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PK-6
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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 515

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1919 East Sharon Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85022

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(602) 449-3100
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October 17, 2014
My son loves it there! He goes to the ATB programs and loves the instructors and wants to join the running club next. I'm very happy with them because they offer these activities that keep him involved in school and learning. They also have chorus and band. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with HHES.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
This is our first year at Hidden Hills. Our kindergarten experience has been wonderful. Our son is reading very well thanks to Mrs. Williams making new friends and loves to go to school. Lots of family events at this school which makes it's unique.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2014
This is my daughters first year at Hidden Hills. We decided to open-enroll her at this school after many friends recommended Hidden Hills. Mrs. Geake is a WONDERFUL principal, and I couldn't ask for a better school leader. I am also so impressed by the kindergarten teachers. Mrs. Carmen is the MOST wonderful teacher my daughter could ever have for her very important kindergarten experience. Each week, I am amazed by how much more she has learned. The teachers at HHES are all so warm and welcoming. We have attended many family nights, including Movie Night, Bingo night, Princess Prom and Family Fun Night. We are so excited about all the years to come at Hidden Hills.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
My daughter began Kindergarten at HHES and is now in the second grade. I had looked at 5 schools - including several private ones, before committing to HHES. I don't doubt for a second that I made the right decision. I like the size in that it truly does function like a family. The staff and principal are concerned, involved and accessible. I feel that my daughter is truly getting the basis, both socially and intellectually, that is necessary for later success.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
I am so very impressed with the well-rounded education that my two children receive at Hidden Hills. The school offers so many extras and has a warm, caring staff. My children feel safe and love to learn at Hidden Hills.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
My daughter has attended Hidden Hills since Kindergarten, and she is now winding up her sixth grade year. She has had the most amazing experience at school. She is a high average student, and has always gotten the support she needs. She has struggled with anxiety, and her teachers have been loving and understanding. As a family, we have chosen to become involved at school...attending all conferences, events, and supporting our school in any way we can. We have always felt welcome and appreciated. The school administrator leads the staff in a positive, loving environment and creates an environment of safety and support. We are sad to leave Hidden Hills this year, but are excited about what's to come at Shea!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
Hidden Hills is a wonderful place to educate children. I am the proud parent of 2 students that attend HHES and my kids love school and their teachers so much, they can't wait for the weekend to be over so they can get back to school! The staff is very experienced and knowledgeable. They constantly meet to discuss individual student growth and achievement. They offer many opportunities for extra help and enrichment activities. The nurse is very compassionate and caring. Karen keeps us informed of school happenings through her weekly phone messages. Ms. Cindi is very thoughtful and reminded me that I needed to fill out open enrollment paperwork so our transfer wasn't revoked. Mrs. Geake is the best principal around. She is at every event and knows every child by name. She handles discipline swiftly and fairly. I choose to send my kids to Hidden Hills even though that means I have to provided transportation. Despite the drive I would choose HHES 10 out of 10 times as an elementary school choice for my children.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2013
Lacking creativity, resources and compassion; educators should be able to engage all children in activities, with a capacity to teach the masses. Hidden Hills leaves a lot to be desired. The office staff is very unpleasant, lacking kindness, generosity, happiness and organization. All very important attributes when working with small children and families. The feigned happiness throughout this school is difficult to swallow. Certain kids will pick-up on an adults lack of true compassion and will act out. If my son didn't pick-up on that, I did. Poor leadership is to blame. Once I received a phone call that I should get my child immediately because he was kicked off the bus (my child does not ride the bus). There was a variety of other incidences including changing an entire situation to fit their pre-determined label. It's heartbreaking for parents and children to go through a bad experience in education such as we did at Hidden Hills. If something isn't right, don't wait, make the change. Education scores are one small piece of the puzzle. A well rounded school will offer more than just a letter "A". Best wishes with your future leader. I know mine will be amazing.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
I set out to visit area schools when my daughter was headed for kindergarten but ended my search at Hidden Hills. The garden program sold me, but over the last couple years I've fallen in love with the teachers, kids and parent involvement too. We really are a school family, which is why we've earned the A+ rating. It takes a village, and at Hidden Hills you'll find it.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
We have 2 children currently at Hidden Hills, 2nd and 5th, and have been very happy with the quality of education. The anti-bully program works, the students seem very happy. My daughter has never had a bad day there. The administration is positive and active, but the front desk can give a poor first impression at times. 2nd grade is not the strongest but if you are lucky enough to get Mrs. Carmen in Kindergarten, Mrs Bartles in 1st, and mrs. Rae in third your child will be off to a great start.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I think my school would have four stars because it feels like everyone is a big family. I don't know if you will give this to our school because all the other children will be saying how good there lunch is, or how good there grades are but I think my school should have that 5,000 dollars for are beloved teachers who help support us, motivate us, and help us so we don't fall through the cracks. If there is a school who really needs this though who needs money to keep there school from closing I would rather give it to them because I don't want to separate that schools family from each other and that is not going to happen because I know what it is like being separated and it is like the world is a big bowl of depression soup. So if you don't like my reason for giving my school 5,000 dollars so be it crumple my piece of paper up and throw it in the recycle bin but I just want to let you know that if you don't pick my school give it to the school that needs it.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2013
