Coastal Learning Center is located in Howell, NJ. It is a private, alternative school that serves 86 students in grades 2-12. Coastal Learning Center is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation.
nicholemar: My son is an 8 yr old white child in the 3rd grade. He suffers from extreme adhd, pdd ocd and odd; among other things. Lets face it, our kids arent here becuase they will be the next President or world famous. Astronaut. However, they are here so they can learn how to behave among society while battling their mental illnesses. When a district feels it cannot keep a child contained in the class for the benefit of himself and others a recommendation is made to move into a school like this. Your district should have allowed you to look at, research and feel comfortable with the school YOU choose. If you THAT unhappy, move your child. It is your right. But before you slander a school that is there to guide your child in a positive direction, all while your child is having to be restrained, remember this is your choice. Also, to the lady with the kid and the cell phone: leave it home! School isnt a place for cell phones anyway.
The school participates in planned obsolescence of its staff. Apart from a few family and investor friends who have steady work, they employ entry level teachers and support people who are let go after a few years. They care neither for the people they employ nor the students, but only for the cash flow they pocket. Not a good choice
Melissa: This school was terrible. I had to pull my son out of this school becasue he was injured by security staff. I have read the other review as well and all I have to say is it is completely true. It is chaos in the hallways that scares me. My son was screaming in pain for them to stop twisting his arm and neck and they refused even with me there. He was being compliant and did not threaten them in any way. According to my son and his friend, he got restrained because he would not give the security staff his $400 phone. I have already talked to the principal about his phone becase last year one of the security staff broke his phone and it was never replaced, and the principal told me and my son that he did not have to hand it in. It is also true about the racial discrimination over 90% of the students are black and VERY DISRESPECTFUL. My son never treats the staff with disrespect and somehow is treated like a monster. Even his teacher and friends say he is VERY respectful to all of the staff there. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL IT REALLY SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN!!!!
by a Parent
on Sep 7, 2011
Coastal Learning Center
This school is terrible. Mainly because the security guards there do not know where to keep thier hands and neglect to listen to the students when they say they will cooperate. The academics are far from "on par" with mainstream school as they have my son doing 6th grade work when he is a senior. Another problem is the students... Atleast 90% of them are black or hispanic and most of them are in gangs and will not listen to the staf there. I DO NOT recommend sending your children here under ay circumstances. It is a VERY BAD SCHOOL!
by a Parent
on Jun 23, 2011
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