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151 Lippard Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94131

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(415) 469-4713
(415) 337-6942
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March 19, 2015
We got into Glen Park three years ago. It's our neighborhood school and we went in with a little trepidation because we'd heard mixed things. Luckily principal Jean Robertson came to the school that fall, and has made so many changes that last year -- when our second child got into Glen Park -- we felt extremely lucky. The teachers are great: caring, dedicated, excellent educators. Jean's energy and vision were just what was needed to kick off a true school-wide revitalization. The neighborhood has taken note -- in the past two years, there's been a marked increase of neighborhood families requesting Glen Park -- and the school also continues to attract a diverse student body from Glen Park and beyond, which (to us, anyway) sets it apart from some of the trophy schools in SF. Please don't let our low test scores deter you. That's old data; with Jean's influence, I am confident the numbers will improve soon.

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January 28, 2015
Glen Park School is one of those SF public schools that is making an amazing turn around. Mrs. Robertson, our innovative leader/principal, is beyond capable to make our school one of the most progressive SF public schools. She took her last school, Grattan, from a dump to pretty much the best school in the district. After 3 years of her guidance, we already have pretty much every extra curricular activity, from full arts program (music, instruments, visual, dance) to social emotional programs to our outdoor project-based garden classroom. One thing that might help parents who look at this sight is that the low 2/10 score is based on testing that is more than 2 years old and that actually don't even exist anymore under the new core curriculum. Do not base your idea about our school on that score because it's just not accurate!

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October 29, 2013
I would like to give this school a 3.5 but I feel that it is heading strongly towards a 4-star school. The Principal, Ms. Robertson, is starting her second year. She replaced a popular Principal who had been there for 29 years and Ms. Robertson is bringing a new perspective, new energy and giving the school a invigorated charter. The school has a great after care program and is developing a garden project this year. The only negative lies in Parental involvement. Many of the other top schools and even schools on par with Glen Park have PTO organization that raise over $300k a year. Glen Park is well under $100k. The PTO is improving but it will take a lot of highly motivated parents to push this school up to the levels of Alvarado, Clarendon and even Sunnyvale. But we will keep trying!

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2013
Hoping this school will remain a SF Hidden Jewel, we are VERY happy with the diverse staff, warmth, and down to earth PTO this school community has. Currently there is a FT Counselor, Literacy Specialist, Outdoor Education Coordinator. School leadership is pushing literacy and empathy curriculm so only good things are to come.

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September 09, 2013
Glen Park is a great school with a student population that is truly representative of the great diversity that San Francisco offers. Glen Park has great teachers and a very, very competent new principal. My son has attended Glen Park since Kindergarten. He is in 4th grade now and is excelling.

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September 05, 2013
My daughter just started Kindergarten this year and we have been very happily surprised by Glen Park. The parent involvement is strong and the new principal is highly promising. I believe that Glen Park is becoming a strong and enjoyable school. The teacher has been facilitating the transition and my daughter, who typically has difficulty with changes and transitions, has been supported in the right way to ease that big adjustment. We are hoping to get involved more and more and to support this school in its efforts.

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August 18, 2013
My son will be 1st Grade on August 19,2013. My Son Really Love This School, The Teachers Are Really Nice. The Building Are Nice. My Son Went Summer School There. His Sister Also Went To Glen Park Elementary School Too.

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August 05, 2013
We're very happy with Glen Park Elementary -- principal Jean is the best thing that we could have hoped for! The PTO is still relatively new, but it just keeps getting bigger and better.

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April 06, 2013
I do have a question, How Green supporting sustainability, is this school? Will you nominate this school as one that is greening the premises? Please give me some feedback. Thanks! Sandra

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February 20, 2013
"Hi, my name is ********** and what I like about Glen Park Elementary School is that it feels safe and I do not get bullied. I also like the way my teacher teaches science. He does hands-on experiments which really help me see the way things work. I feel confident on tests. All the teachers are funny and give me the courage to ask and answer hard questions. All of the teachers I have ever had at Glen Park Elementary have taught me a lot. So, I would like to thank them. I really like that the SF Unified School District has a new and improved school lunch program! That makes attendance at Glen Park Elementary even better!" We posted a review 4 long years ago when our oldest started kindergarten at GPS. I asked my oldest what she liked her about her school recently and that's what she wrote. It's been a great experience for my kids. They have learned an amazing amount from teachers who are very good at differentiating the curriculum. They have had great field trips and exciting art enrichment. They are excited about school and learning. Parent involvement has grown by leaps and bounds since we started as well. With our new principal, we couldn't ask for more!

