I agree with most of the reviews on here. This school is in need of Better teaching education. ALP is decent, yet the teacher seems angry she is teaching. My sons 3rd grade teacher was fantastic , however his second grade teacher was awful. Seemed upset that I was divorced as she had gone through one as well I was the evil man. The music program is great . This is a typical public school that focuses on budgets and the path of least resistance. All kids who are more "advanced" have to sit and wait for the other kiddos to catch up . Sorry Gilbert elementary but you really need improvement .
Many years ago this was a great school but things have gone down hill the past 4 years! If you have a child who does the right thing by defending those who are being bullied your child will get in trouble by the principle and school social worker. There are some great teachers and some terrible teachers who play favorites. The principal only cares about his agenda and not the children. So glad we are at a new school where my child is loved and is learning. And kiss a decent education goodbye in 6th grade because it is a zoo and the teachers aren't supported!
When I sent my oldest child to this school 7 years ago, I couldn't have been happier. The staff was wonderful and there was and still is some amazing teachers at this school. Unfortunately, the principal changed three years ago and the school, in my opinion has gone downhill. I never knew what a difference a principal could make in a school. The lack of discipline and respect is atrocious. Kids have been to the principal several times and stated nothing has ever happened. Things are being swept under the rug in hopes that they will just disappear. The teachers are undermined by the principal which, I feel, is causing a tense environment for teachers and students alike. I am sad to say that this will be my children's last year at this school and I am sad to leave such amazing teachers, but I can't keep my children in a school where bullying is accepted and excuses are being made for the children who are doing the bullying.
pros: music teacher, wonderful students cons: math ALP is kinda pathetic, can attract only a handful of kids NCLB act is not applicable here
We have 4 children that have attended schools with in the Gilbert Dist. Gilbert Elm. is by far the worst of the schools my kids have attended. Aside from the poor education if your child has any special or emotional needs, Gilbert is not the school for you. The school lack s the ability to appropriately interpret the education & emotional needs of a child and therefore the admin at Gilbert is overly concerned with making sure they cover all their own bases rather doing anything that will positively affect your child or their special needs. This was the conclusion after visiting with 2 different professionals due to an experience with a minor issue involving my son at Gilbert Elem. Both professionals advised removing my children from this school and agreed that we most likely would not have these issues in a better qualified school. On a more positive note, the staff is very friendly and has never been anything but nice to myself and our children. I particularly think Nurse Barb is a wonderful asset to this school. In summarizing, the school has a kind staff however, offers poor education and lack of ability to assess your child s educational and emotional needs.
Gilbert Elementary is a wonderful school with solid leadership and some of the most dedicated teachers I have ever known. I have always had my children in private schools until my last one came along. I placed him in a private school where he was miserable, and I was miserable. I met with the principal at Gilbert Elementary after speaking with his previous kindergarten and preschool teachers and placed him at Gilbert L. There is a neighborhood school that he could easily ride his bicycle to, but I find that it pales in comparison to the teachers, leadership and culture that exists at this educational facility. I will miss Peggy Dole who has followed the Fourth Graders on to Fifth Grade this year. As well as Courtney Alonzo, Louise, Nurse Barb, the previous principal Sheila Rogers and our new principal Mr. Ray Mercado. Patty Montgomery, Mrs Barry and any and everyone that has assisted in making my son's transition from child to a young man. Somehow you manage to instill values along with education in these children during such tough times for education. God Bless each and everyone of you.
My two daughters go to dual lenguage classes, they have been for two years and I love it! I lived 20 minutes away but it was worth the driving, just moved so I can be closer to the school. The teachers are awesome!
If you ever run into a real critical issue with your child, such as health and educational issues, you will be stoned walled by the principal and education board, member that have been selected by the parents. The superintendent has absolutely no control and the school does not jump through any hoops to protect children being bullied and victimized by other students. This is a huge issue at Gilbert Elementary. The teachers are wonderful....the administration is not. Parents need to speak up for their childrens rights and stop trusting that their best interests are in mind. The princial cares about funding....that's it. And the recent score of for the school.....do your own research.
My child attends GE and is in a pma class and I couldn't ask for a better program, school or campus as a whole. My child loves attending this school and all of the extracurriculars that are available after school. I don't think my child would be as successful at any other school.
My daughter has attended this school for 3 years. I love the teachers and principal. They are very nuturing and set values for all the students which they hold them to. They encourage parental involvement from helping in the classroom to extracurricular activities. The classrooms are set up so you can choose between the traditional 1 grade at a time to the multiple grade classroom as well as bilingual classrooms. The campus is beautiful. Each classroom is its own building, but amoungst the buildings are gardens. Even though its an outdoor campus, it is very safe. It is locked during classtime with the only enterance through the office. Academics are outstanding. Computers are located in the classrooms as well as a computer lab. Interns from ASU are usually found in the classrooms for extra help.
Gilbert Elementary is rich in tradition and stresses that there are all types of learners. They provide multiple choices of academic programs to match your childs needs. They have intergrated classrooms with special needs students, multi-age learning classrooms, looping classes where the student can stay with a teacher for two years, bilingual classes as well as 'traditional' classes. The staff and principal do a great job of helping parents understand and place children in these programs. I have been impressed with the quality work my children are given. All students have the opportunity to be in a musical each year and they support many extracurricular clubs and activities,i.e. gardening, ogeanography, hands across the border, chess, reading, homework clubs, and much more. Parents are welcomed to be be involved and feel important in their conribution to help all students achieve both academic and social skills areas. They are tiger-ri-fic! They are great.
I've been very happy with the quality of the overall educational experience. The teachers are very open to parent-teacher communication and my children have had great success at this school.
Good teacher to student ratio. Broad subject and other curricular ajendum. Friendly teachers.
My child attended only Kindergarten at Gilbert Elementary. The kindergarten teachers were excellent and the kids seem to have a lot of fun. The school seems well run.
My experience with this school has been great. The teachers and administration is great. I love the campus setup.
Best elementary school in Gilbert! Fantastic principal, teachers and instructional assistants. Multi-age classes and looping classes are wonderful opportunities for the children.
We love this school!! We love the choices for our children--multi-age, looping, dual language. The principal is always available. It is a great school!!!
I am so glad I choose Gilbert Public Schools and Gilbert El in particular.
Gilbert Elementary is a wonderful school. I just wish that the state would stop cutting funding. Our school is most likely the poorest in the district (and oldest)and could use more support from the state and the community.
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