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About This School

Matthew Jago Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sewaren. The principal of Matthew Jago Elementary School is Robert Patten and can be contacted at 433 children attend Matthew Jago Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 433 students here have subsidized lunches.The average class size at Matthew Jago Elementary School is 13, and the ratio of students to teachers is 5:1. Port Reading Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 46%
Hispanic 25% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 22%
Asian 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I really love this school. The teachers and staff are very helpful. I love the fact that the PTA the principal and all the parents get together to make this school what it is today. Everyone makes sure that no child is left behind. All of the functions that the school offers to get the parents involved WORKS. I don't see a reason why a parents cannot attend at least one function. The school provides alot of opportunities for parents to come into the school and help. If you have the time and are willing to witness the family style staff that this school offers then take advantage of it. I did and I am glad I was able to become the class parent for my daughter. The only downfall that I had with the school is that Kindergarden was only half days (all Woodbridge areas) other than that- I don't have a problem with the school. They are on top of everything.

  • (2 years ago)

    This has been a great school and an excellent exerience for my 8 year old son. He started Matthew Jago in kindergarten and has just completed 2nd grade. His time at this school has been wonderful. The curriculum is certainly up to par with the top schools in the state. The teachers are passionate caring and very much involved in the children's lives both in and out of school. The parents are very active in school functions and activities and have been almost like a second family to me and my son. Also my son made a lot of great friends in the past few years at this school. I would highly recommend this school to any parent looking to give their child an excellent education and school experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is above average with caring teachers for the most part and especially good for children withh disabilities. However as for most schools in the 'no child left behind' program more needs to be done for children with above average abilities. Let's not leave them behind either.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school meets the needs of typically developing children as well as those with autism adhd epilepsy and other disabilities. The children learn to care about everyone they encounter at a tender age and that helps build their character as they grow into young adults and beyond. This school has a wonderful staff and is lead by a dedicated Principal who fosters a positive environment for all to learn to the best of their abilities.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children go to PACE every year there. Very caring people

  • (4 years ago)

    I had twin boys that went to Matthew Jago and I feel that they had a great school experience. Mr Patton is one of the most caring principals I have ever had dealings with He puts the children of his school first.

  • (6 years ago)

    Amazing school my child went there K-5....great!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Matthew Jago is a great school. I am very happy with the dedication of the teaching staff and their care and concern for each child however I feel that as a working parent we and the students would greatly benefit if an after school program was provided to assist the working parents needs. I do not at all like the fact that my daughter must get on a bus to arrive at another school for the benefit of the after school program. Also the fact that kindergarten is a half day session needs to be changed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Matthew Jago is a great school however I feel that as parents we should be notified a lot more of our childs behavior and/or status more often rather then just waiting for report card time. there are a lot of things I was not aware of until then which is disappointing. It would also be great for working parents if Matthew Jago could provide an afterschool program just as other schools do. I also have issues with the lunch menu not being accurate on the website and healthier for our kids. This is my childs 2nd year there and I am hoping for a better one.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am the parent of a special-needs child who attends Matthew Jago and I am very happy with the individual attention and quality of instruction in his class. His teachers aides and therapists are always very warm open and encouraging regarding my child's progress.

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