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Indian Hills Elementary School5
Posted April 29, 2015
- a parent
My children have both done well at this school. They have improved each year, and are on track to succeed in their future educational experiences. I find this school to be a diverse blend of students and teachers. I highly respect the administrators, and enjoy the parent-teacher partnership at this school.
I struggled to even give this school Any stars, because they have Not shown Any improvement with my child?! This is even After going to the N.L.R. School district for help?! This was because the teacher herself was embarrassing & bullying my child, & Nothing was being done about it?! This is Soo Wrong, that it is hard to even Believe?!
My child attended this school since 1st grade, when we weren't dealing with bullying, we were dealing with poor grades, and lack of attention to these issues. After 2 years of expressing concern about my childs academics and why she was being passed to the next grade when she obviously wasn't grasping the curriculum properly in 5th grade we finally got some feed back with a test that said she fell below basic in 3rd grade! No matter how hard we strived to help her succeed at home the school turned a blind eye to the issues and passed her without ever questioning, changing, adapting to help her until it was to late. She will inevitably enter middle school in inclusion classes even after one half of a year they actually tried (dumbed down the work the work instead of helping her reach the appropriate level) This school and it's special needs classes make sure that a child scrapes by instead of succeeds. If I could take it back I would sent her somewhere that put forth an effort for my childs future instead of allowing her to struggle which just led to more bullying and self doubt and poor self esteem. Thank you Indian Hills for leaving no child left behind...
It is in my opinion, that this school has a severe bullying problem. If you do not want your children to be bullied I advise you select a different school. The teachers and principal do not like to discuss these issues, much less resolve them. However, if you are VERY involved with your child's school (aka "home room parent") you will not have any problems at all. Beware...this school is very political, and often times prejudice against lower/middle class families. God bless the few teachers at Indian Hills Elementary who actually do care for their students and their future; for they are few and far between!
Indian Hills is a great school in North Little Rock. The children get a great education and are very well prepared to enter middle school when it's time to move on. Indian Hills is the home of Arkansas State Teacher of the Year for 2010 and North Little Rock District Teacher of the Year for 2011. It is a wonderful caring community of teachers, administrators and parents!
The absolute best school. Teachers and staff are all great with both the children and parents. Parent's are very involved and always welcomed. My children love everything about it. We are Indian Hills!