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.
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.
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.
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.
Worse school we ever been with my children! Especially this "teachers" like Mrs.PESTKA,Mrs.GEAKE and front desk CINDY,they are not just mean,they are have a lack of expirience of teaching kids and keep their records! BULLING is exist!!! SO dissapointed of this "school"! My children has more regress then they came with,because what they "teach them it`s only read,read and read and have a lot of OFF DAYS and HALF DAYS this "school",then our kids will learn anything? No more we come back to this school!!!!
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!
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.
Hidden Hills Elementary School is EXCELLENT. I highly recommend this school. The teachers are dedicated, organized, and great teaching.
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.
My children went to school there. You couldn't ask for a more dedicated staff, many of them have been there for years.
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!
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.
the teachers are great and they bend over backwards for kids who need extra help.
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.
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!!!
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.
This school is a gem! They have a dedicated staff, and warm atmosphere. I couldn't ask for more.
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.
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.
Hidden Hills is a wonderful school...excellent teachers and great programs. I love the environment the minute you step into the school.
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