My experiences are a little bit of both of what everyone is saying about Hidden Hills. The administration does have some old timers who are a bit bitty and short with students and parents the same; but at least they are not fake. They are as real as people can get. Academically I believe the teachers are worn down and exhausted. Children who need extra attention and caring need a different environment the staff cannot care for many more students without additional help. I have felt safe enough to break down and cry in front of the staff because we woke up late, but prefer them not to speak in front of my children. Everyone has their own experiences. If you believe there has been unprofessionalism please fill out a Professional Concern Form with the superintendent; it may produce a change.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
Hidden Hills I have also unfortunately came across the same thing where they turn their heads to BULLYING in their school and make excuses for it. They also have lost track of kids at their school who were turned lose to the outdoors near the street without supervision. Also another inccident where a young 1st grade girl went missing for 3 hours on campus and no one could locate her. The Principal is very naive and tends to back her teachers when they are in the wrong. She makes excuses for everything. Very Poor School!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
I love this school! My kids love all the extra activities they have- GenYES, Garden Club, Chess, Choir. This school does not put up with ANY bulling, teachers are always available and fast to respond.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
Hidden Hills Elementary School is EXCELLENT. I highly recommend this school. The teachers are dedicated, organized, and great teaching.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2010
As a parent, and now a grandparent of children at Hidden Hills, I highly recommend this school. The atmosphere is nurturing while still emphasizing a strong academic drive toward learning. The kid's progress is steady and individualized. I love to see the kids come home with enthusiastic smiles, ready to show me what they learned that day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
My children went to school there. You couldn't ask for a more dedicated staff, many of them have been there for years.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2010
Our family has attended this school for just over 3 years and is very happy with the teachers, staff, and principal. As a parent of a Kindergartener and Second Grader, we have had wonderful experiences with loving teachers, a helpful staff, and a principal who is very easy to approach. We are very lucky to be a part of the Hidden Hills family and look forward to many more years at this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
I'm a grandparent at Hidden Hills, I am disappointed how the Principal treats the parents unfairly and with disharmony, also allowing the staff to speak the way they do infront of children. Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school. My personal experience listening to the staff was extremely unprofessional. And the principal is doing very little about the infelicitous behavior that goes on at this school. This school only Rates a low 7 the kids here are so behind academically. I would not recommend this school for any child until the District does some house cleaning with the STAFF.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
the teachers are great and they bend over backwards for kids who need extra help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2009
I entered this school on a variance, persuaded by parents who had children at this school. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Hidden Hills. The staff know my child, the teachers are loving and professional, and I feel that I have a voice and a home here. My child is an individual here and is able to shine just by being a part of this school. That is priceless to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2009
I can't say enough wonderful things about Hidden Hills from the staff to the school itself! We have had one daughter start in Kindergarten and graduate from Hidden Hills, moving to Shea with most of her classmates from there this past year. We have another one that will enter 2nd grade next year and look forward to many more great years. It is one of the best schools in Phoenix and will do everything we can to ensure our last daughter is able to attend all the way through thanks to the remarkable staff, environment and our past positive experiences. Don't ever change!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
I completely disagree with the person who said they were disappointed. That has not been my family's experience at Hidden Hills The front office personal was extremely professional and very caring, she knew both my children by name and she had never met me. We have found the faculty, staff ad principal way above average; caring, involved, and experienced. The principal is truly amazing... have you experienced the mom prom and daddy dance yet? (this is but a few the many extras to be experienced by the students and parents of the school.) I have both 2nd and 5th grade students. I am happy, my children are happy and each and every email to my the children's teachers has been answered promptly professionally and with the intimate knowledge I expect. This is a great school that goes above and beyond...I appreciate the effort and the outcome.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2009
I just want to say that we are at this school by choice as we are here on a variance. I reviewed a lot of schools in the area and this one felt like the right fit. We hit a home run in my opinion as we have been welcomed into this wonderful family. I don't beleive that any school will be perfect just perfect for your family and this one was it for us.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
I feel bad for the children of parents that are writing the bad reviews. This is suppose to be a wonderful, long lasting memory for our children. If you make it a negative experience for them it is going to be. And thats what they are going to remember. I have nothing but good things to say about HIdden Hills. I couldn't ask for better teachers! They go out of their way for my 3 children. I thank them for all their hard work and time that they put into teaching my children. Running a school and teaching so many kids is a difficult job and I thank you. Don't ever let the few negative people out there make you think your not appreciated. Just look at the smiles on those cute faces at the end of the day. You'll say it was worth it. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
Hidden Hills is a wonderful school...excellent teachers and great programs. I love the environment the minute you step into the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
We feel our son has had a wonderful experience in the 3 years he's been attending. We have found that the school experience is only as good as what the parents put into it (i.e., parental involvement with their child and with the school itself).

