I am a teacher nearing the end of my 3rd year at Heritage. I love teaching here. The administration are really supportive and I feel we are heading in the right direction academically. We have identified areas to improve upon and have set goals to make sure that happens. The facilities are awesome and the sports program offers a variety of options for multiple grades to participate in. We are especially competitive in boys and girls basketball and football. I have had the opportunity to coach and have had a blast getting to know my students outside of the classroom. Overall I am very pleased with my experience so far at Heritage. We have great support form the front office and teachers that care about student growth.
This is my first year here with my son. He is in first grade and so far so good. A few hiccups but nothing huge. I really love the instruction given and my son has really excelled. So, I would recommend this school to anyone. I believe there is a lot of heart here.
I have been here a few years and all of the staff and administration are dedicated to each student's education. We want to see all the students be successful. The staff enjoys working together and making learning fun.
Heritage is a great school! This year they have SO MANY new events/sports for the little kids. I have a 1st grader and a 2nd grader and they love going to Cheer practice & karate. They have so many events for the family. My kids have learned so much in this school.. Proud to say I have two honor roll students! We love Heritage and hope both of our kids can graduate from there Thank you Heritage!!
I am so impressed with Mr. Thies and Mr. Dye. They have such passion an dedication and truly care about the students and teachers. It is a comfort knowing that any problems will be handled correctly. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are wonderful!!!
I am an 8th grade student that has been at Heritage since I was really little. I came here from a not so good school, so I know the difference a great school makes in kids' lives! Things at Heritage were good when I started, then got bad a couple years ago, BUT NOW THIS YEAR IS AWESOME! Last year was pretty good, too! My friends agree with me that HERITAGE FALCONS ROCK! The school lunches are even better than they used to be. The teachers treat you like you're an actual person, not just a troubled teenager. They listen and care how you feel and help you understand better. We get to participate in fun activities and our sport's teams are pretty good. I have some friends from church that go to other schools and they're always complaining about being bullied and kids that do drugs, but not here. I am kinda popular, so I would know if this stuff was going on around me. My parents are both real involved in my school so they know alot of the teachers and staff that have been here a long time and they respect them. If anything is ever just a little bit wrong, the VP or the Pricipal take time to work it out with them. The only thing that I would change if I could was to add 9th grade! :)
Wow! I am not surprised, that they are flagging negative reviews. Reviews that are not inappropriate for any reason, just factual about the school, and they dissappear. I thought this was a web site I could trust to gain factual information reguarding schools, but like everything else I guess not. Some one is always able to get their fingers in and make things appear how they want it to. Just check out the test scores of this school compared to others since someone is clearly altering the reviews!
not sure who is writing these reviews must be staff members this school is terrible there is so much bullying it's out of hand my son is no longer in this school don't be fooled by these good reviews the owner only cares about how much money(students) she can bring in everybody is nice now because of all the students and staff that has left i will never have anything to do with that school again
My kids love this school!! I have a kindergarten (KG-G) and a first grader (1-S). They love their teachers. Everyday they come home with something good to tell daddy and me. My first grader talks so much about her computer teacher, about how awesome and nice he is with her and the rest of the students. They come home with new songs or new things they learned. Everyday is a big learning day for them. I am very glad I enrolled my kids at Heritage Elementary. The Principal is great and helps the parents and students so much!!
AWESOME facility for a charter school -- or any school come to think of it. Great staff. Free before and afterschool care which the kids love. Close to Luke. Bussing to your neighborhood for only $5/month. Free breakfast for the kids at their classroom desks every morning. They have a greenhouse, a computer lab, two cafeterias, a really huge gym with a stage and great family events. We really love this school!
My kids and I really love this school. It's always a hard choice to move your kids and I feel like we absolutely made the right one by moving them here.
My family loves this school and its staff! My kids couldn't be happier and we're extremely picky parents when it comes to our kids' education. Our friends and I all moved our kids here and have been more than pleased with our choice. The facility is much better than Crown Charter (nearby school) and it goes up to 8th grade with a great facility.
