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3870 Sheldon Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 209-6279
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June 09, 2015
This is a very hard-working school between the staff and PTO. They do so much for the kids here. Windom has an undeserved reputation as being a little rough-and-tumble but the kids here are honestly no worse than a lot of other schools around, and in most cases, even better. I just wish the leadership was a little more welcoming. The building is also a bit dark and gloomy compared to other district schools. Apart from that, Windom is about as good as it gets.

- submitted by a community member

October 23, 2012
My children got transferred to Windom. The teachers go out of the ordinary for the students. All students love the quality of the staff pto and teachers. You can really tell that the teachers and staff want to teach children and love them. Everyone at Windom is a very big family that works together love each other and enjoy what they do. Windom may be under rated but the people rating it have never went to Windom. If you join Windom you to will wonder why they rate it so low. Obviously you to should send your children there if you want them to be in a safe educational department.

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2008
Windom has been a marbvelous and truly wonderful experience for the education of our three children who have attended there since we relocated back to the Buffalo area 4 years ago. The teachers are dedicated, the staff caring and all work to the good of the students. The PTO organization is strong and provides great events and programs for students and families.

- submitted by a parent
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August 06, 2008
I LOVE Windom the teachers are helpful and the principal is amazing. Mrs. Gloss is a leader and always willing to go the extra step to help out. I love how she relates to the students as individuals and is there for that reason! As an educator, not in the Orchard Park district I see that we are under rated in the Orchard Park schools, but I believe that it is because the people judging our school really have no idea how great it really is.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2007
Windom is one of the best kept secrets in the Western New York Area! The teachers are there for the kids 110%. There are so many incidences that they go above and beyond what is expected of them. The problem is, they do it, but don't broadcast it, so many people never know. This is a school where teachers care about not only about the learning, but also about the general wellfare of the child. They take extreme care and consideration when placing each child in the classroom they are going to, and will bend over backwards to help if there are any concerns. Yes, lesson plans vary within the same grade level, but each teacher sets up their classroom to meet the level of need for their students. Some classes need more time than others to learn specific lessons. Not every child learns at the same pace.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2007
My children transferred to Windom in 2005. The school and staff were very helpful and accommodating with the transfer. Everything since then has been frustrating. Teachers within the same grade have widely varying lesson plans. Due to new state testing the children are inundated with work, often coming home with homework assignments they don t understand since there was no time to cover material in-class. There is a lot at this school that just feels like exercises in futility.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2006
We moved to this district because we were very concerned with the student/teacher ratio that most schools now provide. I have found that Windom Elementary has provided my son with encouragement and extra help when needed. It is a safe and friendly environment that I feel is needed in all schools. The communication that the teachers and staff provide is extaordinary. When my son went into first grade he became terrified of going to school. His teachers worked one on one with our family to ensure he was not overwhelmed and gave him extra encouragment to proceed. He now loves school and enjoys working and learning from his teachers. We will be moving out of state and my fear is that I will not be able to find a school that is near the quality that Windom provides.

- submitted by a parent
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Windom Elementary School
3870 Sheldon Road, Orchard Park, NY  14127
(716) 209-6279
Last modified Windom Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Windom Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top