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PK-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Jersey City, NJ
Students enrolled: 723

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158 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 714-4390
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Map of Rafael De J. Cordero No. 37 Elementary School address.

July 11, 2015
I am really pleased with this school. My son and I moved to Jersey City from Brooklyn where he attended a school for performing arts. The school he was initially placed in wasn't a fit at all and he was moved to Cordero. His teacher Mrs. Davis is a wonderful teacher who not only is a good educator but genuinely cares about all her kids. Besides the one on one experience with Mrs. Davis the entire staff are very involved with every student and the students have very well mannered and respectful. I love this school truly looking forward to Middle School at Cordero.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 11, 2015
Let me just say that I really don't see why this school has such a low rating. It is an awesome school. Originally, my son attended a Performing Arts School in Brooklyn, but we made a move to Jersey City and now he attends Cordero School. His teacher Mrs. Davis is such a great teacher and he loved going to school. The staff is awesome and really show interest and care for every student. The bullying at 37 school is basically non- existent, and if there were any issues I have no inhibitions that the staff is more than equip and willing to handle any situation. Now my son is moving into middle school and I look forward to going into another faze of his school life.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2015
Great curriculum, responsible and responsive teachers, enrichment programs , parents involvement, gym. All there, very satisfied.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2015
We moved our children to Cordero (PS37) last year after first sending them to OLC. While there are things that could be better, we are very pleased with the school overall. Many parents are very involved and the community in general is excellent. We can afford to send our children to private school, but found that it served only to make US feel better, the education was not better. In fact, we found it necessary to hire a tutor in addition to paying tuition. If you are an involved parent and care, the teachers will engage and your children will succeed. End result (for us) is a better education for $20,000 less per year. Good Luck..

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2014
This school is horrible. From the administration to the the teachers. The focus of the teacher's and administration is not on teaching students but rather getting by till the end of the day. I have complained about the lack of learning and the administration has ignored me. Im disappointed by there response and feel its unfair because i pay plenty of taxes to live in this area and yet i will have to pay for my sons private education due to the poor quality of this school. I urge all the parents who i have spoken to and feel the same way to voice their opinions and concerns!

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2013
Hi I work at this school and I love it. The teachers and other staff members are really great. We all work for the better of the child, without thought for ourselves, In all situations, we work together to solve or find solutions that will better the outcome of our students education and will make well rounded individuals in the future. Our school motto is "At Cordero We Believe That Every Child Will Achieve" this is not just a motto, we truly do believe this. All teachers are working to improve the future of our students so that they may in turn be better citizens in our community. I have worked with all grade levels at this school as an Inlusion Teacher. I can honestly say that we are as one in our team, I could not be happier at Cordero. If you would like your child to acqure a top education and excellent social and civic concience and a sence of belonging to a school, this is the place for your child.

- submitted by a teacher

October 24, 2013
Some friends recommend this school to me. I am on the waiting list, hope to join the school ASAP

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
great school, my son first year, was honored student of the month April; 2013, His teacher, was great, this year Sept 2013, now retired my son excelled in all his classes, excellent staff. I am happy my son was placed in this school, great and concern staff. M.gonzalez Jersey city NJ

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2013
There are special education classes that affect test scores. It s good as elementary school. I didn t find any private elementary school with better curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2013
This is a great school. Don't kid yourselves parents - charter schools or private schools with multi-thousand dollar price tags are no better. They might make YOU feel better, like you are being pro-active and actually doing something for the betterment of your kids, but your children are still getting the same level of education. All you need to do is take a look at the throngs of parents trying to get their children into the Kindergarten program to gauge this school's popularity. The school library could definitely use more resources, and an extreme makeover. Active parents only, please!

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2013
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cordero staff especially the teachers Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Bina Kapadia who have been my son's prek-4 and Kindergarten teachers.The academics in Kindergarten is at par with any of the private school to the best of my knowledge. I am happy with my kid's progress. Singh's Family

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2012
I would like to take this opportunity to Thank All Cordero Staff employees for there outstanding work and professionalism. (Mr. Stryner,Ms. Rivera, Ms. Visone, Ms.Castella, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Keich, Mr. Farrior, RN Stone, Ms. Pilla, Mimi, and of course (Sonia). Thanks to all for your caring, support, communication and services provided to my 2 Angels. Sincerely, The Jordan's Family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 01, 2009
It's an excellent school. Great teachers and everything. I don't understand why this school is rating is 2/3 ?

