I have found the new principal, Mrs. Owens, very engaging and helpful. Mrs. Salzano was, indeed, wonderful if there were no overly difficult issues to be tackled. My children have needed no extra support, but I have heard from others whose children did, that Mrs. Salzano and the administration failed them. On another very positive note, the front office staff is incredibly friendly, competent and hard working.
Not the same school with Ms. Salzano gone. The new principal seems more interested in numbers than in students. The responsiveness we had with Ms.Salzano is gone. New principal says the right things, but her actions don't match. Gravely will likely change significantly under this new principal over the next several years, and not for the better. If you don't already live in Gravely district, don't base your move on Gravely's glowing reviews from before 2013-14 school year.
I am disappointed in the new principal. She has been unwilling to get involved in an issue that has come up with school buses and I have attempted to reach out asking for assistance.
Gravely is fabulous. Mrs. Salzano was everything they said and more. However, she is leaving us. I am sorry for this but hope the new principal knows what she has to live up to. Teachers are great. it is a large school but they run like a small school. Every student is important
I currently have 3 children attending Gravely and a son who formerly attended who is now a 6th grader at Ronald Reagan Middle School. They did such a great job preparing my son for middle school. He is in the top advanced/extended learning programs there and excelling. WE LOVE GRAVELY!! The teachers are motivated and top notch! Mrs. S runs a tight ship. My kids are getting an EXCELLENT education at this school. Two of my kids participate in the SIGNET program which they are excited about attending. There are lots of extra curricular activities that the school offers. Mr. A does an amazing job with the students and their music concerts. Lets see.. and there is run club, Odyssey of the Mind, bingo nights, movie nights, and so much more! I think it is so cool the school has a relationship with the U.S. Navy sailors on the USS Gravely. If you are transitioning into the area, seriously consider this school.
Wonderful administration and teachers. Dedicated and helpful staff. Well run school. Caring school leadership. Good academic program.
Michelle Salzano, the principal, is incredible--she shows up at every event, knows all of the students and is very involved with everyone. The teachers and staff know all the children's names. The teachers stress good citizenship and respect and as a result, it is a very nurturing environment. Problems are handled with diligence and care and parents are treated as contributors, not problems. We have considered moving from the area but Gravely keeps us here. My daughter loves it as well.
Very good community feel, great lines of communication. Excellent standards and teachers who care. On site GT classroom/facility and teachers. Prince William county in general has a very transparent and up-to-date gt student selection process and solid enrichment/curriculum differentiation program. Commendable.
Our experiences so far with the Gravely faculty and administration have been wonderful so far. They do a great job!
teaching staff and administrative staff are wonderful. my kids love the school. beautiful building. there is a lot of school pride at Gravely Elementary.
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