Students enrolled 485
Hours no info
School leader Ms Kristina Specht
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District Buncombe County Schools
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50 Pinehurst Circle
Arden, NC 28704

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(828) 654-1800
(828) 654-1801
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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May 22, 2014
I love this school! We moved here from out of state in 2013 and from registration to end of school year, the staff were attentive to my child's specific educational and medical needs. Excellent communication with teachers, office staff, school nurse, and administration! The school personnel genuinely care for the students and families. Several family/school events and many opportunities for students to engage in community outreach!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2014
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
Glen Arden has very caring dedicated staff and parent community. My little girl loves to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
My Daughter has had awesome teachers actually the best.. We are truly blessed..... My son also this year has a really great teacher

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Our school really cares about our children's education and their happiness.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Our school has wonderful teachers and staff who really care about our children. They make learning fun for kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I have two children in that school and they both love it. Glen Arden's staff truly cares about their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The teachers are dedicated to our children and are willing to go above and beyond to help a struggling student

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
They have great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The teachers and families are wonderful. It's truly a community school and everyone gets involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Wonderful teacher and awesome volunteers!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Teachers, Staff, and Administrators really care about what they do

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Very caring staff and wonderful teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Great school, great teachers, great students, great PTA. I would not want my children going to any other school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Glen Arden is a special school because of the dedicated staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Great teachers and parent support

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Teachers care about students. They spend a lot of time planning activities and tutoring students when needed. Parents are also a valuable part of our school. They are included in the classroom setting daily!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Glen Arden is my childs school and I am very excited to be an active parent. I have been the room coordinator for all three years of her school experience and Glen Arden has teachers and administration that support my childs education.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
My kids like going to school...enough said.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2009
I would not recommend this school. In my opinion, the administration does not foster communitcation with the parents. I have found through the experience with my daughter, that major issues between parents and teachers are ignored and dismissed.

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April 10, 2009
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June 18, 2006
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September 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Glen Arden is an exceptional school. The staff works diligently with students and parents to make sure that each child receives the best education. The level of parent involvement is like no other, parents are encouraged to come into the school as often as they choose and participate. Glen Arden has been a School of Excellence for nine consecutive years and is well deserved of this award. Leadership is top notch. It's a great place for a child to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2004
glen arden is a great school for your children to go to because it is has a super pta that organizes everything and they have a lot of fundraisers and a read a thon.

- submitted by a former student
January 17, 2004
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Glen Arden Elementary
50 Pinehurst Circle, Arden, NC  28704
(828) 654-1800
Last modified Glen Arden Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glen Arden Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews.