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Gillette Elementary School

Public | PK-1 | 173 students

 
 

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Posted February 5, 2014

The "School" itself, meaning the upper management unfortunately is not attentive to helping children with learning needs. The Gillette School is competitive and draws its attention towards rating high on standard tests and pushing students to do their best. There is nothing wrong with this, but it makes the students with learning difficulties feel less than they already do and hits their self esteem hard. The special services staff and learning consultants are wonderful but in rating the school, this could change if the staff changes. Gillette Elementary is such a small school and everything is run by the principal, who is not personable or helpful when it comes to children with special needs. The principal and the director of special services who works out of the Millington Middle School are the ones who make the decisions and are both involved in management only and are very removed from the children and their needs. The special services classes are not individualized, they are indeed "one size fits all." Unfortunately, no matter how wonderful an individual teacher may be, there is only so much they can do without the upper management support.
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Posted February 5, 2014

I like that Gillette Elementary is a small quaint school. The teachers do a fine job. I do not like that every single decision must be run by the principal who is not personable and unfortunately not in touch with the children's needs. This school still allows birthday parties and many cupcakes, etc. to be brought in and this excludes many children with allergies. This school also pushes too hard to be top rating and could be more sensitive and attentive to children with additional learning needs. Communication is definitely lacking in this area, so much that the law has been broken by not responding to evaluation requests in the time allotted by state law, etc.
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Posted May 19, 2012

I can't say enough about how wonderful this school is. The teachers and administrators bend over backwards to do everything thing they can to give each child exactly what they need. This is the warm, nurturing place you dream will be your child's first experience with school. My son has learned so much and has been so happy there!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 52%
Asian 9% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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759 Valley Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
Phone: (908) 647-2313

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