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: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
  • District: Upper Darby School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 128
  • Number Students: 640
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6965
  • 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 (20 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-19
    "Garrettford is indeed a great place to grow. As we are about to enroll our third child in Garrettford I needed to post a few words about this gem of a school. We have had two kids complete their elementary years at Garrettford, a school that not only teaches academics, but also teaches the whole child. From Math to Science to Sharing and Caring for your fellow community members. This school excells at working individually with each student to build their strengths and work on their weaknesses. My husband and I came from a small town so in the beginning we were overwhelmed with the size of Garrettford but couldn't believe how soon we felt like part of a small community. The staff is amazing and the parents who run the events are the best out there."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-23
    "This is our last year at Garrettford as we will be relocating to another city in the summer. My oldest son spent five wonderful years here, my younger three. Most of teachers are very good - they really care about the students and the subject matter. There is a lot of parent involvement and community events. The vast diversity of this school and the school's commitment to instilling tolerance in the students really prepares the kids for real life. I highly recommend this school."
    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 2013-02-25
    "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."
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