I love Hancock, our new principal started the year my son was in kindergarten and each year gets better. We are no longer in the military, but still live close by and I have chosen to keep my son at Hancock because of the love and caring of this wonderful school
We now have a new principal for the last two years and there are improvement that has been done...If only we can have discipline.....We have so many children who don't have respect at all and they are not punished.....
I love the principal because of her emphasis on reading and communication skills for all grade levels.
I am a grandmother of two boys who attend Hancock Elementary and a retired teacher. The new principal has made such a difference! She has empowered the teachers and staff. The children appear to be so much more involved. Now it is time for all of the parents to give her their support. She can't do it alone, nor can the teachers.
Awesome school. Closeknit community where the children are hardworking and families are very involved.
Hancock is a great school. We are a military family and have been in 5 different states so far and this is the first one to give my special educations kids the correct classroom setting without having to fight for it.
Hancock has its issues, but all around it is decent school with quite a few teachers that care about the students and the quality of their education.
I was very disappointed in this school, with no activites such as art or music and the extreme lack of homework, this school recieves a huge 0 from me. I feel as though the school does just enough to get by without anyextra effort from anyone there.
I loved working with all of the teachers and staff at Hancock. My children loved going to school there. My 8 yr old daughter did not want to stay home from school one day when she was sick because she loved being in class, she didnt want to miss a day of learning. We spent 5 yrs at Hancock, I volunteered and worked on the playground. The teachers appreciate the parent involvement and welcome it. The only thing i can think of to complain about would be that they took away the band program this last year. The P.E. and music teachers are very well loved. I absolutely loved every teacher my children had.
Just read through the posts and you will find one common negative trait in the posts. The Principal! We have 1 child currently enrolled and the teachers are good, now if only they could remove some of the Management! -Jason
I have two children attending Hancock right now. In my opinion the school is over-crowded, lacks extra-curricular activities, and the school really needs renovation. My daughter is in a classroom without air conditioning, and it gets quite hot during the summer months. Luckily, my children were blessed with wonderful teachers. Many thanks to Mrs. Dungan, Mrs. Cutler, Mr. Pesquiera, and Mrs. Tighe!
I have a child at Hancock. It's been my experience, the school is over crowded, lacks to many resources, both the teachers and support staff severly lacks passion and enthusiasm. When I go up to the school, it saddens me to see the dull faces of the teachers, who are responsible for inspiring and nuturing such young minds. The principal is very closed minded and seems to feel territorial. It bewilders me why this school still exists.
My son goes to Hancock and he really likes this school. The teachers really seem to care, my son was alittle uoset due to lack of a play ground. the resorces are tight, but the have a great group of teachers that really help out the children. I know that Hancock may not have all the latest resorces but I have no doubt that my son attends a great school.
Hancock Elementary has almost 850 students, with 90% coming from military families and 10% who are living outside this Military Housing area.The school have a 5 day nurse right now and 3 day Guidance Counselor, and 2 resource staff. A lot of the students that are military dependents are 'EFM' - Exceptional Family Members and are needing special services. The school tries to meet all the needs of the students but with limited staff, we really have to stretch on our resources. The school is indeed working within the boundaries of what it is expected to offer to the students.
I have had a wonderfull experience with this school. Excellent teachers here. My son has had three teachers all of which have been great. I have seen more growth from my son due to the quality of the teachers he has had. My second son started kindergarden this year and I see the same with him. Big thanks to Mrs.Ortiz, Mrs.Connor and Mrs.Watz.
This is a very substandard school due to the administration. All of the children here are military dependants and deserve a little added help, they do not give. They are behind on all the assesments for children with special needs and the principal just keeps putting you off. Their is absolutely no art going on in the school. They have poor organizational skills. Not to mention lack of school pride by all the staff. I highly advise transfer to another school if you have the option.
Both of my sons attended K-5 at Hancock, and my daughter will be starting kindergarten there this year. Most of the teachers I've met have been excellent, and willing to work with you to help your child if needed (especially Mrs. Robertson!). In my experience the principal hasn't seemed willing to really listen to parent concerns, but she holds a monthly meeting for parents. All in all I've had very few problems with the staff or quality of teaching, and I have no concerns with sending my daughter there.
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