Margetts Elementary School, which serves approximately 600 students, is located on Margetts Road in Chestnut Ridge. Mrs. Jacqueline Polanco-Fernandez, principal, is an experienced teacher and administrator. Our single story school is set on many beautiful acres. Two playgrounds and many large fields surround the building. We have a safe, caring, nurturing environment where small class size provides for individual attention. We stress developmentally appropriate practices, a language-enriched environment, and personal responsibility for our grades K-3 multicultural student population.
Pledged to academic excellence, mutual respect, and real life educational experiences, our school, family, and community work together to provide children with experiences to be motivated and challenged to reach their fullest potential to achieve independence and a sense of being unique. By communicating and cooperating, parents and the Margetts staff actively share the responsibility of caring for all of our children. The Margetts staff is dedicated to the belief that only children who feel good about themselves can truly fulfill their potential. Therefore, many activities are provided which help build self esteem and respect.