Both my boys went to RH K-5. We could not have been more pleased. My husband and I both come from a private school background and were apprehensive about public schools. Rolling Hills exceeded our expectations. One is now in HS with a 4.0 and the other is in Middle School - also a 4.0. Very well prepared socially as well.
They have too much population and not enough room so they fit 2 fourth grade and 2 fifth grade classes in mobile sections outside of school which is pretty unusual. The teachers don't seem to like the parent involvement and the principal doesn't seem that much involved. The GT kids go without any attention or recognition... they are not closely worked with ... and the bully problem is pretty is significant. Also Before and aftercare teachers don't seem to know the students at all and normally mix up parents and kids... they don't have as much enrichment and variety of programs for kids during after school and bullying is significant during this period as well. They are very dis organized in before and after care.
They are not working hard enough, they are stubborn and don't take the parent involvement and the student growth seriously. They don't care about the GT students and don't invest and allocate any resource that is qualified and well engaged with the GT kids. They are not willing or responsive to any change... not sure how they got their rating but I doubt if it sustain if they continue like this.
We have three boys who have attended this school and have LOVED it. Such a nice small school, you know all the students and teachers - such a great sense of community. Really well done chorus and band program, art and PE enrichment thanks to the Foundation. PTA programs throughout the year for evening family events. They do a great job preparing our kids for middle school and beyond! The ESS program is great, and there are several after school enrichment programs offered on campus. Adjacent to a really nice park that is the heart of the neighborhood, I smile every time I drive by and see all the happy children playing after school.
I have two kids at RHES and we LOVE it!! It's a small school in a small neighborhood that is big on community. The principal, teachers and staff are amazing and the parents are really involved. We have a great PTA and Foundation, which provide so many wonderful "extras" for the kids!
We just ended our first year at Rolling Hills. I have a Kindergardener and a 3rd grader. We had previously paid for expensive private school over $12,000 per year per child. Rolling hHills provided my children with an excellent education. They also get extra support in Math for my daughter. She is not at grade level for all subjects. The school has a great music and PE program which is funded by the parents through the "Foundation". Although there is no formal arts program, they do have opportunities for your children to participate in if they choose.
I have two kids in second and first grade at this school. This is a small public school in a very closed knit middle class neighborhood. I can feel that the parents and teachers care a great deal about the children. The principle leadership is very strong. The teachers are very competent. The school is never lack of the parent volunteers. My husband and I are educated parents who share the good old family and education value. We are very happy with this school. This school is truely a hidden gem.