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Independence, MO
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2611 South Lee's Summit Rd
Independence, MO 64055

(816) 521-5510
(816) 521-5638
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August 19, 2015
Gendale Elementary is a great school, the Secretaries, Principal, Teachers, Cafeteria workers, the janitors, the School Nurses, Librarians, and all the other staff, are very kind. Dr. Siebert really tries to get know the students and parents by name, and Glendale really cares. The teachers always always willing to hear me and work with me, to solve a problem. It is a safe Haven for the students.

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January 06, 2015
I absolutely love Glendale Elementary! The teachers are patient and caring to the students and will listen and answer all of your questions that you have about what your child is learning and what you can do to make it better and easier for them at home! They will even listen to your ideas and quite often use them! This is the best school I have had the pleasure to walk in!

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January 19, 2014
Glendale has the best Secretary, Principal and teacher involvement. The staff at Glendale really cares about the children and they know every parent and every student by name. They will go above and beyond to ensure that the parents and students are satisfied. Any time there has been an issue Dr.Siebert has gone above and beyond to resolve the issue and make my child as comfortable as possible. There have been some teachers that do not understand my child and fight with him and just understand him, but they work well with me to figure out strategies and how to help. He is reading at a 6th grade level in 3rd grade and loves his school. He would not do this well elsewhere I am sure of it. Great school, Great staff, and Great kids. It is like a family that my son has while at school and what parent wouldn't want a family away from a family while their kiddo is in school?

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December 02, 2013
The staff and faculty are amazing! They truly care about my children. I feel like my voice is heard and respected. However, parental involvement is SEVERELY lacking, not from the school and PTA not trying. I feel that many of the children attending do not have the support needed, from home, to succeed. Glendale does everything they can to help this, but I feel that this causes the kids that are ready for more, to be held back.

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February 27, 2009
Glendale is an awesome school. My daughter has gone from kindergarten, reading basic books on a kindergarten level, to now in first grade reading at a 3rd grade level. Teacher is very good at providing feedback and helping her develop the skills she lacks.

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February 23, 2009
I would give this school a 4 rating. My son started his Kindegarten year in another school district but came to Glendale after christmas break. My son's kindegarten teacher is awesome. I can tell she really loves to teach children. My son is alittle behind in what he should know in order to move on to 1st grade. My experience with his kindegarten teacher has been great with keeping me informed on what he should know to get him caught up. I truly wished ahead of time I was informed of what they expected Kindegarten kids to know expecially when you are a transfer student. That has been my only problem. I believe glendale is a scholastic school thats why we moved him to this location.

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June 23, 2008
My son started his Kindergarden year in another district but came to Glendale shortly after; that is when our problems began. I have heard that every child has one teacher that they do not mesh with and I hope his was this one. If I could move him to another school I would, it seems the kids are expected to be more like robots then kids. Their lunch time is unrealistic, I ate lunch with my son and did not have time to finish my meal, no wonder he always brings food home! I can say that their Kids Safari program is awesome, yes it is in the basement but my son loved it and hated when I picked him up early. We are going into first grade and I hope that we have a much better year!

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September 12, 2007
Glendale is a wonderful school. I have a boy in 3rd grade and a girl in kindergarten. The school has a small town feel (very friendly). I once told my son we might move and he became very upset. He told me he loved his school and couldn't go anywhere else! He began to read in Kindergarten and can do math in his head (no calculator). As a parent, you've got to love that! The parents at this school seem to be very active. The teachers are very caring and get right back to you when you e-mail them a question. I couldn't be more pleased.

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May 08, 2007
Glendale is a good school. Not a great one.. As parents we would like to see our child be able to spend more time eating lunch instead of having to hurry and eat quickly. 20 mins is not enough time for our kids. I suggest 30 mins like most schools. All children need some play time even if it is a short time.. I want my child to wake up in the morning and be happy its P.E Day or just happy to go to school. And not hear them say sadley they have P.E today or they have Racewalk today. Teachers are ok.. Some seem to be there only for a job as others are nicer and more caring.

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February 24, 2004
Glendale has the best teacher involvement. The teachers really care about the children. I believe it has a energized principal as the leader. The school over all is excellent.

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September 09, 2003
Everyone feels welcome at Glendale. It is a safe and fun place to learn. There are activities every month for everyone to enjoy and the parent involvement is fantastic. The staff support from top to bottom is like no other.

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August 26, 2003
Overall this is a very good school. I would like to see the lunch time increased to 30 minutes. 20 minutes is only teaching the children to eat as fast as they possibly can, which is a poor eating habit to learn. I would also like to see more extra activities after school, funded by the parents, like Karate, dance, gymnastics, soccer. The children learn by opportunity, lets bring some extra opportunities to them to encourage physical activities. Racewalking did not go over well with a lot of the children, because they had to give up their recess time to do it, and it was not optional, most found it to be boring. I do believe all the reading programs they offer are wonderful! The C21 before and after program is pretty good overall, however it is located in a basement with no windows, you have to walk clear across the building to sign the kids in and out, which is very time consuming. They have also had a lot of last minute changes that were not communicated very well, they could use some improvement in that area. Overall, I'm impressed with Glendale, its a good school that has the potential to be a great school.

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August 10, 2003
Glendale is a clean tight nit school. Very well ran. Very disciplined. Students have fun. School plans lots of activities at an affordable /free price, so all can attend. Good school. Caring, hard working teachers at all the grade levels. No complaints.

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Glendale Elementary School
2611 South Lee's Summit Rd, Independence, MO  64055
(816) 521-5510
Last modified Glendale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glendale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top