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November 02, 2012
As a parent of a kindergartener, we're really pleased with the school so far. The new principal, Jean Robertson, is fantastic, and the staff seems very engaged and committed. The PTO and staff seem aligned in elevating the school to the next level, and there is really nice enthusiasm for the increasingly neighborhood school. We've also been very pleasantly surprised with the number and breadth of "extras" (Playworks, SFArts, learning clusters for the kids, a new robotics project, a beautiful library and computer lab), and the great physical plant after the recent extensive re-model (and the upcoming greening project). It feels like a great time to be at this up-and-coming school.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2012
In 1952, the principal allowed a TV in the lunchroom so everyone could watch the World Series. The Yankees beat the Dodgers as I remember. The playground was divided with a boy's side and a girl's side. Once I had to go into the girl's side to retreive a ball much to the amusement of all the students. It wasn't so bad because I was in love with Mara and I got to show off to her. Great place to grow up.

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October 29, 2012
Glen Park has gone through a lot of changes. I love the feel of community and how the teachers genuinely care. My son was extremely shy and my son was welcomed by other students for being new which helped to be more confident. The teachers and staff are pro active with each child's development.

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October 25, 2012
We just started kindergarten at Glen Park this year. So far we are very happy. This school has so much potential! The PTO is enthusiastic and growing. The renovations make the learning environment bright and cheery, the teachers are committed, the new and experienced principle is a great leader and I believe this will have a tremendous trickle down effect. The school has received a greening grant and is on track to start greening the property this year. Next year the plans are in place for a brand new outdoor education space and garden. The GATE (gifted and talented education) program is getting a fresh new start this year after a two year break. Many of the things we were hoping to find in this wonderful, up and coming Great School!

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July 31, 2012
I just graduated glen park it's been the best years there. The teachers really help you. I wish that school goes up to middle.

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October 09, 2011
Glen Park has been a rich, warm and safe learning environment for my son. The teachers are very dedicated and many have been at the school for 10+ years. I've been impressed with their ability to address and accommodate behavior issues and meet different learning needs within the same classroom. We have a growing and active PTO that emphasizes community building. Parent involvement is welcomed but not demanded, so you won't be made to feel guilty if you can't volunteer in the classroom or supervise field trips. The PTO funds Playworks, which provides a full-time staff person who is out there with the kids every recess, teaches weekly sports skills classes to all kids and organizes afterschool sports leagues.) We have a brand new playground for grades 1-5 with a large playstructure, open area and plans for playground greening. The kindergarteners have a separate play yard, which helped ease my son into the world of elementary recess. The school's partnership with SFArts Ed means every student gets a chance to participate in theater/art/dance classes each year. Overall, it's been a great match for our family.

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March 23, 2011
My daughter is doing well academically and socially. She has had wonderful teachers so far.

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March 22, 2011
We are a new kindergarten family, and after our initial shock of not making the top schools , I embraced glen park and am happy I did. It is not over crowded there are 20 students in my daughter's class and she loves it. She is learning to read and write beyond my expectations. The facility is beautiful with many resources, computer labs, librarian on staff and clusters. The PTO is growing, so look out other schools ! Give GP a chance and you will not be disappointed .

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January 21, 2010
outstanding extracurrilar programs, Arts ,Music and an exceptional PE program , unlike anything seen in any elementary school. Principal is vetran [ 27 yrs at Glen Park] she leads a top notch staff , clean and safe site

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January 20, 2010
Overwhelmingly capable staff -- a truly solid education.

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no rating
May 20, 2008
great school my first grader enjoys the activities and has learned a lot this year. they also have a great after school program

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January 04, 2007
My son has attended Glen Park for since kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. The Glen Park teachers he has had so far have done a great job in my son's learning and development.

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no rating
March 18, 2005
Glen Park Elementary has a long history as one of the best to worst schools in San Francisco. There is extremely little parent involvement, no PTA, no organized volunteer group etc. There is no play structure. There are exceptional resources to the school promising opportunity for improvement in the future. The school is exceptionally clean and well organized, although the playground lacks volunteers making it understaffed and somewhat anarchial.

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December 01, 2003
I have had two children in this school and it is a great school. The principal and teachers always do what is in the best interest for the children. The extra curricular activities like the Arts program, music and the After School Learning program are great.

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Glen Park Elementary School
151 Lippard Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94131
(415) 469-4713
Last modified Glen Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glen Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top