I had reasonable hopes for this school based upon the districts' reputation but have been disappointed. The resolution process leads towards teacher favoratism from the principal and the scores have been considerably lower than the other schools in the area. Some of the teachers seem harsh and impatient with the students in the classroom. As a working parent outside of the home, I wanted to contribute to the school but attempts to participate in the PTA went ignored although they readily accepted payment for the PTA fees. However, the office staff are pleasant and the staff seem to care about the safety of the children which is definately a positive aspect of the school.
My family has been at Glen Oak for the past two years and love it. The principals goals are right on target and my family is happy to be along for the ride. The principal has offered cross-aged tutoring this year and the 6th graders have loved the opportunity to work with younger students during tutor time. At the same time the younger students are benefitting from the 6th grade examples that have been wonderful. We have a buddy reading program where the older classes buddy with a younger class and have reading time, again an opportunity for a great experience for both age groups. I take full advantage of the opportunity to volunteer both in my childrens class as well as helping out with anything the office needs. Our office manager is wonderful and is always helpful. My children love school and look forward to going to school everyday.
I feel that this school would better benefit from a more proactive educational individual who is not as stoic in their thinking but actually encourages a more exciting way of learning & can actually pass it on to the students. Be more creative as this school once had. If this happens, maybe the overall scores will improve.
The principal at Glen Oak is never there when needed. The office manager is very rude and treats parents and students as an interruption. She acts as she is better than everyone else. The school is in need of a new principal and office manager!
I have a kindergartener that will be a 'grader' next year. As a member of the school site council, I have first hand knowledge of the lack of parent participation. The new teaching method has been instituted this year. It will integrate throughout the entire district. This will add much needed consistency throughout all grades, into high school. Overall, I think Glen Oak is a good school. Not the best, but certainly not the worst.
This school has had three different principals in the past three years! teacher's just learned what graphic organizers are and how to use them in the classroom! hello, what is going on? According to no child left behind there should be research based professional development.They send projects home so parents can do them for their children and if a student does their own work they are graded down. Parents open your eyes and look closer at the teaching methods and ask about professional development and state standards. If your child can not write they are going to struggle throughout their education. My child and many others are not receiving the proper teaching techniques and strategies that the teachers should be using for struggling students to succeed. I work hard with my child at home,i expect the teachers to work twice as hard, that is why they are getting paid.
My two older daughters went to this elementary school and now my youngest goes there. I guess it's an okay school. I think that they more emphasis on working with children who may be struggling with behavioral problems. Instead of just getting them out of the classroom, I believe that they need to work with them a little more.
This is our second year at Glen Oak, and so far the experience here has been great. My daughters have had 2 years of wonderful teachers. Thus far it has been a good transition
I have to say I am dissapointed in this school. My children have gone to this school and I don't feel that their needs were addressed. The blame was put entirely on my children and it was not all their fault. My daughter is now in Jr High and the difference in her grades is amazing, I can't understand how she would do so bad the last 2 years (almost failing) to getting good grades (nothing below a B). I do still have one child at this school and am contiplating transfering next year to another district. I don't feel that my child will get then help needed, my daughter sure did not. When I first started sending my children to this school it was good, now I am not so sure any more. Its something to think about.
I am very dissapointed with the teachers at this school. With the exception of a few good teachers, most of them are rude and yell at the students and don't belong teaching at this level. My daughter who went there almost failed the last 2 years she was there, and struggled to keep up because the teachers were no help. When she graduated I had her transfered out of the district so she would not go to Royal Oak Middle school because I felt she would fall further behind. I could not be happier and can't wait to be done with this school district completely. If I had known then what I know now neither of my children would have attended this school and would be doing better right now. On a scale of 1-10 I give this school a 0. In my opinion this is NOT a good school.
My daughter is thriving at this school! She went from being an average student (struggling a bit) to being on the honnor roll the entire school year! Thank you Glen Oak 5th. Grade Teachers for making such a differance in a childs selfesteem and general out look on there education!
Glen Oak is a good school. I recently moved to this area and have been quite satisfied with the education that my child has received thus far. However, I am not happy with the issues that the district is currently facing. It is time for the district to settle with the teachers and put their contact negotiations behind us. My daughter has attended Glen Oak for two years now & I would hate to see the quality of the education provided go down the tubes. I am also concerned about the 30 to 1 ratio. It is hard enough to teach 20 kids at one time. It is my hope that all of this can be resolved so that Glen Oak can continue to provide World Class Education.
I dont think it is right that they are firing alot of staff members. Not all charter oak unified is doing this. Why dont they lay of board members, raising class size will lower test scores
I had excellent report from my first son in this school I requested same teacher for my twins. All my kids are looking forward to go to school every morning. This is the sign for me, reading , spelling , math trips to library and homework heep us on our toes.
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