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1115 11th St South
Birmingham, AL 35205

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(205) 231-7440
(205) 231-7443
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July 17, 2014
Glen Iris Elementary is an outstanding school with exceptional instructors, exemplary curricula and students who strive for excellence. I am honored to have my children as a part of a wonderful learning environment which utilizes all of its resources including extensive professional development for teachers, collaborative partnerships with vital entities including the University of Alabama-Birmingham, business, civic and community stakeholders to insure that students are receiving state of the art learning practices, intricate student engagement and opportunities which will have them equipped for the future, whether it is college or career.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2012
My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. She has learned so many things here and is becoming more culturally diversified. She is able to do and tell me things that I didn't learn at her age. This school really strives for excellence in their students learning.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2011
My daughter has attended Glen Iris since kindergarten and it has been a great learning experience. Her principal gets two thumbs up because he has gone out of his way to bring new things to the school such as the playground and new outside classroom. This is my daughter's last year, and I am going to hate to see her eave this school. It will be a challenge to replace the teachers and principal.

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no rating April 21, 2010
My children have attended Glen Iris for 3 years. The experience has been wonderful. I love the faculty and staff. The teachers not only care about the quality of education the students receive, they also care about their safety. One day my mother was running late to pick up the kids; however, my son's teacher waited until my mother came before she went home. The teacher told my mom that she didn't mind waiting with my kids, she will wait anytime no matter what.

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April 13, 2010
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March 03, 2010
My child has been at Glen Iris for 4 years and the experience has been great. The principal and staff are caring people who want to see every child achieve at the highest level.

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February 05, 2010
I love glen iris,the teachers and the principle is very involve in the students academic studies,and they make sure the students read everyday.glen iris elementary is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
I believe Glen Iris Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in Birmingham. My daughter graduated from there in 2008 and this will be my son last year attending the school. After years at Glen Iris, I have had no complaints.

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March 04, 2009
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August 19, 2008
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July 23, 2008
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February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 23, 2007
I am not happy with this school the staff is hard to work with and my son is not being challenged enough. There is very little discipline in the school. All activities at the school is given to parents at last minute. I think this school is only about numbers not about the students getting the education they need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2007
I think this school has got to be the best one I have ever seen. My children have learned more here than any school they have attended.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
My child's experience has been very good. She has been challenged and has excelled. She loves the school and has had two good teachers. She will be in the 2nd grade in the fall and hopefully she will have a teacher that will challenge her to perform to the best of her ability. The most important thing about school some parents forget is the challenge for the child. Parents must do their part and assist the school and teacher by giving our time and making sure that we have properly home trained and public trained our children. There will always be bullies there will always be teachers that will be slack in there duty. Your presence as a parent at the school and events and making your opinions known to the Board of education and principals will help fix the problem.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I wanted to say that Glenn Iris elementary has its ups and downs. One up is that when my daughter had a bully issue it was taken care of. One down is that the teacher who let the bullying slide is still in her current position. The other is the way the parents behave while dropping off their children in the parking lot. The parents have no respect for each other unlike the children do. But the children are going to repeat what they see and hear at home.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2007
Glen Iris has issues for sure, but they are very warm, real people who will teach your kids the best they can. I have been to terrible schools in 'good' districts and vice versa, so don't judge these guys by statistics and test scores.

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August 12, 2005
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July 25, 2005
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April 28, 2005
I love this school. My child learned so much there.

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July 20, 2004
My son has attended Glen Iris for the past two years. He will be going to the fifth grade in the fall. I agree with the other parents that have responded. Glen Iris does not have teachers who are concerned with the children learning. I imagine it is hard for the teachers to do their job when they must constantly attend to behavioral problems. On the other hand, there are teachers who are not doing a very good job of teaching. While I am in no position right now to move to another district, I help my son by teaching him things that I know a child his age should know. I do feel that he is not being challenged enough at this school. His desire to learn new things is not being fulfilled. I will face this challenge with my daughter also. She will begin kindergarten this fall.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2004
I brought my kids here to attend this school, because of trying to profound a good education for my children as well as being around positive influences. I have come to learn that there are some teachers that seem not to care whether the child passes or fails. I have also learned through my personal evaluation and complaints from other parents that this school is very over crowded, and has a lot of children that are dis-obedient and have no home discipline. When you have a ratio of negative that overcrowds the positive, then the positive becomes negative also. My kids have been very well educated when they were attending Homewood schools. Its useless complaining to the school, the board of education, or the city council. All have nothing but excuses. My children will attend private school this upcoming 2004 year.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
Coming to this school was the biggest mistake of my life. They are the most prejudice bunch of kids and teachers I have ever seen in my life.

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Glen Iris Elementary School
1115 11th St South, Birmingham, AL  35205
(205) 231-7440
Last modified Glen Iris Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glen Iris Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top