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PK-5 & Ungraded
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Medford, NJ
Students enrolled: 503
 

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36 Chairville Road
Medford, NJ 08055

(609) 654-9610
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May 26, 2015
where to begin. Medford as a town is a bit odd. So its no surprise that the school is a bit odd too. Having lived in affluent areas and middle class areas of NY PA NJ I have to say the office staff can be rude, they say hi sometimes or briefly with out making eye contact. Staff unless they know you from the 1970s, have no desire to engage in small talk much less a hello. People here are known to associate with a small click. There are exceptions, but few and far inbetween. Dont move here alone or unless you have tons of family here. Bring a tribe you will need it. Some of the kids are very nice but, and i am sure this is with most schools, but many of the kids are picking up on the Medford Town clicky rude bossy behavior and bullying of the parents and in many ways is ignored or over looked. They state core values but if the kid goes in with out them then they leave without them. I find the kids that are respectful have parents that are. Oh if you are not born here or deep in the circle of stepford moms do not go to any events as few if any will make eye contact or God forbid say hello. there is only a sense of community if you are some how sworn into the small town. The moms i am friendly with and the school friends my son and daughter have made while attending this school are not from Medford but moved here because, well it seems safe and quiet. For community and a sense of belonging St Marys even if not Catholic is your safest best or St Joan of Arc. My kids now go to St Marys and moms say hi , office staff is friendly, kids are taught values and they are reinforced. If your kid is nice, friendly, good hearted, kind, likes to share, be careful as some of the kids, i mean little ones 6 7 8 are Bossy yell and dont like to share so its a melting pot. for the school to be less weird the town will have to someday be too... Good Luck .... PS neighborhoods well that is another post lol

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April 15, 2015
I wrote a review on this site before, but since my opinion isn't the same as everyone else's, they had it removed. That's the big problem with this school, if you don't have the same opinion as everyone else, it must be wrong. I was always told people are entitled to their own opinion, but apparently not at this school. Fit in with the crowd or go to another school!

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February 25, 2015
Chairville is a great school with great teachers! And I agree Mr. Potter is an incredibly dedicated and caring teacher! He truly cares about each and everyone of his students and reaches out to parents to celebrate successes or to give helpful suggestions. The teachers at Chairville are top notch.

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February 20, 2015
Chairville has a phenomenal teacher in Mr. Potter. My children love him, and more importantly, he got them to love learning. He uses humor to engage his students, and works tirelessly to provide each child with the attention they need and deserve. In a time where so many teachers are accused of "teaching to the test," Mr. Potter somehow finds a way to teach these kids to be good people while learning the necessary test information along the way.

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February 20, 2015
I have been extremely pleased with Chairville. I moved here 6 years ago and I was so nervous for my kids to start a new school. The staff is amazing. The education is top notch. The school doesn't tolerate any bullying and they correct any issues right away. They always have an open ear. I am especially impressed with one of the teachers, Mr. Potter. He is truly one of the best teachers at the school. He makes learning fun. My child loves going to school. He goes above and beyond with any issue that my child has had. My child has a rare medical issue and he took it upon himself to learn all about it! Not only that, but he sent me an email about my child pointing out all the positives and reassuring me that this does not define her. Thank you so much for all your do! I wish we all could experience a teacher like this!

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February 12, 2015
This school is too clicky. Parents start teaching their kids at a very early age to be complete snobs.

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February 15, 2011
I have 3 kids in this school now with my oldest about to graduate. Having been through all of the grades a few times with my kids I can say that I have been very satisfied with every teacher we have had and we have had most of them! It was very sad to see good teachers eliminated due to budget constraints, especially Mr. Bell our instrumental music teacher. Kind of dissapointing that a great school like Chairville would have eliminated instrumental music when surrounding districts found a way to save their music programs. This is the only reason it receives 4 stars instead of 5.

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June 24, 2010
My son's first and second grade at this school was a complete waste.There was no order in the classroom, inexperienced teachers struggled every day to get anything accomplished. Homework assignments were never collected. Test were never return. This place is trouble. If you want a good start for your kid, find another district.

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April 27, 2010
i have two kids that go to this school. I have been very happy with the education that they are recieving and the many programs they offer. One of the outstanding programs is the technology program! It just amazing me what Mrs. Masters, the technology teacher can get these kids to do.

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September 16, 2009
They do so much for the kids, from cheetah runners, to art schools, intramurals, to big brother/sisters program, and never any bullying- leave no child behind is true here

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May 29, 2008
I am new to the area and wanted the assurance of an institution to provide my children with a quality education and found that at Chairville Elementary School. Ms. Kaminski and Ms. Ginsburg are the BEST!!!

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Chairville Elementary School
36 Chairville Road, Medford, NJ  08055
(609) 654-9610
Last modified Chairville Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chairville Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top