It is clear to me that the principal has establish high expectations of the students. My son always mentions her name and other staff's names at home. He speaks positively about them. This let's me know the school staff truly care! To me that is a reflection of the school leadership.
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 they can usually find a job at The Grove. Its a non-title 1 school, so resources and/ or extracurricular activities were scarce when I was there. There were issues with bullying and fighting that were never properly addressed had at least 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 your kid into James Ryder Randolph or some other school! A former staff member and parent of a kid in PGCPS. Furthermore, with all the staff changes and new technology when is this school supposed to turn around? Its still dead last in the county. I'm no longer teaching nor in this building just sharing my experiences.