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About This School

Northvail Elementary School is a public elementary school in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township. The principal of Northvail Elementary School is Mr Jeffrey Martens and can be contacted at jmartens@pthsd.k12.nj.us. 371 children attend Northvail Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Northvail Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 371 students here are paying reduced lunch prices.The average class size at Northvail Elementary School is 21, and the ratio of students to teachers is 10:1. St. Peter the Apostle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 59% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 54% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 52%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 9%
Limited English proficiency 4% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Northvail has not proven to be what we thought it would be. While the principal is receptive and seems very involved and concerned the school on a whole is not the school where I want my child to stay at. The parents and children are not very friendly and the atmosphere is one of exclusion. The lunch aides are terrible and the school seems behind the times on many levels when it comes to food allergies classroom celebrations etc. SO many events seem to be food oriented in and out of the classroom. And specials like art music gym and library are sometimes not part of the week. There is a week A and week B and on the off week there might not be art or gym class might be shortened etc. Our family is very unhappy with Northvail and hopefully we will be able to move by the next school year.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was originally zoned for Troy Hills Elementary when I found out that we had be rezoned to Northvail I was very mad...then after meeting with the superintendent and other Northvail parents my mind was put at ease. Yes there are alot of foreign students that contribute to the test score which makes Northvail rank lower but in terms of education quality discipline and really caring about my children - they rank higher than most! And I don't know about the other review but MOST Northvail parents are VERY involved in the school soccer club and in the community in general.

  • (5 years ago)

    the principal is amazing!

  • (9 years ago)

    It is unfortunate that this school continues to decline year after year. I belive the teachers and principle are doing all that they can but the parents are not. The children at Northvail are getting more rude and disruptive. Less children each year have English proficiency and are pulling the other children that do back. This school is starting to lag behind the neighboring towns. The parents of these children do not seem connected with their children's education or behavior. Unfortunately I am paying taxes into this school district but am transfering my daughter into a private school for 2nd grade next year as well as enrolling my son in kindergarden at the other school. Until the parents start to care more and take an active role in their childs discipline and education this school will continue to struggle.

  • (10 years ago)

    The education here is top notch. The teachers really have a vested interest in educating our students.

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