Very good experience at Glen Arden for K and 1st grade. My son has had excellent teachers who control the classroom well, a responsive principal, and good instruction from specials - PE, Music, and Art.
Some really great teachers but some really lack professional tact when dealing with families. In two separate incidents, non-parents, ie grandparents, aunt/uncles, treated with less than respect. You have to be 'known' to be treated with dignity. There is a distinct lack of modeling of manners. Staff is "in charge" and upon observation, often fails to listen to explanation, or give initial warning/observation before administering a consequence- often a public (and embarrassing) reprimand. Academics meet state standard with experienced staff carrying the bulk of responsibility in education. They have a great phys ed program- very caring and engaged teacher. The principal is responsive and reachable. The pto centers on 'stay at home' moms but is welcoming and offers parent involvement in many ways. Overall an ok school but wish for more enthusiasm and respect from all teachers, not just those who have to speak to me or my family. As far as teaching strategy- last year's teacher for one child rarely checked homework, another never answered email, and none of them updated the class website. In my opinion, hit or miss on that great class.
First week into our second year, so based on last year... Likes: the community, using teachers for their strengths, communication, welcoming staff, and accessibility. Dislikes: not always organized, lack of Title I for meeting needs, cafeteria nutrition/quality of food is questionable, and P.E. only once per week.
Glen Arden has very caring dedicated staff and parent community. My little girl loves to go to school.
My Daughter has had awesome teachers actually the best.. We are truly blessed..... My son also this year has a really great teacher
Our school really cares about our children's education and their happiness.
Small, Cozy, warm, friendly smiles; all Makes it feel like home away from home! My children are getting a wonderful education and I can have many oopurtunities to volunteer. Thank you Glen Arden Staff.
Our school has wonderful teachers and staff who really care about our children. They make learning fun for kids.
I have two children in that school and they both love it. Glen Arden's staff truly cares about their students.
The teachers are dedicated to our children and are willing to go above and beyond to help a struggling student
The teachers and families are wonderful. It's truly a community school and everyone gets involved.
Glen Arden is a great place to learn! Students are considerate, polite, and care for each other. Parents support the school with many volunteer hours. Teachers know how to learners active and engaged even in the midst of budget cuts and increased class sizes.
I love the way we can go into the school anytime. If I forgot to send something to my kids I can walk in. I love going to lunch with my kids. I love all the teachers too.
Great school, great teachers, great students, great PTA. I would not want my children going to any other school!
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