DORCHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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100 DORCHESTER RD
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ 07677
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Phone: 201-391-6542
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Woodcliff Lake School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 71.4
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 60
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8600
  • Poverty Level: 0 - 5.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr John Fierro
  • 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 (10 ratings)
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    School Reviews (7 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-06
    "The teachers and staff are extremely dedicated professionals. Smaller class sizes lead to lots of individual attention and guidance. The parent organizations are amazing! They fund-raise constantly!! Which allows them to offer/subsidize MANY after-school activities (chess, Lego robotics, golf, fashion, and many more!) and purchase items for various grades (white boards, cameras etc). The school offers hot lunches and after-care for an extra fee. As far as community goes, the town is primarily middle to upper class families - it's really a mix of everything. You've got the "dad's a CEO in NYC, mom's taking yoga classes while the kids are at school, then shuttles them around to ballet and tennis after school - all while wearing designer clothes, shoes and bag"...but you also have the dual-income families! The racial make up is predominantly white with a small percentage of Asians, and a minuscule percentage of anything else. The parents are extremely "cliquey" (usually with neighbors or with parents of other students in the same grade). However, as a new resident, and new mom to the school - when I approached people - they were extremely friendly!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-01-12
    "Good school. Involved and dedicated teachers. Good principal. Poor special needs services. There aren't many special needs children in the school. Not sure if they aren't integrated or if the school doesn't accept many special needs children? Very few after school activities. Small classes which is excellent. Not very culturally diverse. Would have liked it to be more diverse. Overall kids are happy. Will rate the school with 3 stars because of poor special needs services and inclusion."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-05-30
    "Very clicky surroundings. Values are diversified, not consistently on the high end. Not the kindest atmosphere to raise youngsters, however the minors may dismiss some obvious parental materialism. Education is very good. Some very diverse creativity among the few. Physical and creative arts need support since they are excellent. Transitional adventures seem for some to be in deficiency. Some parents are generous with their hearts and many with their time or wealth. Teachers are admirably performing, plenty are excellent. No child left behind do not miss the train."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-01-26
    "I have two children attending this school. My oldest has had some of the hardest teachers who have given her a truely a strong academic education foundation. My younger child has had a poor adacdemic experience. Quality of teachers has been lacking including discipline, experience and structure of class ciriculum. I attribute this loss of educational standards to recent administrative changes. We have had a large turn over of teachers and a mass of new hire teachers with little experience. The social enviroment is fine. My kids like it here, although it is a very strong wealthy jewish population which leads a strong influence in the school. The school is small and so is class size which is good, but on the flip side we have no limited services and we have to join other towns for sports and extra curricular activites."
    Administrator Review | Rating:
    Posted 2006-10-30
    "Dorchester has very involved parents and administrators and specialized programs to meet the needs of children with special needs and those who benefit from enrichment programs. Administrators have personal contact with parents and are available to address their concerns and questions. The school has a growing population from diverse backgrounds which include several faiths and cultures which add to an atmosphere of tolerance and interest in others in addition to those coming from a Christian-Judeo background. It is my feeling that people are drawn to this district for it's commitment to the children and a strong academic discipline. It is a top rate learning environment because of the dedicated staff and parent body and it strives to be better and better!"
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