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541 Gardner Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

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(607) 739-6347
(607) 795-2545
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April 17, 2015
I was concerned by the older reviews I read about Gardner Road... but then again it's usually the dissatisfied folks who write reviews. I'm extremely pleased with my daughter's experience at Garnder Road so far. Her teacher has been great about providing appropriate challenges for her since, in some areas, she is performing well beyond her grade level. I have found all the faculty and staff to be approachable and helpful. The principal is responsive and a good communicator. I've also been very pleased with the Kids World after-school program (although they are operated by the YWCA, not the district). The PTO offers very enjoyable social events. My daughter loves going to school, and so far Gardner Road has proven to be a nice community in which to develop not only academically, but emotionally and socially as well!

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December 10, 2014
My son is in his third year here and I have to say his first two years were quite slow in his progress being his special needs (educational wise) were not really being met due to I feel mainly they really didn't know where he fit in per say. He's in the Special needs area mainly due to emotional issues from his having autism. He has now moved up and he's made more progress in this first semester than he did in the last two years. We're elated to say the least. This new teacher is really challenging him and getting him out and mainstreamed and we are all so happy to see him now reaching his grade level in many areas. The staff is amazing and I feel as if we belong to our own little family unit...watching movies and eating popcorn on family nights on the cafeteria floor with our blankets and pillows...and just so much more...I know my son has so many more educational endeavors ahead of him. but I know we all will miss Gardner Road for a very long while...Thanks to everyone and I surely would have given more than 5 stars if possible...:)

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January 25, 2011
Our daughter has been in the school for the past 4 years. It has been a mixed bag. She was fortunate to have several good teachers, who were interested to teach and not to just pass the tests. She also had a teacher who did not want to do anything beyond catering to the lowest common denominator and would not engage in any dialog with us, the parents. We found the PTO to be essentially a meeting between the principal and some parents. No teachers at the PTO, that is hard to accept. The principal has since been replaced. If not for the committed teachers, we would be disappointed, but they are there and work hard and love the children. We hope the new principal will make a difference.

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September 10, 2009
I have 2 children who have attended this school. My son just started intermediate school, so he has gone through all grade levels of GR. We enjoy the wide variety of intermural sports, plentiful field trips and many activities provided by the PTO. I have volunteered in several areas, so I've seen classrooms in progress. My suggestion to parents is get involved. The staff is caring and concerned about providing a quailty education to all the students. I'm proud to be a GR parent!

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April 26, 2009
My son started Kindergarten at this school this year, and loves it. He loves his teacher, loves the school, loves everything about it. His class has been on more than one field trip, and they have more coming. He has gotten involved with things like the fall festival, turn off tv week activities, the ice cream social, etc... There is a lot to do, and if anyone has complaints, they should just get more involved. Join the PTO. Parents who complain about what the PTO is or isn't doing should step up and put forth some effort to help make it what they visualize. Go to the meetings! (Free childcare is provided!) The PTO has done (and continues to do) a lot of great things for the school. I am very happy my son goes to this school! And so is he!

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April 09, 2009
No parents neither service coordinator observations. The principal has closed any open door policy due to privacy.

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February 22, 2007
My youngest son attended this school for a year and it was a year too long. ('05-'06) The staff overall could at best be called Cold. Both of the teachers that we had to deal with were uppity and overly controlling/stifling. The principal was open to listening to our concerns but in the end didn't really address the issues. The PTO is (was) practically non-existent, as were grade-level concerts and fun extras for the kids. I know the school had music, art, etc but we rarely saw any evidence of this (i.e. projects coming home, etc). Overall the energy in the school is cold, stagnate and spoiled. We can't figure out why so many people love this school.

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Gardner Road Elementary School
541 Gardner Road, Horseheads, NY  14845
(607) 739-6347
Last modified Gardner Road Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gardner Road Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top