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PK-6 & Ungraded
Public district
Cape May, NJ
Students enrolled: 145

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921 Lafayette St
Cape May, NJ 08204

(609) 884-8485
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April 02, 2014
Cape May City Elementary is a fantastic school. The teachers are fantastic and the ladies in the office are always helpful. This school is extremely secure and there is no way a stranger can just walk in and wander around like a previous school my son had attended.

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February 17, 2014
My kids love the school & so do I absolutely no complaints here. Plus you can't beat a great free preschool. 10 stars from me.

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February 12, 2013
Speaking as a traveling family who has seen quite a few East Coast and Mid West school systems, we must give CMCE 10 out of 10 stars! Everything about the school is fantastic. The staff is fantastic, the curriculum is challenging and modern, and the facilities are above average. The children come first here, and it is evident in the pride our kids show, whether talking about classes, participating in activities or bringing home graded papers and tests. We love this school, the teachers and all of the staff. It's never easy to change schools, but here we feel right at home, and we are not concerned that our children are missing out, not included, or being left behind.

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April 28, 2010
The stars say it all! Love this school!

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March 31, 2010
I have been reading all the comments posted and feel a need to comment myself. The teachers are truly amazing, along w/ the art, gym, and computer teacher and some others but I have to agree w/ the other comments. A few, maybe 2, of the other teachers really seem to put a damper on the school, to say it nicely. School at that age should be all about learning in a positive environment and having fun. I could not speak more highly about most of the teachers, as far as 2 of the teacher and the principal I am very unhappy!

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March 22, 2010
We are locals here in town and always heard wonderful things about the school, but unfortunately that is not the case anymore! I could not agree more with the other comments about the principal, and without a great leader there is little room to follow! It is so unfortunate that a school that had so much potential has come to this over leadership qualities. The teachers are amazing!!! My heart goes out to them, having to deal with such a difficult situation. Needless to say, we are glad our daughter is no longer at the school, but very sad over leaving such a dedicated staff!

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March 21, 2010
CMCE used to be the ideal school, but that unfortunately is no longer the case! Overall the teachers are amazing with the exception of 2-3 teachers who really should not be in a elementary environment with their lack of patients and nurturing qualities. But the poor leadership from the principal REALLY effects the school overall.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2010
When parents get involved they don't like it.All they want you to do is volunteer you time to them,but when you want to be involved in your childs education.Thats when you see the problem there is no communication.

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October 27, 2009
CMCES is a great small town school. Learning to bridge the gap w/parent / teacher communication, a work in progress. Caring teachers, small class sizes, fantasic art program, music, spanish, and a fabulous enrichment /gifted & talented program. The school NEEDS parent involvment, volunteers, school board needs to see the parents there supporting, asking questions. Being involved is the key in a small town school like cape may.

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no rating
October 03, 2009
My daughter attended this school and got one of the best educations when compared to the elementary schools in the country. She went on to be accepted to 6 of the top 10 Universities in the US.

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March 21, 2009
The school is great for a small community. My kids have had a good education with some bumps along the way. Most of the teachers are quite caring about their students. Some do not know how to communicate with the parent's when asked. I would watch out for the principle. Her words are harsh, down grading and she is looking for something to stir up the anxiety level among the parents. I, personally, would not deal with her unless you absolutely had to. They do offer advanced classes, which have been wonderful for my oldest. They offer swim, guitar lessons, language, extra reading if needed as well. So, the help is there if the child needs it, but once again watch out because they tend to push parents in that direction (to get the extra help) even though the child does not need it. Goodluck!

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April 04, 2006
The school itself is great. However is in under constant scrutiny for city budget due to its low attendance in such a summer time resort area. Parents are kept very informed if you inquire enough. Extra curricular activities are plentiful in the area, but not necessarily through the school due to the limited budget. The one thing that makes it all worth while is the small class sizes.

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January 16, 2006
CMCE is an excellent school with many opportunities for all children and gifted children. It offers whole school and pull out enrichment classes and a focused art pull out program. The teachers are caring and dedicated. The school has its own swimming pool and weekly lessons begin in third grade. There are instrumental and vocal music classes as well.

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August 19, 2005
Wonderful school...was worried about school in small town, but no worries here! Been an extremly pleasant surprise. Kids are not only thriving but growing and succeeding!

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April 01, 2004
This school is wonderful! The staff provides outstanding care to the students and teachers, their pre-k class is terrific and I'd recommend this school to anyone looking for their child to get a great education.

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Cape May City Elementary School
921 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ  08204
(609) 884-8485
Last modified Cape May City Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cape May City Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top