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PK-5
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Silver Spring, MD
 

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12520 Heurich Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904

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(301) 929-2014
(301) 929-2016
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July 17, 2015
I have a Kindergartener and she finished kindergarten and is reading and writing sentences. She can count to 100 and above. She can read at an almost 2nd grade level. The grading system on this website is based solely on a Maryland assessment test. This school does not focus on kids regurgitating material for an exam. Instead they teach kids to learn. I was a little worried about the score when I was first looking at schools, but I have 3 other children from my family that go or went there and the oldest is taking Advanced Placement courses and going to graduate with honors from high school. I've seen first hand the level of education that this school is capable of. My daughter absolutely loves going to school and loves her teacher. The Principal of the school is also very involved with the families and the children. He knows every child's name and is truly dedicated to the education, well-being, and character of our children. I went to a private elementary school in this area and believe me, I wish I had gone to this school when I was a child. Would have saved my parents thousands and gotten a better education. My wife and I could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
July 17, 2015
The amount was just right and I like the format where the homework can be finished over a number of days.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
July 17, 2015
My daughter was always excited for any new accomplishments and was rewarded by the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
July 17, 2015
The teachers do a great job of conflict solving and offer the children different methods to make sure that all of the students are always respectful of others.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 17, 2015
My daughter is a much better person at home now from a lot of things that were taught in this school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 17, 2015
The anthem of the school is character counts. They instill this value to the teachers, students, and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 17, 2015
I have a Kindergartener and she finished kindergarten and is reading and writing sentences. She can count to 100 and above. She can read at an almost 2nd grade level. The grading system on this website is based solely on a Maryland assessment test. This school does not focus on kids regurgitating material for an exam. Instead they teach kids to learn. I was a little worried about the score when I was first looking at schools, but I have 3 other children from my family that go or went there and the oldest is taking Advanced Placement courses and going to graduate with honors from high school. I've seen first hand the level of education that this school is capable of. My daughter absolutely loves going to school and loves her teacher. The Principal of the school is also very involved with the families and the children. He knows every child's name and is truly dedicated to the education, well-being, and character of our children. I went to a private elementary school in this area and believe me, I wish I had gone to this school when I was a child. Would have saved my parents thousands and gotten a better education. My wife and I could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
The staff and administration model character traits and positive behavior for the students. Students are encouraged and rewarded for demonstrating exemplary character. My child loves Glenallan, especially her teachers. I really appreciate everything they do to challenge and engage her on a daily basis. In fact, she is actually upset that school has ended! I also want to commend the faculty and staff for creating a warm, welcoming environment for parents, as well. I am greeted whenever I come to the building and the administration always takes time to compliment me on something my child has done. I really feel like they have taken the time to get to know her and me.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2015
My daughter is going into third grade and we love Glenallan. The teachers are caring and make school engaging for her. I really love the wide variety of teaching methods used to meet the different learning styles and interests. Plus, the STEM focus has given my daughter opportunities to think and work beyond the curriculum. My son is about to start kindergarten and he cannot wait to become a Glenallan Gator! Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
We have a program in place called Character Counts to promote these very attributes. The kids are highly encouraged and rewarded to treat each other and others with these qualities.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2015
Before enrolling my kids at Glenallan they were at a Private Montessori school. Now I almost feel like I spent a whole lot of money that I did not need to because we are so happy at Glenallan! What a hidden gem! You will absolutely fall in love with our Principal, Mr. Moran, who interacts with the kids like a father/sibbling/friend/guardian/mentor all rolled into one. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS TO BELIEVE IT. The kids really love going to school everyday and it shows. The kids here are so polite and well mannered, they show respect towards each other, teachers, staff and us parents. The kids understand what being in a community means and they look out for each other. The teachers are such an inspiration. I am a very Proud Parent of 2 fantastic Glenallan kids!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
June 17, 2015
I have nothing else but good things to say about the Great School of Glenallan Elementary School. Is with great proud that I say my both kids have done their Primary school at Glenallan. The entire staff is amazing; they go above and beyond their limits and time to care, to teach and to be part of our community. Both of my kids had excelled and had found great support from their teachers and peers. In this School, there is Character, there is friendship and mentorship. Mr. Moran, the Principal of Glenallan , has striven to bring this community together. Him and his staff, work really hard to bring the best of each student and bring them to the next level, to prepare them for the future. It is with great sadness that my kids had to leave to continue their journey, but something that I am sure about is that they will remember their experience in Glenallan forever. Thank you Glenallan, Thank you Mr. Moran

