Terrible experience. Teachers and principal are more interested in telling kids to stop running than teaching. No regular PE, kids cannot run and play at recess unless they are out on the field. They can only go out on the field if a teacher is out there and the teachers rarely do if ever. The curriculum is same as other schools but their performance is terrible at testing. This is because they spend all of their energy being disciplinarians on the "black top" and not enough energy in the classroom. We had a terrible experience with the prinicipal as well - this school staff gets no support from her at all. If your child has to attend here, tell them to keep their head down, and do not run. The PTA is fantastic and is the only redeeming thing here.
i have two kids in this school and i am doing everything i can to move them ASAP. Lack of communication, my daughters teacher yells at kids, my son's teacher i must say is really great, but the bad eggs here really stink. Go help those of us who can't afford private schoold.
My daughter's teacher is wonderful. How ever I would not recommend it to children that don't speak Spanish. My daughter doesn't speak Spanish and spends most recesses alone, because she doesn't "fit in". I'm hoping to move soon.
We have wonderful teachers and students that do a great job teaching and learning.
The teachers really care about the students and this is the best school in Escondido!
Our school is great because of the people who work there. We have awsome staff who truley care avout the future of the kids they teach including my two!!
My son started at Oak hill and was here for His 1st 2 years. When we moved back to Escondido, It was the only school he would attend. Now he has completed his elementary years. He loved it and so Did I. Great Teacher and they work well with all the children.
I am a grandparent at Oak Hill and I appreciate the dedication and hard work that i have seen from the teachers. All of my grandchild's teachers have gone above and beyond in their efforts to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment. I commend the teacher's hard work and the time they put into nurturing and educating our community's children. community's children.
I am a parent at Oak Hill School and am very sad to hear that some people have bad experiences. I have joined the PTA in this school because of the outstanding teamwork showed by the Leadership, staff and teachers. They work as a team, they improve as a team. If there is a problem with a student, or even a teacher, it is normally worked out pretty quickly. I will agree that parent involvement is low, but most parents who live in the Oak Hill Area have to work to afford to stay here. Teachers welcome parents in the classroom, and enjoy their participation. I have lived all over Escondido during my life and Oak Hill is by far the best school in the school district. Oak Hill over the years has excelled by leaps and bounds and Oak Hill continues to move forward in every way.
I have read a few posts here and I agree with some. I am very concerned as a parent and am refraining from giving less of a rating only because I know there are some caring and hard working teachers here. I have two sons that have been at this school a few years and I am more than concerned about the quality of learning and time spent with each student. I have had to remove my oldest from some classes due to the teacher yelling, have had my youngest sons teacher actually insinuate that it was the parents job to teach and the teachers job to help them practice what they already know which is completely backwards and very disturbing to say the least! My sons come home more often than not without any homework. This is a small list but, I am currently looking to move due to this!
It seems I share the same feelings as a couple of the other parents that have left feedback. Shame on the parent blaming undisciplined students! You have no idea why some students appear to be unruly. Let me inform you that this school will do virtually nothing for a student with ADHD. Any teacher that can yell at a student in the middle of class to the point of tears should not be teaching! There's a total lack of communication with those involved in these situations. God forbid you have a student with ADHD, you're virtually on your own as far as finding help. Student's learning is a collaborative effort between teacher, parents and student. Teacher's need to change up their teaching strageties so all students have an opportunity to learn. I have a second child who doesn't have any behavioral/learning issues and things are fine for him.
My 2 children have been fortunate to attend this school. Both have excelled academically and socially. There is only problems with the undisciplined students who's parents ignore their own responsibility to take an active interest role in their children's upbringing.This school and staff are top notch!
My son's first year there, he has a wonderful teacher but he also has special needs and I am learning rather quickly that none of the staff are willing to help me in that area even though I have contacted all the people that need to be contacted and the principle is kind enough but he is also unwilling to respond to me, lacks leadership and giving directions.
My eldest child went to Oak Hill for the last five years and if not for redistricting, we would still be there. Overall, I feel that the teachers are excellent and dedicated. While the area has changed, adding new challenges to the staff, they do a wonderful job.
Oak Hill is a diverse school, both economically and ethnically.The academic levels have stayed high even though the neighborhood includes more students who are learning English. Oak Hill consistently makes both the federal and state academic goals. Opportunities for parent involvement are available and, in my experience, teachers welcome parents any time. The atmosphere at Oak Hill is friendly and safe. Students enjoy going to school.
I moved my third child to attend Oak Hill Elementary School to a private school after 2004-2005 school year. Demographic changes outside of the control of the administration and teachers have greatly deteriorated the school's ability to devote an equal amount of time to English speakers. I volunteered for years in my children's classrooms. Increasingly, teachers appeared to to me to be overwhelmed. We were lucky to be able to afford to transfer our son. I feel sorry for those who can't.
The teachers here are fantastic and willing to be a partner in your childs education. There are not very many extracurricular activities but the PTA is great with family fun nights. I have had a wonderful experience at oak hill.
The quality of academic programs is fair, probably a little better than average for California schools. There are very few extracurricular activities available. Parental involvement is low.
I have too much to gripe about to be able to fit it all in here! Boo! Hiss! Prob's w/mulitple teachers, not 'just one' bad experience! Principal is a very nice man, but lacks the envolvement and leadership he should have. He's not very helpful when you're having prob's w/the teachers, either! They've done NOTHING to help my child succeed when she's clearly struggling. I had to find out about programs from griping to other parents! This info should be brought up by the teachers!
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