Dorchester Elementary School

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100 Dorchester Rd

Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

(201) 391-6542

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Dorchester Elementary School

Overall the school is a little above average. Its weakest point is probably the principal who does not teach the kids though. Therefore, it is not a big problem in the day-to-day life of students.

Posted by a parent on 07/23/14

Top Notch School! My daughter was in a gifted and talented program She did extremely well and got lots of attention..As close to a private school without the expense.

Posted by a parent on 03/27/14

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, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/12

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. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/12/12

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/30/07

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/26/07

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a administrator on 10/30/06

Great teachers. Good principal. Good curiculum. Clean well kept physical environment. My kids like it here. Social atmosphere: Large close knit jewish population which heavily supports one another within its own jewish community.

Posted by a parent on 06/12/06

The best asset this school has can be summed up in one word: involvement. The staff and principal care greatly about their students, and take the time to get to know them. The parents donate their time and their money to help fund programs that set the school apart. The PFA and the Educational Foundation ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/06/03

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Test scores for Dorchester Elementary School

NJ ASK* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Dorchester Elementary School
Woodcliff Lake 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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Woodcliff Lake schools — Dorchester Elementary School is located at 100 Dorchester Rd, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677. 100 Dorchester Rd is in the 07677 ZIP code in Woodcliff Lake, NJ The school district for Dorchester Elementary School is the Woodcliff Lake School District. Dorchester Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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