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3609 Lincoln Hwy
Thorndale, PA 19372

(610) 383-3760
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September 04, 2015
This school is terrible the teachers are rude . The school should Be closed down and never reopen again .

- submitted by a community member

April 21, 2014
Teachers are very attentive and caring. School psychologist,strongly pushes for medication for students and is very egocentric, . The rest of support staff is awesome. Classrooms average 27 students. Lots of fundraisers and family night activities to help raise money for school.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
This school is ok not the best... this is my daughters first year here in kindergarten. The classes are way to big... but the year hust started so lets hope its a good one.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2013
Great teachers, terrible administration at all levels. Building has mold issues that are not being resolved. Teachers are always wanting help with these issue but the administration just pushes it to the side. Now with taxes there is not enough money because alot of people rent their house so no taxes. It is a sad situation, that is called beating the system. Even though with these issues there is a great staff of teachers that will teach even though they are putting there lives in jeopardy!

- submitted by a community member

July 15, 2013
I will try to sum up my 4 years of experience with this school: Kindergarden we had Mrs Yoder,the screamer ,her approach to "try " to educate 5 year olds by screaming and terrorizing them did not work for us ,he cried every day before I had to send him to school . 1st grade we had Mrs Fogg,best teacher in this sad excuse of a school,my son flourished ,enjoyed going to school every day an learned so much . 2nd grade Mr. Brown,pathetic teacher that punished my son ,put him in a desk by himself,for 3 months !! Called him rude an obnoxious ,screamed and pointed his ridiculous sword at kids,the lack of communication was despicable ,he was never opened to work on what works best for my son . 3rd grade Ms. Sinton ,tried her best ,but always brings her personal problems to work ,my son had a substitute for half of the year The principal did not approach bullying the proper way,my son is very small and got picked on a daily base,nothing was done ,in the end he skipped recess because of it an had to have lunch with the school counselor . The school counselor ,Mrs. Fogg an Mrs. Wilson were wonderful !!

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2013
Our experience with this teachers of this school has been outstanding. There is overcrowding in classroom, and the building itself needs a facelift. But my special-needs daughter has gotten consistent, caring, and dedicated attention from her teachers both years we've been here. We're grateful for their dedicated effort.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2011
This is a great school! My child is getting a great education and the teachers are some of the best around. I am amazed at how much he has learned to do in 1st grade!

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2011
Caln Elementary is a wonderful community school full of bright students. My oldest child attended Caln from 1st-5th and his experience was terrific. Caln teachers properly prepared him to be successful in middle school. My 7 yr old is in 1st grade and he loves his teacher. I appreciate how committed the teachers are too. Caln recently won the District Spelling Bee too.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2011
my question is when is the cut off for kindergarten for school year 2011 2012? my daughter turns 5 september 11th? if she doesnt make the cut off will they make any exceptions if she is extremely bright?

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May 25, 2010
Last year I wrote in about the experience my son had in Kindergarden at Caln. I was very pleased then and I can say I am very pleased this year too. My son has Miss Walker and she is outstanding!!! My son loves his school and is learning so many new facts. I think it is wonderful that Caln teaches their students to give back and get involved in the community along with teaching them normal every day studies. I also think is is awesome they promote school pride and encourage the kids to be proud of where they go. As for the other comments posted on here against Caln Teachers I haven't met one who does not love these kids and doesn't go above and behind. As for the building being run down who cares what matters is the education, love, and support given in those walls.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2010
Caln Elementary has so many programs to help a child learn its incredible. What a school of excellence!

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January 27, 2010
We love Caln. It is full of caring teachers who really know how to help all kids learn. They make a difference in a kid's life!

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2009
Very, very disorganized. Always submitting and re-submitting student inforamtion. Always asking for money. It would seem like if they wern't so focused on their money problems they woud pay more attention to teaching.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2009
caln elementary is a great school, its awesome and such a fun school!

- submitted by a student
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December 18, 2008
We moved here three years ago very nervous to sent our daughter to caln but we decided to sent her for kindergarten and guess what now she is second grade doing great! We love caln no complains at all! We were so happy this year because of the pssa test results caln did really very good! Really proud of the teachers who work really hard and the students who are working hard to take the school to next level!

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2008
Prinsipal has no leadership. Many of the teachers are inexperinced and bring their personal lives into the classroom. Building is in disrepair. Blacktop for a playground with limited space. Large classes due to closing of elementry schools in Coatsville. Classes in relocatable classrooms. Extracurricular class are very expensive. If I had a choice my child wouldn't be attending this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2008
We gave this school two years and each year they fell short. Many of the classrooms are disorderly and reflect the education. The teachers have positive attitudes with the exception of a few. The children get fifteen minutes for recess and fifteen minutes for lunch.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2007
I didn't think this school was going to turn out good for my daughter, but it has!!! She likes her teachers and school mates in Caln. Everyone is very nice and they let you know when there's trouble near by.

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November 23, 2005
Principal has no leadership, kids rule the school since there is no discipline, a few teacher actually care about the students and are very good educators, where others should choose a different profession. District always out of money, keep raising already outrageous taxes, no extra curricular programs, old building in need of repairs or demolition, don't sent your kids here.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Terrific faculty and staff. Always proactive in their approach with children. When necessary, practice fair diciplinary actions with the children and never make the children feel bad about the experience. Children return to school knowing what is expected of them and with a better attitude. The school environment is pleasant and fosters an atmosphere conducive to learning. Every day my child steps off the school bus, at the end of the day, he tells me his day was awesome! That's what I appreciate most about Caln Elementary!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
The class room sizes have increased to 30 kids per class. This I do not like.

- submitted by a parent
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Caln El School
3609 Lincoln Hwy, Thorndale, PA  19372
(610) 383-3760
Last modified Caln El School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Caln El School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top