« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
1-5
Public district
Drexel Hill, PA
Students enrolled: 600
 

Contact this school

3830 Garrett Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

(610) 626-9168
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Garrettford El School address.

April 19, 2015
Garrettford is indeed a great place to grow. As we are about to enroll our third child in Garrettford I needed to post a few words about this gem of a school. We have had two kids complete their elementary years at Garrettford, a school that not only teaches academics, but also teaches the whole child. From Math to Science to Sharing and Caring for your fellow community members. This school excells at working individually with each student to build their strengths and work on their weaknesses. My husband and I came from a small town so in the beginning we were overwhelmed with the size of Garrettford but couldn't believe how soon we felt like part of a small community. The staff is amazing and the parents who run the events are the best out there.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2014
This is our last year at Garrettford as we will be relocating to another city in the summer. My oldest son spent five wonderful years here, my younger three. Most of teachers are very good - they really care about the students and the subject matter. There is a lot of parent involvement and community events. The vast diversity of this school and the school's commitment to instilling tolerance in the students really prepares the kids for real life. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2013
Highly diverse, big school that nevertheless has a homey feel. Tons of good teachers, nice kids.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2013
Mostly great teachers (a few old fogies who need to go because they are mean), mostly super kind and helpful. They HAD a great principal in Mr. McAllister. Nice, diverse, challenging school. A bit too much emphasis on testing, but you find that anywhere these days (unless you go for private school).

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
i used to live in upper darby and i just moved in drexel hill about 6 months ago and my kids go to garrettford school for last six months i am feeling very lucky that my kids really enjoy the school and the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2010
Garrettford Elementary is one of the better schools in this very large district. Under the guidence of Mr. McAllister, Garrettford has managed to maintain a positive environment for students, teachers and staff. They work together to lay a foundation for a child's love of learning. Too bad this foundation can't be built upon once the child leaves Garrettford and move onto DH Middle School

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2010
This is a great school. The principal, Mr. McAllister, knows all the children by name. The teachers are fantastic, and there is strong parental and community involvement. The school's socio-economic diversity (which affects standardized testing scores, and therefore, the school's rating on this website) prepares children for the real world. The school teaches compassion, tolerance, and (gasp!) good manners!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 08, 2010
Great school. Excellent teachers and faculty

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 26, 2009
I think this school is wonderful my children love it and so do the teachers are super very kind lovely staff the best thing that I did for my children was move from the northeast to Drexel Hill with my children and have them go to this great well loved school from Sakinia Lomax a mother who loves her little girls SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
My daughters attended Garrettford. The school promoted self confidence, diversity and compassion. One of my daughters graduated from Syracuse and the other from The University of Pennsylvania. And it all started at Garretford!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 09, 2009
I must say I have never met such a bunch of nice people as I have at Garrettford. Both our sons went there our oldest has been out of Garrettford for over 9 years now and still talks about it our youngest is leaving 8th into 9th he never really mentions DHM except to say he is glad to be out of there mind you he always talks about Garrettford , Mr.Mcgallister, Mr. Welsh, and good ol Mr. Caldwel. They have left us with many good memories. Good Job! Be Proud

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2009
Two of my children are enrolled in Garrettford. My oldest is in 5th grade, having attended since 1st grade. She is already upset at the idea of leaving the school at the end of the year. The children love the teachers and the principal is WONDERFUL!!! I recommend this school highly. My children are loved and supported in not only their academics, but also their creativity.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2006
My son has attended this school 1-3. Unfortunatley because we are moving this will be he last year attending Garrettford. This is a exceptional school. He has made many friends. When he struggled they made sure he got the help he needed. But he did so well he has grown into a very bright student. The teachers are very good. The Principle is excellent many awards he has recieved since he has been there.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2004
This is another example of a wonderful school in the Upper Darby School District. Another beautiful building that has recently been updated. The staff and students are caring and respectful. They take pride in thier school. The education is first rate. The children are all on the path to success.

- submitted by a teacher

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: April 19, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Garrettford El School
3830 Garrett Rd, Drexel Hill, PA  19026
(610) 626-9168
Last modified Garrettford El School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Garrettford El School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top