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Clinton Elementary School Overview

27 Berkshire Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040 , Tel: +1 (973) 378-7686 South Orange-Maplewood School District

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Clinton Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

September 01, 2016 Submitted by a parent
I am writing this review out of gratitude for this school - which is fantastic. Don't get distracted by the 7/10 score which is a result of test scores and doesn't capture the spirit, care, connectedness, and individualized support that exist at Clinton Elementary. The responsiveness of teachers, principal and vice principal to parents' questions or concerns is outstanding. For instance, after challenging the common practice of giving homework to kindergarten level kids, homework was eliminated for K and reduced otherwise. Kids experience an impressive level of personalized learning support and challenge. Parents are relatable, interesting, and gladly rarely at all type A - which makes pick-up and drop-off more enjoyable. Our son loves to hang out on the playground after school. Once, he and a friend dug up rocks and build an obstacle course right in front of an exit when Ms. Bodnar (the principal) stepped out of the door and stepped over the rocks laughing and saying "great play - exactly what they should be doing". One of many incidents that captures the spirit. On the other side, yes, I have concerns about Common Core and standardized tests and I do think some rest rooms need a paint job. Other than that, it's public schooling as good as it gets. Keep it up.
May 12, 2016 Submitted by a parent
When we first moved to Maplewood from Brooklyn in 2013, it felt like the realtors mostly pushed the status of elementary schools like Tuscan and Marshall. When we realized we were zoned from Clinton, it felt like we received polite words from parents in other zones who said (a bit condescendingly), "Oh, I've heard Clinton is good." Now I feel like we TOTALLY LUCKED OUT with being zoned for Clinton. I really don't have one complaint about this school, and I could go on about how wonderful it is...We have a new principal, Ann Bodnar, who was Asst Principal at Clinton for years. She is smart, lovely, warm, and is very interested in making Clinton a leader in child-centered, child-empowered education. She is incredibly open to feedback, too, which I understand stands in stark contrast to some other area principals. Her new asst Principal, Mr. Beaumont is also wonderful; he is authentically interested in connecting with the kids and he even shovels snow on wintry days, suggesting that he's not above any role in taking care of the school.Our experience with our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hellthaler, has also been tremendous. She is an excellent, skilled instructor and has created a sense of responsibility, community, learning and play in her classroom. The children adore her.And finally, the Clinton parents and families. This is exactly the down-to-earth group of people we were seeking when we moved to Maplewood. The parents are smart, kind, humble, and fun. I never feel like there's some subtle competition between us (or our kids) the way I have in other parent circles; rather I feel like we are in a true community together, looking out for each other's kids and sharing the truth of the joys and challenges of parenthood on the playground. This school is the bomb. And I think within just a few more years the narrative about Clinton is going to be that once upon a time this was the school that wasn't as highly regarded--and NOW this is THE PLACE everyone wants to be. We love it!
June 20, 2014 Submitted by a parent
We bought our house in this district thinking we would upgrade to a "better" elementary when we had kids. We ended up staying in our house, sending our daughter to Clinton and I am so glad we did. Graduating this week, she has been at Clinton all 6 years of elementary school. The community at Clinton can't be beat. Admin, teachers and parents are engaged in the emotional and academic growth of all children. My daughter is a good student, well behaved and performs well academically. I was worried she would get lost in the public school system since she is quiet and neither extreme. However, she has lots of support and encouragement to expand into involvement in student government, a love of art, music and theater and getting accepted into a competitive summer science program at a local college.
November 17, 2013 Submitted by a parent
This school is the best kept secret in Maplewood. The staff and teachers are so creative and caring. The curriculum is rich. The community is amazing. It is like a private school.
September 26, 2013 Submitted by a parent
The most amazing community of Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Families make Clinton School a 5 star educational institution. I love this school, I currently have a 1st grader, who is able to be himself and he is learning so much more than I expected in a very strutured, comfortable environment. Keep up the Great Work Clinton
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New Jersey Education Statistics

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  • Some High School34%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree22%
  • Graduate Degree13%

Apartments and homes for rent near Clinton Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Clinton Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Clinton Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 134 apartments for rent available in this part of Maplewood. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Clinton Elementary School is currently at The Willows at Symphony Hall, renting for $872 per month, but if $5,446 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Short Hills Village Apartment Homes. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Clinton Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Clinton Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Clinton Elementary School is a well-known public PK-5 school in Maplewood. It is located at 27 Berkshire Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040 and it is the second home of 553 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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