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PK-5
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Silver Spring, MD
 

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10900 Inwood Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902

(301) 649-8051
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 24, 2015
My child is reading an entire grade level ahead. In first grade, she was learning and understanding very complex concepts. The kids love the teachers and you can tell that the teachers love the kids.

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Amount of homework: Just right
June 24, 2015
Homework packets are distributed at the beginning and due the next weeks. Kids can work on them at a pace that is most appropriate. In first grade, this may have averaged out to 10 minutes per night + they ask you and your child to read together every day.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 24, 2015
Children as taught to have respect for themselves, other students, parents, and teachers. The teachers are caring, but firm. They make sure that children are rewarded for their hard work and achievements, however, not everyone is guaranteed an award. This is respectful of the hard work of the students that earned the awards and a good way to encourage others to reach for the stars.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 24, 2015
It is such a diverse school in terms of race, ethnicity, and economics. They really work on instilling these values and the faculty and staff demonstrate them as well.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 24, 2015
Each month, the entire school has lessons that revolve around a particular character trait, such as honesty, integrity, and fairness. They celebrate students who demonstrate those character trait.

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June 24, 2015
Terrific administration, caring and dedicated teachers, a welcoming and diverse community. My child is thriving at Glen Haven.

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May 31, 2015
I absolutely love Glen Haven! The new principal is awesome! The school has an open door policy which I love. I volunteered in my son's classroom often. Parents are able to walk their child into their classroom every morning and talk to the teacher if needed. All of the teachers at Glen Haven seem motivated and really want the students to succeed. My son loves the school and has made some great friends. The PTA is dedicated and working hard to help the school succeed! I highly recommend this school!

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March 31, 2015
The new principal that came in the fall of 2014 has really changed the atmosphere of the school for the better. Parents are welcomed and involved. The teachers are great! My son really enjoys his class and participates fully. There are many fun all school events to attend during the year.

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March 17, 2015
Excellent staff and leadership! Thank you for your heart and sweat for our kids daily. Much appreciated!

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November 10, 2014
This school is fantastic, especially relative to the travesty we moved away from. Great teachers, great PTA, great leadership; it's genuinely confusing to me why (as I write this) the school has a 3/10 rating.

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August 01, 2014
Both of our kids have done very well at GH. The school staff has a good sense of community and works very hard to connect with parents, provide important information and put in extra time to support school programs. Additionally, the staff looks out for our kids, one of whom has a disability, which makes the school feel safe. It's a small neighborhood school (with no busses), low staff turnover, and a really diverse student population. The new principal seems terrific and we are excited to welcome her!

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July 16, 2014
This school ranges from best to worst in various areas. Amazingly diverse community. Wonderful, nice parents. Wish those with struggling children worked with their kids on reading more instead of relying on the staff as much as they do. Many parents volunteer. The principal of 14 years is out! Though she ran a tight ship, it was a little too tight, to put her issues nicely. New principal starting now, Fall 2014. The community has high hopes for her as the school is about 90% awesome. I've compared notes with other elementary school parents in the area - our teachers do WAY more teaching to the student's level - whether it is low, high, or somewhere else - than other schools. A very talented team, very responsive, very willing to teach to the best side of every student, and find the positive in what they can do for each student. The school is pleasant, brightly colored, well maintained, two playgrounds. Though 68% qualified for free & reduced lunch last year, many are military so a large portion of their income (BAH) is not considered part of their salary so that factor kind of distorts the number of who can afford what. I have yet to meet a child not doing well at Glen Haven.

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April 03, 2014
Worst school my children have ever attended. My 4th grader had to change teachers, because her teacher displayed inappropriate behavior toward my daughter. If that was in any other school, she would have lost her job. These people hold back smart children, so that they can get high test scores for more government funds. If you have a choice, find another school.

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September 11, 2012
This school is awesome. The teachers gives each students individual attention. My daughter has special needs and the school has gone above and beyond in coordinating her services. She receives speech therapy and occupational therapy all while attending regular classes. She is not made to feel as though she's separated from the rest. She is treated like any other student and this makes her feel special. I would personally like to thank Ms. Harrison who takes the time to personally ensures that her needs are met and makes sure she's receiving the proper services. This is the best school ever!

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May 16, 2012
This is a great school. The staff and teachers are caring and welcoming. The principle at times seems to like to micro-manage everyone and everything, but the school is big and she runs it very well. We have made life time friends with the staff and some of the teachers and as we move to another school distric, we will miss them dearly. The school is very welcoming to military children and they offer a great support system to the children and the parents.

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January 14, 2012
As a seven year veteran of teaching, I am very pleased with this school. This school is a warm and friendly place where my son has had room to grow. They have taken him from a non reading, non writing preschooler to a first grader who is reading and writing well and is proficient in math. The teachers are caring, and welcoming. We are happy that our son attends this school.

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June 13, 2011
The only word to even come close to describing this school is AMAZING. My son has attend here for 2 years k and now 1st grade. Were military and patients at WRAMC. The staff has been way more then helpful and understanding in not only my childs special needs but others aswell. They dont just teach the children they become their friends and understand them. Aside from that there academic scores are far higher then most schools in the country. This is because the teachers ALWAYS find the time to make sure every student has one on one time and understands the lessons being taughht. They raise the bar high and help the kids soar!

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no rating
February 23, 2010
This school's rating in no way reflects the teachers and administration's dedication and commitment to their students. As parents newly transferred to the DC area, Glen Haven warmly welcomed us and answered our questions before we decided to move in the neighborhood. Other public schools in the area refused to respond to our queries. It's now been over 6 months and we've found the teachers to be responsive and commitment to encouraging our children (K and 2nd grade) to excel. There is an active core group of parents, and school sponsored activities are consistently well attended. The PTA is in a building stage, but the parent engagement is what's most important in my mind. The school's strength is its diversity, and we are very proud to be part of this true community. The unfortunate rating deceives parents from learning about what a gem this neighborhood school truly is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 17, 2009
My son attended Glen Haven Elementary School. He enter Pre-K with several special needs. I was afraid that he would have a difficult time and would not receive an appropriate education. I was wrong. Immediately, he receive the additional support. The Dr Smith, the princ. and Ms. Ingram, the v. princ as well as Ms. Harriston, the special ed coord. and his teacher, Ms. Beniot were supportive. They worked out a plan to support my child which include both parents in the team. We felt welcome and included in the process. It is difficult to work through accepting the dx of a long term diaability in a child, however, GHES and MCPS have supported him so well. He is growing into a well rounded child. It is not that GHES resolved all his needs, but the leadership, faculty and staff approach the educaitonal process as a partnership. Thank you.

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October 14, 2008
It really fun to learn in GHES

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Glen Haven Elementary School
10900 Inwood Ave, Silver Spring, MD  20902
(301) 649-8051
Last modified Glen Haven Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glen Haven Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top