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Madison, NJ
Students enrolled: 301

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359 Woodland Road
Madison, NJ 07940

(973) 593-3182
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Map of Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School address.

May 10, 2015
TJS excels because of the strong staff. In general a majority of the teachers are warm, supportive and dedicated to their professional. My only complaint is the school keeps higher young teachers- it would be nice to see more senior, experienced teachers. my children have thrived at TJS in the 3 yrs we have been enrolled. My biggest complaint is the that the roll out of the new Singapore Math program was not as thoughtful and smooth as it could have been. My second grader, who was taught the "old math" since Kindergarten struggled significantly with this new, rigorous and very different math program. She was stressed all year which shocked me- she is the type of child who jumps out of bed and runs to school. There should have been more differiated learning. Instead the while class was pushed through even though she and others clearly weren't ready. Parents couldn't help because we didn't know how to teach the math at home. Singapore workshops are needed outside of school for both parents and students! ( and even some teachers who struggled to teach it!)

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014
This school has a diverse population of needy and gifted students. It has a great reputation because of the care and quality of the staff.The number one attraction of the school is the amazing art program.The quality of the work and the excitement of the kids creating art is the best in the state. Many parent are attracted to this school because of the art program. Every student from kindergarten to fifth grade gets to learn how to be creative and original. I can see why people move to Madison for the great schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2013
Overall, among the best elementary schools in the state! The teachers are excellent and foster a welcoming environment for the students. Madison recently expanded the catchment area for this school, which adds to the diversity of the student body, which is wonderful! Every student who attends this school is truly fortunate.

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August 09, 2013
Torey J. Sabatini is a great school. The principal along with all the teachers are so caring about the students. It is a big, happy family. The teachers go the extra mile and work as a team to insure the success of the students.

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September 22, 2010
Torey J. is a wonderful school with talented and caring teachers who do a fabulous job teaching our children. The parent community is very active and involved which only makes our schools that much better.

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January 17, 2010
I have been in several different public schools from Atlanta to Illinois and this elementary school stands high among the rest. The teachers are excellent and there is a high standard of learning. My children have wonderful friends due to the strong and supportive families that attend this school. TJS gets a 5 star rating in my book!

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no rating
June 03, 2009
This is a good school, and academics are solid, especially Writers Workshop and Math curriculum. I would call the school 'very good' but NOT 'excellent' because needs of higher learners are not addressed. The Gifted program is being phased out and advanced learners are not being challenged. The principal's big weakness is refusing to acknowledge/address bullying. Therefore, bullying is not disciplined and continues. Other children are not taught how to intervene (ie, Bully, Bystander, how to help). Many parents are frustrated by this but have given up.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2009
The kindergarten teacher Mrs. Waryha has got to be the best. There's a great balance between group structure and individual attention. And yes her students are reading! Our daughter feels safe, happy and has learned so much in her class, and she looks forward to go to school everyday. The school nurse is just absolutely wonderful. She is thorough and caring. Students and parents alike feel totally at ease at her office. Upon finding out our child's special diet needs, Mrs. Crescas set up an appointment with me right away to patiently provide information and options. You can tell she genuinely loves what she does. We can't ask for more. Yes, if you plan on parking on Glenwild, you'll be yelled at by Tony the crossing guard, at least 3 times if you're lucky, and more if you're a newbie. Don't back down, he'll yell at you more. :)

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2008
This school *could* be excellent -- it's a nice, small neighborhood school with some great teachers. The principal however, is forcing the school into *mediocrity* by not supporting a strong school/home partnership. He has his own agenda -- one where parents are not welcome in the school and not allowed to volunteer in the classroom, the cafeteria, the library, etc. Teachers do not communicate regularly through newsletters or email. School secretaries are cold and unhelpful. This adds up to an environment which compromises the quality of the education and makes parents unhappy with the situation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 13, 2008
This used to be a close knit homey school where parents were welcome and informed on their child's progress. Now, we have a new pricinpal whose focus on school security means parents are not welcome in the school, there is no classroom volunteering, and the family feel I had with my older child is lost with my younger one. I don't know what is going on in the classroom - all I hear is on formal progress reports and a 10 minute conference 2x/year. This new principal is up for tenure this year and parents and teachers all hope he doesn't get it.

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August 05, 2004
This school provided my children with an incredible elementary experience! The small class sizes allow the children to learn from and interact with Torey's amazing staff of teachers and administrators. My children always felt protected and loved within the confines of the 'best all 'round school!' If you are trying to choose among the three elementary schools, I suggest Torey. The experience one gains from such a positive environment carries through to high school and keeps the children eager to learn and enthusiastic to take on new challenges.

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Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School
359 Woodland Road, Madison, NJ  07940
(973) 593-3182
Last modified Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top