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Norwood, NJ
Students enrolled: 612

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177 Summit St
Norwood, NJ 07648

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(201) 768-6363
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March 22, 2014
This reviewer agrees that the school is "going downhill" but not for the same reason. It is absolutely false that the administrators are'yes men to teachers,' The downturn started in September 2011 when a new superintendent'/principal came to the district and destroyed teacher morale. Nevertheless, the NPS teachers are dedicated and hard-working in spite of the fact that they have been working without a contract for over 265 day and earn salaries significantly below their Northern Valley counterparts. The downturn will worsen as the exodus of seasoned, veteran teachers continues due to leaving the district for more money or being forced out by administration. This can only be remedied if the BOE invests in its teaching staff to retain and attract quality educators for the children of Norwood.

- submitted by a teacher
March 04, 2014
This school is going down hill quickly. The principal/superintendent left and was replaced with an interim principal/superintendent. The teachers continue to work without a contract. This is not a welcoming, friendly school environment. There are a few excellent teachers, but the majority only seem to concern themselves with the popular clique. Administrators seem to have been turned into yes men for the teachers. It is sad to see this school change so much this year.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
This is one of the best Elementary schools in Bergen county. We moved to Norwood a year ago and we are very satisfied with school, teachers and environment fostering individual creativity, respect to others and team work. .

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
Norwood Public School is a small school providing caring and stimulating environment. The teachers are excellent and caring. Competitiveness is not the only way to education especially at elementary and middle school. This school teaches children a team approach, making learning exciting. Children are taught to be respectful, inclusive, compassionate and do well academically.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
Very disappointed. Very cold and uncaring. If your child is not on track as expected the approach is unbelievably indifferent. Kindergarten teacher had very limited experience. My child is now in catholic school and has not had any problems. The difference is teachers and their ratio to students. She now gets the attention she should have received. She has flourished without any difficulties.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
I attended NPS from 96-04 and I have to say this is an amazing school. The teachers are caring and the material is very advanced but they make it easy to learn. I moved to Florida after I graduated and attended High School in Florida and the material learned my junior year of high school in FL I learned in 7th grade at Norwood Public School. I am still in contact with a few of their teachers even after all these years. Trust me when I say you will NOT be disappointed.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
Norwood Public School has wonderful teacher, students, and parents who all work together to make the school a great place to learn!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Discipline oriented but no encouragement in creativity.... that's a major concern. Perhaps, I should look for other town to move in.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
I felt disappointed by some teachers at Norwood school districts. I don't find them to be warm and loving, instead very discipline oriented. The mood of the school seems to be ' if you behave, you are a good student' I don't feel that there is enough efforts to develop creativity of each students through programs such as music and art.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
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Norwood Elementary School
177 Summit St, Norwood, NJ  07648
(201) 768-6363
Last modified Norwood Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Norwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top