How good is glen ridge public schools for kids with special need?

Asked by Twinmom, Glen Ridge, NJ Thu Apr 7, 2011

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Judith Amorim…, Agent, Caldwell, ID
Sun Aug 26, 2012
I urge you to please consider the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just near Glen Ridge and only 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community and saftey. Ranking Top 20 within the state; the Borough of North Caldwell provides Public Pre K to 6th grade schooling with a regional 7th to 12th grade middle/high school which ranked 16 in the state.

Please visit my website and contact me directly (973-444-5643). There are a number of resident families which work in Manhattan and live in the North Caldwell community. With a number of nearby Midtown direct express buses and trains, local residents attest to the quality, happiness, privacy and comfort in their selection of home in North Caldwell, NJ.

Kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
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14 Forest Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006

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Judith Amorim…, Agent, Caldwell, ID
Mon May 21, 2012
Hello Ms. Twinmom :)

I hope you have found a realtor here in the West Essex Community since your last post of 4/7/2011.

If not, I would love to help you if I can... I've been a resident of North Caldwell for 9 years and have 2 children - a 10 year old son and 6 year old daughter :) I am extensivley involved in the community, educational infrastructure, Endowment for Education and other social / recreational activities which can truly help formulate a fair sense of direction to help guide you in your search.

Please visit - and feel free to call me directly.

Best wishes & kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
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Carl Ben Wit…, Agent, Upper Montclair, NJ
Mon Aug 22, 2011
I know, an old question. It occurs to me that "special needs" children might need a "special needs" school, specializing in those needs. Public schools may not be the best resource. Moving to a town just for the schools is not uncommon. Glen Ridge is a small district. But you appear to be in Glen Ridge already, calling yourself a Home Buyer, Glen Ridge. So why are you asking now? What you want to ask is, "How good are Glen Ridge Schools for kids with special needs?" As you name on another Q, on Trulia, those needs are speech development apparently, perhaps a symptom of some other deficit. You can continue to live in Glen Ridge and send your children to The Deron School, Grove st, Montclair, a private school which has a program for language disabilities. As Gene Tedesco points out below, RE agents can address housing issues but school issues are best addressed directly with the school administration.
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wow-didn't realize the real estate agents were also experts in the special education and can actually identify that a speech development issue can be a symptom of another "deficit." What a rude response.
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Gene Tedesco, Agent, Caldwell, NJ
Fri Aug 5, 2011
here is the link to the NJ Monthly bi-yearly ranking of the public schools in NJ.

As a realtor we can't determine what you consider a good school for a child with special needs. Your child might require extra help, while another child might require more one on one tutoring so it is very specific to each situation.

I suggest contacting the school whether it be the elementary, middle or high school and asking what type of support they provide for your childs needs what ever that might actually be.

Other then that I'm sure you know the taxes in Glen Ridge are extremely high and there might be towns with school systems in the area that have much lower taxes and are more specific to the needs of your child.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time.

thank you,

Gene tedesco
Re/Max Home Connection
973-575-6005 Office
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Justin Genov…, , Livingston, NJ
Wed Apr 13, 2011
Your best bet would be to call the Board of Education in Glen Ridge and find out what they can offer for your child. I do know that Glen Ridge's schools are highly rated and all NJ schools are required to make accommodations for special needs children. Hope that helps!

Justin Genovino
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