I am a retired elementary teacher with grand children at this school. I tend to be quite "picky" when it comes to choosing the best for them. I feel that they will receive the best education possible at Glen C. Taylor. Years of experience and interaction with the fine teachers at Taylor comprise the basis for everything I say that is positive about this fine school!
Many teachers on this staff have been there since the school opened. They are professionals who deserve the support and respect of parents.
The teachers here are the reason that the school is such a success academically. The teachers are always updating their curriculum and staying on top of things technologically. They teach a well rounded day with just enough fun to keep kids interested.
Generally a child should have 1/2 hour of homework for each grade level: K=1/2 hour, Gr.1 = 1 hour. When you look at group projects and individual research papers etc. done in the upper grades, I'm sure you will see the fairness of time spent on homework. As a former teacher myself, I know that homework determines the child's progress in all areas. It is undeniable necessary!
Glen Taylor practices all of these values by rewarding them regularly with Titan Tickets which are given by teachers and staff to students who display these character traits no matter how small the act. Students are proud of this school and happy with the teachers who recognize their value.
The administration, leadership, teachers are great. My daughter started 1st grade here and she was lucky to get a great teacher, Mrs. Buldoc. Her class was 20 kids and we had some pretty involved parents, that makes a difference to the teachers load and the kids learn more. The schools PTA is very active and encourages parents to get involved. Overall we had a good experience. I would wish for a bit more academics but it's hard for teachers to move curriculum faster as there are those kids that didn't do kindergarten and were too behind. My daughter came from a private school so she was ahead but she still improved and learned, we also do work at home just like all the other top students in her class. The public system can only do so much academically, it's up to the parent to spend a little bit of time w the kids to get them ahead. Overall it was good enough that we decided we are not going back to the private school which we loved but financially was tough. The school is big on Kindness and respect towards one another. As far as I could tell there was no bullying and the kids and parents were very friendly.
My son loves Glen C Taylor School. And we all love this school. He has been in this school since 2nd grade. We are lucky that we found this school after took my son out of private school.... Highly recommended !! This year he get brand-new teacher for 4th grade. Mrs.Pritchett. She is amazing. Highly recommended !!
My daughter is in 1st grade and absolutely loves the school. Her teacher Ms Billette is awesome. Thank You for all the work that you are doing with the kids. My daughter cant wait to go to school everyday.
This is school is not friendly with kids who struggle. I had my child there for 2 years and she was not striving and got no help. Additionally, we did not receive much information about programs, sports or field trips. This school fails on a level of communication that is key to the success of your child. The staff was very hands off.
This school is terrible. I had my son enrolled last year for 2nd grade. The teacher refused to help us when we asked for additional resources or help or to get together to discuss his failing english grades after she was late getting grades to us and gave us no warning that he was failing until then. We would spend hours with him on homework and weekends with no help from her. Additionally, we came to pick him up once and they had lost him and he didn't reappear for over 20 minutes and the teacher had no idea that he had ever left her presence! My friend walked straight through the office and into the school once without knowing any of the staff or having anybody ask her who she was! Our son failed the second grade and could have easily been kidnapped. Additionally, they offer no talent show or any medium like that which I though was odd.