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K-5
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Saginaw, MI

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1101 North Bond Street
Saginaw, MI 48602

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(989) 399-4250
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March 04, 2014
My daughter has had a great experience at Handley. The curriculum is challenging and she loves going to school. In addition to the academic rigor, the school also encourages creativity and fosters the arts. The plays and extra curricular activities (art club, chess club, sports etc.) are amazing. Unfortunately many local school districts have eliminated their gifted programs/ now offer a watered down version. Thus, Handley is a great alternative for gifted and talented children. It provides them with a challenging curriculum and fosters creativity.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2014
I feel as though Handley is given to much credit for the success of the children who attend the school. They are tested pre-enrollment so they start off above average which is not attributed to anything taught by Handley teachers. My daughter attended Handley for 2 years and I was never notified of things that went on at school nor was i ever shown any work that was done in class! A majority of the work is sent home for the parents to do because the homework is impossible for a small child to do. My daughter was removed and is still as smart as I taught her to be before, during and after going to Handley.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
My daughter attends Handley School, and has for three years. The school is mediocre at best. There are "principles" which the children are taught to adhere to, however on multiple occasions I have noted that the principal, as well as several teachers, are disrespectful, rude and generally treat the children as if they are chattel. We will be transferring to a new school.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
I am amazed by all that my children have been able to accomplish at Handley. As a teacher, it is refreshing to see parents and students who WANT to learn, who WANT to be at school, and who give it their all everyday. The school plays that they put on and the walk about are incredible. The teachers are great about letting parents know what is going on at the school. Mrs. Coulliard very much impresses me, and always stresses the importance of hard work to the children. I am so happy I transferred my children to this school. They ride the bus from Bay City, and while it is a long bus ride, it's worth it. My children now enjoy going to school everyday, and I finally feel like they are being challenged. For the most part, the children who attend this school are very well behaved. My daughter was in the spelling bee, and when she got out, she was not laughed at. Instead, she was given high fives and congratulations by her peers. What a refreshing change!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
This school has wonderful teachers, however, we left because of IB program. It is teaching children WHAT to think, not HOW to think.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The school teaches the students organization, and responsibilty from k-5th grade, and I love that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Very good academic curriculum. Lots of fun reading and math and my daughter enjoys them.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
The Handley staff assumes your child can excel and takes the time to make sure it happens in partnership with the child and the parents. I love this attitude and found this more productive than trying to talk my local school administrators into putting my kids in the accelerated tracks, and dealing with the hem-hawing about whether my child could do it or not. Handley says 'Of course they can; let's get them there together.' I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
It is a multicultural setting that also crosses all socio-economic lines. My own children attended there and loved it and now I teach there and love it. We constantly strive to improve in all areas. We have embraced the International Baccalaurette Program which will allow our students to become globally aware and take charge of their own learning.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 18, 2009
I love this school because Handley is like a close knit family.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2009
Handley is a really good school with many excellent opportunities. I love the many 'specials' the children have access to such as pianorama, music, art, computers, Spanish, etc. The field trips are great, but I do not like that parents always have to drive them. It would be nice if they could use a bus. I loved my daughter's kindergarten teacher, but I feel the first grade team has an unreasonabe weekly assignment for the children. My daughter is now is 2nd grade and at times, it seems that the expectations are a bit out of their developmental capabilities. The kids are smart, but they are still 7 and 8. They are going to be concrete thinkers despite their intelligence. Is it the best elementary in Saginaw? I believe it is. Is there always room to improve? Yes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Handley is for the creative and acedemic talented they have great caring teachers and they have teaching methods that give our kids a great head start on life and what the world is about