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
June 17, 2015
More homework should be coming home for kindergarteners. It would be great to incorporate family monthly projects and reports to help increase writing and public speaking.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2015
Words can not describe how amazing this school's teachers and administrators are. The community involvement is the best I have seen in a very long time. I am so happy that my student attends such an amazing and truly caring school that is Glenallen.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
The school uses a holistic Student centered and strength based approach when working with students. I love Glenallan.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
Principal and staff are interested in creating sustainable relationships with students and families. The approach is parent-student friendly.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2015
Awesome teachers. PtA is heavily involved with creating family nights. The principal is always available and interested in growing Glenallan students and families. I love the School and my children love it too.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2015
Glenallen is an outstanding school! My daughter is entering her third year as a Glenallen Gator. She has thrived academically and socially there. The pricipal and staff are extremely dedicated to the student's success. We love Glenallen!

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 12, 2015
Diverse schools, especially elementary schools, almost by definition requires that students are confronted with issues of respect, empathy, compassion. Glenallan develops its students in just this sort of holistic way.

- submitted by a community member

June 12, 2015
Glenallan is a wonderful school. I have 3 kids that have gone to school there and my husband and I are so happy with their academic and personal growth. Mr. Moran and his staff do an amazing job of making sure these kids feel safe, are happy, and are receiving the academic development they need. They also do a great job of stressing the importance of values and character. We're so grateful and proud to be a part of the Glenallan community and would highly recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2015
Glenallan Elementary School offers an exceptional atmosphere for students to thrive and grow academically and socially. Kudos go out to the teaching staff and Mr. Moran for providing such a remarkable learning environment for the students!

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2015
We are very happy with the level of education our child is receiving at Glenallan. The administration and teachers exhibit care, enthusiasm and dedication to the education and growth of our kids. Mr. Moran, the administration and teachers are responsive, engaged and respectful to both the students and the parents. Glenallan has demonstrated its commitment to excellence and is an asset to our community.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 10, 2015
We are very happy with the level of education our child is receiving at Glenallan. The administration and teachers exhibit care, enthusiasm and dedication to the education and growth of our kids. Mr. Moran, the administration and teachers are responsive, engaged and respectful to both the students and the parents. Glenallan has demonstrated its commitment to excellence and is an asset to our community.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2015
My son is part human and part slug. Although he takes a long time getting from class to class, and leaves a unpleasant slime on the floor, the staff treats him like a normal student. They have also lowered the sodium content in the cafeteria which has really helped with his skin rot problem.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2015
I rated this school as "Great" because the Principal puts the children first. He demonstrates great leadership skills and has fantastic hair. The best in Silver Spring.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2015
I feel that the administration and teacher participation with our kids is outstanding at this school. I feel that I am always well informed as to what is going on. I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2015
This school has a very caring Principal. He goes above and beyond for his students.

- submitted by a community member

June 09, 2015
My son has been here since Kindergarten we are so happy to have have him attend this great school. The principal and staff are outstanding ! always there for the children. My son absolutely loves his school, he gets up every morning with a big smile on his face. The children really love Mr. Moran and any parent can witness that great sense of pride when you visit the school. Go Gators!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
My son is in third grade at Glenallan Elementary School. His teacher, Mrs. Ghee is extraordinary! He has made so much progress academically and best of all he wakes up every day excited to go to school. Glenallan is a great school with great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 08, 2015
Glenallan is extremely focused on character. Community is committed to the idea that being a good person is more important that being just a good student!

