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K-5 & Ungraded
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Lodi, NJ
Students enrolled: 259

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370 Westervelt Place
Lodi, NJ 07644

(973) 478-0514
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October 19, 2014
My school is Columbus Elementary. This school by far is amazing. The PTO has great members and executive board. This year we are going to have an amazing year with the amazing Board Members we have representing the PTO. The Schools Slogns is FOR THE KIDS ABOUT THE KIDS. Everything the PTO Members do is exactly that. Its all For the Kids About the Kids. Columbus Elementary School has the Best PTO in Lodi...So when someone who obviously has a grudge against the school because they did not get their way at some point Talks Garbage about an Amazing PTO, All I can say is I truly fee sorry for this person.

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April 25, 2014
If your child has any learning or behavioral issues, do not expect to get help for them at this school. I've been shocked by the lack of positive behavioral approaches and the reliance on punishment. In my opinion they are not in compliance with State mandates on Child Find and and positive discipline.

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March 28, 2014
This school has changed so much over the past couple years. I am a former P.T.O. member and the reasoning for me being a former member is that the slogan they are suppose to follow by is by the kids for the kids well thats now how they do things they are about themselves its like a popularity contest.The teachers are not the same either some not all have forgotten what teaching is all about its not just a pay check !!!! The now have security in the building as well which is suppose to prevent people from being in the building and when i had to pick up my child there were a few P.T.O. members in the general office matters like that should be handled after the kids are gone or prior to them coming in .Parents,family members please be aware of all the things going on in this school before you dedicate your time and efforts.

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September 27, 2013
Columbus school I feel is one of the better elementary schools in lodi. they do so much for our kids and their academic curricular is very good. my kids have learned so much ,and they are so happy with Columbus school and feel so safe to learn there.. The principal, and the teachers do everything they can to get our children ready for the upcoming years . The PTO as well does a lot for the school and children, with after school activities and fund raising for the school. I would not change anything about Columbus School, my kids wouldn't be happier any where else..

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September 27, 2013
Columbus Elementary School is one of the best schools in Lodi. Both my kids went there and they loved it and learned so much being there. The principal, the teachers and the parents of the PTO do so much for the children and the school. I would not choose any other elementary school better then Columbus.

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September 24, 2013
My kids went there and I must say, very good school system. academically, and politically speaking, the principal and the staff in this school work very hard with the children and give them the help they need in whatever subject it is. I like that the PTO does a lot of fundraising and everyone helps out with the school functions and any activities they have for the children. It is a very safe enviroment to learn at. my kids were very happy at Columbus Elementary and there isn't anything bad i could say about this school..

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March 06, 2012
They do not give support to students that need it, The teach it and explain it about 2 times and if the students gets or doesn't they move on. They do not take the time to work with the students that need that extra help. This school is to busy worrying about getting good scores from the state and not focusing on the students. Lodi schools have very little after school programs for working parents. The only one available is the boys and girls club which is expensive for single parents. They do not offer tutoring for kids and don't provide assistance. It would be nice to have some of the teachers graded because not all of them take the time or show concern of their students.

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March 29, 2010
My kids go to school there. The teachers do not help the PTA at all. We are there to help the kids and they don't care, except a few. My daughter raves about the ESL teacher - met her and now I know why! But Never see the other teachers whatsoever

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June 18, 2009
2 of my kids go there and I think is a great school it needs more parent participation.

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June 08, 2009
I have a first grader attending Columbus and we've been very pleased with the academic program and feel the staff, teachers, principal are involved and care. The recent fund-raising carnival was a wonderful event enjoyed by many. THANK YOU, your hard work does not go un-noticed.

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February 11, 2009
My son goes there and the principal and ESL teacher are the best! They are very caring and always willing to hlep my son. Thank you to both of them

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April 28, 2008
Very good school. Teachers teach well. Principal is the BEST. He is very kind and caring. I am proud to say that my child attends Columbus School.

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June 07, 2007
I think Columbus school teachers and the principal really care for all student who attend. I feel safe knowing that cameras are everywhere. I also think that the students really learn a lot. I am proud to say that my child attend Columbus

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March 14, 2006
I think columbus school was a much better school before the new principal came along. He is new and unaware of how to interact with kids. They care more about the esl program than the gifted and talented program.

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January 04, 2006
I have both a 1st grader and a 2nd grader in this school (2006). Their academic program is good, I've actually found that they are doing a little bit more 'advanced' school work than some friends children in another school district. The only thing I'm not crazy about is that there is very little extracurricular activities available (at least to my knowledge). The parents here are VERY involved in all aspects of the school.

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Columbus Elementary School
370 Westervelt Place, Lodi, NJ  07644
(973) 478-0514
Last modified Columbus Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Columbus Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top