This is an awful school, fighting/bullying is a huge issue at this school. The principal is more like warden and a very ineffective one at that. So sad I kept my children there for 2 yrs before taking them out. Imagine school at Cortez park on 35th and Dunlap is a good alternative if you are not able to move.
I dont like Glendale School District at all. Classes are over filled, under staffed. Communication with teachers and parents is mostly impossible. Try charter or private over GUSD
This school has a big bullying problem. There is little to no supervision on the playard. The academics are sub standard. I have finally come to my senses and am pulling mine out!
i think glendale american is nice but there is a lot of bullying and i come home horrible
My daughter has been attending this school and we are debating giving it another chance this year or finding her a new one. The homework packets look nothing like the school work she brings home. And you can tell when the state is about to test the school districts because that is when the kids receive very time consuming homework, most of the time with poor instructions. About a month before testing, the packets gain an extra 3 pages as well as a list of 500 words needed to study. My daughter is in the first grade. The work she does in class consists of coloring and counting. There is a huge problem here with the teachers unloading their job onto the parents..
My children have been attending this school now for a few years, and I'm so disappointed that this school has not had any decent field trips, basicly none!!
My children have been attending since preschool. I just recently had an 8th grade graduate. I can honestly say this school has improved this year. The teachers may be young but they make the school day fun. My sons are in the accelerated classes and love their teachers. The communication is there if a parent does their part. The students have agendas and the teachers have an open door policy.
The only issue that I would have with the school in general is that I feel it is not as secure as it could be. The visitor passes are a joke and some teachers don't watch the kids as well as they should when walking from one part of the school to another. Many times I see instances of where a child could wander off at any time and the teacher wouldn't know about it. They need to be more careful.
Don't enroll your child in this school. After two years of disappointment we are pulling ours out. There is little communication between teachers, administration and parents, and what is communicated is usually incorrect. They spend their days flooded with worksheets and the teachers are so young and inexperienced they are incapable of taking the time to understand individual learning needs. They dont even grade the homework, we just get it back with a lazy star, even though there are obvious errors. The gifted program is more confusing to the kids because they are trying to teach two grade levels at the same time. Plus, if you pick your child up from school in the afternoons be prepared for total chaos as nobody follows any common sense or respect in the parking lot. You wont make it out without wanting to scream!
Things have really changed at this school. The bullying issue has been addressed and son who has a disability really flourished this past year. He was bullied last year but this year the issues was adressed quickly and firmly by his resource teacher. He had a wonderful year academically and made more progress this year than in his past three years.
the school has a big bullying problem. and the school seems to be just getting the hang of how many days/hours are in a school year. I think this should have already been handled.
My child has ADHD issues and neither the teachers or the administration really help. If your child does not fit the mold of 'easy' student this school will greatly disappoint you. I now have to pay out of pocket to get a tutor to re-teach my child what should have been taught at this school. Poor teachers and worse administration.
My son attended this school for 3rd and 4th grade and for the most part the teachers are good at what they do, however, I would have to also say that there are too many kids and not enough eyes. My son is an only child and had his own attention issues, however with so many kids here he had to pick up habits to survive and a lot has to do with lack of parent involvement here; as a result I felt overall that there were too many students to deliver an effective educational curriculum.
I cannot believe how much my son who was in pre-school learned so much in just pre-school! He learned all his colors which I was struggling with him he learned shapes he even learned to write his name alittle! I am very impressed with this school and can't wait to see what he learns in kindergarten!
Glendale American educated my kindergartener this past school year. I have never been so impressed and proud of what my daughter has accomplished in such a short time. I know that [she] has a positive attitude towards school now because of her wonderful teacher, Mrs. Belangie, and the foundation and structure of education in this elementary school. The staff is fantastic! There were loads of activities and events to include the parent in the educational aspect, and also in the fun. They strongly promote parental involvement. As a single mom, finding the time is hard, but all of the events were fun. I can't wait to have my daughter start back in August!
Glendale American has some of the most caring and professional teachers out there. The learning environments they create are safe and enjoyable for children of all ages.
i am not happy with the academics taught there. the school seems more like a daycare for older children than a teaching institute. there are a lot of bullys and not enough done about it.
This year has been stressful and a big waste of time. If you have a child with a disability like ADHD stay away from American. They do not care about their students. If they don't fit the mold, they push you out.
Both of our girls went to Glendale American. We were sad to leave the school when we moved. My oldest struggled with reading and the teachers did a great job helping her through special reading groups and one on one help. My youngest was only here for kindergarten, but was able to spell many words and was reading short stories by the end of the yaer. The teacher's and staff are all great! They work with the parents and care about our input. Parent involvement is great, they are always helping out and doing all sorts of activities and fundraisers. And your kids will enjoy the music and art programs. all in all you and your children will love this school. The Bennett's
This school has some great aspects and some real problems. I found the administration to be involved and helpful, some teachers were fantastic, and the guidance counselor was wonderful. However, my biggest concern was a lack of supervision. There are simply too many children and too few adults. There are also teachers who don't relate well to children outside a very specifc norm. Overall, I think this school doesn't do a very good job meeting the needs of children with challenges that fall outside the average.
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