My daughter's kindergarten year was awesome. Her teacher is one of the best and she spoiled us!!! 1st grade was very difficult due to so much sickness and a bully issue that was never resolved despite several attempts and communications on my part. My daughter is very sensitive and is very much a people pleaser, so if she ever "pulled a card" she got upset. Her teacher called me more than once to calm my child down. I honestly think a teacher should be able to handle that situation. So far this year, like her kindergarten year, the teacher is awesome and so far so good!!! I'm not sure i agree with so much use of technology. I still believe in actual WORK rather than computers, iPads and the like. But I guess nothin can be done about it; it's just progress. Overall we're happy with the school, although it definitely could use some changes in staff and policies. The office volunteers are very rude and unprofessional.
My child has really enjoyed his time at this school so far. The parents and faculty are really nice and helpful.
I almost sent our daughters to a private school. I am glad I did not! The administration and teachers at providence are the most professional and organized organization. If they are organized and professional, I knew the children had to be. The entire campus is new, clean, and technology is all as it should be, being in a high advanced technology city such as Huntsville Alabama.Beyond my expectations...
Providence Elementary....Great School, Challenging, Brand New!!! I would highly recommend any parent take their child to this school.
What a beautiful large brand new school! Three administrators were there to welcome us. One barely glanced up, but I guess she was super busy? Anyway, one bad apple never turned me sour toward a while organization. The other two ladies were very gracious with their time, eased my apprehension with the distance from my house and the quality of care they intend on taking with my youngest sons education. I'm giving this school a thumbs way up on presentation, courtesy towards parents and cleanliness. I believe parents of the students that have no issues are too busy or are trying to keep this place a secret. Transfer your kids sight unseen if you want, but I plan to take my son all the way - great start!
Just moved to the area and registered my 2nd grader. Based on the registration process, I'm now very concerned. 1) completed the required forms on the website only to find out three were not needed even though they explicitly said "required for all new students" in the header 2) asked to fill out 3 additional forms when I got to the school that were not on the website 3) I was asked to fill these forms out on wooden bench in the entryway 4) I was also asked to sign a form stating that my son understood the rules/penalities for the use of electronic devices, but the administrator could not provide anything explicitly stating what the rules were. The bottom line is that although the administrator was polite throughout, I felt very unwelcome and felt the process was very inefficient. I will provide an update on my perception of teacher quality and parent involvement later.
When we initially moved to Huntsville 4 years ago, we had heard negative things above Providence; however, we found almost none of that to be true. Since Principal Bonner came in from North Carolina, there has been an unbelievable change in the pride and attitude of the parents, teachers, and students. There has been more affluence in this school over the past 2 years as nicer subdivisions have popped up north of Hwy 72, and I honestly think that has helped some too. Test scores have risen under his leadership as well. We're really happy and pleased with the changes and we have a few years left with our youngest at Providence. Hope this is helpful!
The administration had a bumpy start while the new principal settled in and made a few changes for the better. He is extremely professional and honestly cares that the children meet their educational needs. For the most part, the teaching staff is caring and concerned about the children in their classroom and test scores (for the most part) are demonstrating their success.
Still going strong. In spite of a slow start and some growing pains due to a major technology shift in Huntsville City Schools, Providence Elementary School and Middle School teachers deliver. Providence has an outstanding staff and our completely new administration is making changes for the better, particularly in their response to parent concerns and fostering a positive environment for student achievement. Academically our students are thriving. While we still need to grow our school community, I believe Providence is on its way to be a great school.
I have 1 child going to this school for the first time. They wanted more then what my husband and I could aford. Never once told us if you can't really aford what some of the thing's there. you don'thave to get them. and ontop of that my child went off school grounds teacher and I had no clue were my child was looking for him for 1 hour. He is does get really scard if he does not know were he is. But thank god there was a boy to helping him out. So then I ask for packet for his free brk and lunch food. took my 2 day's to ask for is packet and the 3 day finaly got the packet. I don't know if I am going to put my son in this school next year.
I have a son that has attended Providence Elementary for the past 3 years. Both my wife and I have been extremely satisfied with the quality of the teachers, staff, and facilities. I personally grew up in an outstanding education system, and will rate the quality of education my son is receiving to be at or above what I personally received. Every teacher I have had the pleasure of meeting has genuinely cared for his/her students. If I had to offer any criticisms, it would be that the school needs more parent involvement.
I am the parent of a incoming second grader at Providence. My son has attended Providence since Kindergarten. Kindergarten was such a wonderful experience for him and us! I thought it couldn't be topped, but First Grade proved me wrong! First Grade was just as great! Our teachers at Providence are dedicated, friendly, and love their students. The support staff is just as caring and dedicated! We are all super excited to start a new year!
I have 2 children at Providence Elementary, attending for the past 3 years. As a working dad, I am involved in their education without hovering. I do review my children's homework and tests to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum, and I have engaged each of my children's teachers from K-3rd. This is a 4-star school for several reasons. First, the school's facilities are excellent: new, spacious and well-kept, with an excellent library, art / music program, and a good PE facilities / program. It is a healthy, orderly environment that supports learning. Second, the teachers we've had are outstanding: caring, dedicated, and committed to their students. Third, while past school administration was lackluster, the new Principal (cherry-picked from North Carolina) and Vice Principal are driving a NEW ENERGY at this school. With smart boards in most classrooms and iPads or laptops for EVERY student, I am pleased with the school's progress. A controversial districting decision zoned-in many low-income students and chased away some affluent families. Budget issues continue. My children have thrived, however. Don't believe the negative rumors. Go see - you might be surprised.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Providence Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Providence Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.