Watchung Elementary School

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14 Garden St

Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 509-4259

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 452

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Watchung Elementary School

It seems to me that the rating has been dropping since 2009 as the principal situation has been unstable since about that time. Underwhelmed with current principal. Preferred Dr. T who stayed for 2 years before moving into assitant superintendent position in Newark.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/13

Watchung School is not better than the other schools in Montclair. My child got a better education at another school. Watchung just has a reputation for being better but it's not.

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

I've got to say that my feelings have changed about the school, now that my child is in 4th grade. Up until this point, I have been happy. However, this year I think that the way in which the students are taught in 4th grade (switching teachers) combined with an overly zealous language arts teacher ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/10

Great school, extremely active PTA, new principal is doing a nice job. My son's teacher quickly identified an area where he needed more focused instruction and assistance, recommended the STARS program, and he's steadily showing improvement. Very strong parent/teacher communication. Both of my sons ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/19/09

Great School!!!! I think the new Principal is doing a fantastic job!! My children are much happier now. 03/11/09

Posted by a parent on 03/11/09

Watchung is a wonderful school. Academics are a priority. When my daughter was falling behind, the teacher immediately stepped in to suggest the STARS tutoring program. It was full, so we went outside for help. I appreciate the communication between parents and teachers.

Posted by a parent on 08/01/08

Watchung is an excellent school with a committed and caring staff. The academic program is first rate! The curriculum is challenging (a little test focus). Parent involvement is maxium! The principal is exceptional. Great leadership! We have two children in the district; and Watchung is by far ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/03/08

My family transferred from Montclair Rand School to Montclair Watchung School and we could not be happier. Watchung School is organized and truly focused upon academics. The upside is that my son thinks that school is fun! The parents are enthusiastic and slammin fund raisers. The school reaches out ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/13/07

Watchung School offers challenging academics for its students. The parent/Teacher/Administrative involvement is very strong. The school library, science room and PTA events are extremely well organized and financially supported by the PTA. All parents/guardians have a strong involvement in the nurturing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/06

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Test scores for Watchung Elementary School

NJ ASK* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Watchung Elementary School
Montclair School District
New Jersey
* In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Montclair schools — Watchung Elementary School is located at 14 Garden St, Montclair NJ 07042. 14 Garden St is in the 07042 ZIP code in Montclair, NJ The school district for Watchung Elementary School is the Montclair School District. Watchung Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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