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351 West Skippack Pk
Ambler, PA 19002

(215) 619-8106
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May 31, 2015
Very impressed with the staff and curriculum. Kids are given a wonderful learning environment and they seem to flourish. Love Shady Grove!

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2014
Excellent learning environment that emphasizes values to the kids. The principal is exceptional and very engaged.

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September 23, 2013
There are too many students in each classroom. This is a wealthy township that apparently isn't interested in having smaller classrooms. When so many of the children in the school district go to private school it baffles me to see 25 to 27 children in an Elementary school class. Worse, they will say the number is not representative as many of the classes have special needs students that aren't in the classroom all day. I think that is ridiculuous. If anything, a special needs student needs extra attention and therefore the classroom sizes should be even smaller!!!

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May 16, 2013
Great teachers. Only negative is not enough focus on class sizes. Shouldn't happen in a township this well to do. Shouldn't happen when Lower Merion and Upper Dublin are next door.

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December 10, 2011
Strings program in this school and district is to cry over if yo are an above advanced violinist. No structure or support in teaching. Band on the others and isretty great for an es. It is a good school though.

- submitted by a community member

October 02, 2011
I have read the reviews of this school. Some are from very spoiled parents who really do not have a clue about education and the entire teaching and learning experience. Grow up! My experience is that the teachers and principal are very dedicated people who go out of their way to help and even on their own time with extra activities. I love the extra help with reading. I can't believe the reading that my grandson is doing in K, 1st and now 2nd grade. Spoiled suburban idiots! Clueless!

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October 21, 2008
Horrible school system. Wissahickon lets your child slide through the cracks if they fall outside the norm. My daughter has ADD and this school was a nightmare. I didn't feel like anyone truly cared about my child's education. I went to several meetings I set up and the teachers and principal attitiudes were horrid. Any promises they make to help are never kept and it was so disorganized. they even sent home a flyer one year saying parents complained about it!! I wish my child left here sooner.

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May 27, 2008
I personally have had a positive experience for my child at Shady Grove. One main reason is that I'm an advocate for my child and his needs.There are times when I didn't agree with the philosophy of the district and the ' micro management of classes. The teachers are the individuals getting the bad rap for some of the problems of NCLB, and the districts failure to provide adequate supports for ALL staff. Not just that of the inclusion classrooms. Remember that SG is the largest per sq ft elementary school in the district, the most diverse in population, and is a feeder school to a K-3 program. They need more supports in multiple areas than other elementary schools. Like previously mentioned we have had nothing but positive feedback, and helped to solve problems and not just complain.

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February 14, 2008
Quality is uneven. Quite a few teachers seem to be in love with their own strictness and focus more on order and structure than on the joy of learning.

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October 25, 2007
I have nothing good to say about this school. Some teachers are very rude and hard to work with. The academic programs are definitely lacking. Teachers & principal are not willing to working with parents for kid's special needs.

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January 16, 2007
We're very impressed with the academic programs. Very professional staff and the music programs (especially strings:)are great. Many levels of music instruction with dedicated teachers.

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June 11, 2006
I heard nothing but great things about this school. The word 'Blue Ribbon' came up several times. I really have found the past 3 years of my daughter here to be horrible. The school is disorganized and it's staff is very hard to work with. Put your child in a private school.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2005
This is a very good school with high academic standards. The teachers involve the parents in every aspect of school life. There are many extracurricular activities including variety of music and art programs.

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May 25, 2004
This school has given my children all the support they could ever need. You can see that the teachers, staff and principal put all their heart and sole in to all the children. I will not move until my children are no longer in Shady Grove. Thank you for everything.

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November 05, 2003
Absolutly the best! We are new to Shady Grove and it is truly wonderful! The climate that the principal, teachers, support staff, students and parents created is second to none. I never thought it was possible to feel this way about a school community!

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Shady Grove El School
351 West Skippack Pk, Ambler, PA  19002
(215) 619-8106
Last modified Shady Grove El School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shady Grove El School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top