Overall this has been an excetional school ranking higher than any private schools I looked into in all areas. The kindergarten program is way above any in the area in both academics and development. They are creative and unique in their approach and it works. The transition to first grade program needs a little work on parent-teacher-student communication, maybe a pre-start of school meeting is needed to get things started more smoothly. Also the school needs to have more after school enrichment programs (arts, science, activities). Other than that the quality of teachers, parents, the best PTA around and a very strong personable principal that makes her self available anytime to parents and students is what puts Gladstone School at the top of the BUSD.
Gladstone is an amazing school. I am extremely happy with the teachers and the Principal. My children always speak highly of their teachers and other staff. The report cards are proof that someone is doing something right!
I have found the teachers, staff, principal, and the parent involvement on this campus to be superb.
My son went there for only short period of time. I am a professional parent and extremely disappointed in the management of discipline. The staff and administration have an obvious lack of knowledge and interest in the understanding the difference between a child with a true discipline issue and a child that may have a need, such as ADHD. Once I placed my son in another school, the teacher immediately recognized a need for further assessment and now my child has the help he needed instead of multiple trips to the principals office. This school needs to be more proactive.
My daughter is in SDC and now in 5th grade. She attended Gladstone in 4th as well. The parent involvement and staff are so great, my daughter has come to achieve better with her reading and math skills. This is the best school in the district. Keep up the good work!
This school is great! The parents are involved as much as the teachers are. They have wonderful extracurricular activities and there curriculum is outstanding.
This school is wonderful. The curriculum is great and so are the teachers. They are all very much involved in the kids.
I think Gladstone Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my child.She is in second grade and has been challenged to achieve her best in all areas of academics,physical activity and social skills. The teachers are all very loving, approachable and work well together to keep the children's best interest first. The PTA is the strongest I've ever encountered.Their support of both the kids and teachers is apparent in our API scores that continue to grow each year. I have to opportunity to be involved not only as a parent but also as an instructional aide, so I can see first hand the way teachers are involved to improve their own skills and knowledge to be the best they can be. This attitude is passed down to each grade level.Do your best and you can achieve anything.Our special education dept.is great, as is our extracuricular activities. I love our school!
We were very pleased with our son's kindergarten experience. His teacher was great. The school is very well organized. I was very happy to see all of the parental involvement. I would highly recommend this school.
I have two children who go to Gladstone. Parent involvement has really taken off in the last year. The teachers are excellent, giving constant feedback to parents, both positive (and sometimes negative when it's warranted.) I would like to see more after-school enrichment programs, such as art and science.
Gladstone School is the best elementary school in the district. Our son enjoyed his K-5 years, and we were very happy with the teachers and the entire staff there. All six years there were an enjoyable time for all of us. We will mis the quality education he received, and the cariing and compassionate staff.
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