hours. We will be very sad when June 13th comes. We will greatly miss the 'little school on the hill'. But we will leave it with great memories!

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August 30, 2004
Two of my children attended this school, I attended this school, my 2 brothers, my cousin, my Mother, my Aunt & my kids Grandad all attended this school. Going back over a period of 65 years whenever any of us look back on our years at 'the school on the hill' we do it fondly. Gloucester Twp. School district is a great school district, even better than the 'premier community' school system of Washington Township - which I found to be lacking. Going to the school up on the hill was a great experience for all of us. My children & I, were saddened & will miss Mr. Pollino (their principal & my 5th grade social studies teacher). Mr. Pollino set our standard for all school principals.

- submitted by a student

June 23, 2004
Union Valley Elememtary - Love the school, teachers, staff & Principal. Wish our Twp. would approve field trips. Our children miss out on so much by not visiting local spots of interest.

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Gloucester Township Elementary School
270 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ  08012
(856) 227-8845
Last modified Gloucester Township Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gloucester Township Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top