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Hancock Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 774 students

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Posted May 13, 2014

I am trying everything in my power to change schools, or I will homeschool. The teachers (the ones my kids have) are a joke. Teachers cant keep meetings, make kids feel bad about themselves, an over all crappy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

This is not the type of school for family involvement. They actually discourage parental involvement. There is no communication from the school whatsoever about how your child is doing. My daughter is in kindergarten and I can not wait to get her into another school using school choice voucher. Another problem is the people who work in the office are so rude to the parents and the children. Just walk in on any given day and after you are ignored you will rudely greeted with can I help you. As if you are in the wrong for just walking in the office to ask a simple question. Lunch time for kindergarten consists of the kids getting screamed at with a megaphone, and whistles being blown to quite the kids. Very impersonal, it took until November for my daughters teacher to know who she was . If your moving to this area go to sandi.net and voucher to another school or drive your kids outside the district right down aero to angier elementary. 100xs nicer school. Hancock elementary doesn't even have a PTA. It's the worst school I have ever encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

I have children in kindergarten and 2nd grade and I am very please with their teachers. I have high expectations for schools as I am a student getting a degree in education. We live in the neighborhood and moved here after we had a chance to choice our kids to another school. I am glad we were able to give this school a chance and will continue to go there. I volunteer 4 days a week in the classrooms as well and I have seen nothing but greatness come from these teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Prior to my children attending Hancock I had concerns in regards of the quality education my children would receive at a primarily military enrolled school but Hancock is one the best schools my children have attended. I have one child with special needs and one without and they are but receiving a high quality education. I am impressed with the professionalism and the range of services available. The staff and teachers are wonderful and our children are having an educational experience where they are both thriving in classrooms that teach to individual needs. We are one of the few officer families who choose to send their children to Hancock and I am amazed that more of our neighbors chose not to send their children to there. The teachers and staff are dedicated and thorough. The only difficulty I have run into is poor parental involvement, which is not at the fault of the school. With the teaching staff going above and beyond to ensure my children's needs are met, we are blessed to have found this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

This school is by far the worst I have ever seen. It seems that since there is a large concentration of military in this area that the district feels it can let this school slide to ruins. The teachers for the most part do not care about your children, however, there are a few stars in the bunch. My children were constantly late for lunch (not being allowed to eat) by fault of the teachers inability to manage her time properly. My son who is learning math at home is two full years ahead of his peers because his teacher uses a dvd to babysit and teach math while she does only god knows what. When handing in assignments he is constantly reported as delinquent or missing because his teacher refuses to flip the the assignment over to look for a name and just throws them away or in a basket she doesn't look in. Most of the teachers are just plain LAZY, RUDE or ignorant to what children need. If they are burned out then move on!!! The principal is never available to handle issues and allows her bully front office assistant to intersect and act on her behalf. The stars of this school are Ms. Effron, Ms. Cutler, Ms. Craig and Mr. Steel. If you need to go here then ask for these guys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Hancock Elementary: If your kid goes to Hancock then you DEFINITELY are a military family. Keep in mind: military schools typically come with a host of unique problems - parents serving deployments which can be disruptive to home life, family moves frequently, Parents less-well-educated than other mainstream schools (ceterus paribus for same socio-economic strata), etc. However, they also have a greater sense of shared community and a more-diverse student body, which has its benefits (though these don't typically come out in standardized testing). Wife and I live on the Officer side of the neighborhood and our daughter attends Hancock, 2nd grade. Her assigned teacher, Ms. Doran, could not be a more attentive instructor. She is professional, wise, kind and maintains a great learning environment for the children. She is the best teacher our daughter has had in 3 different states. Teachers should not be held responsible for the education of children, only the instruction (some persons fail to understand this, I know...) of said kids. Hancock is a safe, organized school, even considering the scene at pickup everyday is a big CF, but due to the parents not the administration ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

Well apparently half of my review dissappeared - basically my 9 yr. old granddaughter who is new to this school is failing math - has ADD and altho she's in 4th grade is only working at a 3rd grade level in math due to her previous school. So after several attempts to get help for her and trying to get the school to accept her into an afterschool math program (they have the program available for all grades except 4th - so her mom tried to get them to accept her into the 3rd grade program since she's working at 3rd grade level anyway but it's full) but apparently they would prefer to see her fail than add 1 more child to the program. How ridiculous is this !!


Posted December 24, 2012

i go to to this school and im a fifth grader so i have to say to give it a five. one because my brother threw up in the bathroom and when he went to the nurse my mom wasnt told about it till after the day was over and she started to make a fuss about it. over all i love the school, it was where i met my best friend and we both excelled in the fifth grade so we are both hoping to go to the same middle school and i owe it all to my teachers who have brought me to the top and my best friend would probably say the same thing.


