GARRETTFORD EL SCHOOL

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3830 GARRETT RD
DREXEL HILL, PA 19026
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Phone: 610-626-9168
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
  • District: Upper Darby School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 132
  • Number Students: 660
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6472
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Thomas Christensen
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-12
    "Highly diverse, big school that nevertheless has a homey feel. Tons of good teachers, nice kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-22
    "I really could not be more pleased with Garrettford. While I am uncertain about the middle and high schools in this district, Garrettford is definitely exceeding my expectations. The teachers my children have had thus far have been excellent. My older son had some challenges and they have worked very closely with me to get him on track (including, as it turns out, programs for giftedness). They host a number of events each year to involve the community, there is zero tolerance for bullying (and they really mean zero tolerance), and diversity is truly celebrated. I highly recommend this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-25
    "Mostly great teachers (a few old fogies who need to go because they are mean), mostly super kind and helpful. They HAD a great principal in Mr. McAllister. Nice, diverse, challenging school. A bit too much emphasis on testing, but you find that anywhere these days (unless you go for private school)."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "i used to live in upper darby and i just moved in drexel hill about 6 months ago and my kids go to garrettford school for last six months i am feeling very lucky that my kids really enjoy the school and the neighborhood."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-15
    "Garrettford Elementary is one of the better schools in this very large district. Under the guidence of Mr. McAllister, Garrettford has managed to maintain a positive environment for students, teachers and staff. They work together to lay a foundation for a child's love of learning. Too bad this foundation can't be built upon once the child leaves Garrettford and move onto DH Middle School"
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