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Featherbed Lane School of Clark

Private | PK-5

 
 

Living in Clark

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $360,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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Posted May 10, 2013

8 years ago, my son and daughter went to this school after moving to New Jersey. The first few days seemed fine, but then I noticed they were coming home, crying. There was a very serious bullying problem at the school, in which kids participated in bullying others, and no one would stop this. I talked to the principal, but she did very little to alleviate this situation. Often, my kids would express suicidal thoughts after coming home from school. I would say that this school ruined my children's lives and put an emotional scar on them. Overall, the teachers did absolutely nothing to stop the bullying. When one of my children talked to the teacher about the bullying situation, the teacher simply ignored my child. She did not even reprimand the bully. To top it all off, my children to this day believe that they learned nothing from this school. I highly suggest any parent that is sending their children to this school to review this school's history THOROUGHLY, and reconsider their decision on sending their children here.
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Posted April 7, 2011

I love this school but my son loves it more. The teachers are very involved and communicate and work with the parents. The staff is friendly and helpful. The student base is very diverse. My son is in K and can count to 5 in French, writes extremely well, can read, is learning to add and subtract and has learned to draw. My neighbor has her son in the public school and he can't even write his name. My son will be attending summer camp to learn how to swim and will definitely be back for 1st Grade.
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Posted April 8, 2010

My son attended this school from toddler hood through 1st grade. Teacher quality is okay - it is really a luck of the draw up until 3 year old program. the 4 year old nursery program has outstanding teachers. Kindergarten instruction is good - teachers put in very good effort. Classroom size is small considering the number of students. 1st grade has been great education wise, too few boys in the class (not school's fault), this limited socializing is a drawback. Overall, 4 year, K, and 1st grade are good. younger age programs - check the class out through a personal visit.
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Posted September 8, 2009

My daughter has been at this school since she was 2 years old and also attends the summer camp there as well. It has been a wonderful experience for her and she enjoys going there everyday. The staff is always so helpful and understanding. Featherbed School/Camp is just GREAT!!!!
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Posted February 13, 2009

Hi, My son is going in this school. I am liking it a lot. Before my son was very uncomfortable, but now he's enjoying. Staff is good, co-operative and well disciplined.
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Posted November 24, 2008

My child attended their toddler program and I had to pull him out because he had a hard time staying there every morning. Each time I dropped my child off I noticed how the teachers were sitting in the same corner together talking about not school related items and let these poor kids cry with their snots up to their knees and don't even think about getting up and go comfort them... I found a much better place for my child in another school where he looks forward to going every morning.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 52%
Black 28% 19%
Hispanic 16% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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P.O. Box 918
Clark, NJ 07066
Phone: (732) 388-7063

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