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Village Elementary School5
Posted May 26, 2014
- a parent
My son is in 1st grade and has been receiving special education services since Pre K in this school and it has been a wonderful and positive experience watching him achieve goals and overcome challenges that were once very difficult for him. He is in an inclusion program but pulled out into resource room for the main subjects. It is like he has his own private tutors who can design the curriculum to fit his needs. He also has social skills classes every morning and a (guidance counseling) group meeting once or twice a week and he can walk up to other kids and start a conversation! These classes really have helped him grow over the past year! So for those looking for this in a public school Village is great! The drawback is the regular education classes have 20-25 kids, I think holmdel can do better. They also do not have enough technology in the classrooms,and nothing is online. It's a lot easier to get my son to do his homework on a computer where he can see a demo of how to solve a problem and really learn, than using a bunch of dittos that show the kids nothing. Like someone before me said, no school is perfect whether a 10 or a 6, but this school is a real gem :-)
We moved here a year ago because we had heard great things about the Holmdel school system and so far the school has been satisfactory. No school is perfect and I can't speak for all the teachers however I have been satisfied with my son's 1st and 2nd grade teachers. My son has enjoyed learning in both classes. His teachers were very positive and communicative with parents. The reason I did not give this school 5 stars is because I am not thrilled or impressed with my younger son's preschool teacher. Basically, she wants you to sign your child in and out without any questions....and should you ask how your child was that day she answers you as if you asked a strange question and really can't be bothered to answer. When she does give feedback its only to complain. My older child's preschool and teacher was far better. I will have to enroll my younger one in another preschool next year if things don't change. Its a shame that Village Preschool isn't up to par with the rest of the school.