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203 Newark Ave
Elkton, MD 21921

(410) 996-5040
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January 24, 2015
I have 3 who attend/attended this school. They transferred in mid year but this was not an issue since GMES & other CCPS elementary schools use the same curriculum & standards. One exception is the social studies modules. They are rotated between schools so a child could end up repeating a mod about the Amish people & completely miss another. It's a title 1 school & has a FIA staff member to help coordinate services provided by state funding. She plans many special events that help children & parents. She helps coordinate distribution of materials that a student may not have. GMES is an active participant in the Judy Hoyer Partnership Program which helps to promote school readiness & assist students in early grades have materials & activities to help them succeed. Quite a few parents feel as though some office staff can be unpleasant & even condescending at times. I like this school, but my children are bringing home behaviors & slang they see in other students & imitate them.

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July 23, 2008
What an outstanding school. The teachers and staff provide a caring and compassionate environment for all concerned. Gilpin has made a significant change over the last five years. There is more of a focus on instruction, behavioral intervention, parent involvement and success. What a great place to be!

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June 02, 2008
Mrs. Hammer is a 5 star woman! We have the best working for us-with a compassionate heart, enthusiasm, kindness and she really loves the kids and staff. The teachers have been really good from the ones my girls have had. I would give them 4 stars. The extra. activities are good 4 stars, and my over rating of the school is 4 stars!

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June 03, 2007
My son is doing much better this year academically. The class size is great only 21 students and the entire teaching staff is fantastic. I wish they would offer more opportunities for extra programs like other elementary schools in the Elkton area (chess club, tutoring, DI Teams) and more opportunities for parents to come into the school other than award assemblies. Overall this is a good school.

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March 27, 2007
My daughter is ADHD and at her previous school is was falling way behind. When I moved and she started going to Gilpin her teacher as well as all of the other staff was very patient and helpful to her. She is now almost making A's and B's. Where before she hated to get up and go school now she is excited to go. She loves it there. I have never had anything but good experiences with the staff at the school. They are all very kind and helpful. I can't wait for my 4 year old to start school there.

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March 08, 2007
Two of my children attend here after transferring from another school in the county and I love it. My childrens teachers have a no fail policy which allows for all children to work at their own pace (as long as it's within the current cirriculum. Both of my children have excelled here under the current administration while previously one was a D student and the other a B/C student. Now my daughter has acheived honor roll status while my son is very close. While it's true the parking is horrible, the extracirricular activies have improved and my kids are now success. I love this school!

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July 10, 2006
My daughter attended Kindergarten this past school year and while the start to the year was quite unorganized and the parking situation is a bit ridiculous; I was very impressed with her teachers. I must say Miss Wallace and Mrs. Brynes were two of the most helpful and thoughtful teachers I have met to date.

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June 09, 2005
Extracurricular activities seem to be mostly based around education. PTA has a few fun things during the year but I would like to see more family activities where parents can get to know other parents in the school. I also liked the morning buddies that were cut back this year after the principals changed. This is a great way for parents to come into the school and meet other parents and stff. The leadership of the school has greatly changed. The principals seem to care more about their own attire then education. They do not do the fun things like the past principal did and it's greatly missed. From what I have seen, parents do not get told much about going ons in the school. Events are last minute notices.

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May 06, 2005
I have had several children attend GMES. This year things have taken a turn for the worse. As soon as you walk in the doors you are greeted by bar graphs that show how poorly the school performs on state testing. Then you go in the office and the ladies will greet you once their conversation is finished. Where there was once a teacher and aide in each room that had inclusion children there is now just a teacher. The teachers do work hard and most are in teaching positions because they love children. Unfortunately the creativity and fun that was in the classrooms a few years ago is now gone. I would only recommend this school for children that can sit still for long periods of time, don't like to color/draw/sing and that like to whisper or eat lunch with their head down.

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Gilpin Manor Elementary School
203 Newark Ave, Elkton, MD  21921
(410) 996-5040
Last modified Gilpin Manor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gilpin Manor Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top