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Parents and teachers agree that the environment at Stanley is extremely positive overall and students are challenged and achieve at high levels. They also agree that an area to strengthen is cafeteria noise and, to a small degree lunchroom behavior. The cafeteria is also the gym so it's naturally quite loud. One of the focus areas for me as the new principal will be to be in the cafeteria as frequently as possible to support teachers in maintaining an orderly and positive lunch environment for children and teachers. I am also committed to working with teachers and students in classrooms and in monthly whole school assemblies to build consensus around what a calm, peaceful cafeteria looks, sounds and feels like. I am confident that we can improve the lunch experience for everyone even though truthfully no one is saying that it is so terrible, it just could be a little better.
July 12, 2012

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Stanley Elementary School 5

Posted April 13, 2016
- a parent
This is a great grade school overall. Admittedly, the building is terrible, no handicap access, the library doubles at the theater and the music room, and the gym is the cafeteria! Swampscott needs to overhaul this building along with a few other schools. Despite the state of the building, the teachers are top notch! Teachers are constantly attending monthly professional development seminars, and the students are challenged at their individual level. I have had two children go there, with two very different academic abilities, both children had teachers that were able to keep them challenged and excited about learning.

Stanley Elementary School 5

Posted May 14, 2014
- a parent
We love this elementary school. Awesome School, Great Teachers, Caring Principal. Good Location. Best challenging assignments!


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SCHOOL LEADER
Parents and teachers agree that the environment at Stanley is extremely positive overall and students are challenged and achieve at high levels. They also agree that an area to strengthen is cafeteria noise and, to a small degree lunchroom behavior. The cafeteria is also the gym so it's naturally quite loud. One of the focus areas for me as the new principal will be to be in the cafeteria as frequently as possible to support teachers in maintaining an orderly and positive lunch environment for children and teachers. I am also committed to working with teachers and students in classrooms and in monthly whole school assemblies to build consensus around what a calm, peaceful cafeteria looks, sounds and feels like. I am confident that we can improve the lunch experience for everyone even though truthfully no one is saying that it is so terrible, it just could be a little better.
Posted July 12, 2012

Stanley Elementary School 3

Posted March 12, 2012
- a parent
My grandaughter currently attends this school. It has challenging academic programs. It has high parental involvement which definitely contributes to the success of their MCAS scores. Unfortunately, I did hear on one occasion students being screamed at in the cafeteria by a teacher. It does not set a good example when a teacher loses control in front of young children. Overall, it has a great principal and hardworking teachers.

Nearby schools

Stanley Elementary School
10 Whitman Rd, Swampscott, MA  01907
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. (781) 596-8837
Last modified Stanley Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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