Hope View gives teaching a whole new spin, and not in a good way. This is a school which will say whatever they need to, in order to gloss over the glaring problems at hand. They're hypocrisy knows no bounds. They will say one thing and do another. The volume of homework is large. If you want your child to know their math facts and cursive, you will be teaching them these skills. It is totally overlooked as a curriculum requirement. Never have I met a staff at any school that views themselves as above the law, and superior to anyone, and knows your child better than you do. They have a God complex. They believe they are above the law. Unbelievable. Parents voices and concerns are dismissed all too often. Hope View needs to stop taking advantage of kind-hearted Parents who volunteer, and put so many extra hours into the school and their child's education, to get the scores that reflect the school. The teachers need to be teaching!! The obvious corruption and lazy attitude starts at the Administration level and has funneled down to the Teachers, who you thought you could trust. Until Hope View and the District get a complete overhaul, these problems will forever be prevalent.
It is clear teachers and PTO parents were asked to beef up the reviews here in April. If your child can live through the mean girl/cool dude attitude of many of the kids in 3rd through 5th grade, if you are okay sending your child to a school that is still encouraging unhealthy junk food parties in 2014 despite the rise in diabetes in kids and the increase in food allergies, and if you are okay with teachers acting based not on what is best for the individual needs of her students but the individual wants of the teacher, and if you want your child to have a fairly bland at best elementary school experience, then you will love Hope View. If you are looking for a school that focuses on education instead of homework volume, move along. You will get phone calls telling you the monthly character trait that the school is supposedly working on, but, sadly, many of the teachers are too self-centered to practice them in daily school life. Hope View used to be a wonderful school. Ocean View used to be an amazing district. When did this district become so self-serving that helping kids and caring about their individual needs became too much trouble for the educators and leaders here?
I'm not surprised to read about the Sp. Ed problems at Hope View. My child is special ed and failed to make much progress there. Most staff at this school have been no help and show little interest on mastery of state standards. This is one of OVSD top schools and yet it fails at teaching some of our reading disabled children. What's wrong with this picture? You learn a lot about how good a school truly is when a child has a reading problem. Hope View spent more time trying to mislead me to think he was making progress then actually making progress. Watch your progress reports and classroom assessments they may be flawed. Hope View isn't the school it used to be and frankly it's lacking the teachers that do make the difference (only found one so far). You know, the ones that take the extra time, are available after school, honest, and want to help. The teachers who will let you cross the imaginary line that divides parents from teachers upon pickup, you may have better luck with. You won't find Special Ed. help here or at the District. Most posts on April 28th and 29th were by staff. Never a good sign when they have to post comments themselves to keep a good rating. Good Luck
Hope View Rocks! I gave three kids and couldn't be happier than we are at Hope View. Principal is excellent, office staff A+, Manny is awesome, and our teachers are the best in the district. Two thumbs up for Hope View!
Hope View Elementary is a top notch school. From the moment you walk into the front doors you and your children are greeted warmly and welcomed like family. The Teachers have your childs education at heart but manage to teach in a fun way, keeping the kids active listeners and participants. I was surprised to learn that when my daughter missed school there was a Saturday makeup session. This allowed her to make up the missed day and allows the school to get the credit from the state. Now my daughter BEGS to miss school in order to go to Saturday class. There are tons of wonderful activities class wide and school wide that bring everyone together in school spirit. My daughter has a special education accommodation in her record given to her by a previous school where she was treated like a second class citizen. Once we got to Hope View she was treated just like every other student and since being at Hope View no accommodations have been needed. She is reading up to grade level and is eager to do her school work now. Really can't say enough wonderful things about this school!
Hope View is amazing because of the teachers -- but also because so many parents are pro[-active to support our school. We have more volunteer parents than most schools and that is what makes a school run better for our teachers to continue an amazing job TEACHING...!!!
