This was once a wonderful school! But, now that the new principal has taken over, it's horrible! Not only has the school failed my child (and by "failed" I don't mean flunked), but so has the school district! My child was being bullied by the teacher! So have several other students that have come forward! They allow this activity to continue. I recently pulled my child out of this school because of this situation. Most of the teachers at the school are AWESOME, however, this unfortunate incident has been heart-breaking, to say the least.
This is a wonderful school with motivated staff and an accessible, upbeat principal. Parental involvement is high. Classrooms are new and continue to be upgraded, despite California's budget cuts. The older children benefit from RUSD's excellent band/music program. There is also a lot of diversity within the student population. We love it here!
Wonderful school with hard-working teachers and a great Principal. My kids love Highland Grove! There are many activities to choose from and a very active PTA.
The younger, more energetic staff has been let go thanks to the California budget cuts and the teachers who seem tired are staying. I dont care much for this school's staff... I would suggest anyone who is going to enroll their child to this school... to speak to MANY parents... there is mixed feelings... The school is more about testing online than to work in a sequence and consistency... I dont like that and having 4 children that have been exposed to other ways of learning (sequence)... I have seen a big difference in the success of this method.. not impressive... The upside... you have the Middle School right next door that is excellent!!!
Principal and teachers are wonderful at encouraging children to read and to care about the arts. This school fought hard during budget cuts, and with the assistance of parents and community, we were able to keep our librarian.
It is a good school. It is on the outskirts of east Highland. It has gotten quite crowded. I like the priciple and the teachers. The parent involvement is higher than most I have seen. A good school and only a little over 4-5 years old?
There is alot of parent involment in Highland Grove. Parents assist the teachers at any activity the teacher needs. withouth a douth Highland Grove has a Great Parent Involment. Kids love to see parents in different class rooms and they know they will have help in math or reading.
This school is the worst school my child has ever attended.True,there are some very good teachers.But some staff accuse children of whom they don't like of ridiculous things.Example-If your child asks for a single fruit snack,they will be accused of harassment and sent home.If your child is in the bathroom and is im there for more than three minutes,you get a referal.If you move too much at recess,you will get a call home.If you are too far out in the field,referal.My advice is to go to arroyo verde.It is just across the way.
My sons go to Highland Grove. We are now in the second year of the school's opening. I feel that the teachers and the administration is enthusiastic about the programs and it shows in the classrooms and the students. My boys have improved in their reading 10 fold because of Accelerated Reading. They love the program! The teachers are very capable and the atmosphere is caring and accepting. Keep up the great work, Highland Grove!
This past school year,my son was among the first 5th graders at this new school to 'graduate.' I do agree that the school has some great programs; however,I had trouble communicating with the principal. After speaking to her many times, I felt my son's teacher wasn't addressing an issue in class. So I called to speak with the principal. Note that I was quite upset and crying. To this day he has never returned any of my calls. This happened 6/06, and now it's 9/06. I recommend if you have trouble with a teacher and want to speak to this principal, you should be very aggressive.
Our daughter attended her kindergarten year this 2005-2006 school year at Highland Grove Elementary. She loved here at Highland Grove! We live in the city of Redlands, and they just built a new elementary school Judson and Brown elementary, which the disctrict has notified us as the parents, that our daughter could attend that school because of the location boundaries, but our daughter does not want to switch schools. She loves it at Highland Grove! She's looking forward to her 1st. grade year there. When her kindergarten year ended, she was sad that she wasn't going to see her friends and teachers. She had a very good experience during her first year socially and academically.
Highland Grove just opened this school year and it is terrific. There are a lot of programs for the kids, the teachers seem to work well together, and the principal is very visble. Lots of PTA support. Some programs include student council, chorus, band, and strings. They also use the Accelerated Reader program which my child really enjoys. Facitilies are top rate, and each grade level has its own set of bathrooms.
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