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William Woodruff Elementary School Overview

Briarwood Dr West, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 , Tel: +1 (908) 464-1723 Berkeley Heights Public School District
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    Type: Public Elementary School
    Grades: 2-5
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William Woodruff Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

April 25, 2015 Submitted by a parent
Woodruff has a definite neighborhood school feeling. The kids play on the playground every day after school while the parents socialize. This is very unique to Woodruff school due to the playground being right outside the exits. So many parents with kids moving to the middle school lament the lack of socialization there. Parent involvement varies and is up to the individual. The lucky ones that have time are able to volunteer in the school library, participate in the PTO meetings and help with PTO organized events. All teachers and staff are accommodating and welcoming. The principal is sometimes stricter than necessary but this ensures good behavior from all students. She will even scold parents if they don't follow the rules but without any hard feelings. She has been a principal of Woodruff for many years and runs it hands-on, so this might have something to do with her wanting everything to be perfect. Overall, great school where most parents and students feel at home.
June 21, 2013 Submitted by a parent
Overall I feel that Woodruff is a good school and I do not regret putting my children here, however it did not come without challenges. The teachers are great, in particular, Mr. Waller. The nurse was great, she was always friendly and down to earth, however I never felt up to par to Mrs. Gasparini. When we first moved here I was very impressed, just like the reviews below say, she clearly ran a tight ship, she did seem to know each child, I was very excited, however as time went on, I realized my son was in trouble for 'everything'. By everything I mean the littlest things. Things that I really didn't believe justified a detention. All children need fresh air every day, they all need a break to go outside and let it all out, boys are especially in need of this, and getting an inside detention for sitting on one leg in his chair, and now allowing him to get outside (for example) was just silly and did more harm that good. Sometimes they took things too far and as time went on, I didn't even care about his so called detentions because I realized they were ridiculous. I would have rather partnered with the school but we didn't see eye to eye in what was disruptive behavior.
April 25, 2013 Submitted by a parent
I have my fourth child currently enrolled at Woodruff.The teachers have all been nothing short of excellent and Ms. Gasparini has been there many years for good reason,she's an excellent principle. This elementary school tends to have more special Ed kids because they have a great program. Yes, she runs a tight ship and yes,boys can be more demanding than girls but they are taught the rules and respect that enable them to be successful in both the Middle School and High School.I've had both boys and girls in Woodruff and although my boys are a bit busier than my girls, she manages to teach them the rules of being orderly which in my mind is necessary for life experiences in general. Two thumbs up. Parents are involved in every aspect and the office doors are always open for a conversatiion or conference.The end of the year can be a bit more structured for 5th graders. I think this is to prepare all of the kids for the Middle School and that they are responsible for their own actions. I remember my son being repremanded for what I thought was trivial in 5th grade but it also taught him that what he may have thought was funny,wasn't. He did learn a lesson.
April 25, 2013 Submitted by a parent
This school is not bad and is certainly safe, but I would not recommend it for boys. Having two boys in this school and talking with multiple parents of boys, it is clear that there is a longstanding history of bias against boys and a lack of insight about the development and fundamental nature of boys. With the exception of a few good teachers, my boys have found classes fairly rote and disengaging. There is a lack of technology integration, project-based learning, kinesthetic learning, or any real innovation that engages kids--at least my boys. Additionally, I cannot say how many boys I know of, my own included, that have been penalized for things that are simply developmental on the part of boys-playing Star Wars with pretend light sabers on the playground becomes a zero tolerance issue, for instance. This I attribute to Ms. Gasparini, who is very rules and test score oriented as opposed to student-oriented. Nor does she particularly engage families beyond outdated PTO/fundraising efforts. In short, I would say this school is great on a 20th century metric, but not ideal for children in the 21st century. If you are looking for traditional, this may be a good choice.
April 18, 2011 Submitted by a parent
It all starts with Patty Gasparini, She sets the tone for excellence, she knows every child by first name and write a personal note on every report card. My kids feel loved there, it's a family. The teacher's and staff are always smiling,always looking out and overall great people.
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New Jersey Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School38%
  • Some College23%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree26%

Apartments and homes for rent near William Woodruff Elementary School

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Things you should know about William Woodruff Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure William Woodruff Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, William Woodruff Elementary School is a well-known public 2-5 school in Berkeley Heights. It is located at Briarwood Dr West, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 and it is the second home of 209 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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