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W Orange, NJ
Students enrolled: 368
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45 Hazel Ave
W Orange, NJ 07052

(973) 669-5448
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Map of Hazel Avenue Elementary School address.
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 18, 2015
The school is located in a very diverse community, and my neighbors all speak very highly of it. we look forward to sending our oldest there beginning in 2016. We love the various ways the school is involved with the community. There is a very active PTA, and the principal is widely praised. The location is very convenient for most of the neighborhood that uses it, and they just put in a brand new playground. We have spent the past few years getting to know many parents in the neighborhood, and they have all made us very excited to start our journey through West Orange schools at Hazel!

- submitted by a community member

March 23, 2015
We are so happy with this small little school in our neighborhood. Our two children are so happy here - it's diverse in culture and Dr. Acevedo is an amazing principal. Love love love Hazel Ave!

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2013
Truly fantastic school with amazing principal! It has a lot to offer for the children and is very safe. Art program is great, the music teacher is fantastic, gym teacher is young and fun with a lot of new ideas. School garden is beautiful! We are happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2013
Hazel Elementary school has a family atmosphere. There is no bussing, which allows families to get to know each other and makes parents feel more connected. The principle is amazing and has such care and concern for our children and a passion for what he does. There are so many ways for families to get involved in the school . My 2 children have thrived and love their school!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2013
Hazel Elementary is a fantastic school, a gem in the Valley section of West Orange. Hazel has great teachers and an absolutely outstanding principal who is truly in touch with the community. Parent involvement is improving year after year, as are test scores due to programs implemented by our principal.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2012
This is a great school with a very dedicated faculty and staff. The PTA works tirelessly and the principal is incredible! What a great community-we are so happy that our son is here. Our school has an extensive gardening program, a wonderful enrichment program, a Wellness Committee, and many more parent/teacher/PTA run programs and all within walking distance of our house!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 29, 2010
I love Hazel Ave. school because the great students, the wonderful teachers and a very enthusiastic principal and hard working PTA.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2010
This school is a gem. Our new principal is phenominal. He's intelligent, innovative, approachable, and passionate about learning. His energy and commitment have inspired a new wave of parental involvement. Hazel is truly a neighborhood school; everyone walks to and from with their children. My friends in surrounding schools and towns are jealous that we leave our house 5 minutes before school starts, don't have to worry about long lines of cars at pick-up and drop-off, and that the children get to play afterwards with their friends in the playground or field or schoolyard. We also have our own Rainbow Garden, complete with student plantings and an outdoor classroom. For families looking for a vibrant, diverse, foot-friendly community school, this is a great fit.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2010
I agree with comment that this school is overshadowed by the Gregory school. This school is fabulous!!!. Strong PTA, great administration and a very close knit school community makes this school wonderful. The teachers are dedicated, caring and professional educators. The low rating is not reflective of poor teaching but rather a higher percentage of ESL students that are zoned for this school which negatively impacts the scores.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 19, 2009
Often overshadowed by the popular Gregory school located in the same area, Hazel is an excellent school with caring teachers in a great neighborhoold. Teachers and curriculum is excellent and more importantly the children are happy with ltheir earning environment. Parents are very involved and the principal is dedicated to the success of the school which is evident by the school's recent honor of receiving Blue Ribbon award.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2008
This school does a very good with the students. They are interested in the children accomplishing their goals. The school works in conjunction with the parents to ensure a productive end result.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2006
Our only interaction with the school so far has been registering our child for kindergarten, attending the new student orientation and having an impromptu meeting with the principal. In that short amount of time, my husband and I were extremely impressed with the respect and caring that was given to us. Especially since our son won't start there until September. The fact that the principal, Mrs. DeCarlo granted us an unexpected meeting that lasted almost an hour, was truly amazing. She even took notes and made copies of our son's homework so that they can refer to them when trying to make placement decisions over the summer. Not at all what I expected.

- submitted by a parent

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Hazel Avenue Elementary School
45 Hazel Ave, W Orange, NJ  07052
(973) 669-5448
Last modified Hazel Avenue Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hazel Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top