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
I am so DISAPPOINTED in this school. The children are not ready for the AIM's testing. The front office personnel is terrible and so unprofessional. I am in the processes of moving my 3 children out of this school. I can't even begin to talk about the problems at this school. I would NOT recommed this elementary school, our kids need a better start.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2009
Hidden Hills remains a favorite place for even my children who have moved on to middle and high schools. My middle schooler is excited to come back to this week's Family Fun Night for the Fun Run and friendly atmosphere. This is where she wants to spend her Friday night! A community school like Hidden Hills is a treasure.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
as a parent and staff member at Hidden Hills, i know this to be a caring community for all learners. i would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a small, personal environment for their child.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
As a parent of two kids attending this so called 'school', I am constantly dissapointed in the way the Faculty / District handles problems which are a daily occurance there. I have left this school once before, only to have to come back due to varience problems between the Washington and Paradise Valley Districts. The Washington schools are a much more caring and positive atmosphere, and even high higher academic ratings than Hidden Hills. Hidden Hills claims to have programs for students with certain needs, however, fails to deliver and falls below education standards and attend to the needs of students. Their State rating is on the low end of Highly Performing, a 7 out of 10 rating ! That would be a ' C ' grade in my book! Hidden Hills School is a lousy choice! Look around, and be very selective when choosing a school! Check the State Ratings!!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
My children are in 6th grade now and have been going to Hidden Hills since Kindergarten. I am sad that this is their last year there since this is wonderful school! The teachers are not only highly qualified, but extremely dedicated to meeting the needs of each child and Mrs Geake is a terrific principal who does her utmost to ensure the safety and well-being of her students. I can truly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
Unfortunately I am a parent at Hidden Hills Elementary school. I can't believe how unfriendly the front staff and principle are at this school. The school is in desparate need of new management to run this school. The play ground area has open gates in 3 areas which worries me. I am currently looking at moving my children out of this school. I feel sorry for the kids that have to stay there. At this point I would never recommend this school!!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
Being a parent at hidden hills, I have worked very hard to help this school to only be treated unfairly and with disharmony. Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school. My personal experience with some of the staff was extremely unprofessional. A small school like this one doesn't afford much choice when the leadership isn't meeting your child's need. And the principal is doing very little about the infelicitous behavior that goes on at this school. The staff is just 'biding their time,' while they waste the precious time of the students they are trained professionally to serve and inspire. Unfortunately this school has a less than reputable ranking, look at the true ranking of your school this is only a low 7 rated school. I would not recommend this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
I love this school.The teachers are great.My kids love going to school and they feel save there .They say is a home away from home

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
I've found Hidden Hills to be a warm, child centered environment for my child. The staff there (EVERYONE) demonstrates interest and concern for the well being of every child. My child's teachers have been extremely competent and professional. They have met and exceeded my child's educational needs. Hidden Hills is a great, special community!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
As an employee of Hidden Hills and a parent that put 3 kids through this school, I have to say that as far as staff goes this school is awesome. The teachers have always been very positive and want the best for the children that they teach. The rest of the staff have always been polite and positive. This school was just rated an A+ school and continues to strive in providing the best education possible for its students.

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2009
I have been an involved parent at Hidden Hills for over 8 years. We are outside of the attendance area and I happily drive my children back and forth each day. The level of staff and parental involvement is very important to me and I have found Hidden Hills to be outstanding in both areas. We have a strong parent organization that goes above and beyond on a daily basis. There are many and varied after school enrichment classes taught by staff and community members. For me, this speaks directly to the level of adult involvement in the education of the students at Hidden Hills. My children have always been treated with respect and caring, and I feel the learning environment is all the better for that. My kids and I have loved it here and we will all miss Hidden Hills when it comes time to leave. Highly Recommend!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
As a parent and a member of the staff, I recommend Hidden Hills to parents on a daily basis. Each staff member treats the child as one of their own. We (as staff) are there to provide guidance and to hopefully give a child a feeling of community. My own three children have gone through Hidden Hills on a variance from another PV school. I love this school. I think every child should have the opportunity to learn at Hidden Hills!!