I am impressed! After homeschooling my kids for two years due to a non-perfect fit at our local public school, I was skeptical about enrolling them in a charter school this year. I am SO GLAD THAT I DID! This school's campus is AWESOME! It has a complete middle school for 6th to 8th graders, with a huge gym, lockers, computer labs, etc. All of the staff is super friendly! The teachers seem to be invested in the education of both of my 3rd and 6th grade sons. They LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I love the option of bussing and FREE BEFORE/AFTER CARE if I need it from 6am-6pm. Can't say enough good things about this place!
When my oldest son was first started attending this school in 2007 for Kindergarten the school was great, when my 2nd son started there for the 2010/2011 school year things went WAY down hill! The bussing situation alone was terrible with drivers that can't control the bus. The school alone had little to no parent/staff contact. The turn over in teachers is high. My sons kindergarten teach who was no older than 22 yrs old last year tried to put my son in an anger management class just to get him out of her class for a little while. There were so many issues last year, and I'm so glad that my children WILL NOT be attending this school EVER again. My fear now is that they may be behind at there new school, because of the last few years at Heritage. DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILD HERE!
There are so many wonderful things about this school and the direction it is headed! I am so proud to be a member of this organization, and I would strongly encourage anyone with questions about the school to go straight to the source for information. There are many biased reviews posted here of previous employees or families who are sadly out for malicious purposes, who do not share in the direction and the goals of the school. Many improvements and changes are in place for this upcoming year, and I'm excited to be part of the Heritage staff!!!
I have had so many issues here at Heritage! I am so ashamed that my kids ever attend this school. My kids have been cussed at by the "director of sports" pushed by a teacher, the bus is totally unsafe and no a/c, never on time. It is a shame how far down hill this school has went. There is no way I will be returning. The sports program that they brag so much about is so unorganized. This place is a joke and no more. Heritage doesn't even deserve 1 star but this site leaves you no other option.
I am a student at this school and I wish I never was! I am currently in seventh grade and I have been here since I was in fifth grade. My 6th and 7th grade years have not been good. There are very few teachers that actually care about the students. I mean don't get a degree in teaching if you don't want to teach! There has been vodka bottles found in the 7th/8th grade bathroom, bullying,and numerous fights this year. I am advanced student and I do not recieve the accomadations that I need. I have to sit in class being bored because others kids do not learn the way I do. Because of my illnes( Reflex Sympathetic Distrophy) I am teased constantly because I can not do the things that other kids can. When people ask me what school I go to, I am ashamed to tell them that I go to Heritage Elementary School. Ever since 2009,when our previous owner Mr. Robinson left, this school has gone down hill. Parents should not send their children here for various reasons. If you want a quality school, than Heritage is not the school for you! This school deserves a 0 out of 5. It also needs some major improvements. We don't even have enough books for everyone. 5 kids have to share 1 book!
Let me be clear, there is precious little at this school that is about children. The teachers are dedicated and priceless, but unsupported by the charter holders. The holders rarely visit the campus and don't even know the faculty. Why is it so difficult to do what is good and right for kids? This school is designated as a not-for-profit, but it is clear who is making the profit.
This school has gone through many changes in the last couple of years. I am very proud to be involved with this school and seeing the process of weeding out those people that do not fit with the vision of the school. The most important thing is for the children's success not only now but in their future. I strongly believe this is a great place to enroll your children and encourage others to do so as well!
WHATEVER YOU DO, STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! I can't believe I even have to give this school 1 star. I am on staff at Heritage, and I know first hand about the horrid things that go on behind closed doors. Please, whatever you do, do not send your child to this school. Find a school with an honest administration, along with a school that has shown consistency in staff. Although there are some wonderful teachers, they are treated with disrespect and fed lies. Teachers need to spend their own money on ANY supplies and have little to no technology to offer the students. When teachers asked for pencils for their students, they were laughed at! And, the bullying is OUT OF CONTROL. Again, I can't state enough that you need to STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! Any person who gives this school a good review has NO idea the horrible things that go on here, or they are lying. If you don't take these warnings seriously, you are making a huge mistake.
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