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K-5
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Laguna Niguel, CA
Students enrolled: 496
 

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25142 Hidden Hills Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 495-0050
(949) 495-6920
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October 09, 2014
Excellent staff. Excellent leadership. Both of our kids went to HH, and we were pleased and impressed with just about every experience they had. The extra curricular programs are especially well run, and the kids seemed to benefit greatly.

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June 20, 2014
I'm very disappointed with this school. They teach below standards, they do not challenge their students and they reward students for silly little reasons, instead of, awarding them for their academic progress. It's truly disheartening to see the same students get the same awards for "cleaning the campus or doing some sort of good" which is great to do, BUT, whatever happened to recognizing them for their academic efforts too! Good students shouldn't have to pay for children who do not excel because of the lack of parenting they receive at home. It's not fair!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
We attended Hidden Hills K-3 and I transfered to a " 9 " school thinking I was missing out on something here, and My daughter had a lot more friends at a near by school as well so I thought it was the right choice. Boy was I wrong. The attention and time put into her education by the amazing staff here is not reflected in their test scores. When I look back at the quality of teachers I was blessed have help me raise my daughter I feel sad that I removed her from this school. I credit each of them for having a big hand in raising her into a smart capable and productive student. Not to mention all the lessons in life and examples of character she experienced. We truly miss our teachers here. With nearly 3X's the pupils at the new school my child is lost in the shuffle and the small town, everyone knows you feeling, that is a thing of the past.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2012
My kids where in this school for 3 years. My son was having issues learning and the teacher and principal did everything they could to help him and made him feel cared. I will always be grateful with them and everybody in the school. Sadly I do have to move them to another school do to job but I truly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
Both of our girls attend Hidden Hills and love it. The teachers are truly incredible in their commitment to give the students the best well rounded education experience possible given the many budget constraints. The schools' PTA is comprised of the most dedicated to fund everything from field trips, art masters program, books, balls, science fair, and even the Librarian's pay.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2011
My kids attended this school for 7 months before we did everything in our power to move out of the district. As the previous reviewer said, the teachers and staff are fine, it's the principal who is totally incompetent. We had an issue of bullying going on and went through all the appropriate steps to have it taken care of but the principal would not take the actions she should have. It finally took me going to the super and threatening to go to the media, as well as another parent threatening to sue before the bully was dealt with.

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no rating November 05, 2009
the teachers are great and really good in encouraging students to be the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Hidden Hills has a rigorous academic schedule that rivals or exceeds the performance expectations of private schools nearby. HH provides a very rich environment for children to explore their evolving world (and with the latest technology). The teachers and parents are experienced and care a lot about the school. My kids love it!

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no rating November 04, 2009
There is NOTHING not to love! Great location, great teachers & staff and the best STUDENTS in the world!!!

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no rating November 04, 2009
The teachers are prepared and challenge the kids daily based on their needs. My kids love school!

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no rating November 04, 2009
I have two kids that have been or are now at Hidden Hills Elementary. The experience has been awesome, the teachers, the PTA, the activities, music program, art program...all have been wonderful experiences. It's great to have a neighborhood school that is such a big part of the community!

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no rating November 04, 2009
Hidden Hills has some really great teachers and staff who care! Our PTA puts on great activities & fundraising events each year to help support our school and student needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Everything about this school is what every child deserves to have as a stepping stool into their future!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Great teachers, great families, great kids!

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November 03, 2009
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no rating November 03, 2009
I love the message of commuity service. I believe every individual, child or adult becomes a better person when they believe they are part of something bigger. Hidden Hills school not only teaches the child, it teaches the child to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

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no rating November 03, 2009
Hidden Hills Elementary is a great school with wonderful teachers, caring principal and dedicated parent volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Tons of diveristy--which is hard to come by in South Orange County--great teachers, a wonderful group of PTA parents, and a terrific campus.

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no rating November 03, 2009
Wonderful , caring , involved teachers , an awesome and dedicated PTA , and lots of parents who care about their community and their kids .

