This school is a disgrace to even the poorest of education systems. The support staff/office staff are rude and seem to have entitlement issues. The turnover in principals reflects the lack of organization and attention this school receives from the district. I have taken 1 child out of this school who excelled in another district and I will be removing my younger son later this year. I would be providing my children a disservice as a parent to expect an adequate education from this establishment.
I have two children enrolled in this school. I read the sour ratings some parents posted here, so I decided to do some investigating myself. The front office staff is very sweet and polite. The have a hectic schedule to maintain, besides assisting every person that walks in the front door! They get it done though. The lunches are pretty much balanced, so long as our children make the choice to add a salad to their tray. Making good choices starts at home! The Teacher's are fabulous, I must confess, I have some favorites! The PTA and Booster Club are 95% parent volunteer organized, they are great people and always put their best forward at every event. The security and safety staff are very stable and sound people. They really care about the children's safety and go out of their way to keep harmony among the children during recess and other daily activities. I haven't met any disgruntled parents yet, but for those who are... I recommend being a part of the solution and not the problem.
This school is awful. Thank The Gods I have no kids enrolled in this school any more. My 2 oldest kids attended this school. Very disorganize always, never had a stable principal, as far I know they have no principal. The office staff are so lazy and unprofessional it hurts for them to get up their butts maybe that is why they are overweight and ugly.. To be fair some of the teachers do try very hard, but their is only so much they can do so many kids in one class jeez.. Don't enroll your kids in this shool if you stay at home I recommend K-12 charters school. The best and if you have toddler Montessory school..
My son is two grades above average in reading. When I was told that they don't have time to teach him and that I should continue working with him at home, I knew he could no longer attend this school.
My girls are currently in Kindergarten and they just absolutely love their school and their teachers. I am very happy that they are attending Indian Hills Elementary and do appreciate all the help and support of the staff - most especially the teachers in Classroom #1
My son is in second grade at Indian Hills, and he's doing very well. Overall, this is a good school. The lunches they serve here, however, are absolutely unacceptable. There is nothing healthy in the lunches. This really needs to change.
I agree with the parent who posted yesterday; my experience has been less than favorable. I have a 2nd grader at Indian Hills and I feel the staff can be very unprofessional and unhelpful. Most other schools in the area have some sort of after school prgrams going on and Indian Hills has nothing: academic, recreational or after-school care. The activities they do have are generally very poorly planned. My daughter is doing well academically, but that's based mostly on natural ability. I don't feel the school is doing anything extraordinary to encourage or enhance her abilities.
My Daughter and Son have both been to Indian Hills Elementary School and we were all unhappy with this school. The staff is poor, and so is the saftey and rules of the school.
My children are in Kindergarten and Third grade at Indian Hills. This is their first year there. Since we have had to move around quite a bit, this is my Third graders 4th school since Kindergarten. Both my son and daughter are excelling wonderfully. In one semester my son (3rd grade) went from basic and below basic grades to above average in 3 of the 5 subjects graded on and not one below basic mark. Nor do I get phone calls or notes that he has been miss-behaving. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that the average class size is about 19 students instead of 30 per class like the previous schools he attended. His teacher seems to truely care about his education and it shows in his school work and his additude toward school all together.
The administrative staff is poor, also is the communication in all directions. I am satisfied with the teachers and methods of teaching, it appears they do a good job in that capacity, however for the past two years I've had little notice of several events which I would have liked like to participate in.
This school has a lack of music and art activities. I was told it is due to the increase in academic demands. The lunches at this school are disgusting. Nothing healthy. There are companies that contract to schools and provide a much healthier lunch. Do not let your kids eat the school lunch!
My daughter has attended Indian Hills since Kindergarten. I love this school and appreciate the encouragement the entire staff gives the student body.
My two children attend Indian Hills, it's my son's 4th year and daughter 2nd. Great school, the teachers have been very good so far and we are looking for a new great year next year.
OK, I am not a parent but I did attend Indian Hills and have now graduated from high school. I believe that Indian Hills is an awesome elementary school that prepared me well for middle school and high school. The GATE program was a good opportunity for me and I loved all of my teachers.
I have two children who have attended Indian Hills School. They have both received a good education there and, overall, we have had few problems. No school is perfect and no teacher is perfect, but I have found this school to be a good one!
My son has really enjoyed Kindergarten and first grade at Indian Hills. His teachers have been excellent and have listened to any concerns or comments I have had about his education. I am looking forward to his second grade year and next year when my daughter will attend also.
My son attended this school K thru 6th. It's basically a good school, but no motivation or reward for high achievers. The school lunches are horrible.
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