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Sacred Heart Elementary School

Private | PK-8


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $271,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,480.

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Posted November 21, 2005

Just survived my first, and hopefully last parent teacher conference with the principal. My husband and I found her to be a very uncaring, angry, and defensive person who did not care to listen to us.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 14, 2005

The principal should examine herself before criticizing both students and faculty. She is truly a 'disgrace to this school.' She needs to go...Otherwise, we love all of the other staff and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 14, 2005

Reading the reviews about this principal saddens me. Reminds me of how she was at her old school. Thought she would have made a fresh start. Guess I was wrong. I will pray for her.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 13, 2005

This principal needs to retire. She is arrogant, judgemental, and plays favorites with certain teachers and students. Please promote someone else to this job...Both staff and students are unhappy...
—Submitted by a staff

Posted November 13, 2005

A Terrible principal makes the environment uncomfortable to work in...I am resigning at the end of the year... Many of the teachers do not like working for this principal as she is not fair...
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 7, 2005

It's time for the new principal to retire... We agree with all of the above comments about the principal. Without her it would be a great school!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 2, 2005

Parents were more involved with the former principal as the new one is not as friendly or effective(academically) as the previous principal. We do love the teachers...and staff...and pastor...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2005

I am also very dissappointed with the new principal. She is not approachable and really seems to not care for our children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2005

We are not very satisfied with the new principal either. She is not a true example of what a good Christian should be. She plays favorites with the students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 1, 2005

Not very satisfied with the new principal. Our former pricipal was caring and approachable, whereas this one is not. Maybe this year will be better?
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 52%
Black 25% 19%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Asian 15% 8%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Mary Nadine Boyle
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Religious


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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Diocese of Metuchen
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1 Sacred Heart Dr
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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