If you are not 2nd, 3rd etc. generation you are not a so called "Butlerite" and do not fit in with the cliques, it even goes for some of the teachers, especially the principal. If you are not one of her "favorites" your child will not get the help she or he needs because they will be denied an evaluation through the Child Study Team. She makes it very difficult and you child is the one that suffers. What a shame! No concern for the children at all!
It all depends on what teachers you are talking about. There are some very good teachers there but there are some teachers that do not listen to parents concerns. Overall dissatisfaction with Aaron Decker School.
Children were told that "homework comes first before anything else." What kind of thing is that to say to a child? A child needs to have a social life in order for them to develop and grow. What a disgrace! Sometimes children would be doing homework for hours, and this is a K-4 school.
my school is the best. my child is in kindergarden and his teacher he just loved and talked about her the whole time we walked home from the bus stop. he actually cried when he had to miss school for a day due to sickness. he enjoys not only his classmates and the teacher assistant but raves about the staff espically the awesome, kind experienced principal Scala. i also feel so comfortable, no worries, and excited every day when he attends class.
My sons have attended Aaron Decker for the past three years and have been so happy there. Everyone we've interacted with--teachers, office staff, bus drivers--has been wonderful. I'm especially impressed by how much my children are learning in math, reading and writing. We have also loved participating in jog walk, Bouncing Bulldogs, a recorder ensemble and the track program--all free of charge. I am so glad my children get to go to school in such a nurturing positive community. I whole-heartedly recommend Aaron Decker!
We have moved to Butler NJ and my son has just recently transferred to Aaron Decker from another school in Morris County NJ. He is also has an IEP/Special Needs and attends preschool. I could not be happier with Aaron Decker. His teachers are wonderful and he has settled in so Nicely. I also have an open line of communication with his main teacher and I think she is wonderful!