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
My child has been at Glenallan for two years now. We had reservations before she started but are very happy we gave the school a shot. She has been really happy and learning a lot. Both main teachers and all of her "specials" teachers so far have come across as really knowing how to work with the kids and make things interesting. Lots of field trips, special events at school or just neat class activities that all help make the school an enjoyable place. Dedicated and hard working staff, strong school leadership and a small community of very active families have all contributed to this being a great spot to have started school at.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
June 08, 2015
1st grader has an average of 5-10 minutes a night plus daily reading. Seems about right as this comes to a total of about 15-20.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
Such a great school with wonderful administration, staff and students. We're very proud to be a part of this community!

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 08, 2015
The staff is so caring, hard working and helpful. They care about the students as individuals

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 08, 2015
The Character Counts Program is an excellent example of where the children have the ability to learn what it is to be a good citizen

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
Glenallan Elementary School is a wonderful school. Children are in a safe and nurturing environment where the children are given the tools they need to succeed. Children are not only educated but they are also taught the importance of being good citizens with great character.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2015
An exemplary school climate and culture! Great to see how engaged and hopeful the students of Glenallan are. Check out our Gallup Scores on http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/gallup/pdf/02817-glenallanes-gallup-2014.pdf

- submitted by a teacher
Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 06, 2015
If you want to see grit, come to Glenallan. Those students do not give up.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 06, 2015
A great deal of service learning takes place at Glenallan. My children still talk about community service they did and their learning of civic duty.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 06, 2015
Proud to say that my children developed these character traits with the support of the Glenallan teachers and students.

- submitted by a community member

June 06, 2015
Last night I attended the Glenallan talent show as a community member. I do not have any children at the school, they both graduated a few years ago. The spirit of this school is extraordinary. The offer students opportunities to be individuals and highlight talents and intelligences that often remain hidden. When I look at the rating for this school, I do not understand it. My students have been gone for a couple of years but the momentum of the Glenallan community is rolling in the direction of being exceptional. As my children say, once a gator, always a gator!!!

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2015
Glenallen has done a complete 180 in the last 2 years. The new principal and faculty are amazing, the new building is beautiful and technologically advanced, and the STEM program is among the best in the county. Last year's 3rd graders beat out the rest of Montgomery County on the math assessment, which was a major feat in itself! These changes are right on time for our kindergartner and soon-to-be kindergartner. Love this school!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2015
My son loved attending this school!! We were very sad to have to move in the middle of the year. His first grade teacher was awesome, he was very hands on and dedicated to his work and students. We moved quite abruptly and was unable to notify the teacher right away. After a few days, we received a call from his teacher checking in on my son, wondering where has been the past few days. It was very nice to see that personal touch and such raw dedication and genuine care for students well being. The administrative staff is awesome and the principal is a very stand up guy, charming and really friendly. I really miss having my son here.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2014
The change in leadership and the brand new building have made ALL the difference in the world between my rising 5th grader's experience v. my rising 1st grader's. LOVE the principal and assistant principal; they are fully engaged and committed to every child's success, excellent partners with the parents, great communicators, great administrators, great people.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2014
glenallan elementary school os a great school with a wonderful Principal who cares for every child in the school. Also has very great teachers who love kids. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2013
Glenallan is an excellent school! My son is going on his fourth year here. The Principal and Assistant Principal are energetic and committed leaders, the teachers and staff are highly dedicated, and my son has made friendships to last a lifetime. This year they have a brand new, beautiful building, they instituted the STEM program, they now have an engineering club, and a student council. You really don't get a sense of how unique and inspiring Glenallan is unless you visit the school and meet the students.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2013
My grandson attended Glenallen Elementary School. I really liked this school and it's curriculum but most importantly, I really loved the teachers. They are professional but they also treat every child with respect and love and it shows that they love their jobs.

