Flora Elementary School opened its doors to students in
September 1921. Its attendance area was made up of territory
originally assigned to North and Central students. Glen Flora
was named for the nearby street. Originally, a first through
sixth grade school, Glen Flora housed 150 students. The
next year a seventh grade was added, and continued growth of the
school-aged population necessitated adding new rooms, and a
gymnasium. During the summer of 1996, a 7-classroom, 2-bathroom
modular addition was added to Glen Flora’s original building.
Currently, the building houses grades K-5.
Our mission at Glen Flora Elementary is to
maintain a safe, challenging, engaging, and nurturing school of
integrity where all students grow to become respectable citizens
and reach their full potential. The vision is students, family
and staff enriching our world through learning.
The Glen Flora instructional staff includes a
building principal with an assistant; eight monolingual teachers,
twelve bilingual teachers; four special education teachers;
specialists in the areas of computers, music, art, physical
education; and support staff that includes a school social
worker, nurse, psychologist, speech pathologist, librarian
assistant, computer technician and paraprofessionals.
Our school provides a self-contained
hearing-impaired classroom and a self-contained special
education classroom for grades three through five. Special
education services are also delivered to students within the
mainstream via resource programs in an inclusion format.
Glen Flora School’s mascot is the tiger, which
leads us to our slogan that Glen Flora is a place “ Where All
Students Have Pride,” pride to do their best. Students
are expected to come to school on time and ready to learn, pay
attention to their teacher, ask questions when they need help,
study at home in a quiet place, complete their homework on time
in a thorough and legible way, behave responsibly, and treat
other people with respect. Students are also expected to read or
be read to by their families for 30 minutes every day for
pleasure and learning.