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Old 03-11-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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Hello,

We are interested in a property at Piscataway and figured we should do some research on the middle school. What is Quibbletown school like? How does this compare with Conackamack. We havent been able to find test scores of Quibbletown - any suggestions?

One of the things we are finding out with Piscataway is - although there are lots of nice areas - the diversity is pretty significant, and varies across different sections. We are having doubts targetting this area now, any suggestions?
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Not sure about the test scores as my child is too young for middle school. Although, Quibbletown is the school that he will go to when he is ready for middle school.

You say you're having doubts, not sure why, Piscataway is a diverse town. I guess if you don't like diversity, then it's not the right town for you.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Piscataway is a lovely diverse town, IMHO. The "River Road Section" is supposedly the nicest.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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Piscataway is a lovely diverse town, IMHO. The "River Road Section" is supposedly the nicest.
A little late here. I'm not sure if you moved there or not, but Quibbletown is on the other side of P-way. It's a good middle school, better than Schor IMO, although some of the non-mainstreamed 8th graders can get rowdy.

The middle school in the River Rd area is Conackamack. I subbed there once or twice and from what I've seen it is somewhat better, but Quibbletown would come in as a close second of the three middle schools. Schor is OK, but it's near all those apartment complexes on North Randolphville and Old New Brunswick Rds, kinda creepy there with no windows.

The part about Piscataway I don't like is the fact that it suffers from spillover from Plainfield and the sections of town near the city border are as bad as what they border. If I had to live in P-way, the one school I would not want my kid going to is Arbor, which is one of two 4-5 schools in the district, and it's just outside Plainfield. In that case I'd say try to stay below 287 if you can.

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Old 09-13-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Piscataway
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Knollwood, Martin Luther King, and Conackamack are the 3 schools zoned for the "River Rd" section. Its a great neighborhood from what I can tell from living here for the past 7 years. I have 2 kids in Knollwood and 1 who just started in MLK. I know people who had kids attend Conackamack that said it was a fine school. I like this town but I have doubts about sending my kids to the high school when the time comes. I grew up in Pway but went to private school all my life. I have good friends who are Pway police, however they both moved out of pway after they started working as cops. :-)
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Knollwood, Martin Luther King, and Conackamack are the 3 schools zoned for the "River Rd" section. Its a great neighborhood from what I can tell from living here for the past 7 years. I have 2 kids in Knollwood and 1 who just started in MLK. I know people who had kids attend Conackamack that said it was a fine school. I like this town but I have doubts about sending my kids to the high school when the time comes. I grew up in Pway but went to private school all my life. I have good friends who are Pway police, however they both moved out of pway after they started working as cops. :-)
The River Rd section is pretty much the top end of town. You can't go wrong in that area, but I agree. I'm skeptical about the high school. I subbed there a few times, it's quickly becoming a toilet for Plainfielders.

Like I said before in this town I would stay south of 287. North of there has some nice areas too, but it declines as you get closer to Plainfield. Parts I would watch.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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We are over by the Metlar's Road area, and my child attended MLK for intermediate school and is now in Quibbletown MS. From what I understand, we always haven't lived in Piscataway, they did some re-redistricting for the kids, to ensure that all the "bad area" kids don't attend all one set of schools and they have re-mapped the entire city of Piscataway for school attendance purposes. For example, Conackamack MS is right behind MLK Intermediate school, where my child attended but does not attend that MS, instead he is bused "across town" per say to Quibbletown.

It is a VERY diverse area, and all the breakdowns are listed on the schools websites per race. Nowadays, kids need diversity, so I don't mind my child not being in an all "one race" school. This is the way the world is now.

There are many options for private school in Piscataway, and other nearby towns, but considering Piscataway's school property tax is over half of what we pay yearly, unless there are crime/academic or other specific reasons for me not wanting my children to attend township schools, they are using public school options.

Being in district for under 5 years, I don't have tons of comments, but up until this point, we haven't had any major issues.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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Well there are only 2 Intermediate schools on Pway: MLK and Arbor. So some kids going to MLK can be zoned for Quibbletown just because the physical residence is zoned for Quibbletown; your property could have been 2 feet shy of being zoned for Arbor. The town has to have boundaries somewhere. I know people who live a few blocks from Quibbletown but their kids are bussed to Schor....go figure. When this was brough up to the township, they showed her the actual zoning line for school districting. She was like 2 house lots away from the line and zoned for Schor, even though kids around the corner go to Quibbletown!
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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There's no real "bad areas" in P-way except for maybe right on the border with Plainfield (east of Rock Ave). A mile, mile and a half, is not "right on the border", btw. I used to live right off Washington Ave near Dunellen, and never had a problem, very peaceful
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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I am just astounded that there is a school called "Quibbletown". Do people there argue over petty things all day?
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