Posted June 3, 2012

This school is a big disappointment. Having come from IL, my son, who just got out of kindergarten, was on the same level as their 1st graders. I have family in VA and NY. I have family in both places have children in the same grade as my son. Both elementary schools in IL and VA are doing what Hancock is doing a year in advance. Knowing this depresses me because my son will be very behind when we move back to our home state of VA. I feel that they so not push children to excel. They just expect the bare minimum and that is what the children put out. I feel it is not the teachers fault. They are really good and caring teachers. As soon as I can, my child will be out of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

If another child injures your child you are not told about it. The principal doesn't return e-mails or phone calls until she is told her supervisor's will be notified. They give preferential treatment to special needs children. One such child was allowed to tear apart a classroom while the other children watched. This happened not less than five times and he never received detention or suspension. He also tormented my son and nothing happened because he was special needs. The special needs staff are great but there is no discipline or standard for which the children are set to behave so lots of things go on in class. After talking to other parents they too had problems with destructive behavior as well as disrespectful children after school. It is a horrible school so make sure before November 1, you fill out an application to apply to a better school like Kumeyaay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

Great school. You can't blame the school for parents who don't care about their kids education. You only get out of a school what you put into it. The teachers at the school do an amazing job considering they have kids coming and going throughout the year. The new principal has done an amazing job getting it back to where it needed to be when the last one didn't care about anything. If you aren't pro-active in your kids education you can't expect the school to be anything less than horrible because your kid is probably a flake who doesn't do anything in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

Before my family (military) moved to San Diego, our daughter (who is in 2nd grade now) had been to 2 different schools in 2 years--this is her 3rd school since starting school. This is also the VERY BEST school I have seen since she started!! The principal--well I cannot say ENOUGH good things about her--she is AWESOME and she DOES care about the kids! My daughter's teacher has made the comment that "her students become HER kids while they are at school"--she cares so much. I have tried to get my daughter into speech therapy (she stutters) in her past 2 schools and NOTHING ever happened! It took LESS than a month from the time school started to get her into speech and she is doing SO much better because of it!!! Overall, this school has got the BEST team, they communicate with each other, the principal KNOWS her kids by name. There is nothing I have found negative about this school and I would consider staying at a San Diego command for ANOTHER 3 years JUST to stay at this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

my son just started half way through the school year and i already don't like the new prinicpal!! i've never met her. i have ran into a couple of issues at the school and the front office and teachers are very helpful but when i asked for the principal to call me about my issue the vice principal called me instead!! and now i'm finding out that she had a bad habit of doing that at other schools she's been at also!!! the school overall isn't that bad the principal is terrible!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

My daughter has attended Hancock since kindergarten and is now entering the 4th grade. She has had excellent teachers who have been nothing but caring and patient. The school, however, is very small, outdated, and definitely reflects the san diego school budget crisis. There are a number of bungalows w/no air conditioning to accommodate various grades including Special Needs classes. Because this is a military community school teachers are constantly having to address excessive absences, disruptive students (verbal and physical), large class sizes that often dwindle toward the close of the school year, and worse the hygienically challenged. There are no 'letter' grades at this school. Instead they use a basic progress report grading system. Families are involved in this school and Hancock does an exceptional job of setting up events for family participation. Please note their testing scores as they are a good reflection of what to expect academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

My boys are ADHD and I could have never asked for more patient and loving instructors. My kids love going to school and my son who is developmentally behind exceled in this school. Thanks you so much staff, you are a blessing to worring Mom's like me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

Hancock is an outstanding school. The principal is on fire for the kids. My son's teachers this year, and last, are caring, hardworking professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

This school is great. They have fun and inventive ways of teaching the kids. My son is in 2nd grade and he is doing great. Very helpful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

School has no discipline. It seems like no one at the school cares about the safety of the children either. Parent involvement is none. With 0 tolerance expected, it should be enforced by the school. Am transferring my child to a better school next year. No teacher involvement or concern for state testing. Scores reflect this. Would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2007

Parents don't care about the childrens education. The school is trying to get better but the parents do not make the kids study enough or get envolved with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2006

If only we have enough discipline in this school, I know this school will be great....We have too much disciplinary problems that affects the other students' performance in school.
—Submitted by a parent


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831

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The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 26%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Black 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Yolanda Lewis
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (858) 278-6549

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • VRC-30 Fleet Logistic Support Squadron
  • Toby Wells YMCA
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Science club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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3303 Taussig Street
San Diego, CA 92124
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Phone: (858) 496-8310

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