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K-5 & Ungraded
Glen Rock, NJ
Students enrolled: 237

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640 Doremus Ave
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

(201) 445-7700
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June 26, 2012
The children of the Byrd School are intelligent and highly motivated, as are their parents. The school would definitely step up to another level of excellence if there were more transparency and input to processes like Teacher Evaluation, Gifted Programs and opportunities to improve areas outside of the basic curriculum. The shared goal of excellence for our children can go even further than it does right now if there was an open dialog and input from all stakeholders!

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August 01, 2010
Academically the curriculum is rigorous. Most of the teachers are dedicated. Great kindergarten,music, 2nd grade,reading teachers. Fabulous resource room teacher. However, Byrd falls short socially. Their anti-bullying program is weak. Parent/student handbook policies not enforced. Students are supervised at recess by only 2 or 3 "lunch aides" who are well meaning but overwhelmed. Principal (or teachers) NEVER make an appearance on the playground at recess. If your child is shy, bullied, is a bully or has any type of social issue it is brushed off except for a one program that seems to be just for show. Rarely will principal step in to resolve a bullying issue.Parent has to contact her several times and still no results. When kids misbehave/bully their parents are not contacted, so the parents never know about the behavior. So disappointed--could be 4-5 stars if administration was a bit more compassionate regarding the social stuff.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2006
We've been very impressed with quality of teachers and educational programs at Byrd. Unbelievable parental involvment as well.

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February 07, 2006
Committed educators produce quality education. Teacher quality/commitment varies by grade level. You won't find a more exceptional Kindergarten teacher. Phenominal! Although, if your child has a learning disability, eg. ADD/ADHD, this school is not for you. If you like mandated teacher-parent conferences, your needs won't be met here either. It is extremely rare to find some educators available after contract hours. My partiality to 'above the call of duty teachers' is derived from my first-hand experience and knowlege of what's available in school systems outside of Glen Rock, NJ. Not the school I had hoped it would be.

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April 01, 2005
My Daughter previously attended 3 other schools prior to moving to Glen Rock; we belive the Principal, Teachers and Parents made her transition to the area a pleasure. I do not believe any other school could in any way top this school it is simply perfect.

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Richard E. Byrd Elementary School
640 Doremus Ave, Glen Rock, NJ  07452
(201) 445-7700
Last modified Richard E. Byrd Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richard E. Byrd Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top