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Mission Viejo, CA
Students enrolled: 418

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27252 Nubles Street
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

(949) 234-5315
(949) 347-0536
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April 21, 2015
We've attended Hankey for 5 years. The teachers and staff are very in tune with individual needs. Parents are involved and kids are generally on task. The circumlum including the core standard are a focus with positive variations based on student needs. If you want to learn this is a good place to be.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
Our kids have been going to Carl Hankey now for 4 years. We all love this school. It is a smaller neighborhood school with excellent teachers and everyone is very helpful and friendly. It feels like a family.. Would highly recommend this school. We also like that fact that it is K-8.

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September 12, 2012
This school is a small gem and perhaps the best kept secret in Orange County. In an era when programs are being cut, Carl Hankey can still offer music and language to its middle school students. The K-8 format keeps the environment wholesome and the teachers know every child. I can't say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2012
This school is okay. But there aren't many choices. At all. There are about two elective choices. A language, and if possible, a musical class. But that's about it. There are many very good teachers, but mixed in there are some pretty bad ones too. The environment is very small, some grades only have 80 children. The principal, though is very energetic and can get some kids pretty excited about events. While the assistant principal is, well, not that great. Overall, academically this school is pretty decent, but if you really want to make a bunch of new friends, this really isn't the school for you. Trust me, I went here.

- submitted by a community member

March 12, 2011
Wonderful teachers that have met my GATE child's needs. My child gets to play the cello at school twice a week! An exceptional P.E teacher once a week. The Destination Imagination program is terrific (A team went to Globals last year). The only public elementary International Baccalaureate Candidate School in Orange County.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2011
This is a great school, when I moved I made sure I stayed in the area where this was still my child's home school. The principal is great, the teachers are great, the staff is great, the parents of the kids are great...you get the idea. The only thing I wish that they would add is healthier school lunches, but its the same food the whole district gets so it wouldn't change even if I changed schools. The principal really has done so good since he took over a couple years ago. The IB program seems to be really taking root and the more I research IB, the more I'm excited for my child to be apart of it from such an early age and being able to continue it through high school.

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December 26, 2010
As a parent I think the new principal, Dr Wilbur, has been a great asset to Hankey since he works tirelessly to improve the school. He has iniatiated the new International Baccaulaurete program which will make Hankey stand out in the community and families will wish their children attended there since they will be getting a fantastic education. I do think that parents need to volunteer their time more and participate in the school so that it truly can be the best school.

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December 06, 2010
This school is terrible! My daughter has changed her behavior recently and she has said it is due to the kids and teachers around her! The teachers cuss out to much, the students shout out very bad things and the teachers do absouilty nothing. This is the worst school ever! The Princapal puts on a fake smile, the vice princapal is very touchy and sicking, Please from whatever means neccesary do not sent your child to this school.

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September 09, 2010
Beware of this principal. You will see him around campus, with a big smile on his face. But if you ever meet with him one-on-one to discuss any concerns, his smile vanishes, and he is very dismissive of any concerns and refuses to discuss them. What you see is not what you get. His only concern in the STAR test results. Several good teachers have been forced to leave due to disagreements with the leadership.

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June 05, 2010
The school is small but amazing. We have a wonderful principal that is involved with the students. I always see him around campus, not shut up in his office. The teachers are fabulous and My children have made outstanding friends!

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April 19, 2010
Our teachers always give 110%. The programs really challenge my child. We love Hankey because they are our family!

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September 16, 2009
Carl Hankey is a wonderful community school with excellent teachers and staff.

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September 16, 2009
It is a great school with wonderful teachers and Staff I have 5 kids and we have been a part of this school since 1993. Throughout the years the school has always been a great school with their emphasis always on the students and learning

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August 18, 2009
Mi daughter is going to attend 2nd. grade and my son kindergarten. We are so happy with the school , the teachers are great and the principal has lots of enthusiasm and ready to work for the school . Go hawks !

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April 16, 2009
My son is a 1st grader and I have to say that I love this school! I enjoy the staff, the teachers and parents. Dr. Wilbur, the new principal is wonderful and I think he is going to bring great things to this school! I have a problem with other people thinking our school is not great.. our school is real and the people here care!!

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September 05, 2007
The teachers and the parents who are truly involved at Hankey are great and really care about the welfare of the students. My kids have received a great education from the wonderful teachers they've had. Although there is too much involvement in fundraising, I know that it is a statewide issue. We love Hankey!

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May 31, 2007
Carl Hankey continues to impress me. This is my 7th year as a parent of students there and the sense of community at this school is wonderful. As we become a K-8 school, our pride and involvement continues to grow. The principal, teachers, staff, students and parents are just wonderful. My GATE children have both benefited from the close knit, supportive commitment to educational excellence.

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January 31, 2006
This is a good school, but as a parent you need to be involved and proactive to insure the teachers are challenging your child. The teachers at Hankey are excellent and have good experience. Some years have been better than others. I would recommend, but like anything involving your child, you need to be aware. There are sufficient activities offered and the parents at this school are very involved. That is a big plus.

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June 14, 2005
High level of parent involvement, great pta, dedicated teachers, high test scores and API scores, great neighborhood school.

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June 10, 2005
Great School! I love Hankey and the teachers are awesome. Nice Parent involvement.

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April 16, 2005
An awesome school. If look at the diversity, you will see that they still receive high API scores showing they can teach the high and low students simultaneously. The diversity includes autistic, low income and all different cultures-yet they all blend together as one. The school will be getting modernization summer of 2005. K-8 may happen as soon as 2006-2007 school year pending tests.

- submitted by a parent
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Carl Hankey Elementary School
27252 Nubles Street, Mission Viejo, CA  92692
(949) 234-5315
Last modified Carl Hankey Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carl Hankey Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top