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Essex Fells Elementary School

Essex Fells, NJ
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-6
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  • Enrollment: 228


Essex Fells Elementary School
102 Hawthorne Road
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
(973) 226-0505
Essex Fells Elementary School is located in Essex Fells, NJ and serves grades PK-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews5 Reviews

This school if for you if you are looking to isolate your children with a homogenous population, where all students come from similar backgrounds and have similar profiles. Where it differs from a private school (which my child now attends) is that there is no diversity in Essex Fells. It is a place where children and families who are different are easily ostracized for not being like everyone else. The Administration knows where its bread is buttered and acts accordingly. If you want to prepare your kids for life in the 21st century, consider another town.
The teachers, administration, and PTA is top notch. Everyone is invested in the success of the students. It is like private school
Essex Fells Elementary School is the best kept secret in NJ! It operates like a private school and is very well funded by the amazing PTA fundraisers. The teachers and academics are the highest quality. We lived in Long Valley, NJ previously which is always highly rated, but Essex Fells is superior in the performing arts for the elementary age group, and the strength of the core curriculum. It is a small community, with significant parent involvement. I'm so happy we moved here. My son is in 3rd grade, and my daughter is in junior high and spoke Italian fluently on our recent vacation to Tuscany after just 2 years. She is also taking French and was paid the ultimate compliment multiple times while we visited France and Zurich, that she spoke French without an accent! The teachers, guidance counselors, and principal are excellent.
Outstanding leadership provided by Principal. She is a motivated educator who has risen the bar to raise student achievement. Small class sizes and dedicated teaching staff also contribute to a good nurturing learning environment.
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