This being our first child in public school we were very excited that we lived in the Glyndon school district as it had a wonderful reputation. In the two years my daughter attended kindergarten and first grade I have to say the reputation did not hold up to what we experienced. We found a lot of ball dropping. Meaning my daughter was diagnosed with ADD and we had requested an IEP meeting three times in the two years she was there and it never happened. Her teachers were highly ineffective. It seemed that if your child was an 'average' student he/she was fine but if any special needs came into play the teachers were not capable or interested in helping. My daughter seemed to be more of a bother then a welcomed student. She will be attending a new school this year and we are very relieved.
Glyndon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Owings Mills. 480 children attend Glyndon Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 8% of the Glyndon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 480 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Glyndon Elementary School is 16:1. Reisterstown Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.6%||0%|
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||49%||45%|
|Limited English proficiency||8%||3%|
My child attends Glyndon. Most of the teachers are pretty nice and easy to talk to. The school has some very good teachers however many cannot seem to teach to more than one level in each mixed classroom. I feel more hounded by the PTA than welcomed by them.
My son attended Kindergarten through 2nd Grade starting with the 2002-2003 school year and my daughter attended Kindergarten in the 2004-2005 school year. My wife and I were very happy with the education the children received and we were sorry when we moved away from this excellent school. Miss Singleton my son's first grade teacher was one of the most effective teachers that I have come across. The school has an active and supportive PTA. The administration is very accessible and eager to get feedback from parents. The only drawback to this school is that it was built when 'open space' was in vogue. Therefore the upper classes do not have separate rooms within which to learn. Instead they are separated out into their own section of a more open area. K-2 were in a newer part of the school with separate classrooms but 3-5 have to deal with this.
We have 2 children currently attending Glyndon and one that just moved on to middle school. We have found Glyndon to have a warm and caring atmosphere. The faculty is great with the children and open to contact from parents. We also have a very strong volunteer program. The administration and the PTA provide many wonderful events throughout the year. We have been somewhat disappointed in the communication with regard to the G/T program. The parents do receive notification and permission slips for their children to enter the G/T program however when they enter the accelerated program (movig more than 1 grade level ahead) there is no notice given to parents. Also I don't approve of the Head & Shoulders math program that puts 5th grade students in an independent study position. Children at this age level really do require daily instruction no matter how intelligent they are.