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West Bloomfield Township, MI
Students enrolled: 399

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5300 Greer Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48324

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(248) 865-6570
(248) 865-6571
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June 15, 2015
Amazing school with the most dedicated and incredible staff! The curriculum is top-notch and includes Chinese and STEAM. Best early elementary school in Oakland County!

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May 07, 2015
Gretchko is a fantastic school for our fantastic kids! My daughter is reading above grade level, and the well rounded education and principals is the best of the best! When speaking with my friends and family who have children in other schools, they are very impressed with my daughter's education and knowledge. The school is way ahead of the game with its curriculum. I can't say enough great things about the teachers and staff, and Principal!

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April 16, 2015
Gretchko is an AMAZING school! Sally has done a wonderful job building a community school. Parents are welcome to help and participate as much as they are able. The PTO is awesome. The teachers are fantastic. The STEM efforts are like no other. One of the best schools I have ever been a part of. I am a teacher and I have worked in several schools surrounding the district, none of the others compare.

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August 16, 2014
Best school private or public. You will not find a better teaching staff or principal. I researched and hard numerous meeting before selecting Gretchko. Iam coming from a mom and teacher opinion. I have two little ones passing through and would not trade this place for a million bucks!! You know they are safe and being taught well well well!!

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May 15, 2014
This school is wonderful. I can't imagine giving my children a better start to their academic career than what the staff at Gretchko provides. The school is extremely well managed and friendly, and the entire staff is just so enthusiastic about educating these kids.

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November 16, 2010
We are having a wonderful Kindergarten experience at Gretchko - an approachable, funny, long-experienced teacher, lots of wonderful character principles being fostered such as respect, "bucket-filling," and altruism... Loved that we as parents and our child had to discuss and sign an anti-bullying policy - what a great way to open discussion on this detrimental subject! Numerous ways for parents to get involved, many creative activities and special days, easy communication via website/newsletters, emails, progress reports, lunch money pay online... We are grateful for an excellent 1st public school experience so far! :)

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April 26, 2010
We love Gretchko! The facilities are amazing, colorful, and conducive to exploration and learning. The teaching staff is top-notch and committed to enriching extracurriculars like Math Pentathlon, Music and Chinese Language and culture. The K-1st grade format keeps the little ones apart from bigger kids for their very first school experience; and focuses on reading, math preparedness and helping them develop good school learning and social skills. I used to pay tuitiion at Bloomfield Hills and tried Gretchko through the West Bloomfield Schools of Choice program, and we could not be happier. Thank you, Gretchko!

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April 23, 2010
I'm not sure how to rate this school, since my children haven't attended others. I think that people's experiences really are variable, perhaps depending on the teacher. One thing - if you have a visceral response (positive or negative) to Stephen Covey, you should know that his son's writing is a very integral part of the curriculum.

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October 01, 2009
Gretchko is a Blue Ribbon school thanks to hard work on the part of the Principal Sally Drummond and alot of others!

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May 28, 2009
I have two daughters in the West Bloomfield school district, however only one of them attended Gretchko. As a result I am in a good position to compare the kindergarten and 1st grade with other schools. While the facilities at the school are very good, I was highly disapppointed in the overall quality of education. The teachers do not challenge the children at all, and the school seems to be geared towards the lowest of the lowest common denominator. 1st graders are taught what my daughter had learnt in Pre-K at her previous schools. If I had known any better, I would much rather have not wasted a complete academic year of my child at that school.

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May 01, 2009
The entire school district is fabulous. I have had excellent experiences with the teachers and principal of Gretchko. They have been responsive quickly to situations and requests. I couldn't be happier.

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January 22, 2009
This a wonderful school that accepts and works with all children regardless of their parent's zip code. The teachers are kind and teach to all the children. There are wonderful bells & whistles - computers, music, media aids, thousands of books, playground and gym equipment. The parents, administration and teaching staff support eachother. It is a happy place to go to school and visit.

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January 05, 2009
I was misled by all of the bells and whistles of this school. The school is over crowded and understaffed. The children don't get the personal attention that they should. The school has a high percentage of children from Pontiac.

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December 28, 2008
My daughter attended Gretchko. She was ahead of her cousins who were receiving private school education. Her kindergarten and first grade teacher really prepared her. The principal Mrs. Drummond was supreme, she was always their to spend time talking and taking time out of her day to spend with two parents whose oldest child first experiences. The last day of school where my child transferred to Scotch I and so many other mothers cried. Gretchko trully prepared us and I will be sending my youngest daughter this fall. I cannot wait to see everyone. As a school of choice parent, I loved the environment so much that my husband and I bought a house in West Bloomfield so we could continue to live in such an embracing place. Thank you, West Bloomfield for providing Gretchko and Scotch.

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November 05, 2008
This is an excellent school. My daughter loves it. All of my family has been here and there has never been any complaints. The teachers are very helpful and it seems that the lesson plans used are ahead of other neighboring districts.

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December 18, 2005
This school is unreal...great academic programs and even better teachers. My daughter has Mrs. Ayar and she is incredible. The principal is very hands on, while keeping a strong strategic agenda.

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Gretchko Elementary School
5300 Greer Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI  48324
(248) 865-6570
Last modified Gretchko Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-1
Gretchko Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top