At the surface, this is a really good school. My daughters have been in 1st - 3rd and K - 1st grades. Curriculum is good. Safety could be an issue. There are cases of kids picking on other or smaller kids. Kids will argue and push each other around, but I think of a lot of that comes from the families up bringing. I've witness the students' relatives attitudes and manners during event gatherings, some of them are rude. I'm considering moving or sending my daughters to private school. They have the after school program to help students with homework and activities. It's more like a day care center to me.
This is a good school. My child has a good time here and she gets straight A's and she has a the most friends anyone can have :D
Youmight want to look at other schools in the district before enrolling here. The other parent's emphasis on safety is overrated. My daughter is continually beaten up by other students, some not even in her class or grade level. Amazingly, nobody seems to notice when this happens, until she comes home with a black eye. As far as curriculum goes, its average. I actually teach her better at home, but I can't afford home school. Yes, the test scores are good, but there is more to a school than statistics. I suggest you hang around with a visitor's pass and watch how the kids interact at recess. You may see more than you like. Supervision seems to be more focused on damage control rather prevention.
This is a much better school then the others in the area. Concern that most students do not speak English so worried class standards are set back. New Principal so waiting to see how well he does compare to Ms. Lane.
Very safe school. Teachers are nice, yet push students for a better future. Principal does not participate as well, but the other staff members are very passionate and caring for students.
hellyer school is such a wonderful and safe enviroment both for the teachers as well as the student. hellyer maintains great educational programs that maintain kids out of trouble and teaches them good values.
Hellyer has become an awesome school with the leadership of Mrs. Lane. The children are having fun and parents are becomeing more involved. Adult english classes being held for free on campus is really helping the parents understand and help there children reach awesome scores. Hellyer was #1 in the district in scores in 2007-2008. That's great commitment from staff, parents and children's. I'd recomend this school to anyone.
This school is [broke] extracurricular activities are in the dumps.. Children are wrongfully disciplined .. And they are always trying to get $$$ from parents and students.. [Don't enroll you're children here
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of G. W. Hellyer Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for G. W. Hellyer Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.