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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Number 5 Elementary School 1

Posted February 03, 2016
- a community member
I had to put my son in first grade at school 5 last year for one yrar. Thank god it was only one year clifton school systems are terrible! The teachers do not care about the students or do they try to help and understand them they are cruel. My son is doing amazing now in our hometown and school the difference is night and day he is so happy! Guess thats why cliftons ratings are so low school and towns its a shame, i feel bad for the kids that have to go to school there!

Number 5 Elementary School 4

Posted August 30, 2015
- a parent
Been very happy so far through Kindergarten. I take my child to school every day, and the demeanor of the kids that I see outside the school is good. Nobody acting up or bullying. A bunch of kids having fun.


Number 5 Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted June 24, 2015
- a community member
School five is not a great school and honstley as a concerned parent, you need to be very cautious about putting your child in this school because there safety is not the first concern sadly. As you can tell by the ratings clifton school systems are not rated very high and trust me it showed this past school year. The teachers pick favorites as does the principal! They seem to enjoy telling you what your child is lacking or doing wron, but never care enough about the child as a child to help them. They are cruel! They claimed all year long that they would have early intervention for my sons behavior, they would create stragies and work together with me. I met twice with the school counsler who is very sweet but I think overwhemled with amount of children she needs to tend to. Stragies were put in place verbally but really never followed through long enough to see any difference. It's a joke! They made my son out to be this out of control , mean little boy they don't see children as " kids" they label your child " a bad kid" and treat them horribly! The principal is extremely sarcastic and condescending. I hated to drop my son off at school everyday I actually worried he was being emotionally harmed and ignored. I am so happy I am done with school 5! BEWARE school 5 is a nightmare!!!!!!

Number 5 Elementary School 4

Posted September 16, 2009
- a parent
School 5 is a wonderful school! The Teachers & Staff are great!

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Number 5 Elementary School
136 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ  07013
(973) 470-2386
Last modified Number 5 Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Number 5 Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top