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3-8 & Ungraded
Mountainside, NJ
Students enrolled: 519

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302 Central Avenue
Mountainside, NJ 07092

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(908) 232-8828
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June 19, 2013
Poor preparation for high school. Class sizes are 24+. They stop teaching right after NJASK. They have a medley of school class trips, field days, many movies and "historical videos", board games, dodge ball games and generalized baby sitting until the end of June. The teachers are absent very frequently at the end of the school year. What a waste of time! Then, to cap off the year there is a popularity awards event. Just what we need another pat on the back for supposed humility!! The three stars is an act of generosity to keep up my property value.

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July 01, 2007
We had two children at Deerfield. The older (daughter) did well despite the mediocre level of teachers and staff at Deerfield. The principal did little to offer advanced courses comparable to those in Berkeley Heights. Our son was more typical of the average level student at Deerfield. Every effort we made to get him into a more challenging class, particularly math, was blocked by the principal. The school failed him and many other boys. There is now some pressure from the Berkeley Heights school district to improve the preparation that Deerfield offers - since they do not want BH students to suffer from the lack of preparation their Mountainside peers have .

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2007
The school , town and people are wonderful. We have opened a new school. we now have two schools (k-2) and (3-8). Our test scores have soared over the past year and new programs have been set to make the school that much better. They keep the parents involved as well. Its a great place to be and is just getting bigger and better.

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September 19, 2005
Good school with alot of parental involvement. Has a great bafore and after aschool daycare program right in the school for working parents.

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May 05, 2004
Deerfield, because it is only K-8, is lacking in a lot of services that larger schools have. For example, my daugther does chorus and band, which meets before school starts and is not considered part of the curriculum (there is no music room). Sports are very limited - no football field, or track. We have to provide all the supplies for science labs, and the labs are not real labs, just classrooms. The library is tiny and very limited in terms of resources. The after-school program consists of kids sitting in the cafeteria and coloring while TV is played at very high volume.-no music room

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Wonderful teachers,principal and helpers.Parents and teachers communications is contantatly. Friendly people, well behaved children. My children love this school and their peers.

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Deerfield Elementary School
302 Central Avenue, Mountainside, NJ  07092
(908) 232-8828
Last modified Deerfield Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deerfield Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top