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8239 Morgantown Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217

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(317) 789-2800
(317) 865-2685
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January 14, 2015
The school really cares for the children. They are very concerning about children's medicines and treatments. They treat the children as individuals and know them all by name.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2014
My son already went through Glenn's Valley and he always had wonderful teachers. My daughter is now in 5th grade and still loves to go to school everyday. She has had different teachers than my son and I feel she has had a wonderful education there. This school does a fabulous job preparing kids for Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
Glenns Valley is a very good school. They recognize when your child is struggling and automatically enter them into one of their programs. They work with my child one on one and it has really helped her.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I love this school. My grandparents went to this school, my parents went, I went, and now my daughter attends here. The parents are so involved with the kiddos here and the majority of the teachers truly care. I do wish the administration was a little more attentive, but otherwise I would absolutely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
My child is in Mrs. May's 4th grade class. What an awesome teacher! Mrs. May is so devoted to teaching, challenging when needed, and stimulating the childrens' interest and abilities on an individual level. She is obviously a talented and gifted teacher who hopes to share her love of knowledge with her class. Mrs. May is the teacher of a lifetime and I'm sure my child will have fond memories of the 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
My daughter has completed first grade with Mrs. Johnson this year and it was the best experience. She had a wonderful year in Kindergarden as well. We turned down Rosa Parks to stay at Glenn's Valley because of the teachers, staff, and parents. It truly is a wonderful school system.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
My son loves Glenns Valley and therefore I love it! 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Wolfe is the best, thank you for making my child feel welcome

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2012
We moved into this district at the beginning of the school year and I absolutely love this school. My son has Asperger's/ADHD and his general education teacher, special education teacher, and the principal have worked so hard with him. I truly appreciate what they have been able to accomplish within just one year, and I look forward to the two more years he has left.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I am so proud of the hard work Mrs Osborne and her staff have done to make G V a school that is so connected to the community.The tower at G V is a great example of the hard work the school has done to keep the family values and the history of the founders of G V alive.Not many schools in Marion county can go back to the original history of the school along with the legacy of families who supported the school.Thanks to Mrs Osbornes hard work in researching the schools history and getting the tower created by work from the G V students to stand as a marker to the values this school has represented over the years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
There is a positive pervasive spirit that begins with the prinicipal, Mrs. Osborne and radiates throughout this wonderful school! We could not imagine using our tax dollars for a better purpose than to support this outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
the teachers are very wonderful with the kids, teach them family values. very pleasant people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Glenns Valley has an amazing, caring staff! I am proud to be a part of the Glenns Valley Family!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Glenns Valley is a great school with great teachers, support staff, and parents! I am very proud to be at Glenns Valley!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I have had four children in Glenn's Valley and I love it! While many children in my neighborhood opted for the new charger school in the neighborhood, I stuck with GV because they have been so awesome I had no reason to leave. My kids' teachers are always concerned and involved. They communicate well with me, and the principal and support staff have always been more than supportive. I love GV!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Glenns Valley has some amazing teachers and support staff. I am very proud to say that my kids attned Glenns Valley.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My 2nd grader was diagnosed on the autism spectrum before he was enrolled in preschool at Glenns Valley. They helped us so much - with transportation, full day Kindergarted at no charge to me, etc. He has thrived! The principal and the teachers are wonderful. I can't say enough great things about Glenns Valley!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2009
Where you involved w/the school?? example-room mom, PTA, lunch w/your children? In order for the teachers to get to know you, you need to be involved w/the children and their class room. As far as the Spanish, I could not disagree more, this is a element. school...art is a form of communication and expanding their brains to learn more...they can take Spanish at the middle school...we live in America...as long as their english is ok, let kids be kids!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
I love this school, both of my kids have done very well. The teacher and student interaction is GREAT from what I see. As for the principal I believe she does a wonderful job, she steps in when needed and I think it's a good sign meaning that she let's the teachers and instructors do their jobs. The assistant principal does a great job as well. I am very pleased to have my kids there. After all I was an EAGLE as well!!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
Unfortunately, I decided I had to send my children elsewhere. I was very disappointed with the leadership of Glenns Valley. While the principal was very attentive during discussions, no problems were ever resolved. There are some teachers who seem to be working toward the benefit of the children, but for the most part it seems like an us against them situation.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
I agree that the full-day kindergarten program is awesome! I have a son in kindergarten and a daughter in the 5th grade. My son is being challenged by his teacher & loves the school. My daughter was a straight 'A' student the entire time! I think the grading scale prepares the student for the middle school level. I have heard that Glenn's Valley's students are the most prepared kids in the district when they start 6th grade. There was a boy that was picking on my daughter on the bus & I got immediate results from the top 3 people in charge. I am not concerned with the school not teaching foreign language, because they will learn it in middle & high schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
I agree that the full-day kindergarten program is awesome. This is our first experience at Glenns Valley, and I am very impressed. The teacher is wonderful and so good with the kids. I have another daughter in 4th grade, and this is her first year there and probably her last. Maybe it's mostly due to the age of the kids, but there have been numerous discipline issues, and my daughter is very frustrated with this. I think the teachers have to spend a significant amount of time trying to control the class vs. instruction, and I'm worried that my daughter is falling behind. Earlier this year, a field trip was cancelled because of the poor behavior of a few students. There were other field trips that were talked about during Back to school night that sounded great, but I haven't heard anything about them, with the exception of one, since.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
my children attend Glenns Valley. This is their first year and will be their last. I am not impressed in the least bit. I think that the grading scale used is absolutely ridiculous for elementary aged children. They setting the children up to fail. Some of the teachers are very nice , but for the most part they are very unfriendly. I find it very unorganized and a lack of school spirit. The school my children came from were teaching Spanish. They had art for half the year and Spanish the second half. they do not teach any foreign language at this school. They have art as one of their specials. I would rather my children learn a second language than know how to paint. Let's get with the times here.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
Our daughter attends all day Kindergarten at this school. We were very impressed with the preparation process for the kindergartners, they held a very in depth information night for the parents and students, plus held one on one meetings for the parents and the children with their teacher. Our daughters teacher is very involved with the students and though she can be a bit tough on the kids, our daughter seems to be learning a lot from her. Contrary to the other review, we find Mrs. Fischer (the principle) to be very much involved with the students. She called my husband to let him know she would be giving our daughter an award for a fundraiser she participated in and she met with her and each of the other winners to present their award. Unfortunately, they do tend to ask for money quite a bit through book fairs and other fundraisers.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
My daughter attends this school and seems to enjoy herself. She is still very young and dosen't quite understand the benefits to a great education. There is a lot of disorganized things that go on here and the relationship with teachers is strictly based on who your kids teacher is that year. The pricipal while nice and friendly seems very uninvolved with the students except maybe some trouble makers. She is unaware of who my child is what grade she is in or whose class she is in. She has even made comments about my other children I have 4 that attend another school that she enjoys having them there. Excuse me my kids don't go there! My daughter has to stay in the public school system for now because of her learning disabilities and that is the only reason that she is still there. Ran out of room.

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Glenns Valley Elementary School
8239 Morgantown Road, Indianapolis, IN  46217
(317) 789-2800
Last modified Glenns Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glenns Valley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top