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Glenallan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 419 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted 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


Posted May 5, 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


Posted November 7, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted April 27, 2012

GREAT school!! The staff is wonderful and really involved and engaged. The new principal is doing a spectacular job and it's easy to tell he really cares about the schoool, staff, students and community.


Posted January 26, 2012

Great school! My son loves it! The school stuff always friendly to the students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted November 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 8, 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


Posted March 7, 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


Posted March 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 12%
Black 28% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
White 6% 42%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12520 Heurich Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: (301) 929-2014

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