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Gettysburg Elementary School1
Posted March 14, 2015
- a parent
This school has gone from great to poor in the last 3 years. I've been waiting on the ridiculous transfer protocols set by Clovis Unified. There are some teachers there that do not care about the kids, do not help foster and guide kids toward succeeding. Students are not motivated to learn the "old" traditional way of seat work when students should be embracing common core. The teacher and administrator take no ownership or responsibility to help students succeed. They blame it back on the students and parents. When parents reach out, they are not supportive. I can't wait to get my child out of this school!!!
Incredible school. Terrific academics. Solid extracurricular offerings. 19-20 kids in each 1st grade class this year ('07-'08). Great administration. No wonder the school is nationally recognized. Has history of Getty graduates doing extremely well in middle school and beyond. Terrifically diverse student body. Couldn't expect anything more! Go Generals! Purple Pride!!
Gettysburg provides a great education and the teachers are veterans that love children. The office staff is experienced and helpful. I'm glad my kids attend Gettysburg...and I'm an elementary teacher from another district!
I have three children who have attended this school. Strengths are leadership and strong basic education. Gettysburg's academics are test-driven, but adequate. My two older kids were well prepared for upper grade work. The music program is great, but not everyone is allowed to participate. Art is minimal. The teachers are overworked. Class size--my child tells me there are 39 kids in her fifth grade class. I believe all the 4 - 6 grade classrooms have over 35 students. Leadership is a strength in CUSD. The problem areas I see are: 1) critical thinking skills, 2) writing is somewhat neglected, as it is only state-tested in 4th grade, 3) class size in 4 - 6th, 4) special education.