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Budd Lake, NJ
Students enrolled: 690

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99 Sunset Drive
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

(973) 691-4002
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November 13, 2015
The five star rating that this school is getting is from the small amount of reviews (12 reviews) but if more people took the time to write I highly doubt it would get the same rating. My children's experience here was very negative. Notice I said children which means they all had a bad time. The teachers refused to take the time to work with the children and it felt like they were more of just a number than a person. Our concerns were never addressed or considered. One of my children was having a hard time because she learned differently and we asked the teacher (and principal) to give her more challenging work because she was obviously bored. The response we got was NO SHE IS NOT READY AND WE WILL NOT ACCOMODATE. They made us feel like our child was the problem. She is now in all advanced classes and honor rolls in her new school. This is the second school she has attended since leaving CMS and she has performed exactly the same in the previous school as well after CMS. It is very clear what and who was the problem.

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Teacher
November 13, 2015
Don't get me wrong there are good teachers in this school but the ratio just does not tip the scale to the good

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
CMS has been an amazing environment for my children to be learning in. They have and are learning so much! The teachers are always caring and go well out of their way to help the kids develope a love for learning. My kids take school very seriously and always strive to do their best because it is noticed!

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2012
My daughter is very successful in CMS! They have the greatest teachers! We could not be happier with CMS! We can't wait for our son to start kindergarden at CMS next year!

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2010
My two kids go to CMS as we have been involved with the school for 4 years. All the teachers have been excellent and parent group is very active. Nice and safe facility. I couldn't be happier about the education my kids are receiving!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 26, 2009
great scool, safe, lots of extra's

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2008
i love it it is absoulutly safe and teches her great things definetly five star rated love this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 04, 2008
My daughter has been at CMS for four years now and we couldn't be happier! Her teachers have been wonderful as well as the aides..... I would highly recommend this school to anyone who asks!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2007
I am very pleased with CMS. My children are adapting very well and love the school. We moved from Jersey City to Budd Lake and many people say that it is a huge change for the family but couldn't be happier as well as the kids. The school they were attending in Jersey City was not helping them at all. Here at CMS they have been progressing much better and areas where my children have difficulty the teachers have pointed out to me and will be providing any assistance my child may need to be able to progress through out the school year. I am very satisfied with CMS and would recommend it to any parent!

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2006
Great school. Great scores. It actually used to be a middle school.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2006
This school has a wonderful, caring staff of energetic teachers. They have a special monthly progam called Friday Finale. The last Friday of the month, classes in every grade are invited to participate and sing a song, put on a short skit or tell a short story. It is a very special way all the children can appreciate everyone's work. The parent involment is high and encouraged.

- submitted by a teacher

October 27, 2005
i have been at chester m. stephens since it opened as a primary school. my one son is in fifth and my youngest is in kindergarden. he was in the preschool handicap program for the past three years. i give the school two thumbs up

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2005
my daughter went here for 5th grade and loved it.. the teachers are extremely nice and the office staff is great also. she had no problems starting as a new student at this school..

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2004
My son is in a preschool disabilities class so far it has been great.

- submitted by a parent
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Chester M Stephens School
99 Sunset Drive, Budd Lake, NJ  07828
(973) 691-4002
Last modified Chester M Stephens School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chester M Stephens School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top