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6 OVERALL RATINGS

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 15 reviews about all of the school topics.



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Warm and nurturing! So sad this is our last year!



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Fort Garrison is a school which takes itself way too seriously. It takes flexibility, and kids who do not fit into a cookie cutter mold are generally discouraged, and in some cases sabotaged from moving on to environments which might better suit them. Despite it's status as a Baltimore County Lighthouse (using technology in education) flagship school, teachers in many cases do not reliably enter grades into the online system in a timely fashion, and there have been cases where work has been omitted and grades are based on "cherry picking". This is probably a decent school for average kids, but a terrible place for a bright and creative child.


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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There are some fine teachers at this school, and also some who are over-impressed with their own authority and often heavy-handed and even adversarial towards students' development.

Amount of homework: no rating


- a
Too much busywork, but not enough meaningful assignments. A lot of the homework is rote work, and not at a level that encourages thought.



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The education is good but as my friends and I used to say "useless for the future". It is a lighthouse school currently, but I never had that going to FGES. The food at the cafeteria is horrible, as well as the majority of the staff at the cafeteria. The learning experience is pretty good but not as well as my current school's lower school.




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My daughter is currently in 4th grade and has attended the school since Kindergarten. She is in the G&T program, and definitely finds the school work challenging. I have found the principal to be very helpful in conflict resolution (bullying). Some of my parent-to-parent interactions have been suboptimal because I don't believe that everyone feels that collaboration is important, but that is not a reflection of the school. The school is a bit weak in the diversity of students, but, again, not the fault of the school. We had just one poor teacher and the school worked with the whole grade to compensate for her lack of teaching ability and moved quickly to pass on this weak tenured teacher elsewhere. I am glad my daughter goes here and she really likes it and did not want to move to a private school sooner, which was an option. We will stay here through 5th grade and likely switch to a private school at that time.



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Update to the post below...I meant to post 4 stars. The rating said "above average" but only showed 2 stars.



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I had nothing but problems from this school. I think this school only cares about test scores and really doesn't want to help the kids who need extra help. The best thing I did was to take my daughter out of that school! She went from failing the fifth grade to being an A student in a short time. If she had so many problems how could that have happened? Be very careful with Fort Garrison and don't think for a minute that the staff will help you. They really seem to ignore any problems with there teachers they would rather place the blame on the students even when it is clearly not their fault

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Last modified Fort Garrison Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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