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Woodbridge, NJ
Students enrolled: 421

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Ross Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

(732) 602-8511
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 30, 2015
Amy Coons and Amy Hynes, Roseann Mattoon, Ms Haras...these are fantastic teachers. We couldn't have been happier with our experience at Ross Street.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
June 30, 2015
Our homework load is appropriate for our kids' age (Rising 3rd graders). Focus on spelling, sentence structure and creative writing have paid dividends with their current reading level.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Agree
June 30, 2015
Our son, on the Autism Spectrum, has always been taught to NEVER give up. His teachers have reinforced that every step of the way. It is why he has been successful in school and is reading well above grade level.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 30, 2015
The Ross Street rules get reinforced every day. Respect for self, Respect for others, Respect for Ross Street. A+

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Agree
June 30, 2015
Our teachers are very communicative about issues arising among the students. They are very aware of the dynamics of social groups and we have felt very positive about how they've navigated that.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 30, 2015
Ross Street has implemented a comprehensive anti-bullying campaign. My kids' moral compass has been improved for having gone there.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2015
I'm confounded by the ratings on this site regarding Ross St. Elementary in Woodbridge, NJ. I can tell you that our twins who just completed 2nd grade at Ross St. both had amazing teachers who did a great job. My son is on the Autism Spectrum and has been in the district since Early Intervention in Pre-K. The Child Study Team has been receptive of my involvement and proactive in implementing all the necessary modifications. He us currently reading at a 7th Grade level. If you watch the video on here entitled "dig deeper", I think you will see that the GS rating is somewhat deceptive. At Ross Street, at least 21% of the students are ESL. As a result, test scores suffer initially, but I think you'll notice an upward trend in proficiency over the grades. Our experience has been very positive. The school is safe, clean and the kids are happy. For Ross Street to be rated a 3? something is amiss in this evaluation. Matthew Jago in Sewaren is a Blue Ribbon school. It is often touted as the BEST in the township. Our son went there for Pre-K Early Intervention and we loved it. GS also has Jago rated as a 3. Dig deeper, folks. This site is misleading.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2014
Ross Street School ..this school is so unorganized..Im so disappointed with the service offer to my child in special Ed i really believe all they care about is meeting a quota, meeting the state requirements as far as how many students in their special education program to get money from the state..getting the parents to sign paper and be done with you..Students walking around the hallway with no supervision, its not safe to me having all these people from outside fixing the school ceiling, and others things inside the school while the kids are in the school, walking in the hallway alone..this is the worst school in the district. As far as the new principal< i dont know her and have nothing to say about her

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
the office staff is RUDE but what do you expect from their leadership? Principal Hahn is worthless & bully. the school is MUCH better without her. Wherever she is going, I feel bad for the students (MOST OF ALL), the parents who are going to have to be concerned about the bullying their children will receive from her & the office staff because she will try to do their jobs as well....

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2014
I don't know each person's personal experience as to why they bashed Mrs Hahn or the low rating. But, my son has been there since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade, and I have seen great improvement since Mrs. Hahn became principal. I would have given 2 stars prior to her arrival. Mrs. Hahn spoke with her educators and found out the complaints of parents and fixed them. She is very involved. I would also like to give a shout out to Mr. Negron. I liked all the teachers my son had. The staff I didn't care for were replaced when Mrs. Hahn arrived. The office staff is not bubbly but they are efficient.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
Great school, great teachers and a wonderful principal. Unfortunately, the principal will be leaving at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. I would recommend this school hands down.

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2013
I am surprised to see why Ross Street Elementary School is rated 5 out of 10, to me it is a big understatement. Our daughter loved and learned so much while going to the school. Both Mr. Weitz (1st Grade) and Mrs, Smith (2nd Grade) went above and beyond to establish personal connection to our daughter. We moved to Westfield in the middle of the year, but my daughter missed Ross Street so much she wanted to go back. I would like to mention that her teacher at elementary school in Westfield told us that she is well ahead of other students since she already knows most of the curriculum that other students in the class started to learn. I would like to mention Mrs. Hahn is a wonderful principal. Thanks Ross Street Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
I had moved to Woodbridge and I didn't know what to expect when placing my child into the public school system. The school has exceeded my expectations in every way. The teachers are very caring and helpful, and the principal is outstanding. Mrs. Hahn goes above and beyond for the school and its students. My child loves it there!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
I was a former student at Ross Street School. I really miss the teachers who were so nice and always helped me with my work. I learned so much from them. It is a great school!!!

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2013
My daughter attends first grade here. Ms. Mcnair is a very good teacher. My daughter is above level on everything. The school offers free before school tutoring for children who need it, which is wonderful and RARE... and Mrs. Haan is a wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2012
Academically and technologically leaves a few things desired, but I do believe that the staff here really cares about the students. I am surprised to see people bashing Mrs. Hahn. She has never been anything but attentive and compassionate in all my dealings with her.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2012
If you want your son/daughter to be treated as the school mascot a "raccoon" then this is the place you should have them, plain and simple GARBAGE! The new principal Kimberly Hahn is a worthless, pathetic and most unprofessional individual I've met. She ridicules and chastises the children so beware and make sure to listen to your children and most of all stand up for your children or she will bully them. I had to report her to the Superintendent for all the shananigans she tried to pull with my child.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2011
My daughter loves to go to her school.... The new Principal Mrs. Hahn has done a wonderful work.. I was concerned at start to put my daughter in that school because of other people comments, but now that she is there I have no complaints and I am actually greatfull with all the staff and techers... Whenever I needed them they got in touch very quickly, both teachers and staff.... Ross Street is THE BEST!!!!! Let's go Racoons!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2011
The office staff is extremely unpleasant to say the least. They seem to think that having alot of students is an excuse to treat people badly.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2011
nasty office staff and teachers ignore emails and notes. my daughter complained that teachers never checked the homework's.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2010
not at all impressed. too many students, very impersonal. nasty office staff and teachers ignore emails and notes.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2010
Great and wonderful - my son loves to go there

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
No problems to mention. School is adequate for the elementary level. Principal is very dedicated.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2004
Ross St. is a nice school and has very nice teachers. The students all get help when they need it and plenty of it!

- submitted by a student

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Ross Street Elementary School
Ross Street, Woodbridge, NJ  07095
(732) 602-8511
Last modified Ross Street Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ross Street Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top