I give this school an A+. Mrs. James always put the children first wich is very important to me. My child has been attending this school since kindergarden and getting ready to graduate next month i give her and the teachers a thumbs up! I know we could not have done it without the patience of them all.
The new administration at this school has done wonders for the morale and overall achievement of the students. I have no problem sending my children to this school! The enthusiasm of the teachers is contagious. You can tell they care about the children. They work hard in bridging the gaps and it has shown over the past two years with dramatically improved test scores.
It is obvious that the person who responded first has not been keeping up with the changes that have taken place at Highland Gardens Elementary the past three years. With the present principal and staff, this school came out of school improvement and is now an all CLEAR choice school. They have met all of their state goals for the past two years since the change in administration. Furthermore, they have received two awards from the state two consecutive years for closing the achievement gaps between minority students. Before we speak publicly about a school that has worked so hard to achieve excellence in academic achievement, we should do our HOMEWORK first!