ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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50 ROOSEVELT AVE
HAWTHORNE, NJ 07506
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Phone: 973-423-6485
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Hawthorne School District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 96.7
  • Number Students: 580
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8322
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Joseph Pisacane
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-11
    "I have read several poor reviews and I have to disagree. The new principal is very hands on and constantly engages with the parents and students. The teachers are terrific and helpful and reach out to parents before, during and after school hours to parents that want to be a part of their child's education. My child is in third grade there and is learning the same materials as cousins that are in fourth grade (in both NJ & PA school districts). Maybe there have been some significant changes in the staffing or the morale since the new principal was hired, but this is definitely a great school!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-07
    "So sad. Left this school because of the closed-minded disfunctionality. I regret not writing the review right away, but I was concerned about confidentiality. The principal is awful and horribly apothetic. If you want your children to reach their potential, this will NOT suit you - look for other options. This school is as far away from the cutting edge of learning as you can get!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-01
    "Such a waste of potential! I have always been a hands on parent, involved in the children's activities, sports, etc. To be clear, Hawthorne is a great town, and a terrific community to raise a family. From my experience there are great people in this town raising wonderful children, but Roosevelt School WOEFULLY under serves this community. These are the career administrators that are happy with status quo. There is no energy in this school, from the principal on down. While we have seen a few really good teachers, they are overwhelmed by the tide of apathy. We have had to opt for private school, despite already paying high taxes, because we owe it to our children to do something better than, "good enough." It is NOT good enough."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-01
    "NO WAY! Our child is just finishing the 5th grade, and we have had a terrible experience. The friendships are great but the learning environment was awful. Our child is bright, but not a natural "go-getter." Well the motivation and enthusiasm from the 5th grade teachers is right out of the dark ages. Our child had an older woman teaching her 5th grade class who was particularly poor. The proof is in the Ratings by Grade on this site. While the school is rated a "7" overall, the 5th grade rating is a "5." Any parent who wants the best for their child should avoid Roosevelt. If average is OK for you kids, then this is the place."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-13
    "We love Roosevelt School. We have two children who have attended K through 5. The teachers are wonderful and our children are flourishing. We appreciate the open door policy the administrators have at Roosevelt School. Every time we have needed help, they have listened and reacted to rectify the problem. We are proud to be part of this community and are confident our children are getting an excellent education both socially and academically."
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