my children have gone here for 3 years now and every year we get such great teachers. I love the community here and the parent involvement, my children have had some of their best memories here and I love the Boys & Girls Club after-school program...the staff is awesome! This school may not have the highest test scores, but the people here make it a high rating for us.....parents who are very involved in their child's education and daily homework, don't need to worry about what the overall schools scores are! Love this school...a hidden treasure! I do agree that there should be more security on the school grounds however.
Teachers and Principal should concetrate more on teaching the kids more about reading and math skills, instead of diagnosing their the behaviors, kids will be kids this is an elementary school.
I have 3 daughters attending Hesperian coming in almost 2 months after school resumed, we moved nearby so it was only natural to put them in Hesperian , my overall take on the school is that it is alright although the last school they were at was superb and am very very mad I had to transfer them. There is one thing I absolutely do not like at Hesperian at all and that is the safety issues for the children, literally anyone can be on school grounds whenever they want to be, now I can t imagine dropping my kids off there and not knowing after that whoes on the grounds without going crazy. They do not lock the doors and anyone is welcomed they dont even ask what they are doing there like our last school (wont name names) There can be a terrorist and you would not even know.
Dedicated teachers. More extracurricular activities have been added in the past few years, but more are needed. Would love to see more parents involved!
Hesperian School is much better than I expected. My son came in the middle of the school year from a private school and I was afraid that the work would be too easy. The teacher addressed my concern right away and makes sure that because he is at a higher learning level, that his work is more difficult. For a teacher to take the time and do the 'extra' says alot.
My 2nd grade nephew does poorly in reading, and is beginning to resist it because of the feeling of failure. I'm worried about his math as well. He's only attended Hesperian, and only late last fall was he referred to the Step Up program, when the red lights were flashing since early in 1st grade.
I currently have 2 children attending Hesperian and will not hesitate to enroll my 3rd into Kindergarten there next Fall. The principal, Dr. Jackson, is an extraordinary woman and acknowledges the special needs of each child as an individual, as does her staff. She is a great example of a leader. The Teachers, Grounds Crew, Cafeteria Staff, as well as anyone else I have encountered, have not only been proficeint and professional, but also a pleasure to deal with in all aspects. The PTA is incredible, involving Parents, and the students, in community affairs and fund raisers. The teachers are examplary and should be commended. I am delighted to say the entire Hesperian Staff deserves a standing ovation. Thank you Dr. Jackson and Hesperian School, I know my children are in good hands with you!
Having started in January as a fresh transfer from private to public school, we were naturally worried that our Kindergartener would have a hard time joining an already established class. However, our experience was a wonderful one made successful by the teachers who worked deliberately and diligently to make his transition smooth. They were very approachable and understanding that this high maintenance mom needed reassurance. I also met and liked many of the non-teaching staff there who seemed to me to have genuine concern for each child and worked hard to remember names and important facts about as many as they could. There is also high parent involvement at this school and many of us care for every child as they are our own. So, if staff is unavailable, you can rest assured that there are other eyes watching and looking after the well being of your child.
My daugher was having trouble reading her first year in 1st grade, when her teacher became aware of the problem she wasted no time in helping her and finding a solution. My daughter is now doing much better with reading and is an expert in math. I really owe alot to her teacher and principal in all the extra attention they gave my daughter. My daugther is now reading stories to me before bed. Thank you Hesperian Elementry.
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