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9001 Cochrans Crossing Drive
Spring, TX 77381

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October 15, 2014
When we moved to the area, we knew most of the schools ranked highly, so we chose a home we liked where it was convenient for us. What a wonderful and huge stroke of luck to be in the Galatas district! Two boys are now in school with a total of 6+ years combined - we have had tremendous, smart, organized and caring teachers. The Principal, first Ms. Lindsay and now Ms. Wilker (formerly the V.P.) do an excellent job and the addition of Ms. Mathis as V.P. was perfect. Teachers are very accessible, as are all department heads and, despite what others have said it is an incredibly warm, caring environment. Kids get to talk and interact a lot - even at lunch (saying they don't is ridiculous). Teachers are also very astute and contact the parents if they detect hearing, vision or speech problems and get assessments done quickly, if needed. The PTO is fantastic, academics are first rate and it's the closest to a private school education in a public school setting here. Plus, there's ALOT of school spirit and enthusiasm. I think Galatas is a terrific school.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2014
I have had 3 kids go through Galatas and have had both Principles. I think it's one of the best elementary schools in The Woodlands. The principle (although new) is wonderful. My youngest needed extra help and they really worked with us to get the help she needed. I was always welcomed into the school and could reach anyone there anytime to talk about my concerns. The PTO is very active and I would suggest getting involved. It does make a difference in how you will see the school and the staff. After being at Galatas for 5 years I have made friends with many of the staff members. They really do care about the kids. My only complaint is not directed at the school but the district. The district puts a lot of pressure on the schools to do well on the test and are pushing every school in the area. If you think a school is teaching to the STAAR test welcome to CISD. The staff is doing the best job they can to not make this a focus but I can't imagine it's easy with the CISD putting on so much pressure. The Principle at Galatas handles this better than most of the schools in the area. I think both her and the VP are a great fit for the school!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
My 3rd child is going thru Galatas now. This school has proven time and again to be a very well run school. Teachers and staff are caring and accommodating. The PTO provides lots of extras that add to what the teachers are teaching. There are lots of opportunities to be involved for parents. Negative reviews are coming from parents that probably don't involve themselves to better understand the staff. Too bad. The kids love it here, even coming back when in high school to volunteer for a number of things. Good teacher/student ratio with lots of qualified teachers. The school even provides tutoring to those students that need it so every child has a chance to succeed. Whether GT or special needs, every child has a chance to do well here.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2012
SOOOOO disappointed in the school. I hoped to have better qualified staff. My son's teacher was new and had no idea what she was doing-J.Patchell

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
I am moving to the Woodlands in the next month. My kid is already in the GT program at another district,.... Anybody.... experience with the GT program here?

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2011
We only looked at homes in the Galatas Elementary area based on speaking with several families we knew who lived in the area. We had previously lived overseas and our children had only gone to a small, private school. We couldn't be more happy with both the teachers and the leadership. My son had the BEST 2nd grade teacher and 3rd grade is looking just as promising. So happy that we took the recommendations and moved to this area.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
HORRIBLE MILITARY STYLE SCHOOL! If your child needs extra help with ANYTHING take your child somewhere else! Teachers don't have time are sesitivity to give care or help for children who need extra time doing assignments. They expect children to be mutes during lunch..are you kidding me? The only thing they really care about is keeping tests scores high so ratings and funding stay high. The school is old and has a cold feeling to it..not enough care integrated into learning..my child used to love school at his private school. We then switched to Galatas because we heard it is a great school. WRONG! Its ratings are only based on test scores..not the way the school is run or the environment of the school. I took my child out after a month and put him back in private. He is now happy again and loves school again. This school needs to focus on children and what enables them to learn, not tests! The only positive thing I have to say about the school is the parent involvement..but all schools in The Woodlands have this.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Wonderful school....the best elementary school in The Woodlands. I did my homework before we moved there and couldn't be happier that we bought our house in the Galatas zone. It's like getting a private education at a public school. We feel so lucky that our kids attended there. The icing on the cake...Marlene Lindsay, principal, was the 2011 Distinguished Elementary Principal of Texas. That says something!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Galatas gave both of my daughters an excellent start in a very loving environment. It always rates Exemplary.