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2009
This school has done alot for my kids and i can never find another way to repay all of the teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 04, 2009
My daugther is in PK3. School is very good and teachers are excellent..specialy Miss Lech and Miss Rivera, my daugther loves her school thats something we really feel good about..

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2008
Both of my kids are attending Rafael Cordero, they have great teachers, excellent after school program and they are great in safety and dicipline

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 01, 2008
My son is in Kidergarden and was here for Pre-K also. I can't say enough how awesome the Pre-k staff is especially Mrs. Anderson. So far I am very impressed with his kindergarden teacher Ms. Grillo and all the things he is learning. His friends in private school are not doing anything more or better.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2008
So far the school is great. The only thing that I would love is if they have a play area but I know it's difficult in this are to have BIG schools. The teachers are great, the security is good (very important) my daugther loves it what else can I ask? I love it.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2008
This school is great ! . Clean,safe, & the students are well behaved .I had no problems being in fights,arguments or was a victim of bullying . The teachers are very educated. & can be very helpful friends to students. I consider this school a very safe environment for kids.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2008
If I could rate this school I would rate it a 10 star rather than a 5 star. I switch my son to this school for 7th grade and he is now in 8th. The experience I had had is wonderful if I would have know of this school before I would have him attend from when he was in kindergarden. I felt welcomed from the first day I walked in and so had has he. He absolutly loves it at Cordero. The teacher are on top of things. I recommend this school to anyone who cares for their children. It has high academics.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2008
My son has been attending this school since the kindergarten his is now in the first grade and so far it has been a great experience for our family. His teachers so far have been very supportive and effecient. I am involved as much as I can be while working full time . If I have a concern I just write it in his homework note book and I get a response right away. When issues have aross that I felt I needed to speak with the teacher they set up a confrence with me at a conveint time and we have dealt with the issues. Overall this school is great. Only thing is that they don't have a school playground and the first graders dont go on school trips. I think a trip to the zoo or a play would be good for them.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
The Principal is the best! The teachers are fantastic! The school is safe, clean and a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2005
One would have thought that given the location of this school there would be a greater focus on, and at the very least, basic academics period. Leave the child raising to the guardians and we can leave the score raising to them. You get what you pay for - nothing. Going private.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2005
This is a good school with emphasis on learning. The only thing is that it does not have its own playground.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2005
This is a good school in an ever evolving urban neighborhood. The teachers are great and with more parental involvement the school can be one of the top in JC.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2005
cordero school is excellent and the teachers are great and I made a great improvement.

- submitted by a student

November 18, 2003
Cordero Middle School on the fourth floor was a very worthwhile experience for me. As a former student, now in my second year of college, I am now becoming a teacher. My middle school years were memorable, everyone felt like a family. Although, this school does care about its children, Codero should have more activies to eliminate cliques which avoids to bring students together. I also had to pleasure to complete my student observation at this warm-hearted atmosphere at Cordero.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2003
My child has attended Cordero since 4 years old. Now he is 7 and going to the second grade. As a parent and an educator I am absolutely pleased and impressed by the education that my son has been receiving from the caring and dedicated teachers there. He remains challenged and continues to make steady progress all the while being engaged and interested in school and learning. Cordero provides a friendly and nurturing environment that motivates even the most introverted of students, such as my son. I am also pleased that parents are also encouraged to become involved, especially in the discipline process. A more extensive recreational and academic extended-day program would definitely help.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2003
Our child is at the Pre-K program of this school. The teachers (Mrs. Portus and Mrs. Lucy )are super-nice, though still well disciplenary, are really caring. They are experienced as well. The downside of this school is, there is no open field for play other than streets outside the building, and the after-school program is boring. Students complain that all they have to do were to sit.

- submitted by a community member

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Rafael De J. Cordero No. 37 Elementary School
158 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ  07302
(201) 714-4390
Last modified Rafael De J. Cordero No. 37 Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rafael De J. Cordero No. 37 Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top