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James Madison Primary Elementary School

Public | PK-2 & ungraded | 79 students

 
 

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Posted August 23, 2014

I'm very disappointed with JMP. My son is going to this school and both in KG and in grade 1 his class teacher left after few months from start of the class. It disturbed his class affairs. Also, when I looked at my friend's son, who attends different school, his class activities included science, math and it seemed he knew a lot about these subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

Very good school my daughter used to go there. I personally like the new principal she was very friendly whenever i talked to her although that time she was not a principal over there. She is not a head strong principal that i am sure of. Staff must be happy right now with her. She is unlike the previous principal don't insult them in front of kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

In my opinion, G. Foxx was a great principal. During her time there, the school is very safe. I diagree with some of the reviews given here. I believe the current principal Ms. Mahibir needs to do more work in this aspect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

Dear Parent, I am relocating in this area and my son will go to this school and would like to know about what are these serious issues and concerns. I am not sure whether I should relocate or not. Your opinion will help me a lot


Posted April 8, 2011

OMG Gina Foxx!!! What are we doing to our children? Are we concerned about who is in charge of our children??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

While I do agree about the teachers at this school, I can see the negative side of Ms Foxx being mentioned. I think some of the best teachers have left JMP because of her. However, the overall curriculum along with the invested teachers makes JMP well worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

I cannot disagree about the last posting enough. Because of Ms. Foxx this school is a safe place for our children, a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow each day. Just watching Ms. Foxx in her day to day is inspiring and make me proud to be a JMP mom!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

For the most part teachers are friendly and professional and seemingly qualified. The administration, however, is not: over-controlling, insensitive to parent concerns, which makes for the unprofessionalism in my opinion. As far as curriculum I am generally satified, but I cannot wait until my children are out of the primary school because of principal Foxx.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

The teachers are friendly, qualified, and professionals. Administration there is not quite the same.


Posted October 29, 2007

My daughter loves the school, The facilities are great and teachers are helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

We are very happy that our kid started with JMP. The school and staff is excellent. The teachers are very active, there is always some activities going on in the school. Best school in the town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

This is a first me as well as my daughter since she is an only child. I have found that the teachers as well as the school principal and other faculties are really on the ball. Very hands on and extensive when it comes to teaching the kids. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

It was a great school. Most teachers are very invested in the children's education.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 79% 9%
White 10% 51%
Black 6% 16%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Edison, NJ 08820
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