Important Information

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Important school phone numbers:

  • School Line: 419-671-4600

  • Attendance: 419-671-4601

  • Nurse: 419-671-4607

  • Fax: 419-671-4645

Glenwood Elementary School is a traditional PreK-8 elementary located in the historic Old West End. Our school works collaboratively to provide students and families a structured, safe, and disciplined environment. We pride ourselves in being culturally relevant by having an Afrocentric focus, which provides students with a well-rounded PreK-8 public education which not only transforms the student experience, but also empowers the whole student and community at-large through an understanding of past and present African-American cultural contributions.  

Additionally, we pride ourselves in being an AVID school, providing students with evidence-based instructional practices, which prepare them for college and career readiness and closing the opportunity gap. Our staff is trained in these practices as well as Social Emotional Learning and Trauma Informed practices to ensure we are reaching the whole-child. Students and families will be engaged through our various family night activities, parent-teacher conferences, and other events designed to build and foster positive and collaborative relationships. 

Glenwood has several community partnerships with local businesses which provide financial support, school supplies, and other resources for our students and staff. These partners include, but are not limited to: 

  • New Concepts for Behavioral & Mental Health
  • Full Time School Nurse
  • Amerihealth for Medical & Health Needs
  • Local Fraternities and Sororities 
  • Job and Family Services Attendance Champion
  • LEGO Club
  • Art Tatum Zone
  • The Tabernacle Church 
  • Temple of Praise Church
  • Macedonia Baptist Church
  • Glenwood Lutheran Church

By maintaining a growth mindset, we begin each day as a new day and a fresh start for all.

Afrocentric Mission Statement


An Afrocentric education empowers the whole student, family and community at-large through an understanding of past and present African American cultural contributions, to provide students with a holistic education.


Afrocentric Vision Statement

Toledo Public Schools’ Afrocentric design exists to provide a well-rounded Pre K – 12 public education inspired by African American culture and history which transforms the student experience. This opportunity encourages and supports the recognition of global diversity.


Glenwood Mission

Glenwood’s mission is to provide students with a safe, disciplined, and culturally responsive rigorous learning environment, which prepares them to make a global impact.  


Glenwood Pledge

We are Glenwood Elementary, the best elementary in the land. 

We are the best because we have the best students, the best teachers, and the best administrative staff. 

I am the best because I believe I AM the best. 

I work every day to compete to be my best. 

I work hard in school. 

I work hard in class. 

I give 100% in everything I do. 

I always win. 

I am a Glenwood Elementary Bullpup! 


Educational Philosophy

“No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship” -Dr. James P. Comer 

“If a child does not learn the way you teach, teach the way he learns” - Master Teacher Caroline Miles

“Students and families have backpacks and they bring them to school. It is our job to help them unpack, learn, and be engaged.” -Dr. Adolph Brown