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Fairview Park, OH
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4320 West 220 St
Fairview Park, OH 44126

(440) 356-3525
(440) 356-3701
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February 10, 2014
I just started working at Gilles- Sweet this year, and I am extremely impressed by the staff there. I live in a nearby district that academically rates higher by state standards, and I wish I could pull my kids out and send them to Gilles- Sweet. The staff there bends over backwards to help all kids. They are great with all students no matter what their learning level is. The building is fantastic, and you can tell that all the staff work as a team.

- submitted by a teacher

September 26, 2010
Gilles-Sweet is a wonderful school full of professional and friendly staff. They have challenged our son and worked with him more than one of the local parochial schools did. GS is also a great learning environment - the state of the art building shows a great deal of respect to the children and families that attend classes and events. Fairview Schools are a class act!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2010
This has been our first year in the Fairview Park school system and we believe our children have benefited tremendously. All the teachers we've been in contact w/ at Gilles-Sweet have been engaging and caring. The support staff (office, principal, nurse, cafeteria) have all been supportive and professional. Our decision to move to F.P. was largely based on their school system and we have not been disappointed. We're very grateful to have the opportunity to send our kids to such a great school!

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April 26, 2010
GS is a caring community of learners. Teachers, parents and students work together to make sure all children have a positive learning experience.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2009
My son attends Gilles Sweet Elementary. Some of the teachers are wonderful; others not so much.

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August 24, 2008
My son joined to 1st grade in the month Janvuary and made a tremendous progress over 6 months. I really appriciate mrs ludwig the class teacher. She is awesome.

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August 08, 2008
My son went to kindergarden there lasy year, and is starting 1st grade this year. It has been a good experience for both of us. I really enjoy the new facility, and teachers.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2006
My children have received a top quality education from Fairview schools. The teachers they have had are some of the best any school can possibly have. Parkview can proudly boast of its outstanding teaching staff that includes Mrs. Fishell, Mrs.Lavelle, Mrs.Kempton,Mrs.Dzurnak,Mrs. Ponsart,Mr.Warofka,Mrs.Salica as well as the outstanding direction from their Music,Art 7 Physical Education departments! What a top quality group of dedicated and caring teachers! These teachers and many others throughout the district not only educated our children, but have and continue to show our children what it truly means to have a lifelong love of learning. They have left an indelible mark on our children's lives!

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2006
I have only 1 thing say, I am so thankful I could afford to get my child out of there. He was put down, not encouraged, the pricipal, Mr. Karris refused to listen, offer advice or help. The only good thing about this school is Dr. D. I Thank god for him. It was dirty, run down, no lunch program, no 6th grade camping trip, you call this a school?

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August 04, 2004
There are many wonderful things that go on at Parkview Intermediate School! I have had four children who have gone through the system and there are many qualified teachers. They are dedicated to the children and go above and beyond what is expected of them. I challenge anyone who thinks teaching is an easy job, to step inside a classroom at Parkview School on any given day and see the dedication the staff gives to our children. Shame on anyone who believes the teachers are part of the administration who spends our money foolishly. Take this up on Lorain Road! Teachers are expected to do more with less everyday and Parkview Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty for our children.

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April 01, 2004
Mrs. Fishell takes time from weekends to celebrate the joy of reading with K-8 children. Educators talk about 10 to 12 hour days. Until I met Mrs. Fishell, this claim was an unverifiable myth. My children attended fourteen K-12 schools in four public and parochial school districts, and there is not a more dedicated teacher. Unfortunate Parkview customers, not even Mrs. Fishell can counter balance nonchalant leadership. Despite a gaudy $11,500 / student, Parkview s verifiable academic performance is far below similar local schools. Since FP continues to employ educators who are permitted to abuse their customer s resources (children and tax dollars), I can only recommend avoidance of Parkview.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2003
My child had Mrs. Peggy Fishell for her 4th grade teacher at Parkview. My child blossomed under her guidance. My child chooses to read on her own now. Mrs. Fishell has been Teacher of the Year and she deserves it. Mrs. Fishell helped establish an after school teacher-taught Ohio Proficiency practice. The children also had transportation home afterwards. She also helped with the school's talent show and was very fair to the children. She has monthly reading groups in her home with her past students. She funds her reading program with her own money. She hands out 'educational rewards' based on games, participation, and more. She also provides pizza for a snack. Many children attend her Read-Ons. She is one committed teacher! Mr. Karis, the principal, earned Principal of the Year. He holds monthly Lunch with the Prinicpal, which I would recommend attending. This school offers too many school activities to list.

- submitted by a parent
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Gilles-Sweet Elementary School
4320 West 220 St, Fairview Park, OH  44126
(440) 356-3525
Last modified Gilles-Sweet Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top