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PK-4
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Nashville, TN
Students enrolled: 435
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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800 Thompson Ave
Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 279-7970
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April 28, 2014
Glendale is where I would want to send my own children. The teachers are caring, highly qualified, and full of high expectations for all learners. The staff work together to form a cohesive, loving environment for students and families. The PTO is the most hands-on PTO that I've ever seen. The Spanish Immersion enriches the curriculum, stimulates the learning and language centers of the brain, and helps these students form a solid foundation for being bilingual. Everyone at this school, the principal, teachers, school counselors, school psychologist and the custodians all genuinely care about the students. You can't ask for better!

- submitted by a teacher
February 10, 2014
Glendale is a wonderful public school because the teachers are so dedicated, the parental involvement is tremendous, and the funds from the PTO greatly enhance the curriculum. My son is what they call "twice exceptional" - I couldn't imagine him at any other public school. Although he does not qualify for an IEP, appropriate accommodations for his needs have been met. I LOVE Glendale!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
Great teachers, principal, and community of parents! Spanish Immersion program. Very active and supportive PTO!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
School year has just started and we are VERY disappointed. This is our first year and there have been so many disturbing things I cannot even begin to detail. The teacher we have will not even look at emails. The principal is condescending and patronizing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
the parents and teachers do not fool around. Everyone is involved and all the kids are loved!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
Love the Spanish Immersion - parent involvement is wonderful - Principal is VERY hands on - she really cares

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
The teachers are genuinely interested in the children, both academically and socially. The support the students in extra-curricular activities. The parents' commitment to the school is beyond any that I have ever seen. This is a first-rate school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
This is the school you imagined when your child was still a toddler---it absolutely resonates with an atmosphere of happiness and excitement. Great academics, enthusiastic parents, joyful students are just the beginnings. The spanish immersion is a great bonus to an already excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
A truly great 'public' school in every sense of the word. Community spirit involved in everything they do. A wonderful village in which to educate our kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
Glendale offers a wonderful sense of community, an excellent teaching staff and progressive academic ideas. We couldn't be happier at our school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Glendale has a beautiful community spirit with an exciting Spanish-Immersion curriculum. We're so thrilled to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Glendale is a wonderful school with a global feel to it. Our children thrive here and have developed a strong sense of community thanks to the great learning experience Glendale provides to us all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Fantastic place. Lovely school, great teachers, fantastic community.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
Glendale has a great community atmosphere while teaching our children not just the basics but Spanish,music, and art as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
I volunteer there and have witnessed the level of commitment the scholl has toward its students and curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
5 years ago when we moved back to Nashville we specifically chose to purchase our home in the Glendale school district. We have not been disappointed! Our 3rd Grader loves it and our son can't wait for Kindergarten to start. The faculty and families have made it a feel like home. I feel lucky to be apart of such a great community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
unique curriculum in nashville, strong staff, and committed community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Unique opportunity to receive a different (bicultural) education. Great PTO!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Glendale is a great community that not only invests in the school and students but also looks for opportunities to invest in Nashville and beyond. Through programs like the school garden and Glendale Gives, Glendale makes a genuine effort to demonstrate what it means to the students to give back! I also love the opportunity to learn a second language.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
I love the community of dedicated and caring parents and teachers who patiently work to teach and nurture the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
All schools need a hand! But this school is a fantastic place for learning and should benefit from a few extra bucks! or maybe 20, 000 extra bucks!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
Glendale thrives on (1) passionate parents (2) eager students (3) the zeal of our teachers and staff (4) supportive community. Our school's rise to excellence over the 6 years we have been open is a tribute to all of the 'Glendale family' - we are one of the most desirable and successful elementary schools in MNPS, we annually have a kindergarten wait list that could fill 8 more classrooms, and we flourish despite having the additional undertaking of teaching a 2nd language without any supplemental financial support. Glendale Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Our rising 4th grader has been at Glendale since Kindergarten. The teachers, administrator, suppport staff and parents all work together to make this Spanish Immersion a unique experience for all the children. We consider ourselves fortunate to have had this wonderful group of adults and kids to call family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
This school is an outstanding example of what a community can do when it comes together and supports the students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
The parents are so supportive of our school, and the teachers go above and beyond to provide an exceptional learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
I love Glendale for many reasons but the most important reason is the great sense of community. Our PTO is very successful due to the great parental involvement. There are so many events and opportunities to contribute to the schools success. That said, the school is successful. Our test scores show that. And our children are becoming bilingual to top it off!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Glendale is unique in that it is like a family. The principal, teachers, and staff all work together to make families feel at home. Great place to have your children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Glendale is such a wonderful school! The principal, teachers and staff have made my son's Kindergarten year an absolute joy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
This school has fabulous parent involvement, Spanish immersion, well - equipped teachers and is one of the best finds in Nashville for K-4 education!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
Glendale has a small population, an enthusiastic PTO and a newly renovated facility. The Spanish Immersion curriculum is highly desired with 200+ incoming students per year wait-listed. Glendale feeds into JT Moore Middle and Hillsboro High Schools, both part of the International Bacculauriate program.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
November 20, 2008
Fabulous school that is only going to get better, especially now that is has become a 100% lottery school specializing in Spanish immersion. In addition, the teachers are amazing and parent envolvement is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
Glendale is one of the best schools I have looked into. This is the 2nd year my son will be a student there and we had to enter the lottery just to keep him there. That is how pleased we were with Glendale and all of it's teachers and staff. I think my favorite thing about Glendale is it's size. It's small and familiar. A family really. I went to small private schools all the years I was growing up and I wouldn't take for it. The closeness you gain from all the parents, teachers, staff members and kids is just something you carry with you all the years you are there. I have 4 boys and I hope to see all of them attend Glendale as well. It's something they will carry with them as well for the rest of their lives!

- submitted by a parent
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Glendale Elementary School
800 Thompson Ave, Nashville, TN  37204
(615) 279-7970
Last modified Glendale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glendale Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top