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K-5 & Ungraded
Public district
Parsippany, NJ
Students enrolled: 303

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60 Pitt Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

(973) 263-7075
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Map of Intervale Elementary School address.

September 29, 2014
I agree with other Asian parent, I too felt the same way about teachers, PTA and principal were not paying attention to my kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2014
I landed on this site while I looking something up about schools. I am an ex-Intervale parent (as of this year) and I am an Asian as well. Scratching my head-off as to why would someone make a statement to avoid this school if you are an Asian. Both my kids came from private schools to Intervale and thrived. Unbiased teachers and always-available to talk to you teachers.

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September 13, 2014
To so called Asian parent - you have right to have an opinion but facts are different things. Please check PDF link below from state of new jersey which clearly shows where 3rd and 4th grader Asian kids are not advanced proficient. http://www.state.nj.us/education/pr/1213/27/273950064.pdf (Please check page 5) I sincerely thinks, Asian kids were not paid attention to. My opinion to all Asian kids & parent still stands based on above information to avoid this school if you can.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2014
I have only one additional reference to compare, and I find this school equally acceptable in comparison to the other great elementary school within the same district. I specifically wanted to reply to the anti-asian racial bias expressed by other parents. Please verify your NJ Ask results based conclusion with a reputable statistician. I am an immigrant Asian and respectfully must differ. My child had a great, highly respectable and wonderful teachers and great education while in the school - and did not sense any bias. It is true though that Asians are a minority (compared to some other schools in the district) and may struggle to establish their identity among their peers. But that is no reflection on the school. Though very effective, the PTA worked like a private club and will do better by making specific efforts to involve others. Others should likewise volunteer. That will give everyone the sense of 'belonging'. I congratulate the school principal and its staff on excellent improvement in school rating - and especially getting a very respectable 'growth' score. Keep up your good work. I held back the fifth star for weak district funding. The school still makes most of it.

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June 17, 2014
Teachers are OK. Principal is mediocre. School gives awards to people who part of the inner circle and others get a cold shoulders. Principal run this school like a family business where "family" comes first and rest get below avg. scores as stated in another post. 3rd and 4th grade teachers don't pay attention to asian kids and NJASK score reflects that. If you look at littleton/lake parsippany - asians score are much better than here. I wish we had a school choice. Avoid this school if you are an asian, sorry but true.

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October 09, 2013
Intervale school is great school with wonderful teachers around. My son always learn new things and look forward to go to school. Each student is monitored very closely and I always receive honest feedback from teachers. Also appreciate their Principal whose outstanding leadership makes it stand apart.

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October 08, 2013
This seems to be an excellent school. The school consists of great teachers, an excellent principal all of whom who have outstanding thought leadership to inculcate good learning habits for children at their elementary stage. I am sure that students who study in Intervale elementary will scale greater heights in their middle and high school levels and post that.

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May 08, 2008
intervale continues to impress me. they have a wonderful after school program! The principal also seems very competent.

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February 28, 2008
Yes, I agreed that students have little homework to do every day. The principle is mean and over use his power. There are very few student activities.

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February 21, 2008
I am very pleased with the school and the principal. I disagree with the below review about homework. My daughter is in first grade and has more homework and a more challenging curriculum than her friends in first grade in other states.

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January 10, 2006
The Quality of the school compared to the private school is not even close to being compareable. The classes are over crowded the quality of teaching for children with special needs is way behind. The town itself does not think about what is best for the child it all about money. The school has a very high tolerance it does not have a 0 tolerance policy when it comes to bulling, verbal abuse, the abuse your child may experience from other children. I am sure it may be better than schools in urban areas but our experience was not good. Our daughter in kindergarten was being bullied. Our children were moved and put back into private school.

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May 10, 2004
Our school is fortunate to have a wonderful principal as well as fabulous teachers and support staff. Our children are each looked at as individuals and receive a top notch education.

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Intervale Elementary School
60 Pitt Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054
(973) 263-7075
Last modified Intervale Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Intervale Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top