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January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 15, 2007
We are new to Hidden Hills this year and we love it! We have been welcomed with open arms. The teachers work long and hard and the Principal is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
Hidden Hills is a great learning community for kids. The parent/volunteer involvement is strong. Teachers are eager to work with parents and encourage parents to be involved. There are a number of programs offered after school, the band director is wonderful and the majority of the teachers really try to 'reach' the kids and genuinely care about teaching and helping the kids learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
As a parent at Hidden Hills, I can highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to have a quality education. When you enter the doors of this school, you feel immediately 'at home', and it will not take you long to realize that this school is an extended family, where each staff member and volunteer treat the children as if they were their own child. There is a sense of commitment among the staff, who work hard to make sure each child is learning what they need to learn, and are being pushed to work harder. I highly recommend seeing for yourself what a remarkable school Hidden Hills is. I feel the comments from August of 2005 are not about the Hidden Hills I know, but rather from one person who did not have a good experience and is trying to discount what the school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
I really love that availability of special needs programs for speech therapy for both of our kids. The teachers are wonderful and our kids love to go to Hidden Hills.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2005
Hidden Hills is a very safe, family oriented community school, where everyone is welcomed and feel as if they belong. The high academic expectations of this school helped our child to be well prepared to go to the next grade level. Teachers and staff are very concerned about each individual child and work toward creating an environment to help them be successful, academically, socially and emotionally. Hidden Hills has been a stable school, where 100% of the staff enrolls their own children, which shows you the commitment of the staff. I highly recommend this school, the community and all they have to offer each individual child and family.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
My family is not having the same experience as the negative reviews I just read. This is the second year we have been at the school. I was impressed w/ his first grade teacher, Mrs. S. and so far my second grader is very enthusiastic about Mrs. U. his teacher for this year. I have found the faculty and PTSA very involved w/ the school. The garden club is terrific and the after school Mascot Club well run. I feel my son is in a safe and supportive learning environment where he has met good friends and is receiving a quality education.

- submitted by a administrator
August 20, 2005
As a parent of three, I look for many components in a school and Hidden Hills exceeds these expectations. They are outstanding in reaching for higher standards for our children s current and future needs. When I speak of Hidden Hills, the words that come to mind are dedication, patience, commitment, reaching for the stars, safety, volunteering endless hours, people who love their jobs, unconditional love, thinking outside the box, doing what it takes to get the job done, and making kids, family and the community first. Thank you Hidden Hills. A+++ all the way.

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August 04, 2005
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August 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2005
I love this school! Principal and parent/teacher involvement is spectacular. There are many extracurricular activities and programs for both parents and students to get involved in. This school cares about its students and community.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
Being a K-6 school this school is limited on its extracurricular activities but it still finds a way to offer the student body choices to keep them busy. Leadership at this school is top rated. The principle is in tune to all that is going on. It is not unusaul to see her pulling lunch duty or getting children across the street safely. Teachers are committed and there is longevity with the staff. Moving to an all day kindergarten has only made this school a more desirable place to be. Husky pride will surround you in the halls of this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
hidden hills is a great school. The teachers are very involved with the children. The speech, reading teachers are very caring and works hard to make sure to met your childs needs. The extracurricular activies are prices kind of high this last year. I love walking in and the front know who i am which is warm and comforting to me. yet they still make me sign in for safety reason.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
The staff members of Hidden Hills work closely with the students and their families to create an environment that is directly related to the success of the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
I am very impressed with the school because of the scores it receives and its emphasis on science. The kindergarten student who placed in a national science fair was impressive. I hear lots of praise from our neighbors as well. Families are encouraged to participate in various programs throughout the year and the neighboring community is also welcome to school-wide events. Our neighbor also works at the school in administration and loves it.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2004
My second grader has been enrolled at Hidden Hills for about 3 weeks and so far we are very happy. The teacher and office staff have been very kind and my little girl made a friend on her very first day.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
I am very happy with the Hidden Hills Elementary School. My daughter is starting her third year here and the education quality is fantastic and the staff has been just great towards my daughters needs. Every school in the nation should take notice to Hidden Hills and I thank God my daughter is enrolled in such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
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Hidden Hills Elementary School
1919 East Sharon Drive, Phoenix, AZ  85022
(602) 449-3100
Last modified Hidden Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hidden Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top