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K-5 & Ungraded
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Cherry Hill, NJ
Students enrolled: 451
 

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200 Wexford Dr
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

(856) 424-1505
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July 29, 2015
Glad to see that other parents have not let this principal pull the wool over their eyes. I agree wholeheartedly with comments others have made about her--she is so self-centered, it is scary. If we have to hear one more time how her young daughter is so famous as "she's in show business", I think I'll puke. Perhaps if the principal concentrated more on listening to others and bettering the morale at this school, so many teachers would not request transfers to other schools in the district each year. It's sad........

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
July 29, 2015
They are so great, if they would not be constantlly driven away each year by the current principal!!

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
July 29, 2015
Somewhat, but it was better with the previous principal. There was listening, communication, the sharing of ideas, and community cooperation. This just is not seen now.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 29, 2015
Parents and teachers should forge a good relationship for the success of students, and in order to do this, the principal should be the driving force to make this happen.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 29, 2015
The previous principal really set a great example and ever since the current principal arrived, things have gone downhill fast.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2015
As a parent of students who attend Stockton Elementary, I agree wholeheartedly with the statements made about the current principal. To call this woman 'self-centered' is an understatement. She is arrogant and egotistical. When I attended my child's parent-teacher conference, the tension was in the air. A couple of my child's teachers made comments in not-so-many words that they were hesitant to even have an opinion or share creative ideas to help and support the school environment, as they had seen others slapped down and reprimanded if they did so. This principal does not seem to understand that simply walking around and smiling, acting like everything is fine does not excuse the way you 'rule'(not lead, as you should be doing) this school. If the board is smart, they will find a suitable replacement for this principal, as this school's reputation is clearly suffering and will only go down from here if the current principal remains at Stockton.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2015
As others have also stated, the current principal is unprofessional and ruined this school awhile ago. She's self-centered and dismissive of parent suggestions & concerns. Shows favoritism w/staff; many good teachers left and few are happy.

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February 24, 2015
Richard Stockton Elementary has the BEST teachers. They are clearly the best at what they do and I am thrilled with the progress my child has made (student with an IEP). However, the principal could stand to be better. The turnover rate of teaching staff for this specific school is hugely significant and when I inquired about it, several other parents told me it is due to the way that this principal treats and interacts with her staff. Like the "playground" program a couple years back, she uses silly, ineffective programs (the latest of which is something about being a "kindness hero"). To make kids think that you have a receive an award to be nice to someone, instead of it being simply a part of your everyday life is just foolish.

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October 04, 2014
These reviews are one reason and school district is another reason for us to move to Cherry Hill. However I found my son's previous school much better than this. The substitute teacher was not up to the mark. School rating went down from 9 to 7 within a year. I can clearly say standards are very low and rapidly dropping. This year we have a retired substitute principal. Just being nice to parents, kids and appreciating each other will not help in achieving good results. Utmost focus is required on kids' education that will help kids to grow and also school ratings go up. Comparitively I can say standards are very low.

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March 28, 2014
Great school with great teachers and our children love it. I highly recommend this school.

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April 24, 2013
This school has done an amazing job so far in keeping my severely allergic child safe. He is cared for and looked after as i would do it. The teachers are amazing as well as the Principal and Nurse. Weare very lucky to be at Stockton.

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October 10, 2012
I went here from 2004-2010 (k-5) and it was a relatively good school. I loved all my teachers, and one year we did a project with raising crayfish, it was pretty fun. But then when the new principal came (maybe around 2009), it got worse and worse. She made up a new program called "peaceful playgrounds" to help kids play nice during recess, but it didnt turn out too good for her. 1 kid got a concussion the first day where they had us play a bunch o the games to try them out. A few other cerrtainly got a bit beaten up. All and All, caring teachers, but NO WAY for the principal

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February 26, 2012
My son attended Kindergarten at Stockton. There was no orientation whatsoever. It was cancelled due to asbestos abatement which I found out by walking past the entrance to his classroom and seeing the red sign and plastic all over my son's soon-to-be classroom. We were jut told to bring himin on the first day. We never had an opportunity to speak with his teachers beforehand. My son has an IEP and there was no contact before the first day of school from either teacher. We were told "no news is good news" when we inquired about how he was doing by his teacher. My daughter will have an 8 day kindergarten orientation in the district we are now in. Not even close to being 5 star or 10/10, especially considering the taxes one pays to be on the district and specifically in Stockton. Average school. Even if we did not move we would have pulled him out. Principal was the lone bright spot for us. Very nice and involved.

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May 24, 2011
this is my son's first year at Stockton and so far, we are very pleased with the school and the staff.

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September 18, 2010
This is an excellent school supported by wonderful teachers and a remarkable PTA. The parents work diligently to ensure students get the best of everything in the district.

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no rating
August 17, 2008
A forward thinking principal, an extremely active PTA and engaged teachers and staff make for an excited and well educated student body. A wonderful place to send our kids.

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no rating
August 17, 2008
Richard Stockton Elementary is a model school as far as I'm concerned. The teachers genuinely care for the children and they strive for the best atmosphere for every student. The teachers are extremely active in PTA events which allows the students to see them outside of the classroom. The PTA at Stockton works hard to provide supplies and programs to benefit the children and complement the outstanding education which they receive from such hard working teachers. The support staff is very much a part of the Stockton family; they all know they children and care for the environment in a positive and genuine way. I am delighted to be a part of such a wonderful school community.

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May 01, 2006
Very High Quality School. Lots of opportunity for parent involvement in class & with the PTA functions. Test scores for NJASK always very strong for the district. Really nice school to send your kids to. Music available in 4th and 5th.

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Richard Stockton Elementary School
200 Wexford Dr, Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
(856) 424-1505
Last modified Richard Stockton Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richard Stockton Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top