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730 Glenwood Road
Glendale, CA 91202

(818) 244-2113
(818) 507-6542
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August 13, 2013
My child just finished kindergarten here and started 1st grade this month. My husband and I have been very happy with our son's experience. The teachers we have gotten to know, as well as the administrators, have all been welcoming, kind and gracious. I am a very involved mom at school, and so far no question I have asked or comments I have made have been met with anything other than respect and courtesy. My son went in to 1st grade reading and loving school. The parents, especially the PTA and the foundation, work SO hard to raise funds for the school and host a variety of fun events. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the school. We applied to Keppel as part of the magnet program; it is not our neighborhood school, so we had a lot at stake if it didn't work out. So far, we are absolutely delighted and look forward to the coming years. Mrs. Sondergaard is a great principal, and she and Mrs. Ouweleen (asst. principal) care deeply about the school, the kids and their staff. It's obvious that they realize a happy "family" includes all stakeholders. The teachers and other staff seem happy to be there. What more can you ask for?

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July 25, 2013
This is a terrible school located in a lovely neighborhood. The teachers are terrible & completely out of touch with modern education. The parents are suffering from a mass delusion that the school is great. The front desk administrators are very rude. Do not send your child here if you think your child has any chance of going onto higher education. Principal only cares about the teachers not the kids.

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September 06, 2012
The best school ever...Excellent teachers. We are extremely happy and feel very lucky to have our child going to this school.

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October 23, 2011
Mark Keppel is truly an outstanding Elementary. It is now a Magnet for the Visual and Performing Arts which is even better! Dr. Mason worked very hard on this grant and we are ever so grateful! The PTA here is strong, and involved. This helps everyone to see that even the parents are supportive of all the handwork of the teachers, principal and staff members. MKS, a fund created by the parents, help fund intervention teachers. Truly a wonderful learning environment for our children. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

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October 04, 2011
This is an AMAZING school. I love that they incorporate dance and art now that they are an arts magnet school. The principal is absolutely great. Teachers are great. I have nothing negative to say about this school. We are extremely impressed and feel very lucky to have our child going to this school.

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July 12, 2011
We came from private school and are so happy at Mark Keppel The school offers so many extras in the arts that both public and private schools are cutting. It is a wonderful caring environment with great parent involvement. Our experience with the teachers and especially the principal have been outstanding.

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April 26, 2011
I love this school and my kids do as well. It's in a beautiful and and safe environment and my kids love everything about it. Glendale is a great city overall, and this school is one of the better ones.

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June 15, 2010
Great School...Great discipline, awesome education and wonderful teachers. A very proud parent of Mark Keppel.

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November 03, 2009
It has the best principal, staff, teachers, PTA, parents and kids! We are like a big family always united to achieve the common goal of educating our kids in an healthy environment and not being afraid of any challenge.

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October 30, 2009
My son loves his school,his teachers MRS Pimenta and MR Hewitt.School have very good programs like drama,dance,music,visual arts ,computer lab and many others.I love Harvest festival and Spirit day.A lot of activitis and fun for kids.

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October 28, 2009
My boy thinks Mark Keppel is a good school because it has good teachers, long recess, and good arts program. YAY! He loves Mr. Shelton's class!

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October 12, 2009
There's lots of school spirit at Keppel. The principal and teachers are responsive and available to parents. We have a wonderful computer lab and an amazing arts program.

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October 05, 2009
Mark Keppel was a great experience for my daugther . I am very grateful to Mr Shelton , 5th grade teacher.

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September 02, 2009
My daughter is in the Korean immersion program, and it is the best thing going. In Kindergarten she learned how to read Korean and then transferred the skill to English immediately. She's now going into the first grade as a competent reader. There are kids in the class with no connection whatever with Korean ancestry or culture. I asked one of these parents why his child was in the class. He said, 'Because it's the best education.' The person who runs this program should get 6 stars, as well as all the teachers involved. There's no discipline problem because the teachers have them loving to learn! I went to a good private school myself, and Keppel is just as good, with more caring teachers.

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August 31, 2009
My son had been with Mark keppel for 3 years and the discipline the school had attained to my son is excellent.

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June 12, 2009
I love mark keppel school my son goes there and i am very happy with the school. I am very thankful for his teacher ms stacey kim she is a great teacher thank you ms kim

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April 25, 2009
I transferred my children out of a private school to attend Mark Keppel. The standard of learning and content is MUCH higher at Keppel. It's a very organized school, very clean and the staff offers a range of support for students of all levels. Keppel feels like a free private school. They have a range of amenities and children want for nothing. At the end of day it is the parent and the child that have to work together with the school to make the best of all that is offered at Keppel.

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January 16, 2009
The diversity of the school, parent participation, teacher quality and Principal quality warrant the high marks. tightly knit communciaty with the feel of a small town in the midst of LA county (Glendale has it's onw scholl distict) makes this a jewel.

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September 02, 2008
The teacher's my son's had at Keppel have been very attentive and communicative. I feel that his needs have been met and am happy with the progress he's made. He's testing at advanced levels and is excited about school. I am most impressed with how central reading skills are to the curriculum.

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June 27, 2008
I am a parent with 2 children from Mark Keppel. The oldest promoted to middle school and my second is in the foreign language program in Kindergarten. He has received excellent education. He has been a part of the Gifted and Talented program for the past 2 years. He has excelled in all areas due to the guidance and direction of the dedicated Mark Keppel teachers. The principal, assistant principal, and the office staff have always been very helpful when questions arise. As for the foreign language program, my daughter struggled to learn Korean (we are non-Korean) however, halfway through the year she improved and thrived. The dual language program staff have created a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. The program director is very appoachable and she trully wants the children to succeed academically. I am trully grateful to have my children at Mark Keppel.

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May 16, 2008
I would just like to make a comment about the children that are shuffled around as if they were part of a system, I have 2 kids that have come to Mark Keppel and I totally feel different, any time my kids have needed any help their teachers have always been there for them to give them the help they need. Maybe you need to communicate with their Teacher/Principle and don't let this fall behind if you feel this way.........

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March 20, 2008
This school is great if you want your child to be shuffled around like they are just part of a system. No individuality at all. The only grade that was great for my kids was Kindergarden.

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February 27, 2008
mark keppel is a great school. principal is great and staff are very helpful. the teachers are the best. my children have fun every day and love their teachers. i am thankful. thank you janet

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January 09, 2008
I am a partent of two Mark Keppel students. Reading is a primary focus at this school, which is very valuable for a successful future. The staff is involved and helpful. There are plenty of extra curricular activities to choose from. Mark Keppel is in a safe and clean neighborhood too.

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April 25, 2007
Well i just wanted to say that mark keppel is a very nice school, i enjoyed school everyday,but since i left california i never had time to goto middle school,i live in south africa now and missing al my freinds in glendale area!Wel i wana thank mr.Sam for being very nice to me!Thanks to all the mark keppel teachers!

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May 10, 2006
The academic program is great here and there is a wealth of extracuricular activities. Parent involvement is good but not overwhelming.

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January 05, 2004
I just graduated from Keppel Elementary last year (SY 2002-2003). I have to say that this school is great. My teachers really helped me with my schoolwork and the principal is very personable. I really advise parents who are looking for a new school for you children to consider talking them here. After 6th grade, they could go straight to Toll Middle School which is a Blue Ribbon School.

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Mark Keppel Elementary School
730 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA  91202
(818) 244-2113
Last modified Mark Keppel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mark Keppel Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top