Glenview is a small school with strong teachers, a strong administrator and strong parent involvement. Glenview offers a strong academic program with a variety of performing arts classes and an enviromental education program.
Overall this school is okay. Not the worst, not the best. Quite a few problematic kids. Most of the teachers are great, but even as great as they are it's hard for them to give sufficient attention to the chidren who need it more because of students who are problematic. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. This school is, for the most part, run by women who do a pretty good job keeping a tight ship in the face of the political climate schools in california operate under. Because of the school's principal extracurricular activities are great (not an option as with many other schools!)Parent involvement is fair on one level, and great on another when you consider the range of parents who can't or don't involve themselves The 'click' of parents who are most involved can be tough to really feel 'family-like' with, although involvement is always apreciated.
This is my son's first year at Glenview. He is a second grader and prior to attending Glenview he attended two different elementary schools (let's just say I was trying to find the right one). I am very happy to say that enrolling him at Glenview was a very good choice. He really enjoys doing his homework and takes pride in it as well. The faculty and staff are a pleasure to work with and really have your child's best interest. Glenview has a variety of extracurricular programs and activities that I have engaged my son. I am really looking forward to the next three years of my son's academic school year at Glenview. With the teachers support and encouragement, my son's desire to succeed and my continued involvement at school and reinforcement at home I'm convinced Glenview is the right one baby!
Glenview has always had a wide diversity of students, and extensive parental involvement. I was a student there in the 50's when it was more of an experimental school in the district. I've visited there several times recently and I'm impressed with the level of attention given the students. Most of the teachers seem to give educating the students priority, while ensuring slower students receive the attention they need. My only fault with the school is that quarters seems cramped, and the upper rear playground is literally stuffed with portables. It is a shame that in all these years a more permanent structure wasn't built to accomodate the need, rather than ancient portables, some leftover from when I attended there in the fifties. I also think some important programs lack the funding they deserve.
the quality of this schools academic program has gone down quite a bit over the years. this school is listed as one of the schools needing imporvement. I hope to see more parent participation and student involvement so that the children at this school can achieve higher test scores and be more preapred for their future education.
We had never seriously considered any Oakland public school for our daughter. Like many others we were troubled by tales of lack of discipline and poor academic standards. We often drove past Glenview Elementary on our way to explore private schools such as Beacon, Northern Lights and Park Day. One day, encouraged by a PTA flyer, we walked into the school. We discovered intelligent, imaginative students; a dedicated, creative school staff; and a committed and effective PTA. Every morning, now, we walk our daughter to school. She's about to complete first grade. She is happy and thriving in this chaotic, and vital environment. We are thrilled with the quality of the cultural, social and academic learning offered by the Glenview experience. Come in, see our reopened library, admire our students' work, and feel the Glenview spirit.
Exellent my son went here and he got what I believe is the greatest education possible
'You can't hide that Glenview Pride,' Glenview's school motto! Both of my children attended and attend Glenview, this is our last year after 10 years. Glenview has one of the most diverse populations of the Oakland Public schools. The teaching staff is awesome, very low turnovers, open door policy, you are welcome at anytime to visit the school, just make sure that you stop by the main office to get a badge, they want to know who is on campus for safety reasons. Beyond the academics, they have an active PTA who put on the Science Fair, Read-A-thon (which raised enough money to secure a librarian for the school)! Now that is awesome. Its a great school, both of my children, one in high school and a 5th grader at Glenview really like the school. You have to go for yourself to just see how great this school really is...
We just started this year, but so far, so good. Mrs. Atkins is a warm and approachable principal. Our son's kindergarten teacher is the most dedicated we've met anywhere. And a great group of parents have really improved the school in hand over the past two years.
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