99 out of 10GreatSchools

William J. McGinn Elementary School

Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Public
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  • Grades K-4
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  • Enrollment: 499

Overview

William J. McGinn Elementary School
1100 Roosevelt Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 233-7950
William J. McGinn Elementary School is located in Scotch Plains, NJ and serves grades K-4.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Black
3%
Two or more races
6%
Asian
10%
Hispanic
12%
White
70%

Reviews4 Reviews

5.0
parent
This is a fantastic school lead by a phenomenal principal. The community is supportive and welcoming.
parent
Amazing experience for both my girls. The teachers and Principal are caring and compassionate
parent
We just moved to Fanwood from another country. My 5 year old daughter is attending their Kindergarten program and she have shown a lot improvements. The teachers and the principal are very supportive. My youngest child can't wait to join her sister in this school.
parent
My 2 older children went to McGinn and overall, we loved it- with some less-than-great experiences along the way: a short-lived principal who was less than impressive, a particular kindergarten teacher who was not well-suited for working with kids of that age, and some parent politics that I didn't much enjoy. Now my youngest is finishing kindergarten as the vibrant new principal, Dr. Slocum, finishes up her first year at the school. Wow! What a difference she has made. Dr. Slocum knew every kid's name the first week of school. She's always accessible, full of energy and enthusiasm, loved by kids, parents and teachers alike. I'll never forget hearing about how Dr. Slocum dressed as the Cat in the Hat and walked on the school roof to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday! What a contrast to the previous principal (whom many parents never even saw). Many fine teachers, lots of school spirit, a new chess program for 2nd and 3rd graders... I am very happy with the direction in which McGinn is going, and so glad my youngest will be able to benefit.