November 21, 2013
LOVE Gifford. I have not one, not two, but FOUR children attending Gifford. Art, music, band, choir, track, off the charts amazing teachers and PTA, most involved parents I've ever seen at any school. I honestly don't see why anyone would waste money at private school if you could get your child into Gifford. It has the highest test scores of any elementary school in RUSD that's not a gifted and talented school. Two of my children are the kind of kids who are always at the top of their class, and Gifford always manages to keep them challenged. Two of my children I did not birth, and spent the first 5 years of their lives in foster care. They have an extreme amount of baggage and tons of emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. One has an IEP. Gifford has been amazing with these two as well, they bend over backwards to meet their needs, understand their history, meet them where they are, and cheer them on to greatness. I can't say enough about the blessing this school has been to ALL FOUR of my children. P.S. Test scores are amazing considering it includes plenty of children with unique and special educational needs like 2 of mine who do not do well on tests.
- submitted by a parent