2017 Best Public Elementary Schools in America

The 2017 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.
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    Palo Verde Elementary School

    • Palo Alto, CA
    • 1 review
    Parent:I have a 3rd grader at this school. The teachers are caring, well-prepared, and dedicated. The students are eager to learn. The parents are friendly and involved. The staff is dedicated and helpful. The students learn a lot, with, it seems to me, particular focus on reading and writing, particularly on reading comprehension and writing structure. There is also a lot of focus on being good citizens being caring towards others, and anti-bullying messages. There is a lot of art and other extras, as well as a lot of after-school activities. I feel like my daughter is getting a well-rounded school experience. She is above grade in her work, and there is a group of similar kids which the teacher works hard to keep engaged and learning. I have been very happy with every grade of her education at Palo Verde.
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    South Mountain School

    • Millburn, NJ
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:Everyone in the school from the principal to the teachers, support staff and PTO is dedicated to the make it the best learning environment for our children. South Mountain Elementary is the reason we chose to move to this neighborhod, it is a WONDERFUL school!
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    Alum:The teachers really care about the students. They all attend the high school graduation, and truly pay attention to where their students are now. All they want is success for the kids! The school district graduates an insane number of students into 4 year colleges, with a good amount of Ivys and elite schools in the mix. If you feel your student needs help, ask for it! The administration is there to help you and your child gain a great amount of experiences, both socially and academically, and ultimately to prepare the student for middle school.
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