I have two boys that started at Glen Yermo for the 2015-2016 school year in the 5th and 6th grade. They were at another Elementary school in the same district that was very good last year, and I hesitated to transfer them. However, Mrs. Graham took 45 minutes out of her day to answer my concerns on the phone. She convinced me that Glen Yermo would be a good fit, and I'm so glad that she did. My boys have excelled in their environment and both have made the honor roll! Ms. Gries and Mr. Graham are great teachers, and are a big part of the school's success. Also, the school was just recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School for 2016! The school should, and probably will be ranked higher than this website credits them for.
I have 3 boys, 2 of which attended Glen Yermo. My boys compined have been to 5 schools in the district and Glen Yermo is by far the best. From the administrative staff, to the teachers and families we met there, we have made life long relationships. We still receive Christmas cards from 2 of my son who is in college lower grade teachers. And have made lasting relationships with both the staff and other families that were part of our boys education at Glen Yermo. Not sure how they are rated a 5. My youngest is currently at a school rated a 9, and the education they received at Glen Yermo was the best! And the staff and other families are approachable and selfless.
I had 2 of my boys at this school K-6. Most of the teachers were great. Mrs. Tamburelli in 2nd grade and Mr. Gifford in 6th grade were just the BEST! They both take a personal interest in the kids and are able to manage, teach and control their classrooms very effectively! This school has a great science program, as well as, a huge computer lab and wonderful art program.
My daughter is in third grade and currently enrolled at Glen Yermo. Principal Graham is very involved, and the teachers are as good as any other teachers at SVUSD. I have an older child at Serrano, so I am familiar with SVUSD schools etc. We just had a family math night where we played games and learned more about our children's curriculum. My daughter has gotten to be a supervisor for a day by spinning the wheel of roar. We have movie nights run by the PTA. The homework load is doable, but her teachers standards are pretty strict in the classroom etc. Yes this is an improvement school, and it does have a large Hispanic population. We are not Hispanic and no the whole school isn't, but does it even really matter? Since it is an improvement school there are more funds for kids that need help, and we get extra funding for things like computers, the science program etc. I haven't had any issues with my daughters learning being affected by other students. It has a homey feel to it. Very nice teachers, kids, and parents.
How on earth is Glen Yermo a 5?!?!?! This school is amazing. We have raised our scores and we have the most awesome, caring teachers. The principal Mrs. Graham is super involved and so caring and warm. I love being part of this sweet school. I feel like my kids get to thrive in the smaller environment. They have great friends, they love their teachers and the love Mrs. Graham!
We are so proud to be a part of this school. I could not ask for a better principle in Mrs. Graham. And once again, our daughter has a great teacher. I'm believe Glen Yermo is SVUSD's best kept secret!