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October 28, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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May 27, 2009
We moved here mid-way through the school year, and Galatas could not have been more accomodating. My 2nd grader settled in very quickly, and my preschool was in Speech within a week of arrival (and has improved tremendously). I love that it is a smaller school but that will change in 2009 as it takes on 200 more students so we'll have to see what effect that has on this great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
Excellent school. It's run like a well-oiled machine and parents who say 'it lacks warmth' are naive. The principal and staff and professional, dedicated and caring, what more can you ask for?

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December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
We chose our home based on the reputation of Galatas and we have not been disappointed. I was room mom our first year and often sat in awe of how smoothly this school ran. My children have attended school in 3 different countries, parochial, public and prep, but this is the first school they have attended where I feel like everyone works as a team. School is for the students, not for the parents and I applaud Mrs. Lindsay for having the courage to run her school according to the best interest of ALL the students. There is none better than Galatas.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2007
I have been impressed since day one of kindergarten. My oldest son attends and will be in 3rd grade this year. Mrs. Lindsey is not cold, can you name another principle who tkes the time to learn every students name and know something about them? The rules are the same at every school. I feel extremely lucky that both of my children will attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
Galatas Elementary is a wonderful school. Both my children attended from k-4, and received excellent care and educations. There are some truly gifted teachers there.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
I too feel that the school lacks warmth. The lunch environment is awful too. Need more focus on social interaction and development both during breaks and in the classroom. How are kids to develop social skills and friends without interaction? Very concerned about the large class sizes of the lower grades and think that there should be more recess periods. Young children need frequent breaks to maintain absorption and interest.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
This school is only good if you are a straight A student who sits quietly all day long. They really expect these kids to sit perfectly still. They only care about their exceptional status, not the kids. The staff needs a lot of continuing education on special needs kids. Students aren't allowed to talk much in the lunch room and the school is very quite when you walk in. A very, very cold school. I pulled my kids out to homeschool. The staff were just causing too much damage to their self esteem. And I agree with the other lady about the principal- It comes from the top.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2005
Best school in all of the Woodlands. Outstanding parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
Galatis has always had a stellar reputation in terms of academic acheivement and high TAKS score results. My son attends Galatis and though I'm pleased with the academic part of his education, I am dissapointed in the overall lack of social intergration and lack of child centered teaching. Thsi school just doesn't have a warm, inviting feel.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
I think the school is a reasonable school. The best thing the school does is help the children who are slow. I sent good readers to the school, reading well above grade level but the school will not allow children to read books out of grade level. Safety & discipline - school is a bit stiff. Front office staff is unfriendly. Unfortunately, this sets the tone for the school. Children are not allowed to move around or talk much at lunch

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
This is perhaps the best school in the district largely due to the principal and how she runs her school. Quality of teaching is high with very low teacher turnover rates. Happy teachers mean childrens and great learning environment. She is a leader, not a puppet of the parents. There is a large extracurricular activities program. Parent Involvement is extremely high at this campus and parent's ideas are valued.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
I am very pleased with Galatas Elementary. My children love to go each morning and are consistenly challenged with appropriate work neither too difficult or too easy. My children's teachers seem to genuinely care for the students. The school offers music, art and physical ed. classes which they call 'specials'. Each grade level performs a music program every year. The school has guest speakers and special events such as a 'dinosaur camp' and visiting author. The parents are very involved and welcomed to be a part of everything that is going on at the school. The principle and vice principal are smart and caring women. I can't say enough good things about Galatas Elementary.

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April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I was very concerned about putting my child in public school due to my experience working with a couple of CISD principals. Galatas is the exception not the rule in this district. I am very thankful for Galatas and its leadership.

- submitted by a teacher
August 23, 2004
Staff is friendly and helpful. I am impressed with their care and attention to all students.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2004
The principal refuses to listen to any observations that could be considered negative in regards to her teachers behavior towards parents. She does not take into consideration any family that is not considered 'traditional', while she is trying to enforce new policies and procedures, blended families are non existant. The pricipal says that she 'loves' every student in her school, when in fact she probably does not know anything about some of the students she claims to 'love'.

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August 22, 2003
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Galatas Elementary School
9001 Cochrans Crossing Drive, Spring, TX  77381
(936) 709-5000
Last modified Galatas 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.
Galatas Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top