Current principal is running The Grove into the ground. This school year will be her third, each year bringing high staff turnover and the lowest moral in decades because of her management (sometimes lack thereof and sometimes micromanagement). For reference, in her first year she dismantled the PTA and drove out approximately 60% of the staff. The school has gotten a reputation for having students that "run the school" because of the inconsistently enforced rules and total lack of support. The majority of staff fear or despise her- which has created a terrible environment for the education of children. The Grove's children deserve better. For a quality education, send your child elsewhere until the county wises up and "relocates" this principal.
This building is old. They didn't have a computer lab. It's been some changes and chaos and confusion and lack of discipline rules the day. The staff has had a higher turn over rate due to management changes. It seems staff count up their sick days. All substitutes know that thet can usually find a job at The Grove. Its a non-title 1 school, so resources and tutitoring or extracurricular activities were scarce when I was there. There were issues with bullying and fighting that were never properly addressed had atleast 2 parents not re-enroll their kids because of it. The staff morale was definitely low and worn down. Changes in staff not just from year to year but also during the school year would occur. It just seemed change just for change sake. If you can try to get ypur kid into James Ryder Randolph or some other school! (A former staff member and parent of a kid in PGCPS).
This school is extremely disorganized and sends out information at the last minute and then acts unprofessionally to any visitors or parents that may have the misfortune of coming by. While I like kids having some degree of freedom and fun, lack of discipline is unforgivable. And to the comment from December 05, 2013 below me is a student. Copy pasting from their review: .Your kids probably won't be bullied there unless there is a given reason. ^^^^ Friendly reminder that this is a student, and if not, some overbearing teacher who was forced to write a review for the school. "Won't be bullied unless there is a given reason." UNLESS THERE IS A GIVEN REASON. ///IF ANY SORT OF STUDENT WROTE THIS, YOU SEE WHAT KIND OF ENVIRONMENT OR HOME LIFE THEY HAVE. IF THAT DOESN'T SAY SOMETHING ABOUT CLINTON GROVE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT DOES./// (yeah sonny kinda shot yourself in foot there lol don't feed the trolls.)
I am very unhappy with this school and the only reason why I won't transfer my son is because he has created a lot of friends. The school sends most documents last minute or with very little notice. By the time my daughter is ready for school, I will be enrolling her in a different school.
I am very dissapointed in Clinto Grove . The facility is aged, dimly lit, uncheerful, gives the appearance of being diry. The bathrooms never have enogh soap and paper towels. Our children deserve some much more than what they are getting right now.
I had 3 children attend Clinton Grove. 1 is now in middle school and the other 2 remain. This school is extremely unorganized and the student teacher ratio is down right ridiculous.(extremely over crowded) My daughter went on to 7th grade without knowing how to write in cursive. This school can stand to improve in every area. There are too many kids to 1 teacher, causing the teacher not to focus on each individual child. This will be our last year in the area......like the area, can't stand the school.
This is my son's first and last year attending this school. I find the administration staff unconcern regarding the childeren growth and learning. My son attended a private school (Kindergarden)last year were he was on a 3rd grade reading level and a 2nd grade math after attending this school for 6 months, he has become lazy and not interested in learning. I have sent message after message to his teach so we could discuss and evaluate this problem and have not gotten a response yet! So, I guess I will have to take off my job and go up to the school in order to resolve this issue.
3 of my children attended this school and this year I feel the school has improved a great deal as for having enough teachers and parents to assist the children in their assignments and the program is getting better. I do feel like this school needs top get a gym and start having sport activities.
My son has attended clinton grove since second grade he is now in the sixth grade. Nevertheless, i am most distraught at how the discipline levels have drop drastically. When mrs. Greenburg was principal, (unfortunately she retired over two years ago). She kept the kids in order and maintained discipline in the school. One of the school's main focus was on peace. She was very adamant about keeping peace in the the school. At the entrance of the school there was a sign posted as to the number of days of peace since the start of the school year. Each year the peace days became higher and higher. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Once again, the 2004-2005 school year has brought us a new principal, vice principal, various new staff and teachers.