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130 S Centre St
Merchantville, NJ 08109

(856) 663-1091
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January 12, 2014
Great elementary school! I have two children in the elementary school and have experience with 3 of the teachers. The teachers are very caring and involved. The curriculum and activities are appropriate and engaging. They give a fair amount of homework that helps parents be involved in their childs learning. This is education the way it should be. Not loads of technology and bells and whistles but more books, pencils, paper and imaginations. Can't speak on the higher grades for that. But my girls do go to computers once or twice a week so they get exposure but nothing to limiting when comes to letting kids use their imaginations. I think parental involvement is lacking. As a member of the PTA and a previous room mom, no amount of coercing works to get the parents more involved in the schools free and fundraising events....always the same 10-15 parents that attend for the whole school. More parental involvement can go a long way with improving students willingness to learn and teachers ability to educate.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
Great teachers and a great new principal. The downside is the kids from other school systems that are being injected into the class room and this does not benefit our children in the least.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2012
The school gives misleadinng information about the students. I was told my co be held back after only the first marking period and I never had a meeting at the end of the year with the teacher or the principle. That was two years ago and I am fighting it now because I did not know my rights as a parent. Some teachers act as if they do not care about the student. Lousey school I want to take my children out.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
Since my son has been going to this school since Kindergarten and is now almost ready for high school, I can honestly say that I've watched this school and this town go downhill. Merchantville used to be an amazing, small Victorian town with a high level of community participation and pride. Now it is filled with transients and newcomers who don't understand the value that a small community and school can bring into a child's life. Merchantville Elementary was once a place where parents and teachers worked together to enrich childrens lives. That wonderful relationship is almost non-existent, with teachers seeming overwhelmed and parents disinterested or absent. This has a lot to do with the fact that a large majority of the students at Merchantville aren't living in Merchantville. They are coming from Pennsauken, Camden, etc. This has made testing scores drop, the necessity for school counselors a priority and a very large number of participants in the free/reduced lunch programs. I'm not saying anything about diversity (which I believe is great), but when homeowners are paying high taxes, we should be able to see positive results in the community and in the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
I was told my daughter would have to be held back one grade because she wasn't equipped to be in her correct grade. Now, she has more than caught uop and excels beyond normal in all subjects and they won't test her. I am seeking to move! However, they do have excellent teachers who love children.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Merchantville school has the greatest teachers. They are very attentative and caring with their students and parents. Always making the extra effort.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
There is so much to be said about Merchantville School and the quality of education of this small town school. The attention paid to each and every student can not be matched as are the teachers. Both of my parents went to Merchantville School (and married), all five of their children went to Merchantville School (K thru 12 and had all the same teachers!), and my daughter attended until my husband & I had to move. My husband and I also met at Merchantville School and married. Three Generations! This is not found anywhere. We all have wonderful memories, life-long friends, and wonderful reunions to this day! We are rich in history. Just ask any Merchantvillite!

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2009
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February 11, 2009
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October 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
Great school. The teachers are great and keep the children motivated. THey care for the children's education.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
Extremely bad experience, since 2000. The quality of education is poor, weak administration, that doesn't care about students needs, high spending, discipline is not in force, bullying is allowed and is not taken seriously.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2008
Excellent School, Staff, and administration

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September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
very bad experience- special ed is non existent. weak administration, high spending

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2008
Administrative does not care about students needs - high spending. scores low for small classes

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
Scores have progressively decreased. The eighth grade scores have been consistently low. Disipline is not performed the way it should be. There are many instances of bad behavior that are not exposed.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
Since 2007 the school has decreased in quality. Administration does not listen to parents and teaching methods are not forward thinking. This school district leaves our children short on education

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 21, 2008
My children and now grandchildren go to this school. I have lived here all my life. I am so disappointed about the quality of the school today. Taxes are so high and the school is not performing the way it should with the samll classes. I believe soon the state will need to intervene.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 27, 2006
For our family we believe Merchantville Elementary School work to create a motivational and meaningful environment for the students. They believe every child can learn and reach his or her full potential. The students will take pride in themselves, take responsibility for their actions, and develop an attitude that education is vital. They will apply these attributes toward setting goals for their future in order to be successful contributors in our democratic society. 'Merchantville Elementary School is building today for a better tomorrow,

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
Excellent place of learning. Caring, dedicated staff. Plenty of community involvment, continual parental involvment and a wonderful hometown feeling. Mrs. Franolich (K) has is exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2004
Wonderful teachers; caring administrators. Small class size allows teachers to spend more time with individual students. I'm impressed with the quality of the teachers and the teaching materials. Mrs. Fields (1st grade) and Mrs. Hanna (3rd grade) are two of the best teachers I've ever encountered. They are the kind of teachers that children will alsways appreciate and remember fondly.

- submitted by a parent
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Merchantville Elementary School
130 S Centre St, Merchantville, NJ  08109
(856) 663-1091
Last modified Merchantville Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Merchantville Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top