Hope View is an awesome school. We have a middle school child and she was very well prepared for middle school. The 5th grade teachers do a fantastic job of preparing the kids. We also have another child at Hope View and both of our children have had excellent teachers. The staff and teachers work so hard and always do what is best for the kids. The front office staff is always pleasant and helpful. We will be sad to leave and will always have fond memories of Hope View.
Hope View has been a wonderful experience for my kids. We moved into the neighborhood in the middle of 3rd and 5th grade for my two girls. The teachers and students were almost ridiculously helpful and kind with the transition. My 5th grader is now a middleschooler, was well prepared for 6th grade, and has a lovely group of friends she made at Hope View. My 4th grader loves school, friends and teachers. Only reason not 5 stars is that there is not much of a program for gate students. District wants to send kids to a gate magnet school, but we choose to stay here for all the other benefits of this school and community. It would be nice if Hope View provided a more robust gate program, but overall, a great school.
I am a teacher at Hope View and I love coming to work each day. The front office staff is always friendly, helpful, and patient. The parents are always willing to help and are extremely supportive. The teachers spend many hours preparing lessons that engage students. I know how much the teachers care for the kids. The Hope View students work hard and take pride in their work. I feel like the Hope View community is like my second family.
Hope View is a high performing school with outstanding programs and a dedicated staff. It is with great pride that I serve as principal of a site that strives for excellence. I am proud of our wonderful students and their impressive accomplishments and excellent behavior. As the year draws to a close I would like to take the opportunity to express my sincere thanks to our students, staff, parents and accomplishments. Appreciation must be expressed to our amazing PTO Board who have helped to make this all happen. Thank you to all our stakeholders for your unwavering support and hard work.
I love this school, my children learn so much, have a lot of fun and feel safe. What more can you ask for? I am so happy at Home View because it feels like our second home.
Amazing school Amazing Staff!!! Husband and now our children have been at this school. Teachers are amazing, Principal is awesome and everyone is so easy to work with!
Great School but needs improvement on special Ed children. Its seems there is not much of additional help for those not making the mark.
I'm proud to be a Hope View parent. I can't say enough positive things about the teachers and staff. The school feels more like a little community than a school. I'm glad we moved into the Hope View neighborhood and feel lucky to have my children attend such a great school.
Hope View School is staffed with amazing teachers and support personnel. I love the fact that teachers who have never taught my children still know them by name. This school has such a strong sense of community that I know my kids are being taken care of no matter where they are on campus. In addition to a great staff, Hope View is also blessed with an abundance of parent volunteers who donate their time to ensure that all of the students are able to meet or exceed curricular standards.
I am proud to be a Hope View teacher. Not only is our academic program exemplary, but as a school, we strive to nurture the whole child. Positive character traits are proactively developed through a comprehensive system of clearly defined expectations and positive reinforcement.
Hope View is a great school if your children are not in special education. Our principal and teachers are very dedicated, committed and do a great job of teaching the children. The parents are very involved and provide a great deal of help as well. However, the school district does a poor job of addressing the needs of students with any kind of learning disabilities. Unfortunately I give Hope View and Ocean View School District only one star for the way they handle special education.
Hope View is an amazing school. Positive teachers, great families, and wonderful leadership, make Hope View a wonderful place to be! I know a few families with their children in the special education program and they are very happy. Don't understand the negative post about the "power trip teachers" comment or the concerns about the Special Education comment! If your child is lucky enough to be able to attend Hope View, you will be very happy! I have two children that attend this school and we feel very blessed. Keep up the great work, Hope View!
People think this school is good. Little do they know the teachers are power trippers with little respect for the children and parents. If your child is not in Special Ed they will be fine as long as you make sure homework is done nighty to avoid the benching. Special Ed go somewhere else they are not going to help you nor do they want to. What shame of a school. Very sad. You've been warned.
Hope View is a great school full of caring, smart, creative teachers. I have two children currently attending the school and they are both excelling. The staff works well as a team. Their cohesive nature is reflected in the overall positive attitude at the school. I love the amount of parent involvement at the school. It feels good to know that my fellow parents care as much as I do about helping the teachers give our children a great education. We're all in it together.
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