garretson is garbage.. these people rating it 5 stars must be getting paid .. my son went thefe for 3 years and is way behind..the teachers there dont teach them anything i might as well have been a teacher there ,
I was a former student at garretson. Its a great school. The teachers are always willing to help you out with whatever you need. I am in high school and some of my teachers still help me.
over 30 years, my family have gone to garretson and still maintaining its get education over the yeays
I just finished the best school year ever at Garretson. Transferring schools from one that had much higher test scores (Lincoln Alternative) I was worried about my child's academics but it was the best thing I could have done. Mrs. Stevens, the sixth grade teacher is the BEST. Kudos to her as she will be or should be teacher of the year. Thanks much Garretson and especially Mrs. Stevens for making it know that the child's emotional needs are more important than academics. My child has only succeeded more and is much much happier. We are glad we made the change.
We were in the dual immersion program at Garretson for 4 years. It is an outstanding school with great teachers & parent involvement. As well, John Reynoso, the principal, knows all the kids and is a great leader! We highly recommend this school and were sad to leave it with our move back to Chicago.
The GATE program is a by far greater than the private education that I was paying for at St. Edward's. At both Lincoln Alternative and Garretson the teacher's are better educated, more engaging, professional and over all happier to be with the students.
Garretson has a hard working staff who love and care about the needs of each student.
I am a former employee of Garretson Elementary and the committment the teachers and staff have for their students' education is inspiring. It is a great place to work and a great place to make a change in a student's life!
Garretson has the most dedicated teachers around. They truly put everything they have into educating and nurturing our students. Go Gators!!!
Great teachers, and great programs! The principal is very with it, and I am especially impressed with not only the dedication of the teachers, but also the friendliness of the office staff. This school definitely puts kids first, and keeps their standards high! Kudos to Garretson!
My daughter is also in the dual immersion program. Students are learning in both Spanish and English concurrently and my daughter is performing above average in both areas! Teachers are very involved and caring. I would give five stars, except that the school's communication with parents is really sub-par. As a highly involved parent, I still do not hear of over a third of the functions until after they take place (including after school events and even award ceremonies on which my daughter is honored - they are 0/2 in these). Nonetheless, I wouldn't even consider sending my daughter anywhere else, even though several other schools are closer than this.
My children are in the dual immersion program at this magnet school and its by far the best decision we made to put them in. They will sure to excel both in english and spanish studies in the near future.
My son entered 3rd grade at Garretson this year; he is in the GATE magnet. He transferred from one of the 'best' schools in Corona and Garretson is FAR better than his prior school in every way. If you have a gifted child, don't even consider keeping him/her at your home school. There is absolutely no comparison between what you get at Garretson and what the 'cluster' classes at your home school can provide. At Garretson GATE, all the kids in the class are at the same level as yours, the teacher has the TIME to spend on them and the resources, experience, and ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT to meet their needs. We all hear about No Child Left Behind, but unfortunately that is what is happening to gifted kids left in regular classrooms - they are being shortchanged all the time. In Garretson, they thrive.
Garretson cares! The school offers programs that help all children learn. I taught there... then worked as a TSA for the District and came back to Garretson. We are a FAMILY! We put children first. Teachers, Administrators and all who have invested interest in our 'GATORS' do whatever it takes and work long hours to be there for every student academically and emotionally. My son attended Garretson and he still can laugh and share what he learned in Miss Pomeroy's class year ago. I am proud to teach here and I know I, too am part of a FAMILY! My suggestion to parents... visit schools and classrooms. Appearance isn't everything! Garretson may not be the newest school... but it sure offers a lot. Children come first! Isn't that what school should be all about? Thank you Mr. Reynoso and staff!
I have 2 children in Garretson. My oldest started in Kinder and is now in the 5th grade, my youngest is in the 3rd grade. The teachers and staff at the school are excellent as both of my children excelled on their state test. I would recommend Garretson to all elementary age children. Great Job Mr. Reynoso and teachers.
Most of the academics are great. My oldest was an A student and went into the IB program and struggled with math. She had not learned most of what she was expected to know.
Garretson Elementary School seems to be a great school. It is the home of several different programs that give studnets the opportunity to excel academically. The school is home to a Dual Lanuguage Immersion program. Through this program English learners get the opportunity to be taught in Spanish while at the same time learning English. The Dual Language Immersion classrooms are part of the 90-10 model. Studnets who speak Englsih have the opportunity to learn Spanish and at the same time they continue to develop their skills in English. Garretson Elementary school is also home to GATE. Almost every grade level has one class that serves GATE students.
Garretson Elementary offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of students in the school's boundary and outside. It is a GATE Magnet school and has an excellent program to meet the needs of those students identified as gifted and talented individuals. The teachers are fully credentialed and GATE certified. There is an after school PASA program, a homework club, and a Spanish club; to name but a few of the after school activities. Garretson has an active PTA that sponsors 2 for 1 book fairs twice a year; an excellent way to build your home libraries.
My daughter had Mrs. Richardson for kindergarten last year. I have never meet a better teacher. She truly loved each child in her class. She prepared them for first grade and my daughter had the best experience possible in her first year of school.
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