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Elkins Park School

Public | 5-6 | 700 students


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Posted September 29, 2013

Glenside is a very special, safe place where teachers care and each student is treated individually. Rainbow of Friends offers so many rich experiences to help students relate well to each other. Program is rich. Even in the wonderful all day kindergarten, the curriculum is defined and materials are outstanding. Most parents are involved and support their child's academic and social progress. The new building is spacious and sparkles.

Posted May 19, 2013

The staff is wonderful, and have a welcome open door policy. Children are treated with compassion and fairness despite background. The building is beautiful and always clean. My children have been at Glenside for two years and I cannot say I have a complaint!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 20, 2009

Tremendous faculty and the PTO is unbelievably active. Children thrive in this rich, nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2008

My daughter graduated from this school in Jun 2008 and she learned so much. Her PSSA scores were always very high. The teachers are great. We had a wonderful 3 years at this school.
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Posted June 4, 2006

Glenside has a quality curriculum and caring and competent teachers in the 3rd and 4th grades. They communicated frequently and responded quickly to my concerns. The principal is involved and responsive. After 1 year in an inner city school, 2 years at Glenside were wonderful. There is a music program that is adequate but could be more significant. The music teacher is good and loves the kids, however. The PTO is very involved and run by the many stay at home Moms. I was impressed by the strength of the PTO.
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Posted May 22, 2006

Rainbow of Friends Program is great. Diversity is celebrated at this school. Acceptance is not only taught but lived every day.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 71%
Black 46% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Carol Nejman


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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8149 New Second St
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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Phone: (215) 881-4941


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