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About This School

Glenallan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Silver Spring. 403 students attend Glenallan Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 32% of the Glenallan Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 403 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Glenallan Elementary School is 12:1. Arcola Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 39%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 41% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 15%
Asian 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 27%
Limited English proficiency 32% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Glenallan is an excellent school! My son is going on his fourth year here. The Principal and Assistant Principal are energetic and committed leaders the teachers and staff are highly dedicated and my son has made friendships to last a lifetime. This year they have a brand new beautiful building they instituted the STEM program they now have an engineering club and a student council. You really don't get a sense of how unique and inspiring Glenallan is unless you visit the school and meet the students.

  • (9 months ago)

    My grandson attended Glenallen Elementary School. I really liked this school and it's curriculum but most importantly I really loved the teachers. They are professional but they also treat every child with respect and love and it shows that they love their jobs.

  • (2 years ago)

    GREAT SCHOOL AND GREAT STAFF! I have had the chance to volunteer at a number of Glenallan functions and am amazed by the wonderful administrators and teachers. The new principal is doing a great job. The whole staff is very devoted to the kids at Glenallan.

  • (2 years ago)

    GREAT school!! The staff is wonderful and really involved and engaged. The new principal is doing a spectacular job and it's easy to tell he really cares about the schoool staff students and community.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school! My son loves it! The school stuff always friendly to the students and parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attends Glenallan and is in the third grade. I must say the staff is nice but no nonsense the teachers are very competent and overall the school environment is welcoming and wonderful. We just got a new principal this year and he seems qualified and is doing a great job so far. The school has an excellent curriculum and a plethora of school activities as well as extra-curricular activities for the students. Anytime I had a complaint or concern is was handled in a professional matter and all issues were resolved. I love this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School!!! My child enrolled at Glenallan after having a terrible experience in private school. The teachers are caring thorough and really enjoy what they do. They worked very hard with my child and got her up to grade level in reading and math with in 4 months!!! Save your coins and give Glenallan Elementary a try. I'm sure you will be as pleased as I am. Also they now have a new principal and I can't wait to hear about the new and exciting ideas he has to offer the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attend Glenallan ES and they love it. The teachers are doing a great job with the kids in terms of teaching them and preparing them for the future. Overall Glenallan ES teachers and staffs are doing an outstanding job.

  • (5 years ago)

    All 12 of my children have attended Glenallan ES and my youngest is now in fifth grade. Not only have my children recieved a grade A education but they always felt loved and cared for at Glenallan. The success of the school is strictly due to the classroom teachers especially the fifth grade teachers who are not only outstanding teachers but go well above and beyond for each one of their students. Thank God for Glenallan.

  • (6 years ago)

    Four of my children attended Glenallan the most recent graduating last year. The first two are attending college on full scholarships thanks n large part to the educational fundamentals they learned under the care and guidance of Principal Ronnie Fields and her dedicated staff at Glenallan Elementary. Glenallan is the best elementary school in the world. You may not realize this when looking at it or any of the other typical measures of school quality. But it is.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been very very pleased with our son's experience at Glenallan (he is in Kindergarten). His teacher is excellent warm and caring. He is challenged appropriately. The exercises and tasks that his class does exceed those we have heard about from parents at other MCPS elemenatary schools with 'better' reputations. While we are fortunate enough to be able to send our children to private school we chose not to and are not only comfortable but pleased with our decision. Our plan is to send our second child to Glenallan as well when he enters K in 3 years. I think that says it all.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had my child transferred to Glenallan when he was in kindergarten. He is now in middle school in the GT program. We credit each and every one of his teachers from Glenallan for getting him to where he is today! Great school great teachers great staff and great principal!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Glenallan has been and still is a great school for both of my children. All schools depend on the staff and my kids have had great teachers at Glenallan. The appearance of the school is not great but looks are not what makes a school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Glenallan may not have significant county dollars but the teachers are exemplary and they work hard many spending long hours overtime at the school. Many of them are extremely devoted to the students. Ms. Fields is a professional principal...she puts education first and that shows.

  • (7 years ago)

    Like other neighborhood schools Glenallan has come up on the short end of the financial stick and it's reflected in the teachers cosmetic appearance of the school. I should have noticed when I first moved in the neighborhood two years ago no one sends their child to Glenallan unless they can't afford to buy their way out!

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