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Happy Hollow Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 442 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2014

I first came to this school in the middle of the fourth grade, after leaving a different school due to bullying. I must say that this school, out of every single one I attended(and trust me, it was a lot), was by far the best. There was no bullying, the teachers and students were kind and the educational environment was great. The school provided a happy and fun place and I was happy that I got to stay there, even if it was only for 1 1/2 years.


Posted November 27, 2013

The new facility is really nice and the faculty is absolutely wonderful. It's easy to tell that each teacher truly cares about your child and the progress they make during the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

Wonderful school, great teachers, and terrific communication. This school keeps parents very informed and has great expectations from their students. They do all the can to promote each child's learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

We love this school. Transferred from out of state last year and were so nervous about a new school. HH is small, and has such a warm feeling. We have been very happy. My child has excelled in her environment and her test scores are awesome. They are kind and do what it takes to help your child grow and learn. If you are new to Fayetteville I highly recommend Happy Hollow school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

The secret jewel of the school system! The new campus is spacious and practical. The school staff reflects years of careful hires by the amazing principal--she radiates quiet confidence and it shows throughout the school. Many students benefit from the continuous learning calendar, but it may not be right for all families. We find it is good insurance against skills fading in the summer and boosts attention with frequent breaks during the year. Compare test scores, visit all the elementary schools, and keep the secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

Love this school!! We moved here from Little Rock and the transition was an excellent one. My daughter was going to the 2nd grade and was welcomed with open arms. I never felt like I had a problem that wasn't addressed. They have accelerated reader goals and each time my daughter met hers, she got to go on a field trip. They do an excellent job of keeping parents informed of what's going on. After missing several snow days, the school reached out to the parents to ask our input on how the students should make them up. They have eat out for education where a portion of the proceeds go towards the school and they also collect Box Tops to help raise money. I can't wait to see how much more she is going to learn and grow in the 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

Not happy with this school, especially my child's third grade teacher. They have done fundraisers all year pertaining to the new playground. And I don't mean 1 or 2 fundraiser's, there have been too many to count! They haven't been on one field trip. My child went from A's and B's at her last school to C's, D's and F's at this school. I have had to reteach many concepts to her because the teacher would not answer questions when she didn't understand something and made my child afraid to ask for help. I have sent notes to school requesting to be contacted concerning things and was blatently ignored. Needless to say, my child will not be attending this school ever again after this year. New school or not!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

My child is diagnosed with ADHD. In my dealings with the principal and teachers, I found them to be unprofessional and even discriminating toward my child regarding her special education needs. If your child has any type of special learning needs, I would recommend you find a school that cares about the education of ALL children, and not just those that do not require any attention outside the norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

We are a military family and this is the 4th school my children have attended. HH has a ratio of Male staff that provide great role models/leadership that has been amazing for our family with Dad deployed. Along with the female staff that has been super supportive, professional and dedicated. I love the level of team the school has with Friday Morning awards which all children/teachers attend. Again I can't say enough. Thank you Happy Hollow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2010

Excellent learning environment and great teachers which encourge the students to achieve their maximum skills
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2010

Happy Hollow is a great school that is wonderful for children at all levels. I have 3 children there who are all very different. Two are very gifted and my oldest has aspergers syndrome (on the autism spectrum). The teachers worked tirelessly to get him on grade level and he's improved dramatically in the 3 years we've been there. Add that kind of education to the new school builiging ready in Aug of 2011 and it will be the most sought after school in Fayetteville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

This is a home away from home environment! Kids love it and teachers do too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

Happy Hollow Elem. provides a safe, friendly learning environment. The dedicated teachers and staff work hard to meet the needs for all their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

Our name describes us best! We are happy to serve our students and our community with a caring and educational environment that promotes parent involvement and student achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

When you enter this school you feel welcome. Everyone is friendly. Students are engaged and teachers provide wonderful support. I love visiting this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Happy Hollow Elementary School is a happy, caring school with teachers who work tirelessly to make sure students attain their academic goals. Happy Hollow's comprehensive literacy program, interventions, and continuous learning calendar help students succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

the staff and the diversity of the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great teachers, many dedicated parents, love the continuious calendar. It's great for learning. The Intersessions offer wonderful classes for new experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We have a diverse group of kids, that bring so much to our school. The teachers are well trained and are over achievers to get the best education to better serve their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My son is in Kindergarten this year and had a rough time adjusting. His teacher has been very understanding and patient with me and my child to help him with the transition.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 64%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Black 6% 21%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 South Ray Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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