I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. The staff (teachers) and leadership (Principal). They are very caring and devoted to the education of the students. Individualized attention is given when and where needed. The self-esteem and pride that our grand-daughter has towards her school is heart warming. Her younger brother will be starting there this fall and we are very happy and fortunate to be one of the Glenbrook Elementary families.
Glenbrook Elementary school is just a great all around school. The teachers and principal really care about the students and the parent involvement is great.
There's good and bad in ALL educational institutions. To try 'pigeon-hole' a school for a review does a great disservice to the school. Some of the faculty are fabulous, while others severely lack. I am a parent that appreciates dialogue with teachers, also being a certified teacher myself. I feel there are some wonderful opportunities for students. There are a lot more activities and events than when I was a student at the school. Overall, I feel the school is dpoing its best to educate our students for the future. It's not a perfect system, but our only other option would be to either move or go the private school route. For me, neither of those are an option.
As a former PTG President, I can honestly say that Glenbrook is a great school! My children have received a good education that will hopefully carry them far throughout their lives. The only downside to Glenbrook is the lack of staff participation after school hours. Glenbrook has at least one family event per month and children love to see their teachers outside of school! The teachers and staff should take these opportunities to 'bond' with the Glenbrook families.
As an out of state new resident, i am stunned that kindergarteners only go to school for 2.5 Hours a day? In my opinion, this is a waste of the most valuable time in a young child's life, the time when they are most susceptible to learning new ideas and material. We came from a state where there was state funded pre-k, in which students went to school for 6.5 Hours every day. To take a 4 or 5 year old in that type of environment that puts such a high emphasis on learning to this environment which does not seem to value education at all would be a joke, if it were a laughing matter. Further increasing my dubiousness of the school system in general is the fact that i can pay for daycare at school, if i want my child to attend 'school' longer.
I was not very involved with the school itself however my son attended in the 2nd grade and I was not very pleased with the split teacher shift. Having one teacher 3 days a week and another teacher 2 days a week I did not feel was adequate for children this age. No 2 teachers have the same teaching style and can keep things uniform which children this age need. On the other hand I will give them credit on their reading program which is excellent.
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