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Public district
Tinton Falls, NJ
Students enrolled: 665

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961 Sycamore Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

(732) 542-2500
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August 10, 2014
My 4 y/o attends the special needs program @ MFA. She previously attended the pre k program at Monmouth HS, and that teacher FOUGHT tooth & nail FOR my daughter to help her, when she knew she was having learning & behavior issues. Tinton Falls is a great district.. Mahala school, the Teacher & Teachers Aide, are a God Send. They even do home visits on Friday if they or you feel its needed. Theyre very hands on, communicate every day via a notebook. I also have 3 nieces and nephews in this school and they're doing great.

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November 26, 2010
I am extremely pleased with MFA. As we are 2 parents who attended catholic schools for 12 years, we struggled with the decision to go in that direction. We went on the advise of 2 educators outside the district ( 1 being a principal ) and many others ,saying that MFA is excellent. After 3 years, it has exceeded my expectations . My sons teachers have been beyond excellent. I am very involved in the school and I have found an overwhelming amount of parents who are also very involved. I am very happy with every aspect of this school.

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October 15, 2010
As the grandmother, I am disappointed in the school. In less than 2 months, a very energetic, eager to learn kindergartner is being turned off to school. It appears that the teachers are NOT TEACHING. Rather, they prepare homework assignments and direct the parents to teach the children words and how to read. The only evidence of learning at school so far is DUCK DUCK GOOSE. If the teacher is unable or unwilling to TEACH, and merely expects HOMESCHOOLING, why bother to send a child to be turned off by the process.

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May 28, 2009
I have not been very happy and after see thestest scores my concened are not unfounded. I have decided to move my child into a private school.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2009
I have three kids in this school and I am very pleased with it.

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May 05, 2005
I am the grandparent and guardian of my 7-year-old grandson and, as a former student, I am still extremely impressed with MFA. The namesake, Mahala F. Atchison was my mother's best friend, whom she cared for until Mrs. Atchison's death. I also had Mrs. Atchison for a teacher when the school first opened. Her legacy is alive and well at MFA, and I'm proud to send my children there. When my grandson was a kindergartner, I had to let him continue at the Goddard School of Tinton Falls because of MFA's half-day program. Now that the kindergarten enrichment program will be coming this fall, I will now be able to send my granddaughter! I love this school and have a deep abiding respect for Mr. Hallman, Connie and Terry, who have helped me navigate through the school year, and of course, Mr. Morrows, who is an 'outstanding' teacher. Bravo to MFA!

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February 07, 2005
My child has attended this school for 3 years and has enjoyed the experience. The teachers are willing to work with the children to bring out their potential. I have always felt I could speak with the teachers concerning my childs progress and that they are actually listening. I am very happy with this school.

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Mahala F. Atchinson Elementary School
961 Sycamore Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
(732) 542-2500
Last modified Mahala F. Atchinson Elementary School is a Public school
Mahala F. Atchinson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top