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Freehold, NJ
Students enrolled: 615

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280 Park Avenue
Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 761-2124
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September 21, 2013
The teachers and staff are second to none. My children have excelled at PAE. We have issues with resources and overcrowding that needed to be addressed long ago. The PTO is amazing.

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February 14, 2009
In Kindergarten and 1st grade my daughter had wonderfully caring teachers at Park Avenue. 2nd grade has been a disappointment. In reaching out to the teachers to discuss issues pertaining to my daughter, I have been turned away and told to wait weeks for their conferences. Then when going to the conference, the teachers look at us funny and wait for us to ask questions about our child. They have a rotating science one half of the year and social studies the other. The teachers have a new science curriculum that even they barely know. This year has been an embarrassment at PAE and we are beginning to explore moving or private school so that our child can get the education she deserves.

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September 04, 2008
I have just entered my first child in one of the Park Avenue Elementary kindergarten classes. I admit that although I attended Freehold Boro schools myself I was not looking forward to sending my daughter to any of the Boro schools, but I got started early doing my research, talking to the administrative and teaching staff, initiated dialog with the princpal and was one of the first parents along with my husband to attend the kindergarten open house held last May. Does the school have challenges with resources and crowding - yes it does, but it also has great people that are committed to the education and well being of the students of Freehold Boro. We were extremely impressed with the principal in particular who gave evidence that he not only enjoys his job but is working so hard to do much with the resources afforded him.

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September 02, 2006
I grew up in the boro, i love the town but in the past couple of years im becoming unhappy. I attended the schools in the boro during the chitwood/rev days, it was better then. The overcrowding in this town is out of hand and something needs to be done. I have 2 daughters attending pae and a son that should be going to a school but has to attend a church because of overcrowding. My 4th grader has a learing problem and i dont think shes getting the help she needs, what is happening, my kids education/future is on the line and with having to work non-stop its hard on the parents too, we work so hard and pay into so much but i feel like nothing is coming out of the money that is taken, there is nothing for the working class in this state, even a good education.Sick-of-it.

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January 10, 2006
Their academic programs I believe are adequate. However this school has a serious issue with overcrowdness that is hurting the children s academically, some classes have in excess of 30 kids in them.

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September 14, 2005
As a parent I am no longer happy with the Freehold Boro School District. The school is very overcrowded and the bathrooms are not supplied with handsoap ( health issue).After all the money spent on fixing up the school still no working air conditioning for the students(only the offices).The biggest complaint is the new setup with the schedules. Gym,Spanish,Art only for three months each. Gym should be offered to all children at least once a week all year, and they wonder why more children are obese.

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December 04, 2004
Park Avenue Elementary school is a true gem of a school. From the staff, administration and faculty to the students, parents and PTO...it is a perfect fit. The extracurricular opportunities are great, they have a good handle on special education as well as gifted children. I hav two children in PAE currently and couldn't be happier. If the time should ever come that we have a need to relocate out of Freehold Boro, it would be a very, very tough time for our family. We love the Boro, and we love our friends, but most of all we love our school. We love PAE!

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November 09, 2004
The person who wrote this review has no idea what is happening in our school system. This person should attend our Board of Ed meetings to see examples of our advanced technology in our three schools and also get copies of our latest test scores to see the magnificent increase our students have had at all levels. We are a multi-cultural diverse community and our students benefit greatly from a lack of bias. We provide the best education for our students within our financial means. Our students are consistently winning prizes and grants on the local, county, state and national level. Money spent on taxes to support our schools is well spent.

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June 08, 2004
I'm a Boro resident with a 13 month old and very concerned with the quality of the Boro school system. After visiting this website and reviewing the tests scores of the Park Avenue school (my child with have to attend), I'm thinking of moving out of the Boro! I have been here 7 years and seen taxes increase but am extremely disappointed by the performance numbers of the school my child must attend, because there is no other choices available to me as a resident. It is a sad state of affairs in the Boro right now, the cost of homes has skyrocketed but the quality of elementary education is left behind. If someone out there has a different perspective please add a review...

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Park Avenue Elementary School
280 Park Avenue, Freehold, NJ  07728
(732) 761-2124
Last modified Park Avenue Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Park Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top