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
A school truly dedicated to all aspects of learning; shown by students, faculty and parents. Handley provides an environment in which students can discover and nurture their individual talents. A school where uniqueness is respected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
This a a wonderful school where gifted and talented students are able to express themselves.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2009
I love the way Handley allows and encourages partent participation. I like the learner profile that is repeated throughout the year and teaches my kids how to be a better citizen. I like the communication options between parents and teachers; phone calls, e-mail, or hand written letters makes communication easy and convenient.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Handley has a fantastic curriculum. They are currently seeking certification for International Baccalaureate Program. We have a highly qualified, caring staff of teachers who are strongly supported by the parents and grandparents of Handley students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
Handley has an excellent, involved principal, as well as dedicated and friendly teachers in a great learning environment. The teachers go out of their way to ensure the kids get a quality, enjoyable education. My daughter loves going to school each day to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
Handley School is a great school for academically talented kids. My son got big progress even he has only been there for a short time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
Our daughters have done and continue to do exceedingly well. Principal, Teachers and Staff are truly dedicated to each and every child that attends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The teachers provide academic challenges for our children daily, and their education goes beyond content. They are truly promoting life-long learners who have a language for and confidence to make positive changes in their future!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
The school is unique offering all students an opportunity to perform on stage and exposed to many different cultures,

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
Great program. Wouldn't send my kids anywhere else in this community! Diverse, caring, thought provoking, this school has it all!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Handley is a great school for the accademically talented kids. The student body is above average, and the school helps kids excell at any level. The healthy competition between the talented kids and the accademically focused environment is great for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Handley offers kids the chance to express their creativity in a supportive, accepting environment. The diverse population values every child.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
This school has a very rigorous curriculum and a very friendly, cooperative, and competent teaching and supporting staff. Our kids really loved the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Excellent teachers, very hands on, extremely positive atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Accademically challenging kids

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
Handley rocks! Great teachers! Great program! Creative! Academically challenging!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Great parent participation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Handley school is a very advanced, hands on school. The Principal and the teachers make sure that each child participates in Science - Math and Nature...I know that they engage a child in ways that I find excites me. The children go on field trips and Handley goes to a nature retreat that the children spend a few days at with overnight facilites. My granddaugher could not say enough about the fun trip she had and all the things she learned snakes, rodents, and anything else that was out in the woods...which was the environment she was in. She is in the 5th grade. She is also in band.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2009
I went to Handley School and S.A.S.A. and loved them both. They prepared me for The University of Michigan which I currently attend. I also went to Arthur Hill High Schools half day during high school, and nothing compares to the education that Handley and S.A.S.A. provide. I wish I would have gone there all day. The teachers are also great, as I still keep in contact with several of them - and I haven't been back for eight years but they are amazing!!

- submitted by a student
December 24, 2008
I love Handley School! I was a student there and now, my children are students there. The excelled curriculum coupled with the new IB program sets the children up for academic success. Parent involvement and extracurricular programs are superior. You'll find cultural and economic diversity at Handley which is excellent and eliminates the typical 'regional culture' found in most traditional schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2006
I went to handley all through elementary school. My favorite memories were from there, after fith grade you are encourgaged to attend Saginaw arts and sciences academy, which I curently attend. This school will take you all the way through high school. Handley was an awesome elementary school and the enviroment is one of a kind. Although I dont know much about the new principal.

- submitted by a former student
May 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2004
I went to school there over twenty years ago, for first through third grades. I still miss being a handley hornet.

- submitted by a former student
March 15, 2004
I have two children who have spent a total of 12 years at Handley. We sent them there despite an excellent local school and a 45 minute bus ride each way. The school is an outstanding 'academically talented' program that stresses individual excellence. It is ethnically, socially, and economically diverse. In general the teachers are outstanding. The curriculum focuses on all-around excellence and provides a rich learning environment utilizing traditional and modern techniques including class plays that have to be seen to be believed. The staff provides a strong academic experience without neglecting the arts. While the current principal is retiring after this year, the district is committed to the school and I personally know of several outstanding candidates who are planning to apply. I heartily endorse the school and recommend it to any parent with a 'bright' child.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This is a great school for academically gifted children. It has wonderful teachers and a very diverse student population. Although Handley is known for its academics, it has other activities that set it apart from other schools including annual class plays, extracurricular art classes, special choirs and bands including a steel drum band and handbell choirs, and instruction in Spanish and Japanese. Handley offers a well rounded education with excellent academics.

- submitted by a parent
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Handley School
1101 North Bond Street, Saginaw, MI  48602
(989) 399-4250
Last modified Handley School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Handley School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top