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Calvin Coolidge Elementary School

Public | 2 & ungraded | 199 students


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Posted March 17, 2014

My son moved up to Calvin Coolidge from A.P. Morris. CC's teachers are wonderful. There is a great sense of camaraderie. It is an older school and comping from A.P. Morris I do wish they could renovate it. My only issue seems to be the very brusque attitude of the woman who runs the cafeteria. She could use some training in dealing with young children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 25, 2011

I am a 6th graduate of Calvin Coolidge and I am VERY proud of it. The teachers are very understanding and care for all of their students. It is the best school in all of Hillside. Small classes are key to a great education and Calvin Coolidge has that. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL!!!! Years have past and now my child goes to the school and the leadership is still great.
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Posted January 16, 2010

Calvin Coolidge has offered an excellent well-rounded learning experience. I believe that this school has teachers that enjoy what they do and are extremely effective in teaching.
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Posted September 11, 2008

My child as went to this school every senes the thrid. The are wonderful and smart
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Posted June 18, 2008

Calvin Coolidge is the top school in the townshipp of Hillside NJ. The care & dedication of the teachers are top notch. It is a direct representation of the principal and her admiistation. I am very proud of the achievment & education that my child has received. She is a 5th grade student who is taking geometry and Alegerbra. Reading & comprehension are also a big focus in this school. I could not be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 27, 2007

I think the teachers are doing a great job. We need more parents involvement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 9, 2007

I think the teachers are doing a great job. We need more parents to be involve with kids education . As far as the school bathroom and updates you can say thank you to our Major and our board officials. Parents must get involve with schools and kids .....
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 15, 2007

Calvin Coolidge needs some help. My child has attended the school for the last two years. He is doing okay however, I feel that the principal needs to get more involved with the students, I don't feel that she relates to them well. In addition, I think the school is small, needs updates and needs funding to rebuild. If I had my choice I would not send my child to this school.
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Posted January 16, 2005

This school is a hot mess. The bathrooms look like a horse's stable. During my stay at Calvin Coolidge I probably only used the bathroom once only because I really had to go. The town is wasting money and refuses to fix these problems and others. The teachers did do a good job in the poor conditions that were given to them.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 63% 16%
Hispanic 21% 22%
White 14% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Sharon Festante


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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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614 Tillman St
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: (908) 352-7664


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