We are a military family and have seen quite a few elementary schools in various states. I adore this school and teachers! From the principal to the custodians, everyone is friendly and kind towards the students and parents. The school is safe and clean. The teachers work hard, are supportive of their students both in and out of the classroom! It is not unusual to see them cheering on their students at a sporting event or supporting them in their extra curricular activities. The teachers communicate effectively and I always know what is expected of my child and how he is performing. Highly recommend!
My son had the worst experience at Highland's Elementary. Everyday is was something new. I became so aggravated with the school I decided that my son would not attend Highland's Elementary. My sons teacher called him a liar to his face and wrote in his folder he was a liar. I was so disappointed in her being so unprofessional! You don't tear a child down you build then up. I feel a teachers job is to teach the child and show that child love. Teachers must make their students to be confident in who they are. I am proud to say my son is at a new school and he loves it. We have not had any problems. I am so thankful for that !
My child goes to this school and receives special education. I was suppose to have a meeting about his special education but last minute could not do it because I just found out that my daughter was sick and that my son may have it therefore I needed to take him to the doctor immediately. They refused to let me pick up my kids until I signed a special education document saying we had the meeting when we did not. Then they started bickering over a walkie talkie about me. I proceed to the office where again they said we could not leave until I signed it. Saying don't let her go until she signs it. NOT wanting to cause a scene in front of my children I signed it. I can't believe educators would do something like this. My kids will not be going back.
As a teacher at Highlands Elementary I know first hand the love and support each child who enters the doors gets. We treat them just like our own. We have high expectations for the students and work endlessly to help them achieve their goals. Highlands is a great school, but we really need more technology in our rooms. We are working on getting Promethean Boards for each classroom but we have a long way to go. We do not get the funding to put one in each class like most other Dothan city schools. But just the same we love our children and we use all the resources we have to make successful students here at Highlands.
Highlands Elementary is a fantastic school! The staff works well together and addresses the needs of all students learning styles across grade levels. Despite lack of funding and up to date technology, teachers strive to ensure that ALL children are challenged, have fun, and learn.
So far my child absolutely loves Highlands. The new principal Mrs. Davis is so compassionate and on top of things! We moved here and she made the transition a success! So did the third grade teacher Mrs. Vann! My child is sailing!! He is learning so much and is not bored this year! Now he does have a challenge to learn. He loves it at Highlands! All the teachers have been so kind to him.