We moved from out of state where my daughters attended a private school. Hancock is our home school and we have had a wonderful experience here. Every staff member is enthusiastic, positive and encouraging. Mrs. Hull, the principal is amazing and she really promotes that optimism in her staff and students. The teachers are extremely prompt with any concerns that I have about my kids, calling me to discuss even minor concerns that I emailed them about. I feel like my kids are very well cared for, as am I. I just could not ask for a better school. They provide grade level ahead for reading and math. I was surprised to read comments about bullying, but I saw they were from many years ago. I have not heard of any bullying at Hancock. They have Playworks at recess which the kids love and helps them play inclusive games and resolve conflicts. They also had an assembly or two with the theme "Dude, be nice!" The respect the teachers show the kids is wonderful. And the academics are challenging and appropriate. Very happy with Hancock.
We ended up at this school by accident, actually. Although it is the closest to us, we wanted an afternoon preschool. But only the morning at Hancock was available by the time we registered. It was a happy mistake.
Mrs. Vallera is seasoned veteran, both kind and firm. My child comes home with a new song, new writing abilities, or new artistic creations nearly every day. He has never once, in the year since starting, uttered the phrase "I don't want to go to school today."
Although I understand the desire to put your kid in the best possible environment for learning, I also believe that experiencing diversity, maintaining physical activity, and facing up to conflict are all necessary for growing up. This is why I feel like Hancock, under the caring leadership of Principal Hull, is the best fit for my son.
My kid is a bit advanced, so we will see how this pans out over time. But he has thus far been motivated and engaged in class. I will update this review after he has been in kindergarten for a few months.
All three of our kids have attended this school. The teachers are dedicated to teaching, and care about the students.
The principal, Mrs. Hull is tough on bullies. If your bully issue isn't resolved at the teacher level take it Mrs. Hull, she will be on it immediately.
I regret not taking a prior bully incident to Mrs. Hull, she was a true advocate in getting our most recent incident resolved.
All 3 of my kids have attended Hancock. The teachers are committed to the students and want them to succeed.
We recently had a bully problem that was not getting resolved, we brought it to the principal, Mrs. Hull, and she was on it immediately and took it very seriously. The bullying stopped, and was handled well. If the bullying is not resolved at the teacher level bring it to Mrs. Hulls attention, she is tough on bullies.
My only regret is not getting her involved sooner, and not utilizing her for a previous bully situation.
This is an A+ school for good reasons.
Hancock is a GREAT Elementary School. The school fits every childs' needs. If your child is above grade level, on grade level, or below grade level there is a spot for them. My daughter is starting her 6th year and my son his 4th and could not be happier. Mrs. Hull, the teachers, and staff are amazing! Hancock is a great choice for students in Chandler.