Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Glen Arden Elementary

Public | K-4 | 485 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

26 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

Our school really cares about our children's education and their happiness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 22, 2009

They have great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The teachers and families are wonderful. It's truly a community school and everyone gets involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Wonderful teacher and awesome volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Teachers, Staff, and Administrators really care about what they do
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 22, 2009

Very caring staff and wonderful teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 22, 2009

Glen Arden is a special school because of the dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Great teachers and parent support
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 2% 26%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Kristina Specht
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 654-1801
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

50 Pinehurst Circle
Arden, NC 28704
Website: Click here
Phone: (828) 654-1800

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools






Carolina Day School
Asheville, NC


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT