My family has a long history at Garvy. In fact, my 82 year-old monther in law went to Garvy. We are proud of our connection with Garvy school and I hope that my grandchildren will attend Garvy. Mrs. McGlade and most of the teachers at Garvy have a 'students first' attitude and it shows. We are a neighborhood school with neighborhood pride. Keep up the good work!!
My nephews were students at this school during the 90's & both boys were night & day. The eldest was always an honor roll student & excelled in school. He was challenged & enjoyed the staff and surroundings. His younger brother did not have the same drive & did not do well academically. The staff was very supportive of him & their counselor Mrs. Panos is amazing! She always had time for him & did everything she could do to help him. Ms. McGlade was their teacher for some time until she became principal. My son has been attending the school since 2005 & LOVES it! He loves the teachers, is an honor roll student & has been since kindergarten. Ms. McGlade has on more than one occasion stood up for my son & been an amazing principal with a no-nonsence attitude. Safety is a prority there!
the school is very informative and staff is always available for questions or concerns. My daughter always comes home with lots of fun stories and is very excited about learning new things! I couldnt be happier! I cant wait for the many years to come!
Overall,I think the school does what it needs to do to 'just get by'.Academically, I'd rate the school as fair. I don't think the kids are being exceptionally challenged, but they are learning what they need to.I'm very disappointment with teacher/parent communications and I think the involvement with the parents leaves a lot to be desired.I would love to see a 'quality' language program in the school. Although they have offered Spanish as an afterschool program in the past, it was awful and the kids walked away with not even basic knowledge of the language. if I had another choice for a local public school I would move my child into a school where they are more challenged and the focus is on nurturing the kids & continuing to expose them to academics, sciences, the arts and music.
The principal and staff at Garvy are wonderful. The teachers care about their students and are always willing to talk to parents. I have two children at Garvy, and I am very satisfied with the school. The only problems are beyond the school's control - i.e. not being able to obtain funds from Board of Ed. for a permanent addition to the school, and not having enought funds for a larger sports program. It should be noted, however, that there are some extracurricular programs, including a couple of sports teams. I have chosen Garvy over the neighborhood catholic school. I am very happy with my decision!
Garvy School is probably one of the best Chicago public schools on the northwest side. They have a brillant young principal and she has a great staff. We are very lucky to have excellant teachers, a LSC that cares, and a strong PTA. All we need is the board of education to provide some financial help on the northwest side to improve over crowding, and materials our school needs to better educate our children.
My grandchildren attend Garvy. I truly believe that this school is on top of every students educatonal performance. My grandchildren thought that it would be a breeze but soon they found out that if they did not perform well in school the parents would be notified. I applaud the school for this action. They are progressively getting better and are learning that they can not get away with not trying hard or doing there homework. We are very happy that we have been fortunate to be able to have our children in this wonderful school.
I am a parent of a student that goes to that school. My sun seems to be getting more vialant by day, and the teachers in there are so mean and I think they are discusted by are children. Ms. Mcglade [princapal] is very mean towards the boys and if they get in trouble with girls the boys always get the detentions and the girls that had a part in the problem do not get anything. My opinion is that this school is not safe for students and should be put under new managment.
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