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.
There is a complete breakdown of discipline at this school. Despite the principal almost completely driving away the staff this school is still ranked 150/150 in PGCPS and like 832/860 in the State of Maryland. Students get bullied and therefore it is impossible to teach honesty or integrity.
This is a great school thanks to the Principal's leadership! Stay strong CGES Principal!! Soo many parents see your hard work and are thankful for it! We don't need a new principal, CGES has had too many already! Stay the course, we've got your back!! I attended the schools Math Night and my child had so much fun!! Too bad I don't see any post about that. This school is using technology in a wonderful way. When I talked to the Principal, she told me about the schools history and how it didn't have technology for the teachers to use before she arrived, just broken computers that kept getting repaired! She has done many upgrades. Why aren't we posting about what she has provided teachers with to do their jobs a little better!! The principal presented to parents during the Parent University session on how to prepare our children for the new PARRC assessment. Her session was lively, engaging and very hands on, I learned a lot. Our children have a long road ahead. She is bringing structures to this school that, believe me were NOT there before! Too bad folks are spending time talking about the principal rather than how the school has become better for our students and families. When I come there to visit my child's class, the school is clean, orderly, and teachers are in their rooms teaching, exactly how a school should be! When my other child was in a near by middle school, the children were always in the halls being loud rude and disorderly, that Principal was fired, it not like that at Clinton Grove. I'm sure the principal had an impact on this, NOT JUST the teachers! EVERY time I visit Clinton Grove it is a pleasant experience! The staff and PRINCIPAL are always pleasant and willing to go above and beyond! Seems like the negative posters are the ones attempting to throw her under the bus, when you do this, you throw the school under the bus too, including my child! Not gonna happen! My suggestion is that you leave the school, so the principal can get some more positive helpful teachers/parents that will work with her, rather than attacking her for having high standards and expectations! Negative post = Negative person with low expectations! She is NOT there to make friends, she's there to ensure children are safe and succeed academically! I can only imagine how the principal is being treated, my goodness! Take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror!
Clinton Grove has wonderful staff, kids and parents. If it wasn't for the principal, this school would be the best in the county. The principal does not know how to communicate with people. She talks to the staff and the parents as though they are children. She is very demeaning, belittling and critical and there have been staff members that she has made visible upset by her condescending ways. She is very unprofessional as she will reprimand staff and patents alike in front of other staff and community members.
She is very deceiving and conniving in her ways. She looks for people to do wrong. She will smile in your face and stab you in the back. Many gifted staff members have left because of the way she treats people. I have never seen moral so low in a place of business before. If PG county truly put "Children First", then they would remove this principal from the school.
Yes, the teachers are awesome and love their students. The teachers make sure that the students are striving high. The principal does not display these characteristics toward her staff. No people skills and if the principal feels that being evil or a devil to the staff is considered a no nonsense principal. Bipolar behavior!!!! lying on staff just to get her high. Not trustworthy, can't hold water. Blurts your business out in the open. She will never have the respect from her staff because of how she talks and treats her staff. Her own administration doesn't respect her. Everyone is talking about the principal not about Clinton Grove. The bad rep comes from the principal. Even principals and staff from other schools know aBout Clinton grove and frown upon the principal. she does not have the teachers back or their best interest. Who would want to work under leadership that focuses on who likes them and plots on picking on staff because they didn't smile in a picture or who takes everything personal. Would throw a teacher under the bus in a minute and even her own administration team, which is not really a team because what is suggested she overrides it. does not know when to let things go, she just keeps digging. Always assumes, very hard head.
The teachers are effective in making sure the students are understanding and making gains throughout the school year. The principal is not, very immature. She belittles her teachers and then when someone responds back, they are disrespectful. Cries over every little thing, wanting the staff to feel sorry for her. Then, attend outside meetings and talks about her staff in such a degrading way and wonder why no one likes her. Very fake and untruthful. Puts on a show when her superiors are around. In need of a life coach. Talks about staff members to other staff members. Horrible leadership skills and this is why the teachers leave. All teachers need to be interviewed at this school and I guarantee that they have had an unpleasant incident with the principal. It is all about her mouth and the way she speaks to her staff. Drama queen, loves to stir up drama in the building. known as the no one likes me principal. Get a life!