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Tuscan Elementary School

6
8 reviews
Grades
K-5
Students
616
Type
Public
25 Harvard Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) 378-5221

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Tuscan Elementary School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

Community Reviews

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I have to agree with the review posted in May 2014. Tuscan has a mostly excellent teaching staff (you have to do your homework on getting the best teacher for your child), diverse student body and active community of parents. Unfortunately, Principal Majeed sets a poor tone and example for the staff. Decisions about your child are made in a vacuum and a deaf ear is applied to outside opinion (including parents). Good luck if you happen to disagree with Ms Majeed's conclusions.
Posted by a parent on 5/30/2014
Tuscan has a mostly excellent teaching staff, diverse student body and active community of parents. The PTA is incredible (hello, Tuscan Show!). Unfortunately, Principal Majeed is so unpopular that it creates a toxic, bureaucratic environment. The school was the subject of a news reporter's investigation for lax security after the Sandy Hook massacre; morning drop off is as friendly and stress-free as Penn Station on a Friday afternoon; and don't even ask about the procedure for picking up a child early.
Posted by a parent on 5/4/2014
Tuscan is a wonderful school filled with caring, dedicated teachers. The atmosphere is one of respect and a thirst for learning. The ROAR (Respect Others Act Responsibly) program instills the best of the human spirit. The parent community is involved and supportive. A great place to learn and grow.
Posted by a teacher on 3/23/2014
A caring, diverse, and effective elementary school in an excellent district. Highly recommended neighborhood school.
Posted by a parent on 5/14/2011
On the upside, and most importantly, a strong teaching staff with a few exceptions. On the downside, overcrowded facilities such as cafeteria, recess, bathrooms and auditorium and too many compromises must be made as a result. Leadership at this school is less than effective. Again though, most teachers are pretty wonderful.
Posted by a parent on 4/18/2011

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Maplewood schools - Tuscan Elementary School is located at 25 Harvard Avenue, Maplewood NJ 07040. Tuscan Elementary School is in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Tuscan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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