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390 Van Houten Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055

(973) 470-5501
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April 18, 2014
Mr. Naji is the leader and change agent that Jefferson School #1 needs. The school promotes reading and literacy. Every child can be anything they want as long as they stay in school and receive a quality education. Parents must work with the teachers, their children, and administration in a positive way.

- submitted by a community member

May 31, 2007
This school has been able to mold the minds of many students who have been given the ball to go with it the extracurricular activities are good but with the lack of space on the school grounds their is a reason as to why their are few activities the school is Small and with a Pre-k built in front of the school it has defiantly altered the direction and the potential of the school . Much credit due ,to the volunteers and employees . More adults should be employed better suited plan makers need to be hired these kids don't live in a wealthy towns. They need more state support and government intervention stop investing in police but more into the schools the mayor lives 1 block down on Randolph street he should visit the schools

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2006
My biggest complaint about this school is the curriculum. There seems to be little to get our children involved in. I must admit I've no complaint with the staff (the teachers DO work with the kids); Instead my concern is the lack of activies for the extra acheivers. Their seems to be nothing to really challenge them. I would love to see an afterschool program for advanced children or maybe a seminar for parents teaching us a way of challenging our kids minds more efficiently.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2005
The teachers and staff are very involved in the students lives. There are plenty of programs available to the students and parents such as after school care, basketball, chorus and etc. I feel that that my daughter has achieved a great level of intelligence thanks to the attention that she receives here. This school has come a long way and will continue to improve over the years.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2004
Overall the school has the basic needs of the students. I do not believe that it goes above and beyond of what it is required to do. For instance their is no after school programs. No basketball, or any type of music, unless you are gifted and talented. Granted there are many intelligent kids but some kids are good in math while others are good in music and when they are not offered to do this you could lose a lot of potential. I also feel that because we are in a city, that a lot of the teachers, not from the city, do not understand what our families are going through and tend to stereotype them into being on welfare or not caring, but the opposite is true. The majority of our families are workers and do their best to take care of their families. Don't Judge Us!

- submitted by a parent
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Number 1, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
390 Van Houten Ave., Passaic, NJ  07055
(973) 470-5501
Last modified Number 1, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Number 1, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top