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PK-5 & Ungraded
Public district
Neptune, NJ
Students enrolled: 409

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312 Brighton Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753

(732) 776-2150
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May 02, 2014
I was not happy with this school,principal or staff. The principal is very egotistical to say the least. Even after a situation occurred which was the schools fault the principal only offered up an appology to my husband and never once did he offer me an appology when I was the one standing in his office upset. I don't feel this school is even performing as per the rating listed here. There are other better schools in this district. Shark River is by no means the better elementary school (at one time it was). I understand I am not the only one who feels this way about this school. Many parents are dissatisfied.

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May 28, 2012
This school is very disappointing. I have two children enrolled in the school, preschool and grade 1. It is very troubling to see the lack of enthusiasm in the young teachers. Communication has been an ongoing problem. While teachers have access to email and technology is abundant in the district teachers refuse to use email to communicate with parents. Phone calls and notes have often been ignored. Students are not actively engaged in their learning and parents are kept out of the learning process. Students are given endless amounts of "busy work" and tested without notice. I have sought assistance from the building principal and don't feel he is very responsive either. The school staff, teachers and principal should be more invested in their students and community. SRH Elementary School has great facilities, tremendous technology, but low quality professional staff. The NJDOE needs to provide better oversight of funding in this school to insure that teacher and administrative quality equals that of the facility and technology. In addition to high property taxes, I will now be paying private school tuition for my two children. SRH is in need of much improvement.

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no rating
June 11, 2009
SRH School is much like a private school. Parent involvement is very high. Teachers are totally committed and enthusiastic, especially in the lower grades. The special subjects teachers that teach computer ed and instrumental music are exceptional. As parents, we feel secure sending our children there. The principal is positive and welcoming. Our chilcren score high on state tests and we are kept in the loop about everything that goes on in the school. Our kids love it.

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November 12, 2008
This is a warm, inviting schhol that offers many educational opportunities for pre K -5 children. i ahve been impressed with the level of skill my son has developed in the use of computers at such a young age. He is happy to go to school every day . His teachers work very hard to reach all the students.the PTA is exceptional.

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no rating
May 16, 2008
Caring, dedicated teachers. All teacher specials are especially gifted and work hard with kids. Responsive principal. Has good technology program.

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April 01, 2008
My son is in Mrs. Kirk's preschool class and she is excellent. Since the beginning of the year my son has learned so much and comes home with something new every day. I'm definitely looking forward to having Mrs. Kirk teach my son again for the second year or preschool.

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no rating
January 26, 2008
I love this ES and am disappointed that we are going to be moving to another district. The Neptune school district has so much more to offer than neighboring districts. My son is only in PreK but everyone from his teacher to Mr Thompson the principal, to Mrs. Kohut the nurse and the PTA pres. Jen Latshaw are warm friendly and very involved on a personal level with the students and their parents.

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December 06, 2007
Im dissapointed in this school. The lack of interest or concern the principal has shown is upsetting. I had to call the Board of Education for assistance. Two of my children transferred there from another Neptune school after moving into SRiver. We wish we had never enrolled in SRH. We are working on transferring back.

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August 11, 2006
I love this school. My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten and is starting 3rd grade this year. The teachers are great she has learned alot in the years have been there. The principal is excellent and my daughter really loves school. I love the school so much I am trying to get my son who starts kindergarten this year in shark river also.

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November 02, 2005
Both of my children attend this school. My daughter came in as a pre-schooler; my son transferred from another school in the district. Very high level of parent involvement. Good, attentive teachers and a Principal who is very, very hands-on. He knows every parent, every child by name. Visits and observes each classroom several times per month. The school works hard to make sure that goals are met with each child. Shark River is also a very safe environment for the children. There are security cameras that are monitored all over the school. I am very, very pleased at the education that my children are receiving.

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Shark River Hills Elementary School
312 Brighton Avenue, Neptune, NJ  07753
(732) 776-2150
Last modified Shark River Hills Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shark River Hills Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top