GEMS has few teachers that truly care, and even fewer students that care for their own academics. This isn't elementary school. It starts at home, make your children responsible and accountable for there actions and school work.parents please have your kids leave there phones and I pods at home. I've walked those halls and assisted teachers many times, seen first hand the lack of respect, responsibility, and accountability from the students. Getting on there phones taking pictures in class, there is 1 teacher to try to control the class, if the child is taught these fundamentals at home it will carry on to school. I've seen teachers who look like they just give up. These students bcuz there r so many that don't care what there actions do, selfishly they r taking away from the students who do. Complaints and concerns , go to the district office they cannot ignore all of us. Also teachers who make assignments due week or weeks later isn't working. They end up disorganized and behind themselves. Aeries program usually isn't updated timely, or not updated with what has been turned in. Office staff there is 2 of them.
Overall a good school with great teachers. Unfortunately there is new administration that is taking away a lot of what made this school great. The new principal cares more about test scores and running the school like a business, than he cares about the kids.
The history teacher is failing almost all his students. The new principal is completely misguided and the morale is beyond low. This school has some really great teachers - and some that clearly have burnout, ie. history teacher. Clearly doesn't care if the kids pass or fail.
This school is GARBAGE! The principal is terrible! Won't let kids wear beanies to school in 30 degree weather unless they're purchased from the student store. He also gossips about students and has lowered the entire student bodies morale. Oh, and most of the teachers are garbage too. The science teacher and the math teachers are the only truly good educators.
Glenn Edwards middle school is primarily fit for non English speaking students, teachers assign homework to be completed a week later, these kids at this age can barely remember what they did a week before, admin is ok ,I'm talking just front office. V.P. Principal treat parents poorly,specially if we dont speak english well.All grades have dropped.There seems to be more personality conflicts then ever, but instead they allow an environment of "counseling", where parents are not called in, kids get to speak how ever they want to whomever they want, without consequences,a few days a week. As a parent , how can we even start to help our kids, when they have to sit there with a counselor present and bully eachother. It doesn't end at the counseling office, oh no, that is just a starting audience with an adult, authority figure. Looking at this schools overall scores. I'm sorry I didn't see it before. Glenn Edwards middle school needs stronger , more positive admin, people at the school district who sit in the office very quietly,need to make some noise because all of kids are affected. Tutorting where is it? They need more parents involved, let us know where.
I have two children at Glen Edwards Middle School, and am very happy with the quality of education they are receiving. The new Principal and Vice Principal are remarkable, they are very passionate and enthusiastic, and have made a huge difference in the year they have been at GEMS. The teachers my kids have, and have had, are excellent.
Glen Edwards Middle School is a wonderful place to be! I have two children who've gone here - one in 7th and one that just graduated to high school. The new principal and vice principal have made incredible changes their first year, and have spoken of many more to come. The teachers are terrific, and the atmosphere is incredibly positive! LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
I really like GEMS! My teachers have been great and are always very helpful even when it takes me a little longer to learn math than it should. The principal is really nice too. She walks around during lunch sometimes and says hi to everyone. I love my art class the best because the teacher is very smart and cool and she lets me help out alot when I get done early.
Glen Edwards Middle School has made so many new positive changes. The NEW principal and NEW Vice principal are very involved, they are reaching out to each student. Get involved with APTS (Association, parent, teachers and students) so you can help make a difference.
I find this school to be prejudice towards latin. and unfairly treated. concerned Grandparent. who is over the Vice Principal or than the Princiipal?
A getto school. Preforming arts, the ropes course, and the band are the only good things.
I am very pleased with the teachers that my child has. Although, the principal is not very professional or organized. He will say and promise things and not follow through. I would tell other parents, Beware!!
I say that it may have rowdy kids and a small campus, but the team there is great.They help your child if he/she is in need of special assistance.Thank you GEMS staff!
My daughter is in the 8th grade, and I have to say that I'm extremly pleased with the parent/teacher communication. They are always sending emails with updates on assignments and projects. Also notification if your child missed an assignment or did poorly on a test. I feel that Glen Edwards gets a bad rap sometimes due to the fact that it is an older school, but I don't have any complaints what so ever. She has great friends and is loving every minute of it!
My son is new to Glen Edwards and I was happy to have him start at GEMS thinking this school would be far better than his last. I was wrong! There were struggles at his last school but at least the teachers would communicate with us. I have been emailing his teachers and leaving voicemails and not once I have I been contacted back. It is no surprise to me that this school is only rated a 6. The teachers and Administrative staff alienate their biggest allies - the parents!
I have a daughter who has attended GEMS for 2 yrs. (she is currently in 7th grade) and overall I think this is a good school. However there needs to be more interaction between the teacher and parents I feel.
My son is in 6th grade, his main teachers are Mr. Aggripino and Ms. Villa, They are both wonderful teachers. They made his transition to Middle school easy. I am sure my son will miss them. The school buildings need updating, they are old and they look it.
The teachers are extremely polite and they do promote heathy habits. Homework, agendas, projects, and hands on learning all come from the school. My teachers give us experiments all students get to do during class. 8th Grade was a blast! Many extra activities are available. Sports, drama, choir, ski club, leadership and more! The parents even have their own club to plan graduation, dances, and field trips.
I am not a parent, but a former student of Glen Edwards Middle School. First off, the campus is very old and outdated, but still clean and safe. More updated facilities would be nice to see. The class sizes are not too large, and the teachers do care about the students education. One problem I had with the school is some (but not all) of the teachers and staff were excessively strict and rude. I sometimes found myself being rudely reprimanded, when I made an honest mistake breaking a rule I was never informed that was present, even though I was being as polite and kind about it as I possibly could to the staff memeber.
Teachers contribute to kids disrespect of partents when the parents wishes are disregarded. Teachers and staff don't want to assist parents by signing agendas, assisting parents to ensure all Homework gets completed. Staff needs to be strongly encouraged to get any action from them. It is too difficult to keep progress reports updated. Teachers feel the only communtication needed with parents is by quarterly progress reports. There is a lack of leadership from the principal and both vice principals and are slow to respond to parents calls and requests. Meeting with teachers take priority over meeting with parents.
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