My son will be finishing his 6 year at Gladstone this school year. I highly recommend this outstanding school to any parent that is looking for a school that has an amazing balance between excellent teaching staff, strong curriculum, divers population and very strong parent involvement. I also have a 1st grader and both boys love going to school. I love to see that the school continues to make time for art and music. I highly recommend Gladstone to everyone. I must say my boys continue to do very well in all subjects, so homework has never been an issue. As to behavior or discipline no issues yet.
This school has way to many teacher educating their own children at this school. Due, to this the school is very clickie. The teachers teach to the state testing at during school time and then send lessons that haven't been taught home. Homework can be in the excess of 2 hours night. Art and music is a thing of the past at this school. The fact that the campus is open is also scary. People who aren't background can go into the classroom to volunteer and walk around campus. The principal is ok, not a lot of experience. The school is always asking for money even though the PTA pulls in a lot of money for the school. Instead of giving to the classrooms, the Principal usually buys something big like a lunch shelter. Which would be ok, if the classrooms didn't ask for money and supplies all the time. The school needs improvement and needs to focus on the fact that kids need to be kids as they learn. Testing scores and money aren't everything! The school by far is not a top school, they just teach to the tests to make the test scores look good. No excellent teaching skills at this school.
i must say i have had nothing but bad experience one issue after another from my child being bullied to being lost its a open campus with poor supervison when you address the issues you have the staff minimize the problem.my children have attended gracemiller in Laverne no thats a five star school never had one problem there i muust say the kindergarten teacher i won't say her name but i feel she is overwelmed by the kids is not approachable and dosnt interact with the parents it fells she lacks the experience that is needed for the kids. so far one month in and very dissatisfied with this school i will post more as the year goes on i hope things get better.. from a concerned parent.
My son is almost finished with his Kindergarten year and it has been an Amazing year! Not only do I see how much my son has grown academically but socially as well. Its so encouraging to see how much his teacher, Mrs Amos, genuinely cares about him and all of her students! The program and curriculum challenges the kids and makes learning fun. They also have tremendous support from the parents and community. I have been more than happy with my son's first year in school!!
I have had 4 sons attend Gladstone Elementary School in San Dimas, and I have been extremely impressed by the quality education they have recieved. The instructional staff knows the state standards and makes sure makes sure the students are well prepared for each of the following grade levels. They approach each student as a human being deserving respect and compassion. There's no school like gladstone!
We have been part of the Gladstone family for the past years and we could not be happier with the teachers each of our children have had. Their overall school experience has been all that I ever wished for them.
A wonderful place where minds grow with the help and encouragement of an amazing group of teachers, parents, and local buisnesses.
Gladstone is a place where children learn and grow. The family atmosphere is warm and inviting. The principal and teachers are the best you'll find anywhere. We have been a part of the school for six years and couldn't be happier with our experiences or the academic results.
My grandson goes there. They do a lot of neat things with the kids. The campus is always well maintained.
I have a first grader and a third grader at Gladstone, and I love the school. The principal is very approachable as are the teachers. The school has a very involved parent base as well. Between the school and the PTA, every single classroom has Smart Board technology. It is amazing to see children in my son's first grade class using the SmartBoard with ease. Every class has a sound system as well. My kids will surpass me in the use of technology. I also need to comment on the reading programs offered. My son was struggling with his reading. He started with an additional program, which he does with an aide two days a week. He is now not only excited about his reading, but he is also less inhibited inhis writing. His growth, both acedemically and emotionally, has been great.
I have two children currently at Gladstone Elementary and I could not be happier with the principal, teachers and staff.
I love Gladstone. I have two children, one of whom has moved on to middle school. Gladstone provides such a quality education that my daughter has felt she has been more prepared than classmates who attended other schools. My children have both received strong emotional support from their teachers as well. Great leadership, devoted teachers, involved community . . . who could ask for more?
I feel sometimes they are way too picky in having a kid change color for silly little reasons, like they don't let the kids be kids, not even at recess time, my son sometimes wakes up at night talking in his sleep about 'staying green', I feel they're sort of a military school not elementary sometimes to be honest
I am so thankful for the help that this school has given my daughter. Ever since we started at this school, everyone has worked very hard to get my daughter the help and intervention that she needed. She was basic when she started at the school, and I am happy to report that she has scored advanced on all 3 of her trimester 2 benchmarks. She was so excited!
This school is amazing! My son's teacher is in constant contact with me. I am never in the dark about how my child is performing. It is nice to know that my child's best interest is at heart! Way to go Griffins!
I love going to work in the morning. I appreciate the way that the teachers work as a team across the grade levels to make sure that the students have the best education and experience possible. I love that our principal is always there for us. I love that the parents are always working to find the funds for what we need. I feel grateful to work at such an amazing school.
My daughter and son both attend Gladstone. Over the past 4 years Gladstone has continued to exceed our expectations as parents. The staff at Gladstone continually shows how much they care about the students. Our school has the most technology in every classroom of any school in the district. The PTA and the school administration work well together to improve the education experiences of our children. We are proud of the Gladstone family. Go Griffins!
Gladstone is going green! The staff corresponds with parents and students primarily through e-mail to reduce paper waste. They also have a 'Griffins Go Green' club, and their mission statement says, 'Our goal is to expand the GREEN CULTURE across Gladstone and it's community! We are committed to the 3R's, REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE' They have Recycle days at school, and this year, they're planting more trees on campus and growing a vegetable garden. I am proud to have my child attend Gladstone.
My son's kindergarten experience at Gladstone was excellent. The teachers plan as a team and have great classroom management. I hope his first grade year will be just as happy.
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.
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