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Taylor Street Elementary School

Public | PK-3 & ungraded | 27 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2010

This is as close to a review as a public services announcement gets. I was in this school, and to those who say things about the lack of academic structure, you could not be more right. Even back in the 1990s, it was the same. But this is not just Taylor Street; it s the whole Warren County/High School and the Washington Borough. Living in this town, if you must, then I hope to God you all have healthy families, and mind and soul sound children, if not, then prepare for them to regret and resent others and themselves. I am now 22 years old, I have no sense of worth, no future, no love of my life, and I m just a shiftless, loathsome and isolated man that who s path for honest expression is hard, irritating, and futile. If you want your child to be the best he/she can be, I have to apples for you: Home Schooling. As for me, I have no clue. Guess I can join the Circus, and have pie thrown in my face.


Posted October 13, 2009

i am a parent with a child that attends this school and she is in kindergarten and at this level my daughter super exceeds what there starting to teach her. She is about 2 years ahead of where they are. They should be learning numbers, math, reading, and other basic challenges but they are learning colors and counting. This is a very poor school academically and also as far as the condition of the school which is lets just say poor and outdated. Its very sad that these children have to suffer because of poor teaching and bad educational planning descions. My daughter will hopefully be attending a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

This school is so great the kids start tomorrow (08/03/2009) & we parents are still viewing the 2008 school calander on their website. Oh and let's use all that budget money to renovate the whole school... even 'pave the playground' ,only it was paved 4months ago (who pockets that portion). They want to put air conditioning in the gym and the offices but NOT the classrooms our children sit and sweat all day. All schools received a stimulous package that was SUPPOSED to focus on curriculum and the childrens needs...we have the most basic curriculum in NJ, like that other mom said they do the bare minimum of basic skills. I must admit my child had 2 amazing teachers so far but the school itself puts limitations on those teachers for how outside the box they can go. If you have a brilliant child or one with special needs forget Taylor!
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Posted February 16, 2008

Personally, I do not consider three out of five stars an adequate rating. Curriculum is taught and designed for a minimum standard of achievement, the kind that trains kids to reach for only for exactly is required with no motivation to exceed standards. My experience thus far has basically been one where both the teachers and administrators are either unfamiliar with state mandates regarding gifted and talented, or they are gatekeeping. I cannot really decide which would be better; I suspect they are stuck philosophically in an educational system that ceased to exist at least several decades ago. The teacher/administrator dictates the culture and curriculum and both students and parents abide by those rules. At best, I consider this school mediocre daycare.
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Posted September 11, 2006

Both my children went to taylor street.I found that the things they should pay attention to they dont.As far as special classes they do not pay attention i would not recommend this scholl.The only thing they seem to be interested in is showing off tier arts and crafts instead of the positive learning that they lack.I just don't agree with a lot of the things that school focused on.The sports teams are excellent if that the only thing your interested in.
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Posted May 22, 2006

Two of my children went to this school for 5 years, combined. They had a good experience there and loved going to school. Academically, I think that they were challenged, for the most part. The arts and sports programs were good and there were many before and after school extra-curricular activities available. The music program left a lot to be desired. Overall, it is a good school and I would recommend it. It is in a poor district and there are many transient families; people come and go so that is a deterrent.
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Posted February 10, 2006

My child is enrolled in Taylor Street and I have negative feelings about his educational surroudings. I find that important issues are not reported as well as conflicts with other children. I am not sure if this is the Teachers lack of consideration or the districts, but my intentions are to remove my child from this school as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 51%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Black 9% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Jacqueline Nassry

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16 24 Taylor Street
Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: (908) 689-0091

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