Golden Hill School is wonderful, the teaching staff is very helpful. But don't forget that the education begun in our family 1st. So we need pay attention in our kids.
Do not like this school. I had my child in it for only 1 year and pulled her after the Kinder year. They are too concerned about bodies in the classrom rather than actual teaching. My child was behind when advancing to the 1 st grade at the next school. Office staff is only there because it is a job not a passion for them. Stopped a fight oin the the playground and called the office with the info and they scolded me for interferring. They really do not care much.
My child is in 3rd grade and so far I have been pleased with 2 out of 3 of his teachers. He was placed in Mr. Dixon's class and I had heard that he wasn't good but I didn't request a new teacher and my child is very pleased with him and I think he is great. He has been very informative regarding my childs progress and gives suggestions when needed. The office staff is great and the PTA definitely does a good job putting activities together. The drop off area can be difficult at times but that is usally when other parents are NOT following the rules and stopping where they are not suppose to be.
The teachers are great and the school provides a wonderful place for my children.
If someone was moving into this area with no kowledge of Fullerton and is concerned about finding the best school for their children, then you're looking into the right school. Highly recommended +++. Parent involvement and diversity is strong and very well rounded. Great School!!
Many exceptional teachers, a few that are o.k. 3 that stink. I doubt if there are many schools with better teachers overall.
I give it a 5 out of 5. Two of my children go here and I have had nothing but a WONDERFUL experience with the teachers and staff and group of parents that I interact with. Very, very good school and good people.
I love this school. We have transfered both of our kids here, and will transfer our third as well. They put an emphasis on the arts. Principal Johnson is friendly and well respected from students as well as parents. The PTA is strong in this school providing a warm relationship between the parents.
This is a wonderful neighborhood school. My child has been here since 1st grade, and I am sad that he is moving on to junior high. The teachers did a great job of challenging him academically and supporting him socially. I was very happy with his experience at this school, and the teachers, especially his 6th grade teacher, who works so hard for the kids.
After living in Fullerton for 13 years and hearing so much about how wonderful the district is, my child attended GH for 3 1/2 years. Not very satisfied with teacher recommendations. We moved out the area, was sad at first, but now realize that the area was not all it was cracked up to be. My child struggled for a year in her new school. She was behind in everything. Very disappointing as I always thought GH was a great school. Surprise!
My grandson came from a private school and from the very beginning we had problems and were unhappy here. Being he is my daughters first child, she didn't know what to expect. I'm happy to say he has left this school after just one very unhappy year. His teacher was not helpful with helping him adjust from a loving private school to this cold public school. I raised four kids in Fullerton. I'm older and wiser and I know I don't have to put up with this kind of teaching. Parents need to speak up for their child. More and more families are choosing private or home schooling. Public schools need to wake up. Parents need to remember who the parent, this is your child, you have a say. This school district will only care until they're done with the 8th grade, you will care about them forever.
There are so many after school activities, I can't name them all. It such a wonderful school. Great teachers, parents and education. A class act!
I m surprised by the other parent ratings as there are minimal extracurricular activities and no after school programs/clubs. Many of the teachers are new and the teachers also seem to switch grade levels a lot. The school is not gated and the traffic in the a.m. makes it hard to drop off and unsafe for walking kids.
Very pleased with this school. Very active parent group, great teachers.
The teachers are very involved with the students. All the teachers are excellent, GATE or not. A lot of parent involvement.
I reviewed this school in Oct 2004 but since then, have had occasion to change some of my thoughts. I believe the special education program really needs more help. The resource program and the inclusion program are really lacking. Much is promised, little is delivered. For a mainstream kid, with no special needs, I still believe that Golden Hill is exemplary. But if you have a special needs child, it becomes more complicated. The school has no special education classes. Moreover, the inclusion program is somewhat disorganized and slow-moving. There are not enough experts to serve the children, and the teachers are, through no fault of their own, not trained in dealing with special needs kids. This sets the kids and the teachers up to fail. This was unexceptable, and I withdrew my child to attend a private school.
This is a fantastic school! The teachers really care and I think the best teacher, by far, is Mrs. Higgs. It's too bad she only teaches K. The parent involvement can be great, If the parent decides to become active with their child's education. The probloem I found was most of the parents were too lazy, but this does not reflect the school and only the parent. Another nice thing is that the current principle is leaving. I'll try to be as kind as I can, so just trust me when I say that this is a good thing. All in all, you'll love this school and so will your children.
Golden hill is a nice school. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is very helpful.
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