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PK-8 & Ungraded
Somerdale, NJ
Students enrolled: 520

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301 Grace Street
Somerdale, NJ 08083

(856) 783-2933
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February 23, 2014
My two gaels have gone thru this school with one still there. Lately I have become concerned about whats I am seeing. They have cut back on many things that I would think would be important. They don't have an art class like they used to and the man who taught the class was a wonderful influence on the kids (Think Bill Cosby philosophy). He really challenged my daughter and she learned life lessons and accomplishment by really trying. I also don't understand why the kids can't have books to bring home and study. Trying to learning and maneuver around a Science book is hard enough but try and do it on a laptop. My little one spends more time searching on the internet than being able to ready and truly understand a subject that I know this school has struggled in the past to help kids excel with. I know change takes time and I hope all this "Happy Monday" stuff is followed up with real academic leadership. I know when my older one went to Sterling she was behind and I feel like she lost an opportunity to get into higher level classes. Your only a kid once and I am afraid she lost her chance to learn at a level which would help broaden lifelong opportunities.

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September 19, 2013
My children have been at this school almost four years; teachers are awesome, but one of my complaints is that the secretary in front of the principal and others is one thing and in front of my child is another thing. It's a shame they have a person like that working with them and with kids. It needs a change.

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April 14, 2010
The teachers at this school are awesome. My daughter started Kindergarten this year and they told me she would be reading/writing by third marking period. Was doubtful, but much to my surprise, she is reading/writing at the K level. Way to go Park Teachewrs.

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September 23, 2009
My children have been at this school for many years. One of my complaints is that after school activities are very political and have exercised favoritism. This is sad for the other children who would like the opportunity to shine.

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October 15, 2008
Administration above the principal needs a change. Other than that- most teachers are awesome! I have learned that parents need to be involved and stop blaming teachers for their child's misbehavior. It starts at home!

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May 28, 2008
The teaching staff is excellent all you have to do is email a teacher and your responded to within 24 hrs, most times sooner. My children are in 7th and 4th grade and while it hasn't been perfect every year my children are very happy here and the teachers they've had have been wonderful to them.

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July 10, 2007
My son is going into 4th grade. This will also be his 4th year in this school. I hate it. We're looking into moving again just because of the school. There should be buses. He's constantly being bullied. They say there is a no tolerance rule, but they don't go by it. They did not have a principal for just about the whole 06-07 year. I thought I did my research before moving here. Obviously it wasn't enough.

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June 14, 2007
The quality of academics being taught is excellent. My daughter is being challenged while receiving honors and the teachers are always available if help is needed - before or after school. I have been encouraged to stop by and even sit in on any class at any time. If I have a concern, it is addressed immediately. There is also great communication among the teachers and parents. A simple email will put you in touch with any teacher at any time. My experience has been a good one.

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May 12, 2004
The overall education is wonderful. They need to adopt a bullying stance as all three of my children are constantly being hurt physically and the school refuses to do anything at all.I wish that they were as good at protecting our children as they are at educating them.

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Somerdale Park Elementary School
301 Grace Street, Somerdale, NJ  08083
(856) 783-2933
Last modified Somerdale Park Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Somerdale Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top