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Collingswood, NJ
Students enrolled: 182

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265 Lincoln Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108

(856) 962-5704
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May 04, 2015
Our kids have been at Tatem School since 2004 and our youngest is now in 2nd grade. We have been very happy with the quality of their education. The teachers care deeply for their students. My sons have close connections with their teachers and feel good about the time they spent at Tatem.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2015
I didn't give a five star rating because we have only been in the school for 1 year. That being said, all of the teachers seem to be involved and care about the students. The director knows each child's name. The "specials" such as Technology (includes code writing), Spanish (with a teacher not a computer program), Physical Education, Art, and Music are great programs. There is still plenty of free play with recess outside everyday the weather cooperates. My child comes home with great stories everyday, which speaks volumes in my book.

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February 26, 2014
Wow! Last year's 4th graders at Tatem are a very bright group of children. Their test scores are well above the state average and definitely the best in the entire Collingswood district. Great job!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2009
Tatem School has been quietly working on becoming the best school in Collingswood and the county. Mr. Gurcsik, the principal, also lives in Collingswood. He cares about the kids and that is extremely evident. He is an incredible motivating factor and has continued to make Tatem a 'family school.'

- submitted by a parent
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April 26, 2009
Let me just say this school without principal Gurcsik just will not be the same. He knows all the kds by name and he always takes time to greet thm even if not on school grounds or on school time. He is the reason Tatem School is such a smooth running machine. This principal is what every principal should aspire to be.

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April 19, 2009
I have had two children in Tatem and couldn't be happier! It is everything I want for my children. As a teacher myself, I am impressed with the academics and the administrative leadership by Mr. Gurcsik.

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April 10, 2009
We have only been with Tatem for 2 years now but love it. Everyone at the school works hard for the kids and makes a real effort to make everyone feel good and welcome. The principal is wonderful and really shows how much he loves kids and cares about their education. He can't go anywhere in town without a swarm of kids yelling his name and running to high five him. In our first year here we found my daughter was struggling in class and I mentioned in passing to the principal that I may need to talk to him about further help for her. The next morning he came to me and not only remembered her name but new everything about her! Since then they have really been there for us with her and still remain upbeat and positive about what can be done for her.

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March 27, 2005
I believe Tatem is one of the best schools in Collingswood. We have an outstanding principal and support staff as well as extremely caring teachers who do their best working with our children. Speaking from experience, Mrs. Platt, the fourth grade teacher takes her job very seriously, and has made school a great place to be for my child. Whereas we felt our child had a slight learning disorder, Mrs. Platt worked with her, and provided her valuable ways of coping. Now she is an A student, and we couldn't be more thankful!

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2005
Tatem is the best school in the world. I go to Tatem and it is so fun! My principal Mr. Sam is a very nice principal. Our teachers are alwsome! They are most of the nicest teachers i have ever met. They care about their students like they were their own children. They have a lot of fun actitivaties. We have a nice playground that the kids get to have recess on. We also have very good specials. At gym we get through their lesson and get to exercise and have fun at the same time. In music their voices are getting much better and then the fifth and sixth graders get to have a spring concert in the winter and in the spring. The kids enjoy that. Next we have library. We get to learn about all sorts of books. Tatem is a good school. I like it here!

- submitted by a student
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William P. Tatem Elementary School
265 Lincoln Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108
(856) 962-5704
Last modified William P. Tatem Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William P. Tatem Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top