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K-5 & Ungraded
Fair Lawn, NJ
Students enrolled: 278

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10 - 00 Hopper Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

(201) 794-5565
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September 09, 2015
School is good, but stay away from kindergarten. Kindergarten teacher is very unprofessional and rude person!

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September 09, 2015
Mrs.Gasienica ! She is the best . Smart, hard worker, professional, friendly, honest! She knows how to teach. My kids absolutely likes her!

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April 30, 2014
Our school is amazing! Everyone on staff, from Janitors to cafeteria to teachers and administration, secretaries, assistants, specialists, paraprofessionals, every person in the building is invested in maintaining a safe, secure, highly educated environment.

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August 22, 2013
John A Forrest it's a greeat school! My son Is going to first grade this year, he is excited His k - teacher Mrs. Berry was great he has been Talking to her the whole Sumer. The principal Is great, engage students and parents in Activities, The whole staff CARES about their students!

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April 23, 2013
very nice school ..and principal is the best love everyone there they are very helpful..

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June 08, 2011
The new principal and teachers continue to help students strive for the highest level of excellence. This school manages to combine school spirit and camaraderie amongst all its students. Between a pro-active literacy program and many unique curricular activities, Forrest helps balance out our children s development. Since children feel good about themselves in some of areas of development, the arts and music, they are more comfortable handling the academic subjects and excel in them as well. We have been observing the scores for our children rising steadily and expect them to continue. It should be no surprise that the school owes a great deal of this progress to its excellent teaching staff and principal.

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May 02, 2009
Fantastic school. Teachers are great. Administrtion is responsive. Cannot say enough good things about the school

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February 27, 2009
This is a very fine school. The principal and the PTA are very active, committed and organized. The teachers and the PTA work well beyond the call of duty. I believe this is due to the strong leadership of Dr. Schecter, the principal, who inspires dedication, discipline and hard work. It is a very well-run school.

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March 23, 2006
A very home-like atmosphere.Takes literacy seriously.Great extracurricular programs for children to sharpen their literacy and math skills

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March 07, 2006
Overall this school is great. It's PTA is strong, therefore providing a strong back-bone to the student body activities. Cafateria food is healthy and the staff friendly. This school is like a big community where parent, teacher and student are one. The principle is very involved with the children, fun and caring. Best school in the district.

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June 23, 2005
Overall I'm very happy with Forrest School. I think the quality of the teachers is excellent. Of all the teachers my children have had, there was only 1 I felt was questionable. The reflections program as well as the many other educational opportunities are wonderful.

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November 20, 2004
Forrest School has lots of Programs to encourage social responsibility.There is also a new math curriculum that teaches intricate problem solving as well as the basics.The school always maintains a very open door with parent involvement.However both second grade clasrooms have a 25:1 student teacher ratio. Its tough if your child is prone to distraction.

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John A. Forrest Elementary School
10 - 00 Hopper Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
(201) 794-5565
Last modified John A. Forrest Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John A. Forrest Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top