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June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
Wonderful school, wonderful teachers...my kids love it here.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2008
We just moved to this community last year. We are very, very pleased with Hidden Hills Elementary. We have 2 children enrolled in Hidden Hills and they have both had great success and a lot of academic growth. They have learned to love the process of learning itself, a lifelong tool indeed. The Principal, Ms. Nunez, is fair, even-keeled, and very down to earth and helpful. She is always approachable and she is there for the parents and students if they need her.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
My children have been at Hidden Hills for 9 years and we loved every single teacher we ever got! Gtreat teachers great parent involvment. Great principal who cares!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
Very good school, very high parent involvement!

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May 13, 2006
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February 11, 2006
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July 04, 2005
Hidden Hills Elementary School does have some wonderful teachers, however, they are severely limited by the lack of leadership. Communication between grades is minimal at best, and they tend to cater to the lowest common denominator rather than build on the learning from the previous year. Some programs sponsored by the PTA are very good, i.e. Meet the Masters, but others are a waste of valuable funding. Several of the excellent teachers have retired or moved to other schools this year, as a result of the lack of leadership at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
My child has attended Kindergarten through 5th grade @ this school. We have been very pleased w the overall schoool experience. Parental involvement is high and strong. Academic programs have been strong, although I dislike the amount of testing now being done in the Public Sector. There are numerous extra-curricular activities and my child has enjoyed all her activities. I wish they had offered language arts in elementary school; it starts in Middle School in this District. We have been displeased w the District's new school year calendar; starting 10 days before Labor Day and still getting out 3rd week of June.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you ANLC for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
We had our child at this school for one year. She did receive a good academic education, however, the social aspect was very substandard. The principal needs additional leadership and influence training, due to the fact that most of the teachers do not respect her and therefore the teachers avoid contact with her. This led to our daughter's teacher to not deal with the issue of helping the children with social issues, such as getting along with others. I have since moved my daughter from this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
Our children have been at Hidden Hills for 3 wonderful years and we have been nothing but impressed. The teachers are dedicated and enthusiastic and truly have the student's best interests at heart. The PTA is strong and willing to put extra effort into creating a fun, educational, and well-rounded atmosphere with many extra-curricular activities for the students. The prinicpal is always hands on and leads a morning ceremony with an honorary student saying the pledge and singing a patriotic song every morning. The children love her and go out of their way to give her a hug and a smile. We believe Hidden Hills has been a very positive experience thus far and have every reason to believe our children are receiving the best education possible during this fiscal crisis in our public schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My child has a need for her teacher to understand her as an individual since she is not the perfect personality for being an ideal student. She is not handicapped, she becomes bored easily and has difficulty sitting for long periods of time and needs to be challenged beyond routine classroom activities. I believe it is a mistake for teachers to judge students with such a narrow focus on grades instead of the innate ability of the student. For example, my daughter was tested with the WISC Instrument which indicated an overall I.Q. of 135 and qualifies her for advanced placement classes, but her grades did not reflect what she was capable of achieving. Instead of her teacher making an effort to understand her and effectively challenge her to meet her unique potential as an individual student, her teacher diminished her motivation when she responded to her with frequent punishment and negative responses. I believe that an understanding, on the part of the teachers of Hidden Hills Elementary School, of the information, attitudes and approaches presented and described in the book 'Please Understand Me' could provide a significant enhancement to the effectiveness of Hidden Hills teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2003
I currently have one child enrolled at Hidden Hills. Our family has been relocated a couple of times for our jobs so starting another school was not something that we were looking forward to. However, the teachers, principle and volunteer network there have made it a very easy and smooth transition. My child is flourishing academically and is by far the happiest that I have seen him at school. The community actively participates in the school and parents are always welcome and encouraged to take part in the daily routine. The other parents that I have spoken with can't praise the school enough and neither can I. Everyone involved goes above and beyond for the children. Hidden Hills Elem. is a wonderful place for a child to learn, grow and feel safe.

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Hidden Hills Elementary School
25142 Hidden Hills Road, Laguna Niguel, CA  92677
(949) 495-0050
Last modified Hidden Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hidden Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top