My sister and nephew attended this school ( a few years apart)..... I feel that the school attempts to involve parents in their children's education, but some parents are simply not interested. Thus the lack of educational disciple at home, is reflected on the students Test Scores- which are terrible. Note to parents: a child's base education and the belief in attaining "Good Grades" begins at home. Sure great teachers help, but the teachers that can negatively/positively impact a child's life the most are called PARENTS.
Many of the changes at this school are proving to be positive! It is moving in the right direction with a 30 point increase on the CST.
Great school, parents, and students. What this school lacks is an effective instructional leader that leads by example. "You do not lead by hitting people over the head that's assault, not leadership." Dwight D. Eisenhower
The principal is a wonderful person. The office staff is great. The only problem I have about the school is that one parent volunteer is rude to me whenever I am around her. I think she is very immature and unprofessional.
I have my son at this school. I like that teachers have patience to deal with children and interact with parents to make the learning more fun.
I have my two daughters at this school. I like that I can talk to the principal,the staff and the teachers and they really listen and try to help me.
I have to be thankful to god first for having such a wonderful and understanding principal. She has done a outstanding job in bringing the test scores up to where they are now. We could'nt have done so without her great leadership. The office staff is also amazing they listen to the needs of the parents and students. Teacher i also thank you for the wonderful work you do as a team . Once again you have proven that together everything is possible.
I believe Teresa Hughes is an awesome school. The only flaw this school has is the administration office. These people need to learn how to speak to parents, how to send news letters home in a timely matter. I will personally contact the district and let them know whats going on with the staff.
My son is about to finish kindergarten. I am pleased with the teacher he got. She is super! her name is ms. Casillas. She treats the kids well and the parents as well..But most importantly her way of teaching...I can tell my son is learning so much.
The office staff as well as the teachers and administration are wonderful and have always been kind and thoughtful to my needs as a parent. I have seen the office staff as well as the administrators help students with their homework. I ve seen the staff comfort children as they cry and I have seen the office staff feed students when they come to school late and have not eaten breakfast. I hope that other parents see the good things that the administration, the office staff and the teachers have done for our children.
I have experienced the lack of courtesy with one of the office staff, However, I have nothing but good things to say about the school principal and the office manager Debbie. This two wonderful ladies have been very apologetic about their staff, they make you feel like they really do care about whats going on and are working to make a difference. And I sincerely thank them both for all their hard work. I recommend any parent that has any problems with the staff, please see the office manager or the School principal, they are always open for any positive or negative feedback.
Well what can i tell you about Teresa Hughes, Only that some teachers are very responsible while others lack professionalism. True our API scores have gone up but not because of the teachers but because of the students and parents. As far as the office staff is concerned there is no professionalism, they lack public relation skills as well as common courtesy to everyone who enters unless they know you are from the district. As for the IEP'S they are never on time they do not comply with the 10 day requirement. Overall changes need to be done but they are doing them in the wrong places. Students can only progress with the support of their teachers and adminstrators.
I have read the fews reviews about Teresa Huges Elementary/Magnet. I do agree with one review that the teachers are very good that's the reason the API scores have gone up. Unfortunately the parents won't understand what API means due to lack of parent involvement and lack of council meeting attendance. It is unfortunate that parents feel this way about the staff. The times I have found my self there I was greeted in a very friendly and helpful manner eager to answer questions when parents forget their own child's teachers name. I grateful for the great staff at Teresa Hughes.
I agree with the other reviews, this administration staff is lacking courtesy with the parents. they are rude. Is there anything to do about this?
My son went to Teresa Hughes from Kinder til his culmination in 6th grade. Overall the school has some fantastic teachers that have been there for many many years. Their IEP program is wonderful as is their magnet program and they also cater to children with special needs/dissabilities. The only thing that I was unhappy with was the staff. They really need some training in parent sensitivity and courtesy. I'm part of the at a High School and no matter what when a parent comes in we always treat them with respect and immediately acknowledge their needs. Teresa Hughes staff needs to learn something about that.
Teresa Hughes have some great teachers. Mr. Yoshida is a great teacher. You would be lucky if your son/daughter has him. The problem with the school is the administration. They have problem communication with teachers and the parents.
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