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St Michael School

Private | K-8 | 472 students


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Posted March 4, 2005

Class size is too large. With the amount of homework given, there has to be more individual attention to reinforce daily lessons. Parents are not allowed to observe children while in class. Appointments must be made, which are not always convenient for parents that work 8-5. The school could do more to motivate the younger children. Before care should be looked into. Provide more structure & learning activities during the aftercare program. Hire more polite / professional administrative office staff.
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Posted September 8, 2004

I agree with the September 2003 post. I believe the school is great but the class size is way too big. I had a son and a daughter there. My daughter did wonderful but my son did not. Class size for teacher is big but teacher did not put enough effort in helping my son either. I would also like to see a summer school program. My son was kept back twice in this school with no chance of going to summer school. It's either pass or fail and I don't want to keep holding him back.
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Posted September 11, 2003

My son has been in this school for the past four years. As far as academics and discipline, I rate the school an A+. However, being that there is a large hispanic population in the school, I think the school needs to hire more experienced teachers. It is difficult for children who are struggling to learn the language to learn from accented English. I have encountered several teachers with very heavy accents in which I, myself, have difficulty understanding. I also think that more extracurricular activities should take place, especially for the lower grades. It seems that all extracurricular activities are aimed at the higher grades. I also believe that the teachers have too many children assigned to them, not giving the opportunity for more personal teaching. I feel that assistant teachers should be hired to give the children room for one-on-one learning.
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Posted September 9, 2003

School is a good school since my daughter been there she have learn more. She is very happy.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 22%
Black 22% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Linda Cerino
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  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
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  • (973) 482-1833


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  • Archdiocese of Newark
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27 Crittenden St
Newark, NJ 07104
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Phone: (973) 482-7400


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