I am a parent of 3 Children who are are currently enrolled in the school. This school is one of the main reasons we moved to this neighborhood and remain in this neighborhood. The grounds and facilities are outstanding as are the teachers who are there everyday encouraging and nuturing the children. It is a close community and school and it offers very inschool and extracurricular support. The classes are of good size although with budget constrates this may be impacted. The grounds and fields are well kept as are each of the classrooms and larger indoor spaces. There is true sense that teachers want to work in this district and many live in it. The curriculum is challenging and there are high expectations. But some how everyone keeps up working at there own pace.
Glenwood Landing Elementary School is a public elementary school in Glen Head. The principal of Glenwood Landing Elementary School is PRINCIPAL - MS. BRIDGET FINDER, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 379 students attend Glenwood Landing Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Glenwood Landing Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 379 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Glenwood Landing Elementary School is 12:1. Glen Head Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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The June 2 2011 review was certainly about the wrong school. Ms. Finder has been Principal at GWL for 6 years and is an amazing leader. She is highly respected by staff and parents. She is an effective communicator passionate educator and treats each child with care and concern. She is always willing and available to listen and has come to my assistance numerous times. I have three children in the school and each one has had amazing experiences and that is because of the wonderful leadership skills of Ms. Finder.
My daughter just started GWL. She was in a private school where the ratio was 8 kids with 2 teachers. I'm beyond happy with the academics personalities and facility of GWL. The kids & families are down to earth and respectful. The teachers are always available by phone person or email. Trivial to some I have to comment on the lunch menu - it is excellent. Only after she started GWL did she start eating veggies fruits smoothies which comes with every meal.
I just read some of the reviews and I am surprised by how good they were. This was NOT my experience of this school. My son was there for two years and our experience was definitely related to how good the teacher was. The first year it was pretty good because we had a teacher who really cared. The second year we were there we had a teacher who was frequently absent and was average in her abilities at best the result was that this was a very sub-standard year indeed. Also the principal was young and new to the school and appeared to have an exceptionally unpleasant manner with both parents and children. Hopefully she has now been replaced with someone more able to relate to young kids.
As a new parent to the district I have to say that so far I am impressed. The only thing missing is after school programs. But that is not a reason to choose a school.
This School was the reason why we choose Glen Head. It was a wonderful experience for my Child the teachers showed us a great deal of care and concern. It is a warm nurturing environment with relatively small class sizes. The Physical Beauty of the school is more than skin deep.
Your child will never fall through the cracks at GWL. Where other schools may fail to get to know their students individually the staff and faculty at GWL strive to connect with each and every student who passes through its regal red doors. Small class size and highly trained educators combine to ensure that the focus of attention is on both the curriculum and the student. Philosophically some may find that GWL falls short in providing a realistic impression of the adult world and its workings through an overly sensitive approach to student interaction rather than teaching kids the skills of self determination self direction and for lack of a better expression developing a 'tough skin' to withstand a world where criticism and differentiation is part of life.