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2012
GREAT SCHOOL AND GREAT STAFF! I have had the chance to volunteer at a number of Glenallan functions and am amazed by the wonderful administrators and teachers. The new principal is doing a great job. The whole staff is very devoted to the kids at Glenallan.

- submitted by a community member

January 26, 2012
Great school! My son loves it! The school stuff always friendly to the students and parents.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2011
My daughter attends Glenallan and is in the third grade. I must say, the staff is nice but no nonsense, the teachers are very competent and overall, the school environment is welcoming and wonderful. We just got a new principal this year and he seems qualified and is doing a great job so far. The school has an excellent curriculum and a plethora of school activities as well as extra-curricular activities for the students. Anytime I had a complaint or concern is was handled in a professional matter and all issues were resolved. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2011
Great School!!! My child enrolled at Glenallan after having a terrible experience in private school. The teachers are caring, thorough, and really enjoy what they do. They worked very hard with my child and got her up to grade level in reading and math with in 4 months!!! Save your coins and give Glenallan Elementary a try. I'm sure you will be as pleased as I am. Also, they now have a new principal and I can't wait to hear about the new and exciting ideas he has to offer the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 01, 2009
Both of my children attend Glenallan ES and they love it. The teachers are doing a great job with the kids in terms of teaching them and preparing them for the future. Overall Glenallan ES teachers and staffs are doing an outstanding job.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2008
All 12 of my children have attended Glenallan ES and my youngest is now in fifth grade. Not only have my children recieved a grade A education, but they always felt loved and cared for at Glenallan. The success of the school is strictly due to the classroom teachers, especially the fifth grade teachers who are not only outstanding teachers, but go well above and beyond for each one of their students. Thank God for Glenallan.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2008
Four of my children attended Glenallan, the most recent graduating last year. The first two are attending college on full scholarships, thanks n large part to the educational fundamentals they learned under the care and guidance of Principal Ronnie Fields and her dedicated staff at Glenallan Elementary. Glenallan is the best elementary school in the world. You may not realize this when looking at it, or any of the other typical measures of school quality. But it is.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2008
We have been very, very pleased with our son's experience at Glenallan (he is in Kindergarten). His teacher is excellent, warm and caring. He is challenged appropriately. The exercises and tasks that his class does exceed those we have heard about from parents at other MCPS elemenatary schools with 'better' reputations. While we are fortunate enough to be able to send our children to private school, we chose not to and are not only comfortable but pleased with our decision. Our plan is to send our second child to Glenallan as well when he enters K in 3 years. I think that says it all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 07, 2008
I had my child transferred to Glenallan when he was in kindergarten. He is now in middle school in the GT program. We credit each and every one of his teachers from Glenallan for getting him to where he is today! Great school, great teachers, great staff and great principal!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2008
Glenallan has been and still is a great school for both of my children. All schools depend on the staff and my kids have had great teachers at Glenallan. The appearance of the school is not great but looks are not what makes a school.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2006
Glenallan may not have significant county dollars, but the teachers are exemplary and they work hard, many spending long hours overtime at the school. Many of them are extremely devoted to the students. Ms. Fields is a professional principal...she puts education first and that shows.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2006
Like other neighborhood schools Glenallan has come up on the short end of the financial stick and it's reflected in the teachers, cosmetic appearance of the school. I should have noticed when I first moved in the neighborhood two years ago, no one sends their child to Glenallan unless they can't afford to buy their way out!

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95% of our K students and 82% of Grade 1 student exceed grade level reading goals. 88% of our current 5th grade students are proficient in math and reading according to MAP assessments.

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Glenallan Elementary School
12520 Heurich Rd, Silver Spring, MD  20904
(301) 929-2014
Last modified Glenallan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glenallan Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 121 reviews. Top