About Galway Elementary School
Galway Elementary School will empower students to be valued, productive members of society.
The staff, students, and families of Galway Elementary School will be contributing members of a learning community that focuses on rigorous and relevant instructional experiences. This will be accomplished through:
- Effective communication with all stake holders
- Progress monitoring of instructional practices and student performance
- Collaborative planning
- Developing partnerships with families
Our Leadership Team worked together to create a School Improvement Plan that focuses on reading, math, and school climate.
School Hours: 9:25 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Student arrival begins for students who ride buses or daycare vans
9:00 a.m. Student arrival begins for students who are walkers or car riders
9:10 a.m. All students are admitted to the school building
9:20 a.m. First bell indicating that students are preparing for instruction in classrooms
9:25 a.m. Second bell indicating the start of the instructional day
3:45 p.m. Walkers and car riders are dismissed
3:50 p.m. Buses are called
Policies and Procedures
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast will be provided in the classroom each morning for no cost as part of the Maryland Meals for Achievement Program.
Full Price Daily: $2.55 Weekly: $12.75
Reduced Price Daily: $ .40 Weekly: $2.00
Milk $ .60
Galway was opened in December 1967. In 1993, an addition was built that housed the Media Center, Art Studio, Computer Lab, and 5 classrooms. In October 1997, the Gymnasium was opened. From July 2007 to December 2008, Galway Elementary School was relocated to the Fairland Center while the school facility was modernized and renovated. The modernized school building boasts 42 classrooms, a state-of-the-art Media Center and Computer Lab, Gymnasium, Art and Music Studios, several instructional support offices, and an on-site daycare facility. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and a document camera to facillitate interactive learning.
Throughout the history of the building, the student enrollment has been as low as 185 and as high as 785. Currently, 770 students from diverse ethnicities are enrolled at Galway Elementary School.
The Galway Pledge articulates the values and beliefs that our school community finds important to instill in the leaders of tomorrow: We pledge to respect one another, to be trustworthy and fair. We will care about each other, and be good citizens. Above all else, I will take responsibility for my actions, in a quest to build a better you…and a better me.