There are some good teachers here, but Administration offers NO support when dealing with troubled kids - and there are LOTS of troubled kids at this school. So, the bad kids rule the classes. I've seen these kids swear at other students AND teachers, throw chairs, uproot desks, scream, tear rooms apart, and inflict violence upon others. Seems Admin's belief is that violence is OK because of where these kids originate. How about teaching society's expectations and values DESPITE where these kids originate so they stand a chance of knowing success. Had to pull my kids out after the year - so obviously the philosophy of this school to placate the tyrants and sacrifice the innocents. Should be able to prosecute Admin and teachers.
Glenn has been making great progress with his students. I transferred my daughter after she completed the third grade in Orange County, a neighboring district known for higher test scores. She made a 1 on her third grade EOG. This year as a fifth grader, she made a solid level 3. Her scale scored exceeded one year's growth by 16 points. The teachers at Glenn are unsung heroes. They work very hard for all of their students.
I have seen the quality of work that the teachers at Glenn School have put forth. My sisters children attend this school and have gotten nothing but the best education that they have to offer. Everyone that we have come in contract at Gleen have made a great impact on these children lives. You have so many students at that school that come from other schools in Durham that are behind in reading and math. The principle has an open door policy. He turns no one away. We get the low performing students that some are behavior problems that these other school don't want. So it not fair for these parents to sit back and play the blame game. We as parents & educators play an important role in a child's education. You as a parent can not spend all your time in the streets and expect someone eles to raise your kid!